La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly L.A.

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While pizza and pasta are just the tip of the Italian (and Eatalian) iceberg, there is a reason these two culinary staples are the most beloved exports from Italy. Enjoy our seasonal selection just steps away from where our expert pasta chefs and dough-slinging pizzaioli (pizza makers) create dishes before your eyes.
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San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed eating outside on the balcony overlooking SM Blvd. All our dishes were very good. Will return. Afterwards, browsed and shopped at the Eataly market.

OT
San Diego
76 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

This place has short on staff, there is no customer service at the mini restaurant. Not sure to recommend it, not all business is just alcohol.

VF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anastasio did a great job of recommending a nice wine paring for my meal. He was attentive and treated us like guests. I had a reservation booked for 5:30 and arrive right on time, however there was a line of about 3 groups in front of us, which made us late. I did not see a place to check in if I had reservations so it appeared to the hosts that were late but were actually there right on time. Not a big deal though.

Thank you, we enjoyed it very much!
Vanessa F.

CT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great fresh food and welcoming ambiance.

LO
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Maybe I was expecting too much. People had said it was great. The ambiance is great, it’s like a “cool” super market. The restaurant is pretty pricey and the food is not that good. Portions small and not very authentic. We were a party of six and tip was included in our bill. After we ate they asked if we wanted the bill and we hadn’t even been done eating. I was not impressed. I may return to the market, coffee shot and gelateria, but not to the restaurant.

PC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

They changed my favorite dish. Doesn’t even compare to the old dish.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We love Eataly and decided to celebrate a special occasion there. The food is always good, and this was no exception. The prices are always high for the portion sizes, but we knew that going in.

While our food was on par with our expectations, the service was far below. Not only was it slow, but it was just downright inattentive. We asked our waitress a question regarding an allergy, she came back ten minutes later but forgot to get the question answered. When we wanted to order more food, we waited 15 mins then asked a busboy if he could find our server. 15 mins later he came back and I reminded him. “Oh she’s busy but she will be back” he said. I could see her through the window just chatting with the bartender and wiping glasses. Cool.

We also ordered an appetizer at the beginning of our meal which never came. When we reminded her an hour later, she said “oh I’ll go check.” It came out 10 mins later without explanation or apology for forgetting.

We got our bill which included an 18% gratuity. I spoke with a manager who removed the calamari and gratuity from our check which I really appreciated. But we still tipped her 15% because I was feeling kind.

We got two pasta leftovers boxed up and she handed the bags back to us. When we each got home to our respective homes, we realized she gave us the wrong food. So I have some random persons leftovers in my trash now. Wishing we hadn’t tipped at all now.

But the pasta and pizza are delicious. Just pause before thinking each $20-$25 dish will get you a fine dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress Sabina was AWESOME!!! She was very tentative and knowledgeable about the menu. LOVE HER!! I highly recommend her if you go there!

TO
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The services was really slow, they said computers were down. The food was amazing.

FM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal was wonderful!!
We were late but couldn’t get a call thru to let them know. They seated us anyway.

The food was SO good!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious, but our server was so aloof. The food runners were a lot more friendly. We had a 3 year old with us for lunch and wanted to know if a certain pizza was the closest to pepperoni, and she said yes it is, but failed to mention that the salami was way spicier than pepperoni. She also didn’t come back to check on us after she took our order and we had to tell someone else to get our check for us.

b
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

The food did not have seasoning and was bland, definitely not worth the price paid, especially when there are restaurants around LA that have far superior pasta and at a lower price point.
The lasagne was some thing cooked in a factory, rather then the restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is very exceptional. Great price, awesome service, perfect ambience. For the area this is a gem!

BM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Set on balcony. The weather was perfect. the pizzas where outstanding . the service was top notch.
Wonderful evening.

l
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was bad. Our server didn’t really care. It must be slow Wednesday night where they (4-5 servers) prefer to talk within themselves instead of doing their jobs. We’re very disappointed. We would NOT recommend it to anyone.

R
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Mozzarella wasn’t fresh and tasty. Pizza was quite “gummy”. This is not “eataly” standard.

NG
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Rarely came to refill water and filled glass only half way.
Pizza was just ok and pasta needed more sauce.

LG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

We have never experienced such horrible customer service in my life. The waitress we had was extremely rude from the moment she came to our table. Bottom line we had two other waiters come in and help out because she was pretty much useless. We were a party of 5 and I was the only one that never received my food. I told the waitress that she forgot to add my food and I never received anything. She said okay and walked away. Not I'm sorry not anything. She then sent another waitress to hand us the bill. Who said we were done???? Absolutely awful. Thankfully the other waiters and manager stepped in and apologized. The manager then gave us a discount on the bill and continued to apologize. We paid our bill and I went and handed a cash tip to one the waiters that was extremely helpful. I wanted to make sure that she didn't get a penny of that tip.
Thankfully we ordered appetizers and what I tasted of it was absolutely amazing. Everyone at the table loved their food. It's unfortunate that one person was able to ruin what was suppose to be a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

TC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eataly is my absolutely favorite place to be. Been 3 times, and amazing each time. A very impressive place to show out of towners.

b
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lasagne may have been the best I've ever had. The bechamel layer was heavenly. Our server, Matt, was very on top of things. Good bread. Great burrata! Overall, a great dining experience for a Sunday afternoon.

GW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service! The waitress we had was very attentive and pleasant. I also love their pasta - the 3 of us at my table got 3 different pastas and they were all excellent. I definitely recommend this place, and love the cacio e pepe & lasagna!

CF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This just isn't up to the Eataly hype. Ordered Pasta Calamarata sugo di mare; menu states shrimp, calamari, clams, mussels $24. Maybe 3 or 4 oz pasta, and only seafood detectable was a small piece of calamari.
Arugula salad described as arugula, trumpet mushrooms, parma-reg dop. Mostly arugula, 3 shaved ribbons of mushroom, no detectable cheese.
Wine (sav blanc) beer (hefaviessen) were fine.
Better Italian at Toscanova, Mozzarella Bar or CPK at Century City Mall.

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

The waiters are pulled thin. Clearly this place is a money maker. It would be nice if they didn’t run their staff ragged.

ML
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality food, service was perfect, waiting time less than 5 minutes

RK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The staff were helpful and pleasant. Julia the hostess was bubbly and sweet. The servers Isaac and Kirstie very attentive and nice too.

B
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The pasta noodles were exceptional but the sauce was disappointing.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food and service! cant wait to go back again and spend a whole day there at Eataly

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious and all around great experience!

NJ
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mom to lunch here. It was her first time trying it. Everything was delicious and the service was great! No complaints!

N
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The place has a lot of potential but unfortunately the service sucks... they need to hire better people. Food good service bad.. you decide

YN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

The other restaurants in Eataly might be nicer, but this one was forgettable.

LT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I have been to this restaurant 3 times now and each time love whatever we had ordered. In fact, on my last visit, I ordered the ragu of beef with pasta and I told her it was so good that I wanted to have it again for dinner. So I went into the market area and found the ragu and freshly made fettuccini pasta and did exactly that. My husband and niece also LOVED it for dinner! Great restaurant and I'm so glad it's right there in the mall and easily available.

JP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant has changed. It used to be one of our family favorites but they've reduced the portion sizes and the food was not as flavorful on this last visit. It is still good but it's not at quite the same level as it was. And the value has definitely gone down since you have to order more appetizers, etc.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I would have liked more of a selection of food there are other food places in the same location that had dishes that I would have liked to add but they wouldn’t let me.

F
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We were so disappointed in our food after all the hype we'd heard on how good the restaurants in Eatily are. The service was terrible (we had to ask our servers to help us on multiple occasions) and the food was bland. You are better off ordering from the food counters within Eatily itself.

CS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the dinner tonight. Chef Avner of Cento is amazing!! Came just for him

AM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

CAME HERE FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY OF CENTO PASTA BAR. I HAVE BEEN TO CENTO IN DOWNTOWN LA FOR LUNCH AND IT WAS AMAZING. I WASN'T AS WOWED THIS TIME, PERHAPS BECAUSE OF THE LARGER SCALE IN WHICH FOOD HAD TO BE PREPARED? BUT STILL GOOD. THE PIZZA WAS PROBABLY MY FAVORITE THING.. AND I HAD HOPED FOR A PROTEIN OPTION, IE SEAFOOD, OR PORK, SOME KIND OF MEAT ON THE MENU.

STILL A GREAT EXPERIENCE, DELICIOUS AND FUN!

v
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is great but there should be way to get a coffee served after your meal instead of walking to a different area. Makes no sense, certainly not for an Italian restaurant.

ML
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing experience and we will definitely be coming back!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so lovely!

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