Il Pesce Cucina - Eataly

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Italian
Headed up by acclaimed L.A. restaurant Providence, Il Pesce Cucina is our fish market-inspired restaurant. For more than a decade, the team led by Chef Michael Cimarusti and Donato Poto has worked to elevate the standards of modern American seafood restaurants. At Eataly, Providence highlights the delicious varieties of California’s wild fish in our menus. All of the fresh seafood is responsibly sourced, with a particular focus on wild-caught and raw options that promise to satisfy every taste.
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OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Small gem salad served not the same salad we have had many
Times - it had been chopped up and had no flavor - this salad
Was so great and had wonderful salad dressing before we
Exchanged to for the Burrata salad which was great! But the
Little gem salad was our favorite just disappointing🤷🏻‍♀️

D
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Fish was tough and chewy

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food but limited menu

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You’ll want to sit outside! It was a gorgeous evening with great wine and great food. The menu listed on OpenTable is not current as they change the menu quite often but you’ll be ecstatic with the selection. Definitely will return soon!

KT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was friendly, Seafood was fresh and delicious, and everything came out in a timely manner.

LS
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

I sat outside, and enjoyed sitting on the small patio. Our server was very nice, and informative about the menu. The service from the kitchen was very slow. We had a 7:00 reservation & our fish didn’t come til 8:00. I would like to try again with hopefully better service from the kitchen. It was a Wednesday evening.

BA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had to ask for things like water refill twice. Waitress was slow to check up on us

JW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful meal at 6:00 PM. Because it was early we had the terrace to ourselves. Food and service were great. You pass through a delightful Italian market on the way to the restaurant. The whole experience was fine.

f
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

the server had no personality. The food was not hot and the broccoli was overdone. Not enough choices for a fish resturant.

CZ
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed sitting on the patio. Oour meal was excellent and the service was great!

SC
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great. The restaurant was crowded but friendly. The food was good but pricey. I would eat there again.

BF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster PASTA

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NN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Everything was just fine... but nothing was great, and some was not even good. Honestly if the cost was 1/3-1/4 of what it was maybe I’d feel different. But the price tag, not to mention the association with Providence, totally killed the meal. It didn’t meet or even come within a mile of my expectations. I’d hesitate to go back, even if it was at the owner’s expense... that’s how “meh” it was.

ZG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

food was quite good. very fresh and authentic. server was very nice but not very attentive.

SA
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lots of unfortunate changes on the menu - they stopped using fresh pasta! Used to be my fav restaurant in Eataly, now i probably won’t return.

OT
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleased to be seated on the patio, with view of Century City to enhance our dining experience. At one point I wondered if they forgot about the few diners outside as service took some time... but once tended to, food was delicious, drinks and water glasses were kept filled....

AA
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, very nice quiet patio. Highly recommended for any occasion.

DG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was not good. Food was not good. Definitely would not go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went there during DineLa week for a family birthday dinner. Food was good, our waitress was nice, not pushy. I think they are a bit pricey for the portion size they serve

AB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Ate on the patio, asked to move because there were so many bugs flying around our table. Food hit the spot, simple and to the point.

U
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The outdoor is nice and the view is beautiful, but the food is just okay. We’ve spent $140 on dinner for two and found out that they do not even validate! Good thing we were seeing a movie at AMC and validated there, otherwise we’d have to pay extra $30 for parking. Also, they don’t serve tea/coffee, which is really bad, because I think there’s no point of having a tiramisu without coffee.

Y
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. Great taste, attentive polite staff good value for high end chef.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t say enough about this place. I’m in Love. I remembered when it opened and I kept putting off a visit, I’m mad at myself for waiting so long. AMAZING everything from the market to the restaurant. I was extremely Happy with the service to my meal. From the moment I walked in i was in Aw. The host was very nice and our server was the best. I can’t wait to come back

BV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My wife and I were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary and decided to choose II Pesce Cucina at Eataly to experience the ambience. We made reservations through Open Table and noted our anniversary in the "Occasions" section. There was no acknowledgement made by the restaurant or server of our celebration. The food was okay but not worth the value.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Dine LA menu was amazing!

B
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This trip occurred during Dine LA Week, and the mini two course pre-fixe menu was excellent. We brought friends from Taiwan who were visiting LA and they ordered a sort of mix that they could exchange among themselves. They thoroughly enjoyed it. The grilled swordfish was prepared in classic style. My son had a pasta dish that he enjoyed. Service was attentive but without hovering. As our friends do not imbibe during the day, we had no opportunity to test the wine list, which I noted was heavy with Italian wines (some of my favorites are Italian!). I do recommend Il Pesce Cucina; but not if conversation is important. The floors are concrete, the noise is loud, and the music piped in by Eataly was unavoidable in the open design of the larger complex.

LA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food is definitely worth every bite! We went for Dine LA - and it was a good deal. The bluefish was excellent. The service was mediocre though - very inattentive and forgot to bring the desert that is part of the Dine LA course. It took over 30 minutes to flag him down and get our bill paid. While he was not rushing us, it was also difficult to find him when we needed him. He did give us very good insight into which dishes to try.

l
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Disappointing lunch! The service leaves a lot to be desired. I asked for balsamic vinegar for a salad and never received it. My daughter ordered swordfish and it was raw inside. Sent it back and it was fine the second time around. Not sure I would return.

M
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Don’t waste your dough! My swordfish, petite as it was, was drowning in olive oil. That is all you could taste. The water sever took my dirty glass back with the clean glasses and it was reused to someone else. And he couldn’t be bothered to give us ice water. The food server was happy to oblige.

Bottom line, spend your money somewhere else.

JL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great the oyster and fish super tasty , loved the outside seating

RP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All wonderful. Can't wait to go back again!!! Service, food, ambiance the very best!

AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had the catch of the day and was amazing!!! I do want to mention that Maria was espectacular by making sure we had a good time.

RG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I each had a pasta dish; they were both very good. Our third didn't not show up, her loss.

LA
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice patio overlooking Ave of the Stars. Fish is fresh. Nice experience

UR
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Flavors of all our meals were completely non-directional. They tasted like the cooking that makes the foods of the Midwest such a culinary joke.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We’ve been to Eataly in Boston before and loved it, so wanted to try the one here. Great quality and consistent!

RH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this place it’s my favorite but the service aaa incredibly slow and they forgot some items but the food was overall fantastic.

KC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Freshest fish and burrata around! But the best thing about Il Pesce is the friendly staff - some high end restaurants can be stiff but the staff always makes me feel like I’m being welcomed into a friend’s home. A friend who cooks really well!

AG
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Off to a rocky start -- First time dining here with great expectations....Even though we had a reservation, the host seemed confused... didn't make us feel welcome. Then we were at the table after about 10 minutes, we asked a woman walking by if she was our server. With a haughty attitude, she exclaimed, NO, I Am a Manager. No welcome, no greeting.... We ordered martini's and waited at least 10-15 minutes and when she delivered the drinks, her apology was about some problem that the bartender had. So far, the experience was what you'd expect from a restaurant that just opened and is working out the kinks.
Finally, a friendly, welcoming server came by and she was just lovely. She took time to explain the menu, our options and made some recommendations. She gets high marks.... Sadly, the food was tasty but nothing special...Patio has pleasant views and a nice vibe...
With so many wonderful dining choices in LA, I hope they will up their game.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was excellent and the staff was very friendly and attentive. a lovely lunch experience.

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