Baldoria

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
50 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Hi, We're Baldoria!

It’s not happy hour, it’s not share plates, it’s not family style… it’s Baldoria.

At Baldoria, we’re embracing the lifestyle of the laissez faire. Where plans, schedules and reservations are frowned upon and anything is up for grabs.

It’s a place where you might meet up with friends for drinks and somehow find yourself slipping into dinner. Where you can bring a first date, or maybe just leave with one. Where chance might have you sipping a glass of Rosé next to your new business partner or exchanging coy glances with a throng of Milanese-models (one can dream). Baldoria is more than just a restaurant, more than just a bar…at Baldoria, it’s a bash.
What 50 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
R
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would recommend Baldoria. Atmosphere is chill, service was great, and food was good. The food is served family style and I remember the pizzas, brussel sprouts and fettuccine pasta as standout items. The cheesecake was also a huge win. We weren't drinking, but they had a number of intriguing drinks to try. Outdoor seating was a plus given the great summer night weather in DTLA.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Usually order delivery- and it’s always been quick and on point. Not many places have a homemade gluten free crust like theirs, it’s the best I’ve ever had. Had friends in town and thought it would be great to eat here since we’re all gluten free. Tuesday night, 3 tables occupied and we received the absolute worst service imaginable. Sat for 10 minutes with no menus. Ordered drinks and appetizers- in the middle of which we had a question about an ingredient and the server said, let me go find out for you and never came back to complete our order. Drinks took 15 min and weren’t even served together, when she finally came to bring them I said, we’ll place the rest of our order. We ordered 3 identical pizzas (the hot mama) and one with just cheese (1/2 pepperoni)- all gluten free. We received 3 margarita pizzas and the just cheese came out with a regular crust, not gf. We got all the apologies of course. Another 20 min later the right pies come out. They of course offer us the original pies to take home. I get giving us the pizza cause it would have been trashed anyways, but come on- you don’t come ANYTHING on the bill?! The ENTIRE order was wrong! Total bust- server was a total flake. If you only have one server for the place because it’s slow- get someone who knows what they’re doing.

AS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

DRINKS
- K-TOWN: Nice spin on a Ol' Fashioned

APPS
- House Marinated Olives: Not one sour olive! Glad we ordered these
- Tomato Peaches and tomatoes were sweet and the burrata was creamy
- Buttermilk Fried Onion Rings: had a nice kick to them and weren't greasy which is common among onion rings. Good flake to them

PIZZA
- Yukon Gratin: I look forward to eating at places where they serve potatoes on pizza. These potatoes tasted like they were frozen so wasn't a fan of the pizza
- Wild Funghi Conserva: Better option; Good flavoring; Would def recommend if you're a vegetarian

TL;DR
Good place for HH in regards to offerings. We went there at 6pm so there wasn't too much noise and it was a pretty laid back ambiance. Definitely peep it out if you're local.

NT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baldoria can always be relied upon for consistently great food, expert and friendly service, and a comfortable and casual setting.!

PQ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. I really loved the Old Fashioned, and the Pizza with shiitake mushrooms and shishito peppers was amazing.

KW
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the charcuterie tray, brussels sprouts, lamb chops and duck wings. The food was good and the service was very good.

f
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As a Celiac, I loved their gluten free pizza. Their handcrafted cocktails are amazing.

m
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Arrived for our reservation 15 minutes early, however the couple in front of us did not have a reservation. For some reason they were seated at the only remaining table (it was pretty packed due to happy hour, which we didn't know was happening). With years in the service industry, my partner and I were surprised to be booted for a non-reservation. We 100% understand and empathize with being slammed and would have had no problem if standard policy was employed where reservations are honored before walk-ins and/or least mentioned and apologized . That being said, we were still chill about it, and when things settled down, they were super nice and attentive. The food was decent (steak pizza awesome, chicken sausage pizza blah) but offset by an incredible happy hour which I don't think they even need to do! What a nice surprise. Overall would go back if in area but not make a special trip.

LD
Los Angeles
335 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice place with great meat and vegetarian options. Shared plates are encouraged and all the flavors and presentations were great. Not much in terms of decor, and service (while friendly) can get sketchy when they get busy, but overall worth it.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great , delicious food , quick service

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizzas are delicious and the staff was very friendly.

L
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great server, great food. Would definitely recommend to others.

MR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

WHAT A GREAT PLACE! We came for dinner on a rainy Saturday night. The staff here are all so friendly and knowledgeable about wine. We had a great time- The potato pizza with added arugula (thanks to our servers suggestion) was amazing as well as the one with steak and shishito peppers.

M
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall, it was okay. The service and food were good. The bathroom was filthy, and we were seated next to a loud group.

c
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic experience with exceptional food!

MR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Such a pleasant surprise. Really enjoyed my meal.

LT
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

great happy hour price and items. easy street parking. quiet for a weekday night.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The kitchen was closing and they still served six of us and keep it open. Great service :)

s
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I had the most amazing octopus pizza there. I only wish it was bigger because it was so good!

AV
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our beers and food! Service was good and quick, the food was delicious!

LI
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great. We had the fettuccine, the margaretha pizza, the pear salad, drinks and a really good cheesecake. The food was very good. If we see another play at the ahmanson we would definitely go back here for dinner

KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant! Was mostly impressed with the pizzas and the gnocchi. Next time I come back, we will likely share several pizzas rather than order other items off the menu. The quality of mozzarella used is superb and the crust was also very good.

RR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

My calamari was so bad. Tasted so old and frozen. Not at all impressed by the food. Or the drinks. Big disappointment.

JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday at Baldoria. Delicious, creative pizzas and amazing cocktails!

H
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It's a tiny place with few employees, so sometimes the service is a little slow when it's crowded, but it's so worth it! The octopus pizza and brussel sprouts are incredible and their cocktails are fantastic. I recommend sitting outside where it's quieter and cooler. Such a great find!

CE
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Focused menu, everything looked great, the salad and pizza we had was delicious. Great and friendly service. Extra star for parking in the building basically next door.

n
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Baldoria numerous times and it never disappoints. First, they have some of the most amazing and unique handcrafted cocktail creations I've ever experienced. Second, their happy hour menu is a terrific deal where you can get any of their delicious flatbread pizzas for $8 plus a discount on cocktails and beer. Third, deviating from the happy hour menu is also fun as they offer other wonderful items such as charcuterie and cheese plates, mac and cheese, fried chicken, etc. Finally, their service is outstanding. What's not to love??

R
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious. My two dining partners did have to wait much longer than I did for my food, but after it came out we all continued to have a lovely time. Great find!!

S
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best pizza ever!
Hot mama is soooo good!

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for late night meal (high end well thought out pizza only late night menu) The chared octopus was amazing.

AS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for the Mother's day brunch and had a great time. It was great value for what we got, 1 entree, 1 side and bottomless mimosas or rose wine for $32 per person. The food was absolutely delicious, the mimosas were well made and the service was impeccable. Our bottomless mimosas never got to the bottom and they checked on us frequently to ensure everything was good. Thanks to Brian and Tucker!

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother's Day, great food and great service, really fun time

CR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The all you can drink mimosas and the quality brunch food made for a 5 star dining experience

h
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Don't miss the pistachio crusted grapes! Great place, clearly just getting some momentum but the vibe is fun and the food was great. Happy hour pizza and drink prices can't be beat.

SK
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as always! Thank you for the dessert you offered as service. We really enjoyed our lunch!

DD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the gluten free pizza! The food was amazing and the service was great. I'm excited to go back!

HG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

this was by far the best gluten free crust I have ever had.

CJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for pre-theater drinks and dinner on Thurs night. LOVED IT! We actually returned the next night as well. Great happy hour with $8.00 pizzas and 20% off drinks. The Funghi pizza was yummy. Also tried the Mrs. Croque pizza which has thin Black Forest Ham, brown-butter béchamel and an egg yolk. Super yum!! (and I don't like runny eggs) but THIS was clever and delicious. To top it all off, the service is superb. I wish I could clone them all. Just naturally hip, nice and on it! Well done.

MT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch (with bottomless Rose wine). Delicious menu and welcoming atmosphere. Friendly and thoughtful service. All good!

AH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went on sunday for pre-theatre brunch. Chicken and waffles tacos (fried chicken wrapped in waffles) and pizzas were very good. Waffles could have been crispier, but the chicken was very good. Especially liked the Mrs.Croque pizza. Staff was friendly and helpful.

1
2