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About Panzanella Ristorante

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.

14928 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Kester Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 784-4400

Website:
http://www.giacominodrago.com/panzanella.htm

Catering:
Panzanella offers offsite catering. Please inquire by calling the restaurant.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is $6.00

Executive Chef:
Giacomino & Tanino Drago

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings, Birthdays, Showers, Barmitva

Panzanella Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Good for a Date (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Authentic (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Romantic (12)
Business Meals (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Cozy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was poor but the food was very good. We got our first course before we even got our drinks or water. It's very unfortunate for the price they are charging. The service should've been much better.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food. Always enjoy going there for dinner.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We were kept waiting 45 minutes past our reservation time, with absolutely no concern or apology for the delay. We stood there and waited and waited. No place to sit, no place to get a drink, no complimentary drink offered (though our complaints to the waitress led to waiving corkage fee). True, we were a party of eight, but the previous time, a party of four, we were kept waiting thirty minutes, again with no concern at all.

Never coming back.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Spent family birthday dinner and it was superb. We eat semi regularly at Panzanella and it never disappoints. We had an early reservation and it was perfect. We left just as the room filled up and noise level rose to un comfortable level

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I am impressed by the food every time I visit. The setting is lovely and all of the staff are solicitous.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is always good and the atmosphere authentic. Our server, Maria, made a fun evening even more enjoyable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We were celebrating my birthday. Panzanella is my favorite restaurant and it was a lovely evening with great food and ambiance

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Way too loud. Food was terrific but the deafening noise level made for an unpleasant dining experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

As usual a very dependable restaurant that I frequent. Never disappointed

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was delicious but they were under staffed and it was very loud.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This continues to be one of the best restaurants in the Valley or City. It feels like home, only the food is better.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We've eaten at this restaurant several times, and each time had a great meal. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great restaurant and food, HOWEVER, the menu on OpenTable was extremely out of date. Many offerings were not on the menu in the restaurant at all. WORSE than that is nearly everything that is on the menu in the restaurant is SIGNIFICANTLY more expense than in the online menu. For example, the minestrone soup was listed online as 6.95. Restaurant charged 9.95. Same for all the entrees, about $3 or more each. Pasta wasn't 16.95, it was 19.95. Really surprising that there was such a difference. Really changes the affordability of the restaurant when you bring your family.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great, My family and I really enjoy this restaurant very authentic Italian food and great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

A bit loud. Took awhile to get service. Brought water right away but a long time for the bread. Overall good experience and I'd eat there again.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had reservations and still waited 45 min to be seated. No explanations, no apologies. Once we ordered waited again 45 min for the food. Again, no explanations, no apologies. Manager never came to talk to us. We were never offered a drink or deserts on the house. Noise level was unbearable. Food was good, but service so bad we never going back

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I really love going to Panzanella for its consistency. The food is always goo, as is the service, ambience and personnel.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We have eaten at Panzanella a number of times and found it as good as ever with an ever-changing menu to suite all types of diners. The Italian dishes were delicious, as were the more inventive dishes that blended all types of food ingredients. The only problem is that both the large dining room and the room as you enter are quite loud (sound seems to bounce back from every part of the restaurant which makes conversation a bit difficult, even when you're sitting at a table for four.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was excellent as was service! Noisy st dinner as crowded.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I have been eating here for decades. It never disappoints.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent food and service. Great quality. Unfortunately we were close to a very loud party which had a negative impact on our experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We got seated 50 minutes later than our reservation... and they didn’t even apologize to us until we got to our table

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was great and the presentation was perfect on everything. The bottle of wine we ordered was out so they replaced it with a different bottle - it was only okay for the high price. Overall, the service was great and the food was too. We went here for DineLA which was a great deal, otherwise it is pretty expensive so I would recommend it more for a special occassion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have come to really love this place - have been back several times over last couple months. Excellent Food - fish, pasta, meat, soups, salads, Bread and Desserts ! Yummy ! Love our server Martina too. She's from Italy and knows how good Italian food should taste and look, and she's very friendly. Reservations are a must ! Can't wait to go back for more.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food choices and menu were good, however service was poor, little chance to discuss menu and specials with waiter. The two people who were with me had excellent menu choices, mine however (chicken Marsala) was only fair, dry chicken, not correctly sliced. Wine choices were well balanced. A bit noisy. Spumoni was offered for desert but it was not real Italian Spumoni. Felt deceived

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

First time here from out of town. We all loved it and want to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I had always wanted to go to Panzanella and decided to try it out for Dine LA. Did not disappoint. Food was excellent, service was great. I will go back for other occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Never a bad meal food is fantastic

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Spaghetti wrapped in eggplant, over cooked and starchy tasting. Tomato sauce taste like tomato paste.
Heirloom tomato & burrata salad excellent.

Very noisy

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was outstanding. Service superb. Had minestrone soup, clams with pasta. Because it was birthday a desert was brought to the table that was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food and service. Everything was fresh and beautifully prepared. Attentive and friendly service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This might just be the best and most consistent non chain restaurant in the valley. Thank you to Magda and Massimo for always being such wonderful hosts. The food is always delicious and the service is so friendly and professional.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Panzanella never disappoints and is always consistent with their sister restaurants as well! Great great value as well!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 27, 2017

When making the reservation, I had indicated that it was for a special occasion- an Anniversary . This occasion was not acknowledged or recognized by maitre de or server. ☹️ The table arranging seems to be getting closer and closer- feels more crowded than in the past .

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Warm wonderful lpeople that greet you with a hug! Food comes out delicious and very hot. Always a good find for all age groups....

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Will never go back. Food, service and noise level outrageous.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent experience very enjoyable

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This was our second time dining at Panzanella and it was wonderful again. We ordered the beet salad, mushroom ravioli in truffle cheese sauce (love it), chicken, and pasta bolognese. All were delicious. Pricing is reasonable and there are many entrees under $20. Service was outstanding. Our server was very familiar with the menu, he gave good guidance when asked and water glasses were never allowed to go below half full. We never felt rushed and enjoyed the opportunity to relax and visit with our friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

What a discovery! Food, service, ambiance, everything are top notch here. We started with mussels and clams in an extraordinary red sauce that tasted like it had been cooking for days, and a Caesar salad that was perfectly seasoned, with a creamy dressing and topped w delicious Parmesan. My Ossobucco was divine and my husbands New York steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly. We will absolutely be returning to this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This restaurant is consistently good! We eat here a lot when we want a good place to meet our friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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