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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

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
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Good for a Date (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Romantic (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Business Meals (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Casual (3)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Waterfront (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food. Re

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the Valley. I dine here a few times a month and I am never disappointed. A true neighborhood gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was our first time at Panzanella. The food was fine. We've had better seafood pasta.
Our server/waiter Guiseppe was the best. His recommendations and service were great.
The noise level was too loud. We sat next to a very noisy table. Next time we will request to sit in a more romantic/cozy area --away from the noise.

Tags: Good for Groups
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food3
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is one of our favorite local restaurants. The food is always predictably good. The wine list is excellent and very fairly priced.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

It was my first time there = And it will definitely not be the last...
The food and service were both great - cant wait to go back and try some of the other dishes!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our new go to Italian restaurant. There were four of us and we each had something different. It was very crowded, but the service was still excellent. Not rushy, just right. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We go all the time. It was a special occasion. They sat us in the hallway near the bar, rather than dining room. Odd waiter in that section. Will go back but make sure to ask for a better table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Dinner was Devine. Everything on the menu is delicious. My biggest problem is deciding which entree to order. The PanzNella salad is a must fir starters. Warm and welcoming staff

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very nice place. Food is good but not spectacular given the price. I went with a girlfriend and it was $70 each. The fish dish was large so I would split it if going with a girlfriend again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Really loved this place. A nice alternative for the nights we don't feel like driving over the hill to a nice spot in Beverly Hills.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

While the service was quite slow (we waiting over half an hour just to order drinks), the food was amazing! It was a very busy saturday night, so I can understand why things might have been a bit backed up. The food made it all worth it. Very delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Highly recommended and met expectations. Food well prepared and served promptly. Everything was very good but not at the level to satisfy the fact that it took over 45 minutes in heavy traffic to get there. The restaurant was full to the brim during most of our meal and the sound level was high. Cocktails were quite generous, service good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Related to Celestino in Pasadena. But, that's where the relationship ends !!! Food average at best, service so-so, very, very noisey. Special occassion, I showed them my referrel card from Celestino.....No acknowledgement. Mngr made rounds of A tables, not even a nod to us. Parking is a big problem. Two plates of pasta two glasses of wine ... tab over $150.00

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent food and great service. A bit noisy if you just wanted to eat and visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I love Panzanella. I've been coming here for years and this was the first time it was a total miss. For me anyway, my friend enjoyed her branzino. I ordered the bresaola, (the description includes artichokes). I've had this several times in the past and has always been spot on. This time, no artichokes and the entire thing was a salt lick. It was inedible. Same for the Involtini de Melanzane, which is my favorite dish on the menu. It was overcooked and ridiculously salty. I know it was a Monday night, and I am sure the winter floods affected the artichoke crop, but please, can someone watch the store more closely there? I do not want this otherwise fantastic restaurant - and IMO, the best Italian in the Valley - to fall down the slippery slope of mediocrity.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding food. Professional and pleasant service.
Noise level is at friendly happy buzz
Always delicious - never disappointing

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I was in LA for a business meeting and found Panzanella through an online review. The waitstaff was cordial and attentive; the wine list was exhaustive and diverse and my meal (eggplant parmesan) was amazing. I would definitely recommend Panzanella to others.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food and service are excellent. The prices are high. But I suppose that high prices go with excellence.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

One of our favorite places! Service, food, environment. What more could i ask for.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food is still very good, but they raised prices. Branzino is now $36.95, chicken picatta $28.95, and I think this is a bit high. This is a midrange restaurant with high end pricing. It is also quite noisy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Birthday. Food was great but it was insanely loud. Could barely hear the other side of the table. Desert portions were very small. Food is great so we will be back.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great Italian food and superb service. A hidden gem!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very nice place to eat and good food. Atmosphere was friendly and service was excellent. Our server was Maria and she was great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the Valley. We dine her often and are never disappointed. Fabulous food, great wine list and attentive service. A definite neighborhood gem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service was great but food was very disappointing

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is one of our favourite restaurants. The food is fabulous and the service is excellent. Martina and Martin are great. The branzino and eggplant appetizer are delish.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It was hot in the room. They to repair their conditioning & bring the noise level down.
Extremely noisy.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Every Friday dinner

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The best Italian food in the valley....and probably all of L.A.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food, a high-class Italian restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Every Friday dinner with family.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Recently moved into the neighborhood and was eager to try Panzanella, particularly as it is owned by Giacomino Drago, one of the Drago brothers who also owns several other great Italian restaurants, including Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills. Very nice atmosphere, good, friendly service. The food was very good. The linguine alle vongole clams was excellent. My rib veal chop was good, but I've had more flavorful preparations at other restaurants. My dinner companion had scallopine a piacere and thought it was excellent. I don't recall which chocolate dessert I ordered; I think it was the tartufo special. Whichever one it was, it was incredible. I'll be back very soon. And to think I can walk there!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I surprised my wife with dinner here for her birthday. We have recently moved to Sherman Oaks and so this was our first time here. We started off with the Calamari and it was superb. My wife had a glass of Sauvingon Blanc from New Zealand and was thoroughly impressed. I enjoyed a recommended Pinot Noir. The entrees were absolutely stunning my wife ordered one of the hand-made pasta dishes and she cleaned her plate! I ordered the veal, and licked mine hahaha. The desserts were exquisite and the chef placed a candle, and wrote Happy Birthday on the dessert plate for my wife. Overall the experience was one to remember, we enjoyed this meal with two wonderful friends, and they too were blown away by the entire experience. We are certainly making Panzanella Ristorante our go to special occasion restaurant. Thank you for making our experience so wonderful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great restaurant on Ventura blvd., close to everything. Food and service was excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This restaurant was so accommodating. We had a wonderful experience and I would go back again!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I love Panzanella Ristorante. The menu items and service are excellent. Each time I have felt like a privileged guest. You are never rushed and hence, I have closed the restaurant on several occasions.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We enjoyed our evening with friends. We chose the restaurant because they have enough "soft" furnishings to absorb sound, so we can actually have a conversation with each other. So: lovely menu and great conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Real authentic Italian food and the servings are really nice sized. And, we love their home made bread. The best!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We have eaten at Panzanella many times in the past. It is our go to restaurant for special occasions and a nice evening out. The food is always delicious and the service is always terrific. We try to eat something new every time we eat at Panzanella, although, we do have some favorites that we enjoy every now and then.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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