Modo Mio - Pacific Palisades

4.8
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205 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Dining at Modo Mio is a delight, thanks to the efforts of owner George and his talented staff. While Modo Mio translates to my way, in Italian, George has infused his restaurant with his own standard of excellence.

From the moment diners are greeted, as they enter the Pacific Palisades, California location, they are enveloped into a haven of warmth and hospitality. George and company are dedicated to creating and serving superb Northern Italian specialties, to their devoted clientele, in an ambiance that is both inviting and relaxing.

In the virtual world where we live, favour human relationships; so when you come to Modo Mio, let yourself go on a journey of flavors, let us advise you and let us guide you, let yourself to be pampered... Let us do.

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vipDRABeerGuy
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small patio area but so worth eating there and getting freshly made food served by an enthusiastic server. Bravo.

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LeslieD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just moved back to the area after being away for 20yrs.
Loved Modo Mio then, did not disappoint now!

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vipJudi
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I felt comfortable to eat at a restaurant! Wonderful!

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vipSandyrk
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely! Following social distancing guidelines, we were outside only wonderful food quality reminiscent of trips to Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

authentic and perfect

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most friendly and lovely ambience to take my daughter on Father's day evening.

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GailB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening and our waiter was terrific !

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HowardS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was beautifully served and was truly delicious. The restaurant was not crowded for a weekday, so noise around us was minimized. Unfortunately, we don’t live in the area, but I’ll definitely soon take the long ride down Sunset to eat some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had in LA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

If you are an elderly person (no disrespect) this will be a perfect place for you. Restaurant is overheated, smell of something burning in their kitchen, plastic plates for butter. Food has absolutely no flavor. Zero. We ordered 4 different entry dishes all advertised to be cooked in different spices and ingredients and all had zero flavor. Beef carpaccio cane with beef sliced so thin that we couldn’t even taste the beef and wet arugula on top. Since I am not watching my sodium intake and still have my taste buds this was the worse italian restaurant I have ever been to, especially for the price.

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GailS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food. Really enjoyed the crab and lobster filled ravioli special.

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Steve
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Both the gnocchi my wife had and the ravioli I had were overcooked and mushy. I find it frustrating to get pasta that is not al dente at an Italian restaurant.

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vipAnnC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was good but the branzini was overcooked and had no flavor
Service excellent as always

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borbon7
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always enjoy the quiet and friendly setting; especially if we sit by the window on the right. I have had large group parties with my family and friends and have had a great time. Their bottomless mimosas are an elegant way of spending an early dinner brunch on a sunny Sunday after Mass. And their lunch menu is always inviting on a week day break. And their handmade pastas always light and savory specially with an extra garlic touch....yum yum.

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HungryItalian
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Reviewed on January 6, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Always reliable. Veal Milanese, the rigatoni w/eggplant, lamb chops, and wonderful owners/hosts.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at station #10; a charming , intimate corner table that concealed kirchen activity and sounds.
We ordered two entrees. The complete , cooked Dover Sole was delivered to our table for our perusal ansd approval. Then it was returned to the kitchen to be filetted before being served to us. It was perfectly seasoned; perfectly prepared and although it is a thin fish, it remained moist and flavorful.
The second entree was grilled , herbed, loin lamb chops , ordered to be prepared medium. And this too was perfectly prepared with a warm, pink center. We requested al dente olive oil/ garlic linguine. It was an excellent accompaniment. Their Tolusa Pinot Noir contributed to being a delightful complimentary dining partner.

Service throughout was impeccable, friendly, engaging , knowledgeable and timely during the course of our evening which ended with a double espresso and tiramisu, Kalua soaked lady fingers. This was our sweet denouement.

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vipTerry
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Pali graduation celebration was perfect, everyone loved the food!

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vipSandy
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Modo Mio in Pacific Palisades because it is consistently good. The servers have been there for
years, which I love and they are always friendly and professional!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy Modo Mio. Excellent food. Excellent service. It is great place to meet with friends for a meal.

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vipMoseceltic
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delicious dinner and well served by an attentive and experienced waiter. Between us we had the fresh branzino, a lasagna and a risotto. All were well prepared. There is a good selection of wines by the glass. The room is quiet and we weren't fighting the noise of other diners nor of loud music. A pleasure!

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Bill
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Modo Mio is a perfect example of what a neighborhood restaurant should be. The atmosphere is ideal, casual, service is good, and food is well cooked and predictable. It is very comfortable.

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AnnamarieD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely neighborhood restaurant with delicious takes on traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine. Great service and good selections from a standard menu and seasonal/daily specials.

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JC48
Jackson Hole
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a longtime neighborhood standby for us. We probably go three times a month. The room is actually quite beautiful, the staff members are nice, and the food is excellent. Highly recommended: risotto del padre (chicken and asparagus), chicken Siciliano, and a great Bolognese sauce that can be had with any pasta shape.

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maggiesmom
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modo Mio never disappoints! Fantastic food and service.

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pepper
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modo Mio is, hands down, the best restaurant in the Palisades. If you close your eyes, you would swear you are in Italy. The food is as favorable, the aroma is as tantalizing and the variety is as great as any fine restaurant in Rome. The servers are a perfect mix of professionalism and friendliness, the service is provided at a perfect pace and the other diners are polite. I would eat there every day if I could, and often lunch there two to three times a week when possible. No-one I've ever dined with has had anything but a perfect meal!!

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Adventurous
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A lovely restaurant for lunch or dinner. The food is consistently good. The shaved artichoke salad is wonderful. Veal Milanese is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner at Modo Mio. My seafood was superb and my wife loved her ravioli. The service was attentive, but not overbearing.

Highly recommended.

Cheers, Jon

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vipmariah
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, a real find. Feels like a small neighborhood restaurant but has really good quality and tasty Italian food. Desserts were also amazing, especially the chocolate flourless cake and the apple tart.

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vipsmartnsavvy
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Reliable basic Italian in a quiet pleasant setting. Lack of noise is the chief attraction when choosing among other options.

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Bill
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Modo Mio food is always surprisingly good. Location is "cowntown Pacifica Palisades" and parking very convenient. Value is excellent. Relaxed atmosphere and Very comfortable.

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vipTerriC
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The hostess a female brown hair was really rude. It's like we were bothering her to seat us. Then later on in the night we asked her something and again was really snippy. But we had a fabulous waiter and busboy. Food was good not amazing but worth the price. Very quiet so we could enjoy our friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect service and food. Love the Dover sole!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This was probably an off night for this restaurant, as we had dined there before.
On Sunday, my entrée was cold (it was one I had ordered previously, so I know what it should be like).
We had to ask the waiter for plates for our shared appetizer--grilled vegetables. He was not real happy to provide them.
Dishes at our table were not picked up.

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ChristineA
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Modo Mio is a friendly neighborhood gem with delicious Northern Italian cuisine. Great pastas, delicious meat dishes like chicken Milanese, scottadito (lamb chops) and fish like Branzino. The room is cozy and feels like a country home. A lovely choice for friends and family

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Carolyn
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very. The help was accomdating. It is convenient for parking near the elevator. I had banana squash soup that was excellent. The staff was very accommodating and helpful.

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vipFRENCHIE
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modo Mio has always been our family s favorite place in The Palisades.
Though it changed ownership several years ago the quality of the food,the atmosphere and the staff make it very enjoyable.

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RickJ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Modo MIo. Dependable and delicious. Great for special occasions or if simply if you want a great meal with service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a lovely ambience. We love Modo Mio.

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vipfirsttime
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem. Our waiter, Sean, was very attentive and made good recommendations regarding the menu items and specials.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood spot

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revello
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service selections all excellent. we live in Ventura county and always eat at Modo Mio when we are in the area. Sept. 21 we dined here after taking out of town friends to the Getty Villa. Perfect end to a wonderful day!

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Modo Mio - Pacific Palisades is rated 4.8 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.