Casa Modena

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Homemade pasta and fresh ingredients, made from scratch daily. Fresh truffles imported directly from Italy!
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R
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our first visit to Casa Modena, but we'll probably give it another try. We appreciated the rustic ambiance, the moderate noise level and the pasta dishes. My pumpkin ravioli was a quite good, but the salads were nothing special, and the entree portions were small.

NK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Grazie Galaxy for a great meal. Will definately come back and try some more things off the menu. Ciao

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Keeper. We’ll be back.

BK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable casual atmosphere. If you enjoy truffles, this is the place for you!

CB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Authentic Italian experience. Will definitely go back again with family.

CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food, but very small portion for very big money.

S
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience1

The entire restaurant is covered in gaudy dusty things such as pots, dead plants and figurines. Pretty weird. Service was slow and haphazard and the food was fair. Can’t recommend this place.

j
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Warm and inviting restaurant with friendly and personable service. The owner was very generous with truffle shaving!

RK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Real homemade taste and flavor. I live in Orlando and wish I lived in Culver City

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic from the prices, to the quality and authenticity of the meal, to the outstanding service! This is officially our new local Italian spot!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family here because the experience at Casa Modena is reminiscent of home. The food is delicious and the owner/chef is an amazing host.

TY
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice surprise. Tasty and authentic. Only problem is very little parking. Had to find a place on a very busy street. Just come early because even the parking on the street is limited.

b
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Casa Modena is a jewel on the West Side of Los Angeles. The perfect spot to grab a bite on the way to LAX or to meet a good friend for a delicious very very like you are in Italy authentic meal. It is also priced reasonably enough to be a regular spot. I'm a huge fan of the lasagne and chicken limone but everything is delish on the menu. The Italian wine list is very well curated and also well priced. If you want to take a mini vacation, seek out this cozy, eclectic place with comforting dishes made by your Italian mama.

BM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good risotto ... and the Begian fries with truffle!
Wonderful.

KC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great new find! Food was fantastic, authentic Italian food. Everything was so fresh, from the buratta, to the frito misto to pasta to the deserts. We’ll definitely be back.

d
Los Angeles
131 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Many of the dishes were smothered with cheese or cream. Not exactly my type of Italian cooking. Not worth $60 for dine LA. Service poor by waiter’s own admission; forgot my wine; asked if we were waiting for dessert when our entrees had not been served. Friendly family owned restaurant, hope they survive.

P
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Charming bistro with excellent, authentic Italian food. We had a bite before a concert at the nearby Forum and plan to return for a more leisurely meal and explore the menu a bit more.

C
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely, romantic table. The food is truly outstanding. The staff was amazing as well. We felt as if we’d been transported to Italy. Every bite was an experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very delicious! Loved the cozy atmosphere and owner's hospitality

I
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pastas were very good. If you love Truffle, this is the place to be.

J
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

This is a really cute restaurant and great service. Only thing is that the food was sub par. My husband and I love black truffle and have had various versions of black truffle pasta in many restaurants. The version at this place was overpriced, salty, and truffles were not that aromatic and tasty. Also had the lobster ravioli which was very salty and lobster seemed like it had been previously frozen. Had high hopes but were very disappointed.

R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing to not like about this place.

JR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent!! We had the garlic shrimp and brancino and highly recommended it

S
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The ambiance was amazing and gave us a real sense of being outside our normal day-to-days. The service was fine and the waiter was attentive. The food was simply not enough to justify how expensive it was. The portions were extremely small, so much so that we each needed to buy two items. We were also charged for the water without having been given the option to get a complimentary one. Given the amount that we spent, we would be usually satiated in other places, but not on this one. We had a pleasant one time experience but unfortunately, we will not be coming back to this restaurant.

a
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

very small place, kitschy decor (there's a VW sticking out of the restaurant), music low enough that we could actually talk to one another across the table without difficulty. 3 of us split the cheese board (4 kinds of meat, 4 cheeses); the sausage pasta and the grilled lamb which were cooked to PERFECTION. We had a great bottle of wine (was cheaper by the glass so we ordered by the glass) of Primitivo and one order of cannoli (really small, hard shell) with a very nice filling. The Chef/owner checked on us 3 times to make sure everything was cooked to our liking and the waiter kept a close eye on us; never had to look around for a server (also because the place is so small). casual atmosphere, great food and lots to look at; what's not to like. All of us will definitely go again.

v
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

FUN AND ECLECTIC!

Best lobster ravioli ever! Owner is a sweetheart. Will definitely be going back.

L
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing authentic Italian restaurant! Best find near LAX! Food and hospitality spot on! A wonderful evening and would recommend to everyone!

JL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Worth a visit! I love unassuming and kitschy, it's what makes establishments in LA so special. Great food, cozy atmosphere. Went on a Tuesday night, it was quiet, but the place feels so welcoming and cozy, it's a welcome atmosphere. There is an option for truffles in every course! We did the burrata crostini w truffle and it was splendid. Opted for fresh pasta without truffles for the main course. Wine to pair and cannoli and espresso to finish things off. Our waiter/maybe the owner was so gracious. Will def be back!

DO
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a great neighborhood gem with italian food as good as well known italian restaurants in LA, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco. In quirky space. Great food, great win. Very attentive and friendly service.

UC
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good new neighborhood Italian in Culver City for casual dining. What distinguishes them is several dishes with truffles. Otherwise a modest but varied menu. Pumpkin ravioli was flavorful and cooked just right, but a small portion. No bread provided so order bruschetta if you want some. Reasonably priced wine list, $15 corkage. Friendly owner circulates with patrons.

l
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quirky decor and yummy food. Service is rather slow but sweet. Hidden gem.

m
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant and wanted to try the "truffle hunter" menu. All of the courses were delicious! Our filet was slightly overcooked, but still tasty. Some of the items differed from the menu descriptions (i.e. the dessert was a plate of cookies, rather than the panna cotta listed on the menu), but we didn't really mind. All of the courses were tasting portions, so that was a bit confusing as the prices for each course were listed next to each item and appeared to be regular price. But, the portions of freshly shaved truffles on each dish was generous, and that's really all that matters! Service was pretty good considering it's one guy running around doing mostly everything. Would recommend to anyone that likes truffles or italian food for that matter!

m
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quiet, this restaurant is not. The parking is nonexistent. Getting these two serious negatives out of the way, the food is very good, the service quirky but OK, the ambience likewise quirky but fun. The pasta is homemade and particularly good, the sauces simple but mostly flavorful. Go only when they have a parking valet (call in advance to check).

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite, heartwarming, authentic, Italian cuisine!!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was amazing, and the atmosphere was so lovely!!

CB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner for 4 that was simply lovely. We did the Tagliere Toscano starter, and we each ordered a pasta dish. The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente and the sauces were delicious. I'd highly recommend the fusilli dish. We also had a couple of bottles of Lambrusco which were fab. The service was attentive, warm, and friendly, and the owner even came over to chat with us. It was such a perfect meal and reminiscent of what we experienced when we were in smaller, family restaurants in Italy. The decor was cozy, the seating was comfortable, and we will most definitely be back! Thank you for a wonderful meal!

m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious - all of it.
Server was very nice but seemed brand new and made multiple silly mistakes. However every mistake was quickly corrected with a smile and apology.
QUIET! So great to have a restaurant in which you can actually talk to each other.
Portions small for the price

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food! Daughter really enjoyed her mushroom Risotto.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, very authentic, and incredible service. We can’t wait to go back!

J
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We almost drove by Casa Modena but decided to check it out. We only ate here because we saw a sign saying not to order macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, and fettuccine Alfredo—a sign of its authenticity (pun fully intended).

We ate linguine and clams, ravioli, and spaghetti bolognese for the kids. Everything was delicious and definitely authentic. They also paired the the dishes with great Italian wines. We finished the meal with panna cotta, tiramisu, limoncello, and an espresso, which was the perfect end to a delicious meal.

The only thing they could have improved was the bread, which was not bad just plain compared to everything else. In their defense, northern Italy is not known for their bread :-).