Piccolo Paradiso

4.7
632 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Piccolo Paradiso is a lot more than what you might come to expect from a neighborhood restaurant. Come in when you fancy freshly made pastas, meats, poultry, or seafood and are looking for an upbeat place that's ideal for business or casual lunches and dinners.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(310) 271-0030
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Giacomino Drago
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Please call for details.
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
South Wilshire
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Valet Parking is available for Dinner only starting at 6:00pm.
Additional
Beer, Takeout, Wine
What 632 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
KA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The risotto nero was good even if the waitress wasn't quite sure what it was.

Report
Helpful
JW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant i have ever been to. Amazing staff and the best food

Report
Helpful
TM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place in the Beverly Hills West LA area. Food is great, staff are fantastic

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots. Friday’s involtini is my all time dish.

Report
Helpful
SP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent and consistent. They honor reservations and special requests/

Report
Helpful
r
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I had the carciofi alla romana (artichokes Roman Style ) and they were nothing like that. Terrible and tasteless and covered in a thick green mint sauce. I don’t know what they were thinking to serve that. We were with friends visiting from Roma and the pastas were disappointing too. This used to be a good Italian restaurant but I do t know who is cooking there now

Report
Helpful
J
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here every couple of months or so. Friendly and helpful wait staff. Pleasant, casual atmosphere. Food is always at least very good and more often than not excellent. Never had anything short of a great experience and ALWAYS feel we've gotten our money's worth.

Report
Helpful
BF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a true gem. Outstanding dinner - wonderfully fresh, homemade pastas and salads. Try the bolognese! Vongole is one of the best. Service was excellent and I'm looking forward to returning again soon!

Report
Helpful
MK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Average age was above 70! Very quiet, not much happening. The food was good though other than the artichoke appetizer that was very tasteless.

Report
Helpful
AG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, our server was very professional and yet very cute. Ambiance is nice but older crowd, which was not a problem for us.

Report
Helpful
M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and real Italian service. A little noisy on the front patio on Saturday night - traffic. But overall and pleasant experience. Thumbs up!

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to take our friends to a really nice dinner to thank them for being there for us when we needed them. Dinner at Piccolo Paradiso was perfect. Bread, salads, pasta cacio e Pepe, New York steak, Ribeye, wine...ALL were delicious, perfectly seasoned and prepared. We couldn’t stop eating the fresh bread for its crispy crust and perfect chewiness. We WILL be returning. Soon!

Report
Helpful
AK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great italian restaurant that's been there forever. I've never been there for dinner, but I come quite a bit for lunch. Solid place with good food and quiet enough so you can talk.

Report
Helpful
K
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant delivers that very unique contribution of excellent service and superbly prepared food. We had the calamari and caesar salad for our first course and the linguini with lobster, crab and tomato sauce. Superb! You will thoroughly enjoy an evening here -- please enjoy!

Report
Helpful
SO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was great, the environment was great but the waiter (Robert) came close to ruining the evening with his absolute indifference and haughtiness. It was so bad that it became laughable. The bussers and other support staff saved the day....they were great.

Report
Helpful
TA
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very tasty food and nice ambience.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Great service.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles

Report
Helpful
SG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked an early pre-theater dinner at Piccolo Paradiso on August 16th. The food exceeded our expectations and the service was professional and friendly. My only disappointment was they forgot to acknowledge a 75th birthday that I mentioned when I called for the reservation. Other than that, I would return.

Report
Helpful
JB
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a lovely vibrant Italian with great pasta accompanied by some good wine choice. The ravioli was magnificent!

Report
Helpful
DK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a treat. Food so good. Service is friendly and attentive.
Neighborhood favorite for sure!

Report
Helpful
H
Los Angeles
100 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food
Great service
Try different menu items. All delicious.

Report
Helpful
H
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I asked for a glass of wine. Never came. Under staffed restaurant. Not going back.

Report
Helpful
KB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great family dinner with 5. Food is great and honest.

Report
Helpful
RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

As a fan of the Drago cuisine this location was disappointing. Slow inattentive service less than great food. Surprised that ratings on OT were generally good

Report
Helpful
LT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant but unfortunately, the air conditioning was broken the night we dined there which made it almost unbearable to sit through. The pastas are always amazing, but my husband's lamb shank was very tough and he couldn't eat it. The restaurant was kind enough to take it off our bill though. The staff is very nice and professional.

Report
Helpful
SS
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy going to Piccolo Paradiso. It is a neighborhood find for me....very convenient for all those who live and work in or near Beverly Hills....and the great thing is that it is not super-expensive like so many restaurants located on the west side of LA. You will just love their home-made pasta. And, the staff is very nice and accommodating. I always park a block away....under the Montage Hotel where two hours are for free.

Report
Helpful
AF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good quality Italian food served in a typical Italian style.
Excellent service by a knowledge team
Well worth a visit

Report
Helpful
g
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.
Tagliatelli with black truffles to die for.

Report
Helpful
F
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Drago brothers own several very good Italian restaurants in LA, at least 3 of which are in Beverly Hills, in my opinion the best of them all is Piccolo Paradiso. It is a vibrant restaurant, with nostalgic posters of its name sake movie: Piccolo Paradiso. This restaurant reminds you of the best Trattorias in Rome or Naples, with a touch of sophistication. The menu is authentic high end Italian with dishes such as Insalata Fruitti di Mare, Zuppetti Cozze e Vongole, Raviolini di Burrata, Filette al Barolo e Gorgonzola, and Dover Sole. The wine list is notable with a good selection of half bottles such as Tignanello, and even Opus One! What is perhaps the distinguishing feature of this wonderful restaurant is the excellent service under the leadership of the general manager Fabrizio, who's motto is: the answer to every customer request is: Yes!!

Report
Helpful
B
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing spot. One of my faves in the hills of Beverly!

Report
Helpful
DS
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live out of state but enjoyed this restaurant so much during our visit two years ago that we decided to return again during our 2018 visit. Enjoyed just as well!!

Report
Helpful
H
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good as always. My date had never dined there before and she liked iy

Report
Helpful
S
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Over all experience was excellent. We enjoyed the food. Our server was very accommodating.
We shall return.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are few restaurants that remind me of the wonderful cooking I tasted in Italy . This is one of them. The service is outstanding. The food authentic and delicious. The variety of the menu is spectacular. I highly recommend the carpaccio and the branzino but no matter what you order you will not be disappointed. The people that work there are the best. They welcome you like family. Enjoy!!

Report
Helpful
DH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a wonderful restaurant....simply marvelous food and the staff treats me so well.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food with good menu and fair prices Makes a lovely night out.

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints ... whether it’s a dinner with friends, a visit with business associates or a romantic dinner for two ... it is always a winner !

Report
Helpful
B
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual. Their pasta is never a disappointment.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat here.....great service and food

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
16