Angelini Osteria

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$31 to $50
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Italian
In October 2001, he opened his own restaurant, Angelini Osteria, in the heart of Los Angeles. Since its opening, Angelini Osteria has become known as simply everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, winning over the city with unassuming and authentic dishes in a warm, intimate setting. In late 2016, Gino opened Angelini Alimentari, an ode to the classic Italian coffee bar serving house-made gelato, espresso, and simple, fresh dishes. At Alimentari Gino Angelini launched his specialty food product line with the introduction of the Osteria’s signature pasta sauces. Throughout the years, Gino has won numerous honors for his culinary artistry, including the 2007 Artusi Award, the 2011 Galvanina Trophy for Best Chef of the Year, and the 2011 Sigismondo Malatesta d’Oro, the highest civilian award of his home city of Rimini. He is consistently praised by patrons and critics as “the best Italian chef in Los Angeles.”
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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great!

HH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Charming service and consistent food are the highlights at this neighborhood gem. They have been >10 minutes late to seat my reservation in 3 of 4 visits. A vast and balanced menu, there's lot to like in this tight space.

LS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles bar none.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic and delicious.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the food to the service to the atmosphere, I don't have a single bad thing to say about this place.

Assolutamente divino!

MS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Italian food. We had the bone marrow, beef carpaccio, tagliatelle with duck ragout, and the affogato. All of it was top notch. The service was great - we got their delicious complimentary crisp bread and pasta salad as soon as we sat down and our glasses were always filled. Can't wait to come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Coming from Misano Adriatico, Italy, which is next door from Mr. Angelini’s hometown, we had nothing but great expectations, which were successfully fulfilled. Definitely a place to go.

RI
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Italian. Food is great. It is a loud restaurant. Not an ideal spot for a business discussion, but great for a lively lunch or dinner.

J
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky to get a late reservation on the Sunday before Labor Day and boy was I happy we did. Everything from our greeting by the hostess to the professionalism and shark from our server was perfection. We ordered several different dishes and all were excellent. I will definitely be back soon.

a
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately, this place is good not great. Plates lack seasoning and are expensive given the portion size you get. Seating is very tight, you're packed in like sardines. Desserts are just ok.. wine was delicious.

TV
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal at Angelini Osteria. The only thing we're disappointed by is that we didn't go here sooner! It was on the list for awhile, and we finally went this past weekend. The food was incredible, and so was the wine selection. Excellent place for a special night out like a birthday or anniversary. Highly recommended.

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

There’s not enough time or words in the dictionary to describe my love for this restaurant. My boyfriend is Italian and he swears it is the only real Italian food in la. I’m also vegetarian and we come here almost every week and they accommodate me tremendously. I would literally eat here every meal for the rest of my life if I could. The staff are excellent, the service is impeccable, the food is outrageously delicious and I basically want to move in.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I wasnt thrilled with the food although the ambience and service was good. Maybe I just ordered the wrong things. The beet salad had a very earthy taste.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was good. But the service was not what we are use to and expected better. overall it was okay. There wasn’t anything super special between the food and service that will get us back again.

BC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small restaurant with lovely outdoor seating on the sidewalk. Great authentic Italian food and ingredients.

MS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Angelini Osteria religiously as a family for a few years now. The food is delicious, delicate, fresh, and portions are just enough. I think this is the best Italian restaurant in town. Thank you!
I am glad we sat outside. Attached is a photo by Lakshmi Iyengar

l
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I have no complaints about the service. The waiters were very attentive and explained everything on the menu. My husband was very pleased with his appetizer and entree. I unfortunately did not care for either my salad or main dish. Salad was bland and lasagna just tasted like regular lasagna although it was described in a very unique manner on the menu and I was told it was a specialty of the house.. Both desserts, panna cotta and semifreddo, were very good. if I had ordered something different that I really liked then my experience would be different but I happen to order two dishes that I thought were not very good at all. it was very noisy inside so I'm glad we had a table outside which was very pleasant during the warm-weather.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food! Fresh!

S
London
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had read about this restaurant for some time and reviews were always encouraging. I just had not visited LA for a couple of years but this was my first reservation (with my Dodgers tickets). This is the real deal, an abundance of atmosphere assisted by charming energetic staff, but the food is the real thrill. My wife and I sat at a curved bar looking into the kitchen which is never dull. Sample tasting dishes were served and were delicate, the double pork chop was monumental and the swordfish was delightful. All the sides were perfect and as soon as the next trip is booked so is Angelini Osteria.

JT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

I used to tell my friends that this was the best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. Because I felt that earlier this week I had a business dinner for six of us and booked an early table. The food was excellent, but the service was absolutely terrible. First the waiter was abrupt and not at all helpful with the wine list. Not rude, but clearly not helpful or friendly. Continually gave us the impression that he was rushed and so rushed us. After ordering the bus boys came by with our dinners and had to shout out each dish to ask who ordered what. Hardly the service or grace you would expect from one of the better restaurants. It will be a long time before I tout it to business friends as one of the best in L.A.

JL
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food.. I just didn't think the portion size and price matched up fairly..

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Truffle pasta was amazing!!!!!

f
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always top shelf.

J
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing.

w
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a hit in my book, and one of the best chefs in LA. Anytime I go, it is always a delicious meal and service is great!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Celebrated a friend’s birthday.
Our rsvp was for outdoor seating. No ambiance there and noise was occasional truck or bus driving by. So my comments are not indicative of the main dining room.

v
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is a transcendental experience. There's not much one can say beyond that; it defies description in its excellence.

d
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was not good like before
Pasta over cook
Risotto not great
Espresso bitter

s
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is Excellent starting from appetizers to the dessert . Service from amazing

BV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Had to wait 40 minutes despite having a reservation on a Monday evening. The food was good but probably not worth the value.

MD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Consummate service and great food. It's ain't cheap, but it's definitely a nice night out!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Perfect service. Lovely all around

L
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food that’s consistently good! thoroughly enjoyed the meals. We went twice in a week!

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

The food was undercooked and the host was rude and the service and people there were rude as well. I don’t recommend and I feel like it was a waste of money.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Completely overrated. Food was bland , appetizers were dry and tasteless. Pasta was also bland and underwhelming

j
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Cena de dos personas, salón pequeño y acogedor, buena carta de vinos italianos y opciones de Napa, pastas hechas en casa y opción de pizza, cuenta con valet parking, recomendado el ragú de pato con pasta larga y profiteroles para el poste.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

ID
Cancun
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angelini Osteria is the best Italian restaurant in LA!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The meal was delicious and the service outstanding. The sea urchin pasta was absolutely amazing! Desserts were also fantastic!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

To expensive for what you get you have to ask the waitress every second for something that is missing on the table and it takes to long until you reach anyone. I also had the remind them for the birthday dinner. Disappointing

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