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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

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
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Good for a Date (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Business Meals (13)
Romantic (13)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Casual (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Never a bad meal food is fantastic

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·Dined 5 days ago

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 11, 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 7, 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 31, 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 31, 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 28, 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 25, 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 24, 2017

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent experience very enjoyable

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 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 20, 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 17, 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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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food. Re

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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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 (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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