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Panzanella Ristorante, Sherman Oaks, CA

Panzanella Ristorante

4.7
4.7
1961 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We can accommodate Private Luncheons in our Private Dining Rooms. Please call with your inquiries. Panzanella Ristorante features delicious Italian and Sicilian cuisine of the Drago family in modern, yet elegant setting. At Panzanella, they bring you an extensive choice of fine wines to compliment your palate. The warm, professional and knowledgeable staff invites you to return often for superb dinner experiences.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (818) 784-4400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Giacomino & Tanino Drago
  • Catering
    Panzanella offers offsite catering. Please inquire by calling the restaurant.
  • Private party facilities
    Panzella offers private lunch parties with set menus. Please inquire by calling the restaurant.
  • Private party contact
    On Site Manager: (818) 784-4400
  • Neighborhood
    Sherman Oaks
  • Cross street
    Ventura Blvd and Kester Avenue
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is $8.00
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,961 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Italian

1,966 Reviews
  1. MichaelC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles! We dined at Panzanella for the first time, to celebrate our matriarch on Mother's Day, and we were treated like royalty from the moment we walked in. Our experience, in a word, was stunning.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food for from start to finish. Hard to critique when it’s good.

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  3. stiles

    Los Angeles

    518 reviews

    5.0

    518 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tomato and bread soup just so so but mushroom soup is great. They make the best osso buco around and the Branzino always a standout

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  4. StevenC

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this authentic Italian restaurant!! We brought friends with us who spend time in Italy every year and they were blown away at how truly authentic the food is at Panzanella. We also love the vibe in the room, and the staff are very helpful. We will be back again and again.

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  5. marcieD

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining at Panzanella for the last 15years. Massimo and Magda have always been there to greet us and take care of us. They are both gone as of the last few weeks. Went last night and it was not the same. Sad to say..... Menu selection is less, portions are smaller and prices went up. And the warm and friendly service is gone. Used to feel like home, now its just another restaurant in the valley.

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  6. boby

    Los Angeles

    80 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing. The Calamari Fritti was terrible...dry and overdone. Ten days earlier I was raving about it!! If we weren't with another couple I would have sent it back and refused to pay for it. My wife's tortellini and the other couple's meals were fine. My linguine alla vongole was ok but, frankly, I've had better! Service was slow at times. Can't be helped these days.

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  7. RobertM

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have lived nearby for several years but never visited the restaurant. Finally went last night and had a very pleasant experience . Ordered the carpaccio and toscana salad. Both were perfect to start out. For main course had ravioli con funghi and gargenelli with sausage and broccoli. The pasta was so light and delicious. New manager greeted us warmly and service very good. Looking forward to the next visit.

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  8. Lorik

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was outstanding, the service was so great, even the bus staff, super friendly!

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  9. MordechaiB

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The recent change in management can be felt. Service is slower and portions are smaller.

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  10. MadelineM

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are consistently good. Great place for a business lunch, celebration of a special day or simply a great meal.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian restaurant in town ! The food the service is amazing

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  12. ChristyC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, outstanding service and beautiful decor. They recently remodeled and the interior is so warm, contemporary, elegant and refined. The food is consistently great and the service couldn’t have been better. We love this restaurant!

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  13. notey

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible! I wanted to lick the plate it was so good!

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  14. AaronS

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were very good. Although were a little surprised to get charged for bread - never seen that before!

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  15. DiningDan

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is very good. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the decor is kind of dreary and not up to the quality and style of the cuisine. It looks like they took over an existing space and left the interior untouched. It's neither stylish nor attractive. Instead, it's kind of bleak and overly formal. Some artwork on the blank walls would be a helpful bandaid.

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  16. SandyK

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service ever! Great dinner! Love our Panzanella!

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  17. AlanS

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Noise level is generally satisfactory but can reach a high level at times.

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  18. MamaSue

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love their upgraded interior! Really brightens up the dining area and glad to see valet has returned behind the restaurant. Always excellent food and service!

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  19. Karyb

    Los Angeles

    69 reviews

    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owners of Panzanella are in the midst of remodeling the restaurant and the update is lovely! Service is always excellent, but most of all, the warmth of the managers to all the customers make Panzanella feel like a neighborhood place where guests are acknowledged and valued. The cuisine is top-notch for the price point, which remains an incredible value. We cherish our home-away-from-home. BTW, don’t miss the daily specials - I tried the scallops, which were impeccable.

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  20. MicheleH

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was beyond excellent! Highly recommend! Their bread is to die for. The panzanella salad was lovely, and the mushroom ravioli was mind blowing delicious. I will absolutely be back

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  21. leoc

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It got very noisy At the end of the meal we were shouting across the table

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  22. BeataPit

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the best restaurant in the Valley. Always friendly stuff and yummy food.

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  23. swaiaman

    Los Angeles

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Can be noisy. Good wine list

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  24. Oded

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time Outstanding food and service

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrating an anniversary, we were terribly disappointed in the smug, snarky and detached service we received. This restaurant runs hot or cold with service, and this was the last time. Good food. Insulting service. Will not return.

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  26. AngelicaK

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to dinner and met another couple; also regulars of Panzanella. Your entire team was very welcoming and we always get excellent service :)

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  27. JohnIreland

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed ourselves completely. The Grilled Calamari, the Cacio e Pepe, the sea bass...the whole evening was outstanding.

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  28. Lewk

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overbooked…. Jammed tables .. most noise ever…saving grace was super service and usual good food

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the setting and energy. Food was outstanding!

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  30. rosscpa

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our third time dining at this restaurant and the past two times were great. However, this last visit was very disappointing. The food was just fair at best and the service was not very good at all. We had to ask for water and waive down our waiter several times instead of having him ask if everything was OK.

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  31. AndrewY

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful! Been coming here for almost 18 years and still fantastic!

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  32. President

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Expensive but absolutely worth it! Food is presented well and tastes fantastic.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were seated for over thirty minutes with only water and bread offered by the support servers and no visit from a waiter despite asking. A waiter finally walked over just as we decided to leave. Had he offered any explanation or been in any way apologetic we may have stayed, but he simply seemed burdened to be tasked with serving us. Perhaps it was an isolated incident. We have dined once before and had a good experience. But unfortunately after this evening, we won’t be returning.

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  34. Karyb

    Los Angeles

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Patrons drive from all over the city to relish the warm welcome and fine cuisine at Panzanella. It vibes like a friendly neighborhood eatery, with many locals hopping on bar stools, schmoozing with the bartender as they gobble up pasta. Pasta is delicious here; you can’t go wrong with any delicately fashioned ravioli or lasagna. The bread with tapenade is the best deal in town; you can easily pay up to $12 for what you pay about $3 here a couple. Look for specials, like soups and fish, as highlights.

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  35. ChristineR

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always delicious and the service is great!

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  36. acprod

    New York City

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Lovely ambience. First rate waitstaff.

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  37. AndrianaM

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We cannot say enough good things about Panzanella. We love going here and they outdid themselves last night. It was POURING so hard and so heavy. Our friends joined us and got soaked before getting to the restaurant. The front desk people (I believe the owners but we have never asked their names!!) were so lovely and provided towels for them and even let us take a little extra space at another table. The service was Perfection—so warm and kind. The food was DELICIOUS and just what we all needed. Thank you , as always, for providing a wonderful dining experience.

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  38. GarryL

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was fantastic! The four of us all very much enjoyed our dishes. We will definitely be back.

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  39. MadelineM

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good food and great service. A bit noisy .

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  40. Stan

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, as usual. I ordered Linguini with Clams - nice portion and the taste was out of this world. My only complaint about this establishment is that the noise level borders on unbearable. It was next to impossible to hear people at our table of 4!!! Everyone is speaking at extraordinarily high volume levels just to try to be heard. It seems they've tried to squeeze too many tables into this establishment. I don't know if I will go to this place again on a Saturday night. Just too noisy.

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FAQs

Panzanella Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 784-4400.

Panzanella Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 1961 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Panzanella Ristorante

14928 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ventura Blvd and Kester Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Sherman Oaks
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is $8.00
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Giacomino & Tanino Drago
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (818) 784-4400
  • Catering
    Panzanella offers offsite catering. Please inquire by calling the restaurant.
  • Private party facilities
    Panzella offers private lunch parties with set menus. Please inquire by calling the restaurant.
  • Private party contact
    On Site Manager: (818) 784-4400
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