Asso Pasta Bar and Wine

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$30 and under
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Asso Pasta Bar and Wine focuses on delicious homemade Italian cuisine. An authentic Italian menu featuring appetizers, pasta dishes and desserts all cooked and served with our guests in mind.
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RA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

I'm very confused by all the good reviews here and on Yelp. I expected to have a good dinner at this restaurant but not one food item was up to the most basic standards. The $8 bowl of olives, were the same kalamata olives you can buy canned at the grocery store. The "bruschetta" was bland warm tomato sauce with flavorless mushrooms in it (weird). The beet pasta had so much liquid smoke, neither me or my boyfriend could take more than one bite and the tomatoes were ice cold (also really weird). The kale pesto gnocchi had none of the ingredients listed on the menu and was very bland. The service was attentive and apologetic but it didn't make up for the bright flickering lights and the terrible food. I'm in no way a food snob, but none of this food tasted the way food is supposed to taste. It makes sense that on a Saturday night, we were one of two tables in an otherwise empty restaurant. LA is an Italian food Mecca. You can go to literally any other Italian restaurant on the Eastside and get a WAY better meal.

KO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

My first time was excellent. Return visit not so great. Service was terrible. Cacio e Pepe wasn’t nearly as good. Great ambiance though. Will try again.

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

Fantastic Italian food. Felt like I was back in Rome.

LA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Best pasta in Los Angeles!

VF
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

If you want very authentic pasta dishes innovativmade

RR
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The pasta dishes were good, but a little bland. The Caprese Salad and the Melon Prosciutto Appetizer were both disappointing. Unripened melons and tomatoes ruined both dishes. There were some good wine choices that were reasonably priced, but many options at $30 or more per glass, which is over the top for us. The service was very good, and we had an enjoyable evening, but the food wasn't worth the cost. Also, all four of us were turned off by the decor... way too busy and crazy for our taste. We don't plan to return, and I wouldn't send a friend because there are so many Italian restaurants in the neighborhood that are much better.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great spot, very attentive staff with a selection of wines to pair with your mains. Would definitely go again!

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Courteous and fabulous waitstaff. The pasta is DIVINE!!

BB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular. One of the best plates of pasta I've had. I loved the Octopus dish. The wine was great, and the server was knowledgeable about the food and the wine. I really dig the decor. The only thing that was annoying was that there was no valet and that part of town can be difficult to park in. Either way, I have and will continue to recco this place to people.

J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food - pasta that is made fresh and the dishes they create with it are top notch. Small menu with favorites and a few different choices. Loved it and will return!

KO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Cacio e Pepe ever. Scallops were delicious. Lovely intimate space. Parking not terrible. I really hope this restaurant makes it. Highly recommend.

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

The pasta is insanely good! The wine was lovely. Our Server was very knowledgeable.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fresh pasta in LA. Owned, operated and cooked by italians! Coming back to try everything

GA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come to Asso for an authentic Italian experience! It is a neighborhood gem, quaint, great food and service. The pasta is flavorful without being heavy. Don't be surprised if you hear the waitstaff and diners speaking Italian, the restaurant is Italian owned and the waiters are Italian as well. Our party of 3 had a wonderful evening here and we will definitely return!

j
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasnat surprise. We split the beet salad. I had the pasta with cheese and pepper. My wife had the pasta norma. Real good. Finished with some chocolate and brandied raisan gelato . Will certainly return

LA
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasts were very al dented but in s good way. Not many American restaurants make pastas with a bit of chew. They were tasty and the staff were friendly and hospitable. We have already recommended this place to friends.

LH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. The prices are high, and the space cramped. I will go again to try the rest of the menu.

DK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

They need to work on their appetizers and salads. My pasta was quite delicious

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pasta! I was very impressed with the food, this is the best pasta in LA! Staff very friendly and professional.
Can’t wait to come back for more.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brand new spot!!
the service was outstanding, friendly & professional. the pasta was outstanding as well, we had black spaghetti with clams and cacio e pepe, both delicious and full of flavors.
Good job Asso!! see you soon!