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Modo Mio - Pacific Palisades

191 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm and Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 459-0979
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
The restaurant is available for private party reservations.
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Private party contact
George: (310) 459-0979
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Cross street
La Cruz
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Parking details
The building in which we are located has an underground parking garage (enter on La Cruz). Two hour free parking with validation at lunch, free parking at dinner. Street parking is also available--meters run until 8:00 p.m.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

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.

vipTerry (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

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

Sandy (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

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!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

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

Moseceltic (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 16, 2017

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!

Bill (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on March 27, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 26, 2017

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.

JC48 (Jackson Hole)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2017

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.

maggiesmom (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Modo Mio never disappoints! Fantastic food and service.

pepper (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

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!!