Permanently Closed - Osteria BIGOLI

4.4
126 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
This restaurant is permanently closed. Welcome to Osteria BIGOLI
Executive Chef Claudio Marchesan has done it again, former chef of famous restaurant Pane e Vino! He has been quietly turning out some of the most refined Italian dishes on the Westside for twenty years, combining his native Italian sensibilities with a good deal of contemporary flair.
His former restaurant on Beverly Blvd., Pane e Vino, was a standard for fine Italian cuisine for years.
Now, step inside the new Montana restaurant and serenity reigns in the spare yet stylish interior. It is remarkably comfortable.
The emphasis is on the food. The cuisine"s strength lies in the use of local ingredients with minimal fuss, stressing the seasonal flavors.
The menu features salads and pasta, as well as pesce del giorno; fresh pastas are offered daily. The bread is freshly baked daily on the premises.
Wine lovers will feel right at home with the featured wine list of Italian and California varietals.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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viprootsdaughter
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The pasta was stellar. Wow.

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DawnL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not fresh (bread, sauce

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice neighborhood spot but not cheap for relatively usual Italian cuisine. Very friendly service! Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently delicious and the menu is a welcome departure from the standard Italian fare offered in Brentwood, where we have way too many Italian restaurants. The restaurant is small, the service is personal and the food is authentic.

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vipCaliforniagolfer
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat customers. We love this small restaurant. The food is beautifully prepared. We ordered the little gem Caesar salad and pappardelle pasta with short rib Raghu and it was superb!! Servers are friendly and attentive. A gem in Santa Monica, we think!!

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vipSSpitzSaMo
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a nice, down home place in a community where there are far too many hipster joints that over power your hearing. The food was good, the chef/owner is a sweet man who greets you at the door, and it's a small and gratefully quiet place where you can hear the companion across the table from you even with others next to you. I like their policy of corkage free weeknights (check with them re: which nights) but I would definitely recommend this place to friends and others.

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CynthiaK
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Wonderful staff. It feels like being in Italy.

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RobinVZ
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a charming restaurant run by the opera singing Claudio. We enjoyed a lovely dinner, with high marks for the octopus. It was a lovely evening and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a cozy place to eat good food, with a big chunk of personality thrrown in.

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vipbunkie
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two friends and I had a wonderful dining experience here. We took advantage of the mid-week, no corkage fee, and brought our own bottle to complement the excellent food. This is a small, cozy place which produces delicious, traditional Italian fare, with homemade pastas which we all sampled to our deep satisfaction. I like the family feeling of the place; the chef made an appearance at our table and the waiter was attentive, informative and genuinely friendly. I like that the restaurant doesn't try to overreach with too many offerings; just does what it does very well. Bigoli deserves more patronage!

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vipHowardS
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Not inexpensive but worth it!

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RichardR
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First time dining at Bigoli, we made an Open Table reservation three days in advance for a table for 4 at 7:30 Fri. April 12. Showed up at 7:20 to be informed that they only received notice of our res. 1/2 hour earlier--and had no tables. This was pretty unbelievable. Waiter who greeted us was sympathetic but made no effort to ameliorate the situation.

From the looks of it, this is a small, cramped, noisy neighborhood restaurant that may (or may not) serve adequate Italian food (see recent reviews), but evidently couldn't care less about disappointing prospective diners who have taken the trouble to make reservations. Non molto appetitoso.

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vipGregg
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Bad night for Osteria.
Poor service + tough and tasteless Saltimbocca
Sad

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FabioF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While the food was good at Osteria Bigoli, there are so many better Italian restaurants that I would recommend over this in the west Los Angeles area. The pasta was very good, but the met dish I had (veal saltimbocca) left a little to be desired. Value is good and the ambience and wait staff were good.

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vipmelmor
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I wish that our experience matched the restaurants more enthusiastic reviewers. We were a party of four; we found the food just OK, the service likewise, and the ambiance non-existent. The owner was friendly, if a bit too loud. The house special pasta was too chewy and doughy, and the fish special did not seem fresh. There are better Italian options in the neighborhood.

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LisaM
Adelaide
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Osteria BIGOLI is a small quaint restaurant. Friendly staff. Delicious Food!

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JonathanE
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The grilled artichoke and the tuscan kale were out of this world.
The silk handkerchief (pesto) was very good. I wish there were more vegetarian options.
Even many of the vegetable sides seemed to have meat or bacon in them.
The service was excellent and the atmosphere very nice; low key.
A very good restaurant in every respect.

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vipEvieros
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a special occasion! Tasty food and nice service.

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vipWestsidefoodie12
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

second time at this neighborhood Italian eatery. Love that it is quiet. Food was very good and a good value. My wife had the branzino and said it was very well prepared. I had the pasta with wild boar, but I couldn't tell what the sauce was. Wild Boar tastes like any other meat sauce, nothing special. Had six people and they all said they would come back. It's cozy.

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vipLisaH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant--everything about it. We went there a week ago, and we had to come back already! The ambience is great, the servers and chef and so friendly--it has a real neighborhood feeling. You can tell everyone takes a lot of pride in what they do there. Very fresh ingredients. So happy to have found it. And yes, I would absolutely recommend it to a friend.

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Datarati
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great house made pasta with pesto sauce...definitely going back

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Billy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Both of our fresh pastas were very very good and both ragus were good. The panna cotta was terrific. But the bill (with tax + tip) came to $100 for one salad, two pastas, one dessert, one glass of wine, one cappuccino ... quite a lot of money. We will go again but not often at those prices.

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Rocktheplate3
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant with two other couples. We tasted many appetizers and entrees and it was all delicious.

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AdrienneB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Super nice staff, but not particularly timely. Pasta had too much oil on it, spinach salad had way too much dressing, and the salmon tasted fishy and dry. Sorry. Wanted to really like the place, but it was just so-so.

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vipBevhillssiren
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most authentic and wonderful Italian food that I have ever had. It is cozy and wonderful and the owner/chef Claude will make you feel like you are a guest in his home. We had the BEST meal last night! What a fantastic neighborhood gem of a restaurant. Great for everybody.

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Guderian
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, authentic Italian food. Homemade pasta; best lasagne I have had outside of Italy. On selected weeknights there is no corkage fee, so bring your own Italian wine to go with this outstanding food and cozy atmosphere.

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vipzephyr
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. All the dishes were prepared carefully and with a great bit of expertise. We will be back, soon!

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EricE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First the good. The white bean soup was the best I've ever had. The pasta dishes were also very good (as reported by my friends with whom my wife and I had dinner.) The atmosphere is very nice. It is an authentic neighborhood Italian restaurant and quiet enough so you can actually hear the people a your table talk. Now the bad. The veal parmigiana was the worst I've ever had. It was a thick veal loin and it was so tough I couldn't even chew it. I ended up just eating the cheese on top which was very good. Now, if they could just put the cheese on a thin, tender veal cutlet, they would have a good dish. Also, they do not offer decaf coffee, a big disappointment.

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vipBrenda
Los Angeles
102 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem! With only 12 tables, this is an intimate and charming restaurant. Outstanding beet and arugula salad, veal parmesan, and bread pudding. Great service.

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vipmillard
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were happy with the ambience and the waiter, but the food left a little to be desired. Perhaps their specialty is pasta dishes, but since my wife and I aren't eating pasta now that was not an option. we had a delicious Caesar salad with Little Gem lettuce (home-made croutons, I think, and lots of anchovies in the dressing). For the entree we chose the "loin lamb chops" for $38. They came overcooked, and were a cheaper cut of lamb chop. Not what we expected for the price, but they tasted very good.
Free corkage 3 nights a week, nice! And nice Italian beer.

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vipCCDINER
Los Angeles
207 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience1

One of the worst restaurant experiences ever. One overworked waiter, owner/ chef talking loudly to a “ friend” most of the night- never acknowledged most tables ( including us) never inquired how dinner was ( it was awful) rigatoni carbonara a greasy mess, lasagna tasted like Shepard’s pie.. the 4 of us were deeply disappointed- will never return

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JEANNEK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was very well prepared and delicious. The owner takes pride in preparing seasonal freshly ingredients. The service was perfect. This is a quiet, intimate neighborhood restaurant that offers a lovely dining experience.

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jddubu
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a great, cozy little spot. Perfectly lit, cozy but spacious (not on top of other parties' tables), and the waiter was very nice and funny too. Everyone really enjoyed the food, and they surprised us with a free tiramisu!

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vipHowardS
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Authentic food

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vipHowardS
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food served in an unpretentious setting by people who care.

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vipfogiesnightout
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is a very nice neighborhood restaurant. We often go there for a quick, tasty, well priced dinner.

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MichaelS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and quality food. We will be back.

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SherwoodG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, good service, quiet atmosphere. One of the best meals we have had in Los Angeles.

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Laur
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Would love something new on the menu. Maybe seasonal fare.

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vipContango
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My girlfriends Branzino and vegetables was terrific. My spaghetti Bolognese not so much.

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Permanently Closed - Osteria BIGOLI does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Permanently Closed - Osteria BIGOLI is rated 4.4 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.