Panzanella Ristorante

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$31 to $50
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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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LW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but we were ignored for the first 30 min. Once the restaurant died down our service improved and we had a nice time.

KJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Panzanella is always excellent. It is comfortable and classy. The cuisine is superb.
The staff navigates the small space like a corps de ballet. It is warm and full of good humor.

I always leave with a smile on my face.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Possibly the worst service I’ve ever received. The waiter was extremely rude some fellow name Fabi or Fabio. Upon informing him that the salad he brought us was terrible and the lettuce was old he boldly proclaimed that he never eats the salads here anyway so he wouldn’t know. Will most definitely not go back

UPDATE: they messaged me and disputed the fact that the salad we ordered had lettuce in it!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

BP
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live this place. Always delicious and fresh food. Great service and amaizing ambience

MR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was average compared to the prices. All others was great

WL
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I split an artichoke salad, the special pasta with scallops, and a chocolate souffle. All were excellent and the portion size was more than adequate for splitting. We also had a bottle of Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay that was reasonably priced for a restaurant. They also have quite a nice selection of Italian Reds. The venue is comfortable and the service is good.

JA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time. Our first time here and everything was on point. Food was amazing. Our waiter, William, was excellent. We went all in. Sat around drinking and eating happily for 3 hours, and will l 100% be back again.

IW
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little loud but great service and food

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks, food and service were all great!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal. I was delighted and will be back.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always 100% love love love

JG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great , but would be great if they could lower noise level.

LL
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food & service! Noise level in dining room almost intolerable!

H
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were very good. However, we ordered 2 salads for 4 and asked to split them. Waiter failed to mention a split charge. The salads were $16.95 for 1 and was charged $3.00 to split. It seemed not necessary to charge extra and pay $20.00 for 2 1/2 salads.

SB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great dining experience. food is so fresh and seasonal.
wonderful pizza. the best pasta anywhere.
excellent service. nice buzzy atmosphere.
looking forward to our next meal .

RS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food service and ambiance

RE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was attentive (as always), and the food was very good. Happy to see my favorite spaghetti cacio e pepi on the regular menu now. Luis and Massimo always makes me feel like I am at a friend's house.

AL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Panzanella is, hands down, our favorite place for authentic Italian cuisine. There has never been a disappointing meal regardless of our choices. The service is impeccable. Massimo and Magda are perfect host and hostess and are complimented by the superb wait-staff. Sometimes we simply go and sit at the bar for supper. The staff behind the bar are knowledgeable and warm.

SD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food very good!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. And such lovely staff. Even the guy clearing the table thanked us for coming. Just a wonderful experience.

LA
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was great. I would of given a 5 star, but they ran out of branzino/seabass and only had one other fish to offer.

h
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here many times and are never disappointed. The staff are terrific!! Great Sicilian food.

u
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Panzanella for almost 15 years, I even had my birthday party (private event) there ten years ago. The food is always consistent and you are welcomed by Massimo and his staff as if you were family.

LH
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was also a wine expert which was nice. The food is always delicious and they never rush you for an overall relaxing evening.

l
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, can't wait to go again. Everything I've ordered from there has been delicious

CI
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the martini to the tiramisu, it was the best meal we've had in a long time. The food was spectacular, the service impeccable. We will be returning regularly!

AL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Service was outstanding but the food was dissapointing. The Caprese appetizer's tomatoes were really bad and the replacement tomatoes (we complained) were not much better. My spaghetti dish was oversauced and looked unappetizing even though the taste was just OK.

For an upscale not inexpensive restaurant the food was very dissapointing.

Our waitress and the rest of the wait staff were excellent.

One other observation. Out reservation was for 5:30 and we arrived a little early....about 5:15. One would think, given the heat of the summer in the Valley, that the bar area and the rest rooms would have been open and available. We had to wait outside in the heat until exactly 5:30 when the doors were unlocked.

MV
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I frequent Panzanella. I like to take my quests especially for Birthday celebrations. The food is very good
and always good specials.

EB
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for everyday dinner . Food & drinks are excellent
Very nice ambiance . I go there all the time .

HL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I Love this restaurant!!! The Food is some of the Best I've had!! I would of course tell everyone of my friends about it!

C
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I shared a full salad and then the pasta special. We were surprised when the bill came to find that we were charged $3.00 for a salad split plus another $3.00 to share the pasta. When we asked the server to split the items he did not tell us there would be a charge.

MM
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Definitely worth a visit!! Very good Italian food with an extensive list of Italian wines along with American wines. They have a full bar and a Kettle One Martini and Gray Goose Cosmo were ordered along with a couple glasses of Chianti. Excellent bread is served with a an olive spread. Delicious!! We ordered the following items and those with * were from the day's specials: *Lentil soup, calamari, Barbabietola (baby spinach and red beet salad -hold the goat cheese and balsamic dressing), *Orecchiette pasta with cherry tomatoes, rapini, sliced Italian sausage and I believe a Pecorino cheese; Lasagna, and Fettucine Bolognese. For dessert an apple tartin was shared by two and the others had pistachio ice cream and cannoli. The food was just delicious. The Orecchiette pasta dish was a little on the salty side but yummy. It was a perfect spot to meet friends who live on the west side as we live in the northeast party of the SFV. The ambience is very nice and its a quiet place to enjoy conversation with dinner. I highly recommend Panzanella!

RW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite!!!

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M
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive service. Massimo the general manager was very helpful with the wine.
Coming at 5:30 was a big help as the noise level gets very high starting at 6:00.

s
Los Angeles
330 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Osso Buco delicious. Short ribs a little tough but pasta with spinach and sauce terrific.
Quite noisy!!

MH
London
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely delicious and I look forward to returning each time I go! Brought friends that had never been and they loved it!!!

G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Pricey Italian restaurant with moderate noise level. Service was very slow although they were quite responsive when we requested spaghetti with red sauce asap for a starving almost-seven-year-old. Bread and tapenade was very good. I was shocked when they did not provide a free dessert to my daughter who was celebrating her birthday. Not quite enough to spell out "Happy Birthday" in chocolate around a dessert she ordered.

MV
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I enjoy Panzanella very much. I have recommended it to my friends as well. I bring my family and friends for special events.

CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food (the swordfish was even better than I imagined!). Fantastic atmosphere. Fantastic Service. Some really fine dining in the valley.

AP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food, drink & service was excellent.

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