Panzanella Ristorante

4.6
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1443 Reviews
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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TaraK
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for my fiancé’s birthday! Would highly recommend

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vipFrancis
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Massimo and his staff are OUTSTANDING. Friendly, attentive and professional.

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brucez
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Started off nicely. Some noise. Asked for warm food x 3. Got it cold and sent it back. Had to wave down server to get my ? remake which was warm ,but dried out. Others finished before me. Got in a political discussion which turned loud, so lost track of the food issue.
Was hungry at home after. Bill near $ 200 for 3 for relatively inexpensive dishes, with 3 glasses of wine. Hostess didn't want to seat us at first till # 3 person arrived, though tables available. Seemed short staffed. Hard times for restaurants, I understand, but nevertheless will not be returning. Used to frequent the previous restaurant at this location & it was different. BZ

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vipOded
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Winderful as always. Great food, great service by Maria.

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bellman10
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to have dinner there. The food and servive are always top notch and they go out of their way to make a wonderful time.

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JimL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Too many tables !! We were only 3 feet from another table and that is way too close right now we won’t be going back until this has changed

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vipluvdogs
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal, service etc here. It is one of our go to restaurants. We love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

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PhilM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to have dinner for my wife's birthday. There were very few diners (because of the Coronavirus situation). But the atmosphere was calm and lovely. The food spectacular, and the service by Juve, our server, was outstanding. We had a totally enjoyable dinner. A couple of hours after we returned home, it was announced that all restaurants in L.A. would be closed for dining-in as of the next morning. So glad we got to enjoy this restaurant before everything shut down.

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LVentura
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding from all team members! Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful dining experience. 10 of my colleagues and I had dinner at this restaurant on Sunday and the owner graciously seated us in a private room in the back. It was quiet, intimate and the service was impeccable. The food came out in a timely manner. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious! Everyone got different items and they all loved every dish. We will definitely come back to this restaurant! Thank you!

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vipanonim
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the noise level is getting worst, the restaurant needs to invest in noise reduction

Ways to Control Noise in Your Restaurant
Install carpet in high traffic areas. ...
Two words: wall panels. ...
Get yourself some curtains. ...
Make your ceiling soft. ...
Don't keep loud machinery near the dining area. ...
Research your air conditioning and heating options. ...
Invest in a good stereo system and speakers.

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vipJayhawk
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. We chose it as we thought it was a place we could talk. We found the noise level annoying and it detracted from the experience.

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vipRemy
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipLala
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before heading to a fundraising event, my husband and I decided to come to Panzanella for the first time. I cannot believe we had never been to this restaurant before considering it’s blocks away from our house. We have frequent standbys that are our go to’s. I am so glad we decided to come here. The ambiance is wonderful, people actually get dressed up for dinner and the old fashions are to die for. The food was spectacular. Order the lamb chops! Super yum and my husband had the bass. Excellent service and food. We will definitely be back.

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vipGaroK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Always good food and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Attractive lowly lit dining room with table cloths. Large menu with interesting specials. I had the wild boar ragu with papardelle. Very tasty. My husband had the squid ink risotto with seafood. Also delicious. Perfect romantic date place or place to go with another couple.

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vipRobertS
Phoenix
117 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND OUR SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING!

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vipHowardg
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Panzanella!!

Wish it were closer. We’d use it for everyday dining instead of just birthdays, etc. Also wish there were more street parking. I generally won’t give my car to a valet. But street parking is very scarce there, so be forewarned! It turned out that we Ubered there and back this latest time so that wasn’t so bad-and I could celebrate our birthday girl with a second drink!!

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lovelarsens
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and good location for us in Sherman Oaks. We did have kind of a problem talking (2 of us) as it was Really loud, but it was very busy and that is a good sign for sure! Very good wait staff. great table
Had the eggplant Parmesan for appetizer and the Osso Buco for entree. Had a bottle of prisoner cab which topped it off. be back soon.

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Alison
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was a little overrated. Pizza was pretty good, salad was OK and was disappointed in my Spaghetti Frutti di Mare. Came out cold and the fish wasn't very tasty. Dessert and service was good, but probably won't go back because the food overall was mediocre.

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sarafinlayson
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service. One of the best spots in the Valley.

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SummerA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I’m there, the food is always amazing. I take friends there all the time that have never eaten there, they leave & day how much they enjoyed their food. We had the apple tart dessert that takes 10 minutes to make. I’m not. Dessert person though this was really good.

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davidl
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

service was good: food was good: lobster dish was ok home made pasta was really good

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love coming here for Valentine’s Day. The service and food is great!

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vipPeterA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service highly recommended. Will go back as a very enjoyable experience.

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Lefty
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The staff is very nice, but honestly for the money I can name five places off the top of my head in Los Angeles with equal or better Italian food for 2/3 of the price. Don’t get me wrong, the food is good and the wine menu extensive, but there are other places with equal or better food which you can also enjoy. Also, for some reason the soup and salad were served very quickly but the fish took about a half hour as our entrée.

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vipLinda
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great Staff is very attentive
Love the papardelle

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Auntidir
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went to this restaurant because it is a nice place to eat with friends, however, it was probably way
too noisy to talk much. The food was good - explanations could have been better regarding description of
menu. The fish was wonderful - the chicken marsala was much too dry - It needed a sauce with it - marinara and pasta would have been nice. I like this restaurant but because of the noise level, don't think my husband will come back. The rooms in the back are probably much better. So next time I will try to
make reservaion in the smaller rooms.

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ADAG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We specifically ordered a quiet table and came at 5:30 before it did get noisy. We were given a quiet table. Even as more diners came in and noise went up, our table was still good. We left at 7:10 PM, Saturday, February 8, 2020. Dinner was delicious, excellent, out waiter William was also excellent, not overbearing. I'll try Celestino's in Pasadena as well. Thank you. Ada Gates

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SummerA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing. 10 minutes into eating my spaghetti I could still see steam coming off my food. My meal never got cold. I am always happy with the service and the food. I made reservations in advance since I was there for a birthday dinner. They have valet, though if you can find parking on the street I recommend it, since valet is $8.00. After tip it's $10.00. I would rather spend that on the food.

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DebbieM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The ambiance is nice for an expensive restaurant. The food was very good and the waiter was helpful in selecting our wine choice. Expect to pay close to $100/person by the time the evening is over.

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Lovetoeatout
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there before and will go back again. Only drawback is it’s very loud and hard to have a conversation. Also tables are close together which I think is part of the loudness issue.

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vipTravelingFam007
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Been coming here for years and we’ve always loved it. It’s been our ‘go to’ for nice dinners on the east side of the Valley. However, this time and the last 2 times, it’s fell short. The chef is heavy-handed with the salt. The servers have changed and are not as attentive. And, our favorite hostess doesn’t seem to be there as much. Additionally, this time, one of their forks cut the inside of my mouth when I looked at it closely after it cut me, it looked like it had been mangled. I told both a busboy and our waiter. Neither seemed particularly concerned. In the past, I am sure someone would have brought it to the owner’s attention (he was there that night) but nothing was said or done. Disappointing that one of our favorites is now not.

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vipJR54
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was good and the menu had good choices. Our waiter was terrible from the start. I brought a very expensive albeit relatively young bottle of Cabernet and requested him to decant it. He spent quite awhile arguing with me that a young cab didn't need to be decanted. I'm confident he was not a sommelier. Also my wife has some severe allergies and presents a laminated card to servers when we eat out so they can present to the kitchen. This takes the pressure off the server and eliminates any chance of a communication error. 99.9% of servers are grateful. We argued for quite some time before he agreed to bring the card to the kitchen. He continued with being very inattentive. Finally, I had enough and went to the manager. He apologized profusely, spoke to the server and tried to make it up to us. The server never apologized and concluded the evening with the same bad service and attitude. I will try it one more time because the Manager made a significant effort.

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vipOded
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great time whenever we dine at Panzanella. We love this place!!

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NadineF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful meal at Panzanella. The services is excellent and the food outstanding. There is always something new on the menu! Their desserts are so tasty as well. A very lovely and sumptuous dinning experience in the Valley!!!

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vipJosephP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding! A great surprise.

We'll be coming back very soon.

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Designlink1
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal and fabulous service. Second time there and it was great.

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vipMsVirg
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good. It is just too noisy.
Can’t have a decent conversation with friends at the table.

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

Panzanella Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 1443 OpenTable diners.

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