Avenue Italy Cucina Italiana -West Rancho Palos Verdes

4.5
507 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are open for Takeout & Curbside pick up! Order any pizza and get fries with it. We are open from 5pm-8pm!

Benvenuto!

Our Chef Mario Zanetti, originally from Piemonte, Italy has been in the fine dining industry for more than 25 years. During his prestigious career, Mario has been the Lead Chef for La Stada Restaurant in Los Angeles, as well as owned his own very successful restaurant in Orange County.

Now his unsurpassed expertise can be shared with you at Avenue Italy, where you will find a welcoming atmosphere and freshly prepared food by the expert and his team.
What 507 people are saying
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vipMarciaC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our go to neighborhood restaurant. The food is delicious, and the staff is friendly and accommodating.

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vipPeggy
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sea bass!

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melissa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Tables were NOT 6 feet apart.
Server was borderline rude.
Brought the wrong drinks twice, brought the bill twice when we had already given him the credit card, got frustrated when we asked to move after a party of 6 was seated back to back to us, and he forgot part of our meal order.
For how expensive the restaurant is you would think they would employee more tentative and professional employees.
Food to boot is subpar.
And the place was packed during Covid.

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vipLuv2dine
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my husbands birthday. Food was amazing as always.

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LocalBoy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food and cocktails/wine here are always good to very good. Service is a little unpredictable. Two staff seemed to be a bit tiddly! Which meant they forget or get distracted rather easily. What Avenue Italy might need is a manager on duty every evening. Overall experience wasn't bad, but getting a waiter's attention was rather sporadic.

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SthBay2
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great service and food. Pricey and the corkage is high but people are great.

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vipWestsider
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food!

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LindaK0425
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate our Anniversary!! Wonderful meal and service!! We have never been disappointed dining at Avenue Italy Cucina!!

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vipfashion
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the food and service. Next time in the covered patio area.

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vipMaryanne
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great menu and specials selection. Lovely spot to dine -in now.

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Eliza
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Osso Bucco and calamari were delicious! Service was very good. Ernesto, our server, took good care of us and Chef Victorino came to our table to say hello.

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vipjezka62
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was good, but service wasn’t attentive. Other tables received drinks and food before we even had our order taken.

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Captaainmelhart
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made our dinner reservations to eat at 9 and drove 30 min to get here and they told us they were closed. We were so upset it was a waste of time and a drive and made it even harder for us to go anywhere else since it was a bit late and another 30 min drive to go anywhere else.

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StephanieO
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so attentive and the food was excellent they even made me a custom pasta dish which was greatly appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great COVID-19 table spacing. Excellent service, they customized a few dishes which was great!!! Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience me and my boyfriend had was amazing. Definitely coming back soon. The fettuccini Alfredo was bomb

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DavidS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The prices were way too high for pretty good but standard Italian food. It was not speacial but it was good. They are doing the best with what they have during this tough time but the table arrangements left a lot to be desired and waiters kept comping close to hitting our table throughout the night as they walked by.

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TA7777
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

nice evening... they are doing as well as possible under the circumstances..

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Captaainmelhart
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ernesto was amazing! He suggested our dishes and they were all delicious. The staff are all very welcoming and inviting. Very hardworking and clean! And the restaurant was beautiful! Will definitely be returning back!

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vipGinaM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We made an advanced dinner reservation because it was our 21st anniversary. We arrived on time and were seated soon after. Since all meals have to be eaten outside we were seated at a table that did not have a heater. I inquired about one and they said they didn't have any more. It happened to be an exceptionally windy and chilly night. We were not the only table visibly cold and wishing for a heater. The waiter came over to take our order and asked us to hurry up and order because they were busy and had people waiting to get in. Thought that was odd since we did make an advanced reservation. I thought about asking to box up our food to go but we were staying at a local hotel and I knew by the time we took the food back it would be cold and we would have no way of heating it up. My son couldn't decide what to eat so the waiter said he would have to come back. Another odd thing was the waiters response when my son asked for a refill on his cola drink. The waiter asked if he really wanted another refill. So my son declined. About halfway or more through our meal I finally flagged a different waiter down to see if we could have a heater from another table that was empty so they brought it over. By that time we were kinda done with our meal and the food was getting cold. Maybe we should have offered to wait for a table with a heater but they were quite busy and it seemed we would be waiting a while. I understand these are difficult times for restaurants who have no choice but to serve people outside but this experience just seemed to ruin our 21st anniversary dinner to be honest. Maybe the waiter was having a bad night which might have been the case. However, it did seem like most of the staff was preoccupied and somewhat distracted that evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pizza! Lovely outdoor area!

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JoanneG13
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the service was wonderful. All the employees were very friendly and helpful. They also did a very nice job with adding outside dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional outdoor seating. Good COVID precautions in place.

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JoyceH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is so tasty.
Place is comfortable nice and clean also view is wonderful.
I really recommend .
Peoples are kind too.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with my family for my 50th. The food was great and the service was excellent. I look forward to the day we can ride inside again because their main room is really quaint and charming. Can’t wait to return!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, lovely ambience with twinkling lights at night. Felt like being in Italy by the Med!

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vipZinger
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food! Super large quality portions. Salad was amazing, pasta was amazing and pizza was really good .. I think they should have a cocktail list and improve the wine selection.. am a big wine drinker and there were a lot of cheap Italian reds that were expensive on the menu.:: would be better to have fewer better choices..

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DoctorD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Italian food served with a quiet and dignified style. The room was clean, with a nice ambiance and tables not crowded together. As long as the weather holds it is a wonderful lace to eat outdoors. It was a great place for us to celebrate our 60th anniversary.

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MarleneV
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First time there. Was disappointed with the service. Food was cold and waited a long time for the food! Order was wrong and my pizza was cold. Restroom was not clean and stocked. I have to bring it to their attention and waited a while before they took care of it.
Didn’t want to complain but never will go back:(

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vipMartinB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food is nowhere near as good as it was prior to Covid. What a shame.

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Boudica424
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Respectful spacing of tables. Servers wearing masks. Waiter a little grumpy. Food good.

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KyleK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I was extremely disappointed to find out that a tip had been automatically added into my bill and NOT DISCLOSED TO ME. I found out that this happened on Saturday night and I added another 20% and I couldn't correct it. I was able to spot it here even though it was NOT DISCLOSED TO ME AGAIN. This is not right!

I come to Avenue Italy quite often and give high marks but this is really upsetting that my trust was violated. Especially since I'm eating out more often during Covid to do my part to support local businesses.

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vipmichellei
London
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Avenue Italy is a pleasant dining experience with great wait staff. The food was great!

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Richard
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good social distancing, nice views from table and one of the best vongole that I have had outside of Italy!

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kevinp
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pasta and pizza was amazing.

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Restaurant informed us they had no tables for 12 or 10. They had to divide our group in 2 tables. Also, restaurant personnel did not offer us complimentary bread like they did to all the other tables that had non-minorities. Waiter gave me free cheesecake for my "issue." Will not return.

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BCandella
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the homemade pastas. We are Italian and this is the real deal!

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Kofamilia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic as a customer. I never tasted like this perfect past ever!!
I really fall in love with this foods and services.
Thank you. I recommended to all my friends. Thank you for making excellent memory to my family!

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RoxanneD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great italian food and great ambiance with outdoor seating with appropriate precautions to stay safe and healthy.

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vipwalkycat
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the server was very safe. She wore a shield and a mask as well as gloves. The calamari was great and we had the salmon special and pasta with bolognese sauce. My son had the chicken parm and it was great too. Creme brulee was excellent for dessert. We were in from out of town and loved this restaurant.

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You can order delivery directly from Avenue Italy Cucina Italiana -West Rancho Palos Verdes using the Order Online button. Avenue Italy Cucina Italiana -West Rancho Palos Verdes also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Avenue Italy Cucina Italiana -West Rancho Palos Verdes also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 377-3940.

Avenue Italy Cucina Italiana -West Rancho Palos Verdes is rated 4.5 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.