Avenue Italy Cucina Italiana -West Rancho Palos Verdes
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
It’s our go to neighborhood restaurant. The food is delicious, and the staff is friendly and accommodating.
Best sea bass!
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.
Went to celebrate my husbands birthday. Food was amazing as always.
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.
Always great service and food. Pricey and the corkage is high but people are great.
Great service, delicious food!
Perfect place to celebrate our Anniversary!! Wonderful meal and service!! We have never been disappointed dining at Avenue Italy Cucina!!
Love the food and service. Next time in the covered patio area.
Excellent food, great menu and specials selection. Lovely spot to dine -in now.
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.
Food was good, but service wasn’t attentive. Other tables received drinks and food before we even had our order taken.
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.
The staff was so attentive and the food was excellent they even made me a custom pasta dish which was greatly appreciated.
Great COVID-19 table spacing. Excellent service, they customized a few dishes which was great!!! Would recommend.
The food and experience me and my boyfriend had was amazing. Definitely coming back soon. The fettuccini Alfredo was bomb
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.
nice evening... they are doing as well as possible under the circumstances..
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!
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.
Delicious pizza! Lovely outdoor area!
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.
Exceptional outdoor seating. Good COVID precautions in place.
Food is so tasty.
Place is comfortable nice and clean also view is wonderful.
I really recommend .
Peoples are kind too.
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!
Delicious food, lovely ambience with twinkling lights at night. Felt like being in Italy by the Med!
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..
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.
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:(
The food is nowhere near as good as it was prior to Covid. What a shame.
Respectful spacing of tables. Servers wearing masks. Waiter a little grumpy. Food good.
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.
Avenue Italy is a pleasant dining experience with great wait staff. The food was great!
Good social distancing, nice views from table and one of the best vongole that I have had outside of Italy!
Pasta and pizza was amazing.
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.
Love the homemade pastas. We are Italian and this is the real deal!
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!
Great italian food and great ambiance with outdoor seating with appropriate precautions to stay safe and healthy.
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.
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 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.