La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly L.A.
We had 6:15pm reservations via OpenTable. I checked in with hostess at 6:10pm. She told us we had to wait a bit. I checked in again at 6:30pm, she said we needed to continue to wait. We were standing ten feet away from hostess stand in plain site. At 6:45 we went back to hostess to complain about our wait, she claimed she had texted and called us, neither of which had happened. We were finally seated at 6:50pm, with an extremely rude hostess experience. After that poor start, server was fantastic and food amazing. Don't like that desserts and coffee is not available as table service, would prefer a full service experience.
Pizza was very delicious. The pasta was too pricy for such a small portion. Overall experience was good.
It was pretty good. Our server was excellent and we were seated pretty fast, with reservations of course. The pasta was okay, but I think I'll try the pizza next time.
Delish- an enjoyable evening- good drink and goof food
Great experience and food was delicious
Pizza and pasta was excellent.
We came to La Pizza & La Pasta for my birthday because I miss eating carbs!!! One of the best birthday lunches ever. We shared the calamari, kale salad, butternut squash ravioli, porcini mushroom pizza, yummy! all of the food was so fresh and delicious. I recommend making reservations ..it was crazy busy.
We love This restaurant and have been here pmany times.
Always got the very attentive service. However today’s service was very bad. We couldn’t get the name of our female server but she was no smile at all and we had to ask five times to her and other server to refill water! She had a bandage on her finger which,my opinion, should be covered more because she was serving foods! Anyway, no smile and no attention at all. Very rude and unfriendly. We were very sorry because this was our favorite restaurant.
Always great. We love the Cacio e Pepe
Our server was excellent. Energetic and kind young man. They cook apps and pizza and entrees from 3 different kitchens and that was a bit of a challenge as the 3 of us planned to share our meals. But it all worked out well and we enjoyed the pizza and lasagna especially. The proportions are generous. We will return.
While it’s not 5 star gourmet Italian, the food is quite good and certainly well above your standard”Mall food”
Tip for the wise:
Make your reservation with Open Table while shopping and continue until your table is ready - skipping the up to 1 hr. wait...
You won’t regret it.
Did I say poor service.
Amazing food as always! Never disappointed
Food was great. Service was absolutely terrible. The manager, Jonathan was nice but that didn’t make up for the bad experience we had.
Seated on time, food arrived as ordered, service excellent
Food is really mediocre and nothing up to par for what this place is supposed to be
Tagliatelle was salty both times (sent back 1st time), 2nd time was less salty but just assumed that was the taste profile so let it be. Drinks came when we were halfway done with food. The server herself was perfectly polite & competent. It’s the restaurant & the cooking & timing. Would go back only for pizza if it was slower. I don’t think the do well generally when it’s busy.
Food and ambiance is always great here. Service was a bit slow, except when the waitress was trying to close out and go home. Cost is always high, but for the quality of food it’s worth it.
Excellent service but small portions and salad without lettuce
Nice dinner for a date able to have conversation. The Christmas decorations in eataly set the mood
Food is good service really lacking.
The location of the reservation was not nice. Next time I will indicate where I wish to be seated.
Food was great! Service too!
Great ambience. The pastas and pizza specials were delicious! The bread and olive oil to atart is a must. Highly recommend.
Beautiful space, friendly staff, and delicious food and wine!
LOVE the food at Eataly! Very authentic and high quality. I wish the atmosphere at Eataly L.A. was as nice as other Eataly's (Chicago and New York) -- but hey -- just thrilled to have one in California!
Was bad from the beginning. Hostess had an attitude. Was obnoxious even when we had a reservation. Food has seriously declined since when the place opened. One example, the tagliatelle which used to have some solid chunks of short rib now is covered with too little sauce with what seemed to be cheap ground beef. Two other dishes that we got were sub par and nowhere near the level that used to be quite good. All of the portion sizes are greatly reduced from Prior meals here. This restaurant has now declined to the point where I would not recommend it. It is not worth the price. Too bad. Used to be one of our favorites.
I think I set my expectations a little bit high and was a bit underwhelmed.
This was a great little pre-fixe pizza and pasta even with good wines for $25 or $45/bottle. You really was go wrong with anything Eataly.
Food came out way too fast - felt rushed
Honestly, the pizzas were smakin. Also low key, it was the 2nd half of a bang-bang, and it was still poppin. In case you don’t already know what’s good, that means we tore up 2meals back to back like Glover and Willis on the cover of Lethal Weapon. As you might imagine, our appetite for the 2nd meal wasn’t as serious as it was for our 1st, but that’s why I know beyond a shadow of doubt that those pizzas were fu**kin FLAME, cause I wasn’t even hungry and those pizzas were still outrageously delicious, like for real the flavor and texture was out of pocket. Strong work Eataly, imma slide through again soon. Xoxoxo
The food was really good, we went for the 2-courses for $18. I didn't expect the service to be so terrible. The waiters didn't seem to know what they were doing at all and would just kind of throw our food down on the table. It messed up the plating. They also didn't clear the plates from our first course when the main arrived and when I asked the waiter if he could take the empty plates, he seemed really surprised and didn't say anything.
Overall, the food was good but it was really disheartening service.
Great experience pre fix is the best
We had the burrata cheese appetizer, the marguerita pizza and the pasta with eggplant which were all tasty.
My husband and cousin-in-law went for the Eataly Restaurant Fest. We already booked our reservation a week ago, which I’m so glad we did. Food was $18 for a 2-course meal from their prixe fixe menu and a wine bottle is just $25. We had one of everything from their antipasti menu (3 items) and for the main, we got a fettucine funghi and a pizza. The pasta was a bit bland for me but the antipasti were good. Ambiance has a chill, relaxing Italian vibe to it.
The food was good, however, small portion on the Ravioli so my husband was still hungry. The restaurant was loud. The waitress barely looked us in the eye. When she talked to us she was looking around the restaurant. We came to try the restaurant specials for restaurant fest. We were a little disturbed to realize their $25 bottle of wine special on the menu only cost $13.90 in the retail area. The food was good so we may go again on a less busy tune so we can hear each other talk during our meal.
The food was fantastic as always! I have never had a bad meal here. However, this past visit we sat next to a table who had a man who was clearly under the influence and was yelling and would have outbursts using very foul language (appropriate for more of a sports bar atmosphere). His yelling was so loud, my friend and I could not have a conversation, and you could tell other surrounding tables were very annoyed as well. It was so bad, I’m very surprised the staff did not say anything. I’m all about having a good time, but this was not the place for this kind of behavior. I’ve been to Eataly many times, but this quite honestly ruined the entire experience there, not even the food could make up for it.
The food was bland and the service was very poor. No one would come to our table, we couldn’t get water and the manager was very rude and unapologetic.
If this were a neighborhood restaurant where one could drop in for pasta/pizza, then this would be a decent destination. How about shopping at Century City and deciding to have a bite? OK for that, too. Problem: One needs reservations on weekends, so no one drops in. Is it worth making a special trip? Definitely NOT! The pastas are above average, but we are now so spoiled in L.A. that fresh pastas are easy to find. Pizza - same thing. The salads here are a big rip-off. So small for the price. Wine by the glass - skimpy. Tables/chairs - they want you to eat and run. Too bad. Terra is great as is the seafood restaurant, but this place has to change its identity.