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About Fabiolus Cucina
serving Italian Cuisine using the freshest ingredients available from our local farmers.
We proudly offer quick service and affordable quality ingredients.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Hours of Operation:
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private lot behind restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Fabiolus Cucina Ratings and Reviews
First time st this restaurant. We chose it because it was walking distance to the Pantages Theatre. The food was good, and the service was friendly. The only problem we had was that it was actuLly an outdoor restaurant that they enclosed with plastic. I was chilled the whole meal. They had heaters that helped. It was pleasant overall and would go back in the spring/summer.
My granddaughter and I ate dinner here before Hamilton. The restaurant was not busy. We were seated on the patio toward the front of the restaurant. There was a tear in the plastic and it was cold even with the heater. The service was terrible, thank goodness they finally seated a woman they seemed too know or We might still be sitting there. The lasagna had no layers of noodles, sent it back for spaghetti, which was very good. When we got the bill, no returned, I left cash. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.
We were able to get pretty last minute reservations, but it wasn't because they weren't busy. The servers were a little overloaded, which took a little time. But, the food and beverage were well worth it! Delicious Italian food and wine in a very enjoyable atmosphere! Also very close to downtown Hollywood, so it was very conveniently located. I'd go back the next time we are in LA for sure.
Insanely busy on a Saturday evening. Stood around for 5 minutes upon arrival until I went and found a hostess to tell her I had a reservation. Once seated we sat there for 10 minutes before anyone even brought water and bread. Had to chase someone down to order and again to get the check. I was told I couldn’t order the risotto I wanted because I was going to a show at the Pantages and it wouldn’t be ready fast enough even though I arrived at 6:15 pm and the curtain was 8 pm. It might be a nice place for lunch or an early or late dinner but not a good choice for a pre-show meal.
Service was bad. There were a lot of people in the restaurant because it was Saturday night.
While we were waiting to be seated, waiters appeared caring food that looked and smelled great. That was not to be our experience.
Our waiter took our order and disappeared. Other people brought food, but weren't attentive.
We ordered grilled Brussel Spouts, which were supposed to be grilled with garlic and oil. When they appeared (with the main dish), they had been steamed and only had a slight brown spot on each one. No flavor - not even salt let alone garlic.
The pasta we got - very quickly - was supposed to be pasta primavera and we asked for shrimp to be added. The pasta looked unappetizing - an odd color of orange. There were only a few carrots and sprigs of broccoli on it, and there were no shrimp. When we talked with yet another person we had t to call over, he left with the pasta and came back a few minutes later with the same pasta with a few shrimp added. The shrimp were not seasoned and added nothing. In fact, there was so much cream in the sauce that it tasted Kraft macaroni and cheese. Cold and dismal.
The waiter said he'd bring bread when he took our order, but we had to ask for it after we had started eating. At least it had some pesto sauce for dipping, which we added to the Brussel Sprouts to make them taste like something.
The house wine - Cabernet - was sweet and half way through, tasted like alcohol, but not much more than that. Even though we said the dinner was awful, no one came to see if they could correct anything. We decided against dessert and will never go back.
We came for a pre-show dinner. It was quite busy. When I called to say I would be late, I was warned they fill up pre-show. They were extremely accommodating. The atmosphere was casual. The menu was authentic Italian. My son and I both had pasta dishes and I had a small Cesar salad. We considered dessert, but the tray shown to us looked a bit tired, which didn’t appeal, and the selection was not to our taste. Overall, I have a 4 to the food, because it was tasty and authentic. They were extremely friendly, however it was challenging to get the waiters attention for long periods at some points. I would definitely come back, with more time.
Fabiolus had been our go-to restaurant for pre-theater dining in years past. However, it appears the quality of cuisine has faltered, portions have shrunk and prices have gone up. A rather disappointing dining experience for us. It seemed as if our food (penne Siciliana for both of us) had been prepared previously and then reheated. The eggplant that was to be in the dish was almost non-existent. We were pressed for time or we would have sent both dishes back. Very disappointing dining experience. When looking for dining options prior to going to the theater, we shall seek out other options the next time around.
I love this restaurant. I have been going here for years for our before or after Pantages Theater shows. My nieces grew up with this tradition and now that they are grown I continue it with girlfriends. Great food...traditional Italian and that is my favorite.
My granddaughter and I enjoyed our meal at Fabiolus Cucina very much. The service was excellent and the fact that we were able to park our car there until after we returned from the theater was an added bonus. I will definitely recommend this wonderful restaurant.
We went here before seeing a play. The food came out in just a few minutes. You don't need a lot of time for the meal if you are going to see a show. We had a 5:45 reservation and planned to walk to Pantages before 7. Probably could have done a 6:30 reservation next time. Food was very good and we would go back again.
Booked a table at Fabiolus Cucina for 4 to have a business dinner. Was greeted quickly upon arriving and seated straight away. The service was excellent and the food was really great! We each had something different and every dish came out perfectly. The cocktails were great too!!
If you want a great meal with great service in Hollywood this is the place to go!! Highly recommend it!
The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood had this restaurant on their suggested list for pre/post theatre dining. We had high expectations given the written recommendation, and are pleased to say, the chef, food, service and atmosphere far exceeded those expectations. As we always do, each of the 3 of us ordered something different and each entrée was exceptional. We even had some dessert, pumpkin cheesecake that was the best we have ever had. The restaurant had valet parking and we were able to leave our car there during the show. Overall, a great dining and theatre experience. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
We made a reservation for 6 but then called to add 2 more people at the last minute, which the restaurant accommodated without issue. The service was perfect; not overly-bearing but also not dismissive. The food was good, but I would have appreciated the option of evening specials or a "theatre special menu," although the restaurant did an excellent job in having our meal completed in plenty of time for the show at the Pantages that evening.
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