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Piccolo Paradiso

4.7
581 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(310) 271-0030
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giacomino Drago
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Catering
Please call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South Wilshire
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Parking details
Valet Parking is available for Dinner only starting at 6:00pm.
Additional
Beer, Takeout, Wine
What 581 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was ok- salads were very good but pasta was a little tough and not hot enough. I just can’t reconcile the gourmet prices with the good but not much better food.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Wow! We had an amazing fine dining experience - everything from the food to our server’s wine recommendation was on point and it was so nice to be able to sit outside and still be able to speak normally instead of shout over the ambient noise.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service and wonderful ambiance. You feel like family. Will go back soon.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Giacomino delivers, once again. Very authentic Italian, complete with aloof, at times indifferent waiters....the food is incredible, and if you forget from where you just came (BH out-of-doors), you could swear you're in a small trattoria in Italy.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent diner time. Unfortunately we went to the same restaurant the following evening, but, despite a reservation, got the last table in the way to the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The menu and service never fail to please. PP is a great value. Just a short walk from home, my girlfriend and I are repeat customers.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Been going there for years. Great service. Great food. Great place.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I love this restaurant for the delicious food and the great service. They always greet you like a long lost relative. The people who work there have been there forever and treat their patrons like they’re really important to them. The food is prepared just the way you ask for it. No request is too much trouble. I love it there.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My main problem with this restaurant is the seating. If you go, I'd suggest you request seating that does not involve the long bench to the left of the restaurant. It extends the entire wall, and tables are crammed right next to one-another. After 6 hours on American Airlines I was hoping for a little leg room.
Impossible to have a private conversation, there was less than a foot between tables. Our neighbors were friendly, however, and we discussed our meals.
I had the pasta with frutti di Mari (seafood), which was good but quite spicy.

I'd strongly suggest that the owners remove at least one table on that wall, and give their diners a little privacy.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Loveee the food! It’s a ‘melt in your mouth’ delicious!
Love this place

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2.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Not bad but not THAT good as many recommend here. Expensive for what it is. Expected something better. A little disappointed. Service and stuffs are nice though.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great pleasant service.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Picolo Paradiso was a wonderful find for us. My Aunt lives very close in Beverly Hills and had never been there. She was impressed and will definitely go back. The service was outstanding and attentive. The food was marvelous. The pasta dishes my wife and I had were delicate and rich altogether. We both enjoyed our entrees. My Aunt had the veal ravioli which was excellent. The quarters are tight but cozy. It is a little loud but very charming. I would definitely go back and can give this restaurant a very high rating.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always lovely service and a great atmosphere. The food is delicious. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I've been going to Piccolo Paradiso for ages and it is one of my favorite restaurants!! The food is always excellent, the ambiance wonderful, the service excellent! Even the parking attendant makes you feel welcome!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The veal dishes are great!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I had the spinach pasta with the cauliflower and my friend had the mussels and clams. Both were delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. We had a great time. It was full and a bit noisy, but not as bad as a lot of restaurants I've been to.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We love dining here. The food is always fabulous and the specials are indeed special. The service makes one feel so pampered. The ambiance is lively and it really feels like an Italian Trattoria. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great Beverly Hills Italian eatery! Great service, starting with the valet.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Wonderful restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Tried Piccolo Paradiso for Valentine’s Day. Very tight dinning, privacy was not possible in the close tables. Ours unfortunately was behind the hostess station so chair was a common target. Service was adequate but lots of missed and not appropriate for this price point

We both had the fillet which unfortunately, order preparation was exchanged. Simple plate, plating lacked creativity. Vegetable cooked well and flavorful. Hoped for a little more in reduction.

Will try one more time before crossing it off our list.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was not up to par of the Drago family brand. Wish they kept some of the every day dishes on menu rather than coming up with something that does not truly represent the dishes normally served. Service was great and staff very friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome experience

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Best Italian Restaurant in Los Angeles hands down. Friendly excellent service with food that never disappoints.
A true gem.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Very good and would recommend to anyone......
Food is excellent

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

This was my second time eating here. One dinner and one lunch. The food and service were exceptional both times.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

ALWAYS AMAZING! THE CUISINE IS AUTHENTIC AND DELICIOUS, THE MARTINIS MADE PERFECTLY. I LOVE COMING HERE. IT'S A LITTLE LIKE COMING TO A WEALTHY ITALIAN AUNT'S HOUSE FOR DINNER...FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL, YET COMFORTABLE.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Love all of the Drago restaurants but this along with Il Pastaio is outstanding!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service. The place was a little noisy but not too bad so that we could not enjoy the meal and each other. I WILL go back again.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Very noisy and seemed too busy or short handed. Food delicious

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

SERVERS WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND THE ENTIRE WAIT STAFF WELL TRAINED. THE VALUE FOR THE FOOD WAS A BIT HIGH, BUT GENERALLY WAS GOOD. MY BRANZINO WAS VERY GOOD, BUT MY COMPANION'S DOVER SOLE, WHICH WAS MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE, WAS TASTELESS. THIS WAS A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, AND THEY BROUGHT WHAT WE SELECTED FOR DESSERT, BUT THEY CHARGED US FOR IT. AM I STILL LIVING IN THE DARK AGES, OR WAS THE DESSERT SUPPOSED TO BE COMPLIMENTARY? OVERALL GOOD, BUT NOT AS GOOD AS OTHER ITALIAN RESTAURANTS NEARBY.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Good wine list and freshly made pasta. Service was attentive but not overwhelming.
Fun atmosphere on Saturday night.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Piccolo Paradiso is a wonderful family restaurant. Food is fantastic, staff is attentive and wine is top rate. The crowd tends to be older, quieter and this is refreshing. If you're looking for some solid Italian food, old school style, this is Beverly Hills' best bet. And if you crave a perfect breaded veal chop, split it (it's huge) and enjoy. You can count calories tomorrow.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful service thanks to Max who was the best at making our evening perfect!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

We had an early reservation at 6pm, having flown in from NY. By 7 or 7:30 the place was packed. Service was good and attentive, Peroni beer was nicely chilled and the pasts was very good. Recommend a visit

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Food is very good.
Service professional.
More of an upscale European cafe style dining.
Nice interior.
A bit tight but cozy.
Small outside also available and nice with heaters on Beverly Drive.
Not cheap but overall is priced competatively for the area.
Had the football playoff on tv as a bonus.
Suggest that they increase their serving sizes a little. I think they are doing that.
Bread and olive oil are delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious freshly made pasta and sauces. Just what we needed!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Always a great meal.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic service. Big portions, so you get way more for your money. Cozy setting, excellent food. I highly recommend it for any nice night out.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Love this restaurant! They have the BEST salads and homemade pastas! Always a favorite when in town. Never disappoints!

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