Fabiolus Cucina

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
Serving Italian Cuisine using the freshest ingredients available from our local farmers.
We proudly offer quick service and affordable quality ingredients.
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CM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is wonderful. Very small indoor seating, bit outdoor seating is available (covered in chillier weather).

TB
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We again another great evening dining here before heading to the Pantages; great food, excellent service. We had Fettuccine Alfredo (gluten free) with chicken, Fettuccine Alfredo (gluten free) with salmon, Penne with butter and shrimp, and Fusilli with mushrooms. And we gave it four thumbs-up. Outstanding place to dine, especially before or after a show at the Pantages.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind and honest feedback Bob! We love having you at our restaurant : )

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SR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. The perfect place to go before a Pantages show

b
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on November 21, 2019

Happy to hear you had a great experience!

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TB
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We (4 of us) had another delicious dining experience Sunday evening. Fine food and good service. Fabiolus is our place to dine before heading to the Pantages. I've never been disappointed there and I have been dining there over ten years

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thanks for the stamp of approval Bob!

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AL
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good bruschetta and risotto was yummy with lots of chicken. Parking was a challenge. Sangria was tasty but weak, not sure there was much wine in it. Pleasant service but nothing over the top.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us ALZ805! We will definitely consider the points you made and improve in areas we can!!

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant for it's authentic Italian cuisine and staff that speak Italian! Wine list is good, and specials are always delish! I had the Branzino, and it did not disappoint!

B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Worst Italian food I’ve had in LA.

RL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Going back soon whenever we go to Pantages.

AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late about ten minutes due to parking, but happily greeted anyway and still had the option to change our dining option to patio. Our drink and dinner order was taken promptly and we were served with plenty of time to enjoy our time there (great meal) and not be rushed. It's only a two-block walk to Pantages. Arrived at the restaurant at 6:25 and got to the theater at 7:30. Our party was for 4.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on October 24, 2019

Hello Anne, thank you for sharing your experience with us on OpenTable! We are happy to hear you made it to your show on time and enjoyed the meal : ) Hope to see you soon!

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b
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place in Hollywood.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thanks for the feedback! We love having you : )

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CB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but plating was haphazard. Service inattentive. Impossible to get more water. Only time the server smiled was when he brought the check as if that would earn him the maximum gratuity.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on October 24, 2019

Sorry about this experience Craig. We will discuss this and see how we can improve attention to our tables - we take pride in our customer service and hope you'll give us another chance to serve you!

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R
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food, excellent service and great location! Parking was very convenient too. Only reason didn’t give it five stars is because it was a little expensive and unfortunately we got a table by the parking lot which wasn’t as pleasant as the inner tables under the lights! Otherwise “5”’ s across the board.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback Ralph! We hope you'll come back and we can seat you in a better spot ; )

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TB
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After a short break, we are back at Fabiolus Cucina (Pantages schedule) and we are so glad. We had four suburb meals of Caesar Salad with Salmon, Chicken Salad, Gnocchi 4 Cheese, and Fettuccine Alfredo - all delicious. Gabriel was our server supported by the Fabiolus crew. We have been coming here for over ten years as our dining place before heading to the Pantages. Great food and fine service.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on October 18, 2019

Hi Bob, you are among our favorite regulars! Thank you for continuing to dine with us over the years... it's guests like you that gives us reason to do what we do!! : )

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JT
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Found this place for dinner before a concert at Hollywood Bowl. We had a 5pm reservation but it was fairly slow. The food and service were both very good. I had the Vodka Penne and my wife had the Lobster stuffed ravioli special which also came with shrimp. By the time we left the place was getting pretty full (for a Sunday).
Would go back again if in the area.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on October 9, 2019

Hi Jon, thank you for sharing your experience - we hope you do join us when you come back to the Hollywood area!

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BL
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food at a good value. Excellent for a pre-show dinner!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on October 9, 2019

Hi Bill, thank you for joining us - we love hosting guests before a show : ) Hope to see you again soon!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant in LA and it was AMAZING! Great food and great service!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for the lovely feedback - glad you had an amazing experience and chose to dine with us!! : )

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NR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, authentic Italian food with friendly service. Great spot for pre-theater (Pantages) dining.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on October 4, 2019

Happy you're happy Nick! Hope to see you again soon : )

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great under appreciated place with nice ambiance!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on October 1, 2019

Gracie for the feedback!! : )

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DM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Still love this place, and the quality is still there. We did have to ask for water 4 times but not a bid deal. I will say that we preferred the darker lit ambiance that the outside dining area used to have before the renovation. The food is still top notch.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thanks for sharing you experience David! We will most certainly discuss this at our next meeting and do our best to improve the ambiance... hope to see you again soon!

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S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Even though they called and left a message, was not aware there was a private party going on. Staff was great and accommodated us anyway. Calamari was small, dry and disgusting. Should have sent it back but I’m not that way. Risotto was good and home made pasta delicious.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on September 21, 2019

Sorry you didn't have the best experience - we will consider your feedback to improve the guest experience!

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ML
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to see a play

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on September 20, 2019

Hope you enjoyed the play as much as you enjoyed dining with us MaryL! Thanks for the lovely feedback : )

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on September 15, 2019

Thanks for the feedback!

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LA
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall, it was fabulous, as usual. However, on this occasion, the music was a little loud and too upbeat. It was difficult to talk over and had a "manic, now get out of here" feel. But the food was delicious.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on September 15, 2019

Thanks for sharing your experience LAGrl! We will discuss the issue you had with the music and see how we can make improvements to the vibe!

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B
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious and Simple Food!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on September 10, 2019

That's exactly what we strive for Beba! Thank you for sharing your experience

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great happy hour wine prices, and a really nice patio for dining. They also have free parking in the back!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thanks for the feedback Sue! We hope to see you again : )

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AS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Lobster Ravioli is my favorite! The service is a tad slow but the ambiance makes up for it. Seriously, you must try the ravioli & the drink menu is incredible!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on September 10, 2019

Ciao Ashley! Thanks for sharing your experience with us on OpenTable - we are very happy to hear you enjoyed the Lobster Ravioli - it's one of our favorite dishes too : )

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r
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service but the prices have gotten a bit steep. Also, unless you’re sitting in the back patio, the acoustics in the restaurant are painfully loud.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thanks for the feedback Rififi, we'll keep your note in mind to enhance the guest experience!

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JH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Lovely food. Just felt there was a lot of up selling and a sense of being rushed. Friendly staff however.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hi JoannaH, we apologize you felt rushed - it's never our intent to lessen the guest experience. We strive to provide great customer service. Hope you'll give us another try!

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c
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent, menu is varied and quality and quantity are super. Our server was attentive without being obsequious. Love the patio but avoided it this visit since it was so hot out - great in the evening.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hi Cleo, thank you so much for the feedback! We are happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us : )

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DI
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This place was OK. The service and ambiance was great. The price point on the quality of food was pretty high. I get it. It’s Hollywood and Sunset Blvd. still. $11 bottled beer and 2 dishes at around $24 each? For pasta? Cmon.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on August 21, 2019

Thanks for the feedback DaveInEverett. We offer promotional specials and deals for guests : ) We even launched a Happy Hour. Feel free to join us 5pm to 7pm from now through the end of September!

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MA
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

My girlfriend and I decided that this might be the worst Italian food we've ever had. The Chianti Classico
was good though.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on August 21, 2019

Dear MARKS, Sorry you felt this way. We will consider your feedback in our effort to improve the guest experience!

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DH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Tried and true staple for good, but not great basic Italian food. Prices have recently gone through the roof since last visit. $27 for a single small-sized, overcooked chicken breast partially covered with scant tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese with mixed vegetables and tiny potatoes is RIDICULOUS! Food is edible, value is poor.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on August 21, 2019

Thanks for the feedback. We will keep this in mind to enhance the guest experience!

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ML
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!! They have a great variety of dishes and everything was very tasty. It was a little noisy with the ambulances passing by.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on August 21, 2019

Thanks for sharing your positive experience MaryL!

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MR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The server was nice. Food was good. Music was upbeat and fun!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thanks for sharing your positive experience with us and the OpenTable community Michelle!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with my 16 year old son before a play at the Pantages. Food was incredibly delicious. Started a little slow when we first sat down but then everything was spot on. Even got a table side visit from the chef. We will definitely go back. Portion size was actually very big.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on August 13, 2019

Grazie for the kind feedback! We are happy you enjoyed your experience with your son - hope you enjoyed the show too!

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great outdoor patio. Get the 4 cheese homemade gnocchi—-AMAZING.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on August 13, 2019

Happy to hear this feedback... it's one of our best sellers for people who know Gnocchi (potato dumpling).

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sat in a very loud corner along sunset blvd. service was good but food was mediocre. None of our meals were very hot. It’s fine but wouldn’t rush back.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on August 13, 2019

Hi Stacy, we wish you had a better experience. We do appreciate the honest feedback - we hope you'll try us again sometime!

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BB
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This conveniently located a short walk from Pantages Theatre- quality food nicely made. Service was excellent.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thanks for the feedback BonBri! We really appreciate it : )

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h
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The perfect spot for dinner before the Pantages. Free parking, the nicest wait staff, yummy food!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you for joining us before the show! We love hosting Pantages show-goers : )

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