The ossobuco was excellent!!!! OMG! Yum! Super tender, so flavorful, melt in your mouth goodness without what others do in overcooking it to a meat-color, cottonball texture. Our waiter was there to fill wine and water just as i began to think it. The back dining area makes you feel like you're tucked away in some neighborhood in Italy. I'd like to come back and try the happy hour. The lounge/ patio area is a mix of comfy, cozy, yet out in a garden like looking area.
Food was fabulous. And service spectacular. My wife and I ordered three things to share:
(1) watercress salad, with avocado, grape tomato and shaved parmesan - delicious; tortellini stuffed with lobster: and lovely fish dish -- sole on mashed potato. Each of the dishes was promptly served in two dishes (remember, we were sharing); and the whole experience was such that we will be back soon. And with half an order of each item for each of us, we were still stuffed when we got done. Had we not shared, we would have been doing good to be able to finish a soup or salad and only one more dish.
I’ve been going to lunch at ca Del sole for decades. Food is always fresh and well prepared. Service is always lovely. Reception and managers all make everyone feel important and cared for
Consistently decent food and service. Reasonable wine list. Easy parking. Honor reservations.
Im so glad i found this place. Charming , great host , Rinaldo from Rome , excellent food and great selection of wine
It also has a super cool classy bar with tv
I had pumpkin ravioli , malvasia wine and a creme caramel
Service was impeccable and good was absolutely delicious!
First time back in a few years and the restaurant looks great. It is much warmer and inviting then in the past. Service was impeccable...reservation was kept....and environment was lovely. The food....not as good. I had the lamb shank which was very tasty....but way too fatty. Left more than half of it on the plate. MOST disappointing were the roasted potatoes....just some peeled and quartered white potatoes put in the oven for awhile. They were not crispy...and had zero seasoning.....it was something you'd expect to be served in a retirement home. The desert list was totally uninspiring so we passed on a desert.
Normally I love this place for its cozy atmosphere, old-world service and a place where I can talk without loud background music or noise. Last night halfway through the meal a door must have been open in the back that lead to the larger event room that created a draft where we were sitting near the fireplace. I should have mentioned it to my server but I kept thinking if I ignored my chill eventually whatever door that was opened would get closed. We left after a pleasant meal, but I couldn't wait to get out of the cold room. Not usually the feeling you want to have when leaving a nice restaurant.
almost always a great meal at lunch, but this dinner with pasta, the food seemed heavy and too much; almost felt like double portions -did not feel as elegant as other meals
Great food and service! Has been one of my families favorites for many years
Absolutely amazing experience! I go to a nice place to dinner with my mom once or twice a month and we hadn’t been here before so we decided to try it! Best decision we could’ve made. The ambiance is a modern but classic Old Hollywood type of place. It has a very Italian feel (the waiter’s speak Italian to each other), and the service was fantastic.
The food!! The food was so good. We had the sea bass and the pork shank along with the bruschetta as an appetizer and the whole meal was great. They also had an amazing wine selection but we didn’t indulge.
Thank you Ca Del Sole for such a happy and amazing dinner with my mom! Please stay around forever.
Everything from start to finish was great......
We had a very nice evening. Our family will be returning.
Old school sensibilities with post modern flair. Fantastic food, superlative service, lovely atmosphere. What's not to love? There is a reason this restaurant has weathered the many economic and social events that put others out of biz.
Ca Del Sole never disappoint. Highly recommend every dish on the menu! My favorite is the Pumpkin Ravioli! Great wine selection as well at reasonable prices.
First time all of our friends went out to a nice restaurant and none of us drank. We kept ordering bottle of water but never once was our server upset and poured our water and made sure our glasses were never empty as if it was a priceless wine bottle. Amazing service. Amazing food as always. I come here for the gnocchi specifically! And to have both of my friends just exclaim how much they loved the food made it all worth it. The valet is so such a great price for being such an upscale restaurant too! We never have to go into LA to feel like stars when we can stay on our side of the valley and visit this true gem of the valley.
Excellent cuisine and service. We have been there many times and it's always consistent in delivering fine food. The menu is rich with options and the home-made pasta is a must. Great desserts, too.
Had a lovely brunch with dear friends celebrating two birthdays.We all enjoyed the outdoors in a cabana setting. Service was great and food was perfect. Great place to spend a couple hours enjoying great food and friends.
Everything was excellent
We always enjoy dinner at Ca Del Sole. You really can't go wrong.
We went to an early dinner before a show, and it was fantastic. The service was great, and we had a hard time choosing from the menu because we wanted everything. We decided to get a few appetizers and split 2 salads, and we both got the short rib ravioli. It was great, and I’d like to go again. The wait staff is so polite and attentive.
This was a special Valentine's Day menu that was not filled with the usual great items from the menu. So, this review is only on the pre-fixe menu which was limited. The food was fine but we were missing the pasta specialties that we usually go for.
What can I say that I haven't said before? Great as always! This is a neighborhood institution but not ultra trendy. It's just great Italian food and everyone in this part of the Valley (or who works at adjacent Universal Studios) knows it!
What was great about this last meal is that it was Valentine's Day and I've had some uneven experiences at other great restaurants on this Prix Fix day. This meal was flawlessly prepared and served. Bread and tapenade to start, followed by a first course of luscious tuna tartare on a bed or avocado; main of seafood risotto that was perfect; desert of creamy delicious panna cotta. My husband had superb beef carpaccio to start, then Ravioli as a main (he loved it), and cream puffs drizzled with chocolate syrup for dessert. All great.
We were seated promptly on the gorgeous patio about 2 minutes after our on-time arrival, and were not rushed (as is often the case when there are "seatings" during a holiday). We were there about an hour & 15 minutes which was perfect. I loved that they had the music turned down a bit so we could have a conversation and hear each other! Just enough ambient noise to make it fun but no so much that it interfered with conversation.
Valet parking is only $4.50 and a very short wait. They park the vehicles on the premises.
I have been to Ca Del Sole about 10 Times. Every time I leave absolutely satisfied. The food is amazing and the ambience is equal to any of the nicest places in LA. The prices are incredibly affordable. Without a doubt, this is our favorite restaurant in all of LA!!!
It was as always great service. Good drinks.
The lamb shank was not available, which is my favorite, so had the pork instead, very good and lots of it. They have painted the dining room green which makes it look smaller. Liked it the cream color it was before.
Excellent dinner, a short drive from Universal Studios Hollywood. Delicious and authentic Italian food. Good wine list. Attentive service.
1. The server, after telling us what your restaurant doesn't have, had an insolent tone in her voice almost rude. Her tone did not change as the night went on.
2. I had the spaghetti with marinara which is not on the menu. When it arrived the spaghetti was not cooked. It was hard to bite through and very chewy. Returned to kitchen. Returned to me and the spaghetti was not warm and still tough to eat! The server called it al dente but in my opinion it was not cooked enough and I told her that the first time. She then revealed to me that spaghetti is the only pasta your restaurant does not make and is brought in from somewhere else and not very good. Nice bit of news to have before I placed my order. What a disappointment.
After nearly 10 years in LA, I've finally found my favorite restaurant. I'm on my 6th time dining there in the past year -- and have never had anything there I didn't love. Great wine list, incredible food (killer pasta), highly professional and friendly service, wonderful atmosphere. Reasonably priced excellence. Great for friends or a romantic evening. And the desserts are exquisite.
The service was excellent. The food was not great. We dine there always, but it’s always a hit or miss. I think it has to do with the chef of the evening. Slightly disappointed with meal. However the ambiance is always pleasant and our server was excellent l:
We had a wonderful birthday celebration. The food and service were very good. We had very much looked forward to coming back to the restaurant after several years. The only negative thing was with the valet parking. Upon leaving I presented my ticket and paid the $4.50 charge with a $5 dollar bill. The attended rushed off without giving me a receipt and brought the car. After I tipped him and additional $1, he claimed I hadn't paid the valet parking charge. I insisted I absolutely did. This incident could have been totally avoided with more trained valet staff and some type of a receipt.
I have always loved this incredible restaurant. I will recommend them everyday and twice on Sunday
We got a last minute reservation on a Saturday night. We were lucky because it was very busy. The waiter was very attentive and gave good advice when we asked for menu suggestions. We got the fish special which was absolutely delicious! Really enjoyed our evening.
Always great here. Food and service are outstanding !
The salmon was very tasty and the service was excellent. I meet business friends there frequently and the restaurant experience is consistently excellent.
Highly recommended, great spot for authentic Italian cuisine and beautiful outdoor patio.
The food and bar service, as well as, the food itself is always top rate!
Ca De Sole is a consistent neighborhood favorite. This night was very busy and we were seated next to a large, very loud group. Food was very good, our waiter was doting, but I think he may have been having a difficult time hearing us as there were a few order errors.
Dinner was great and it remains a favorite.
PHENOMENAL EXPERIENCE!!!!! EXTRAORDINARY FOOD AND CUSTOMER SERRVICE!!!!!!!
I frequently dine at Ca Del Sole, the service and food are consistently great!!❤️