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LAVO Ristorante, Los Angeles, CA

LAVO Ristorante

4.6
4.6
237 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
LAVO Ristorante is a 250-seat coastal Italian restaurant designed for an unparalleled, year-round alfresco dining experience. The restaurant offers an elevated indoor and outdoor dining experience while boasting a spacious sun-drenched dining room with a retractable roof, operable windows, and luxurious Italian furnishings throughout.

The kitchen is helmed by Chef Ralph Scamardella, whose menu balances dishes inspired by coastal southern Italy and influenced by Southern California produce while paying homage to LAVO’s signature Italian classics and his Italian-American background.

The beverage program features dramatic iterations on the classics alongside bold signature drinks. LAVO’s robust wine program complements the restaurant’s Italian inspiration and West Coast locale, featuring a vast selection of Old-World wines, as well as wines from California’s iconic regions.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 177 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 817-6441

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    LAVO Ristorante offers a secluded, 65-seat private dining room with a dramatic barrel-vaulted brick ceiling for private functions. The space can be divided for smaller parties based on availability, while the entire restaurant can be reserved upon request pending availability. for more information call 323.686.3122 or Email laevents@taogroup.com

  • Private party contact

    Special Events: 0000000000

  • Neighborhood

    West Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Doheny Drive

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Sunset/Doheny

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

What 237 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere & service !
  2. g

    gmhmh

    Oklahoma City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and 1st class level of service.
  3. LG

    LynneG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the servers are very well trained. They could easily answer any question you had regarding the food. The portions are very large which is nice. We will definitely be returning with more people.
  4. MG

    MarioG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time attending Sunday brunch and the food was mazing. Server KC know how to give excellent suggestions. She is the best
  5. F

    Forkboy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food was clearly already prepared and microwaved or poorly re-heated. French fries were starchy and inedible. Just not a restaurant where food was the priority, felt more like a glorified hang-out and a bar... not a place for a discerning diner at all.
  6. M

    Milly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! The best service and food!
  7. L

    Liketoeat

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprisingly delicious food. Excellent, friendly service. Outstanding drinks. Will definitely return.
  8. D

    Dmsolo

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our server was attentive to us but somethings were lost in translation between ordering our drinks and meals and having them served to us. Our drinks for 4 people came out sporadically over a 6 minute span, our cocktail orders were not correct, our appetizers did not come out together causing us to wait for everyone to be served as our food got cold, and our entrees were all served cold - as if they were sitting in the kitchen for several minutes before they were taken to our table. All entrees were sent back to be reheated. The server couldn’t be more apologetic/ embarrassed. Dinner/drinks for 4 was over $400. They need to do better. The restaurant has been operating for about 3 months - still lots of operational kinks to work out. I wish them good luck.
  9. t

    terrik

    Los Angeles

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My third visit, my husband’s first. Just as exceptional as my previous visits. Love that meatball!!! Also deeply appreciate that although our reservation was for bar (high top) seating, management accommodated our request for dining room seating.
  10. J

    Juju4shizzlenizzle23avaa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was super helpful and patient they gave amazing recommendations and knew the menu fully. The music and playlist was amazing along with the lighting and overall ambience!
  11. AM

    AnastasiiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere is so nice!! I like it, and my friend too
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a birthday dinner & the service was superb . I love that they were playing r&b music .
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The manager was extremely rude and had zero customer service! I will not be returning.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the cocktail drinks and dessert of the 20 layer chocolate cake. The best part too was the tuna tartar appetizer! Wonderful ambience as well played a role with the beautiful atmosphere of colors.
  15. AV

    AmyV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious; great service & food & people watching!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I had high hopes for dinner at Lavo having been a frequent diner at the New York location. I went with three girlfriends for dinner last night and we were incredibly disappointed. We were sat promptly after 7:30, our reservation time, but didn’t get our food for almost an hour and a half. A couple of appetizers arrived on time after ordering but the wait between those and our main courses was crazy. We kept having to ask for someone to clear our table of empty glasses and no one ever came over to ask if we wanted more drinks after clearing the glasses. Even after we finished our meal we had to ask for someone to clear the table. we just got zero attention. We asked to speak to a manager and even the time it took for the manager to come over blew our minds, especially considering there were at least two or three on the floor. Once she came over she told us it was a very busy night (it was a Tuesday night and also, when will Lavo NOT be busy?! Come on.) and asked us what she could do to make our experience better, which I understand was with good intentions, but we shouldn’t have to tell her what makes for a better experience. She should have just figured it out without putting the onus on us. Additionally, our server was hovering by our table while the manager was there, only making for an uncomfortable situation. When the dessert menus came, we were told we would get “one dessert” on the house. After the wait and the terrible experience, it would have been the very least they could do to comp our desserts entirely, or at least take care of the $16 valet. Our server forgot one of our teas… I mean, up until the very end it was just terrible all around. It’s a beautiful restaurant but with subpar food and horrible service why would we ever go back or recommend this place to friends? So many better places to go for a good night out with friends.
  17. TF

    TravelingFam007

    Los Angeles

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great table, terrific food & drinks, and superb service! Will definitely be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went with my significant other for a special occasion. We made last minute reservations and luckily got a great table in the dining room. This place didn’t disappoint. Vibe was fantastic. Full dining room on a Tuesday night. Had a great server who didn’t take himself too seriously and made good recommendations. Caesar salad was really good. Wife had the silk handkerchiefs and I had the langoustine. Both were okay. Truffle fries were good. Would come back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing hospitality as usual!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Just amazing. Lunch pre fixe a great deal. Will not last long, it can’t. Go now!
  21. PJ

    PatriciaJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stacy, our server, was fantastic! I enjoyed dinner there and now I have a new lunch place!!! Patricia
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Cruise ship experience. They roll the tables in one hour
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    typical new la hotspot restaurant that won’t last. food is good enough to try but the service is awful and hospitality is non existent. crowd is your typical instagram models with club promoters. nothing new or interesting. waited for our table for almost an hour. no flow throughout dinner - food comes out randomly with waiters constantly trying to clear unfinished plates to make room for new plates coming out of the kitchen. Drinks also all over the place - some came on time (some not at all) however completely inconsistent in taste - e.g. ordered a spicy skinny margarita -first one from the bar- came out great; 3 at the table were either over the top sweet def not skinny or so spicy it was undrinkable. it’s such a basic drink not sure how you can mess it up? manager actually came to the table and had the audacity to say “maybe you should try drinking something else” LMAO. Overall worth a try but expect the same LA nonsense if you have the energy for it.
  24. NB

    NicoleB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came here for our 4th time. It is always a great experience, from staff, food, drinks, ambiance. The tuna tartare is fantastic. We will be coming back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Drink was spilled on me by one of the waiters. Pizza was over done. Dessert brought at the different time.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The ambiance of this place is amazing, staff was very nice and welcoming. The vibe was great. The food was good. Drinks were also good
  28. MP

    MPOC

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Brilliant light Italian sauces. Excellent Branzino and seafood pasta which we shared and it was great combo. There is a pistachio dessert that is simply the best dessert I have ever eaten anywhere in my life! My only slight negative is that restaurant is slightly too loud
  29. A

    Ariel

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here! The service, ambience, food is outstanding. It was our third time there and we will certainly be back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Great service. They made us very welcome. Our table was not quite ready they offered a round of drinks on the house. The hostess and waitress couldn’t have been nicer. The food came out quickly and everything was very good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is very sexy in the daytime as well as the evening, it’s a covered outdoor patio feel. The food is fantastic, and different from other Italian places around.
  32. T

    Twinx

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service. Creative cocktails! Delicious food!
  33. l

    laurens

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Was a very corporate well trained staff- greeter, hostess, waitress....BUT no communication between kitchen and waiters. Pizza arrived we had no plates, asked for peppers. got plates and by the time peppers came pizza was cold. Entrees arrived and pizza plates were not cleared. Entrees sat until we flagged someone down for plates. We had Margarita pizza was good (even cold), broccolini was great, halibut was good and Chicken was tough and definitely needed the sauce or was not good. The tables are squished together so we were right next to other diners on a bench on one side and chair on the other. We will not be going back.
  34. CC

    CherylC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, food was exceptional and ambiance was fun.
  35. a

    annabellet

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    The table we were seated at was so small we could barely fit in between to get to the booth. The server was so absent it was almost as if we were lowest priority. He took forever to take our order, and once the order was placed we got both our entrees before the appetizer we ordered. He was not very apologetic what so ever and probably said a total of 6 words to us throughout the entire night. The food was pretty good but not worth the price and overall experience. Once the check came the server lazily sat the bills down without saying thank you. We were so stunned by the disappointing experience we wanted to leave as soon as possible.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service!
  37. RB

    RebecaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place! My husband and I had a great experience celebrating our anniversary. The staff was friendly and professional. The restaurant is beautiful. We will definitely return.
  38. A

    Aloanbyanna

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and every dish we tried was amazing especially the Tuna Tartar! The aesthetics were remarkable!! Loved it!
  39. CX

    CindyXylex

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food and drinks were okay. 3 stars for that. Dessert was yummy! Very nice staff and ambiance. Beautiful decor. If you’re going, it’s for the vibes not the food or drinks. Cause the food and drinks were average.
  40. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar area is fabulous. Mixologists Annie and Chrissy are a dynamite duo, serving fabulous libations! Service fabulous. Michael, our waiter and Evan “the Somme” were both terrific, helping us navigate both food and wine options. Everything amazing: Truffle pizza, prosciutto pizzas awesome. Waygu meatball was amazing! Chicken Milanese, Rib-eye, truffle fries were all delicious as well - cooked perfectly. We topped it off with the layer cake.no words can do it justice. It was both sinful and spectacular. The ambience of the place is magnificent / the open roof, windows and ample flowers create a warmth that merges that NYC energy with the Cali outdoor vibe. A place not to be missed. Bring your appetite and your ample credit card capacity - you will need both of them!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

LAVO Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 237 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 177 times today
Google Map for LAVO Ristorante

9201 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Doheny Drive

  • Neighborhood

    West Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Sunset/Doheny

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 817-6441

  • Private party facilities

    LAVO Ristorante offers a secluded, 65-seat private dining room with a dramatic barrel-vaulted brick ceiling for private functions. The space can be divided for smaller parties based on availability, while the entire restaurant can be reserved upon request pending availability. for more information call 323.686.3122 or Email laevents@taogroup.com

  • Private party contact

    Special Events: 0000000000

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