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About Pastina Trattoria

Casually elegant, Pastina is home to some of the best Italian cooking in town inspired by the freshest ingredients, cooked simply and prepared beautifully with excellent service and a warm comfortable atmosphere. Many of the clientele are on the first name basis with host Franco Catullo who supplies ample amount of Italian charm to go along with delicate antipasti, splendid pastas, fresh fish, hefty veal chops and fabulous desserts flown in from Italy. Pastina strikes a perfect balance between favorite dishes of the moment and trusty standbys with waiters that have the Italian enthusiasm for seeing diners happy.

2260 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064-2018
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm_10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm.

Cross Street:
W Olympic Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 441-4655

Website:
http://www.pastina.net/

Parking Details:
We have valet parking available for $5 during dinner.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

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Pastina Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Special Occasion (12)
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Good for a Date (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Authentic (9)
Romantic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Our favorite restaurant! We've been going there 3-4 times a month for over 5 years now, and it's still absolutely terrific in every category.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely as always. Waiters are very professional old school. Food fresh and delicious.
Valet parking makes it convenient

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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent value, varied menu at reasonable prices. Friendly atmosphere

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We happened to be in the neighborhood at 5.15p - checked with open table and they
had a table for us at 5.30p. When we first came at 5.30 there were very few people
there which always worries us but by the time we left the place was just about fully seated.

Service was really good - friendly staff - fast. Food was very good. There's a fair amount
of Italian restaurants that leans to much on creams, butters and salt. These guys did not.
Just good flavors from good produce. It truly feels like a family restaurant - dont know if it is but...... We had a couple of starters, glass of wine, three main courses and desert and we ended up at around $100 - very affordable for our experience.

If we're in the neighborhood and looking for Italian food we would be very happy to visit again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was excellent and reasonably priced and I liked the ambiance.. The waiter was quick with service but a disgruntled person who was almost rude. He clearly doesn't like his job. He failed to inform us that we would be charged $20 apiece for a glass of wine. He had not brought us a wine list instead encouraging us to order a glass of wine and saying they did not have a list for glasses of wine, only bottles. Afterwards it felt like we had been scammed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This restaurant is a treasure, good people, good food, good ambiance always.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Love this place. My finacee has been coming here for decades and now it is one of my favorites too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Consistently excellent in food quality and attentive service. My wife and I especially enjoy the wonderful fresh fish. Relatively low noise level even when busy. It is a favorite for both small dinners with friends and business lunches. Thoughtful and attentive but not intrusive waitstaff.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Fabulous ambience and delicious food - the service was spectacular. I will return very soon - the fixed price 4 course was a find.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent food and service. Fantastic find on our vacation.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

As always, Pastina comes through with tasty food and excellent service. We usually get the prix fixe lunch, which we love. The staff is unfailingly helpful and kind.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Exceptional find. Great food presented well and served by professionals.
Loved the Lamb chops and Fillet of Sole on the Prix Fix menu.
Will certainly go back
Convenient parking

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Last time I ate there, the service was so bad. This time the service was good, but, my dinner had to be sent back. In addition when they recooked the salmon as requested, they left off most of the vegetables. The wine was good. We went there because I have 2 friends that are hard of hearing and they were able to hear. That is an important issue for us.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I hadn't been to Pastina in a very long time, but it is just as good as I remember it to be. The service was outstanding and the food was divine!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Nice varied menu. The prices are very reasonable and the ambiance is lovely.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Love this place! Apparently everyone knows about this restaurant but me! One of my friends told me about it and ever since I have become a great fan and told all my family and friends. Very good food and friendly staff.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

As always, a good time and meal were had by all! Thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Romantic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I ordered the lasagna and took several bites noticing an after taste. A very bitter after taste. I did not eat any more in fear it might have something spoiled in it.

My husband ordered ciopppino again, not impressed at all

This is our second time at the restaurant and we will not be coming back. Too many really good Italian restaurants in LA.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 1, 2017

I love this restaurant. Great authentically prepared Italian food at reasonable prices. The owner is a sweetheart. Service is always good. I'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Very good food. Excellent service. Nice crowd and setting. Great find.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food was excellent. We ordered wine by the glass since my friend and I like different wines. For that reason I was disappointed that there was a single white and single red offered on the By Glass Wine List.
The plated food was very attractive. The pasta was perfectly prepared.
The noise level is a bit of a challenge. Otherwise, I would dine here again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Came here for lunch with four others during the week. Service was good. Prix Fixe lunch is a great value with salad/soup, entree and dessert. Street parking available also. I'd go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Went for lunch this time as my guest wanted to go back from a previous luncheon we'd had there. Had remembered the last great luncheon we had. Always good consistent menu choices with great service!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This restaurant is fast becoming one of our favorite places to dine because of the food wine and service. And the ambience is wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Pastina is a rare find! The food is a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. The value is fantastic. It's conveniently located close to the Landmark movie theater. I had their linguine fruiti del mare and my date had the vegetarian eggplant dish. Both were incredible!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Great place to eat
Fabulous food
Reasonable pricing

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We've been here many times, most recently for our anniversary. Wonderful food and service!

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
·Dined on June 10, 2017

A great find. Highly recommend. Authentic Italian dining with fresh ingredients. By 7 pm it was packed. Well heeled clientele but not dressy.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Neighborhood gem. Great food and service. I've been here w/my family and friends in the past 6 weeks 3 times . Portions are a good size. The fried calamari and burrata and prosciutto are my favorite appetizers. So good!! Great pastas, grilled salmon and sea bass grilled to perfection. My 22 year old who is very picky enjoyed his sphaghetti bolognese and the salmon bow tie pasta is delish. Disappointed they didn't have my osso bucco that they had when I came the first night. Hoping they'll have it next time I visit which I'm sure will be in the next 2 weeks. :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We are never disappointed, and we have been coming for years No matter what we order it is always delicious, fresh and savory. I think it is one of the best restaurants on the west side.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We live in West Hollywood and have plenty of great places to choose from but I must say it is worth dealing with traffic on Santa Monica Blvd to get here. Wonderful place to dine. Excellent quality ingredients. Very friendly greeting when you arrive, always checking during dinner to make sure everything is fine. This was the best Italian meal outside of Italy...unlike many other places in town that try to overdo the simple Italian cuisine in Italy...it was perfect. If you have traveled to Italy you know the more simple the place the better the food. I must say I had the best Veal Piccata outside of Italy.....perfect along with everything else.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We keep going back to Pastina because the food and service are excellent. The menu has a wide variety of authentic Italian food. There is something for everyone. Our tricolore salads were crisp and had just the right amount of tartness and sweetness. The pasta was al dente. Two of us had fettuccine with pesto. It had just enough sauce and was not at all oily. One of us had eggplant Parmesan. She said it was crispy and delicious. My husband loved the minestrone, which is chicken based. Our other friend had Caesar salad and chicken. He said both were good. The wine and beer were also good. Their flourless chocolate cake was a tasty end to the meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

The drinks are generous but that's just the beginning-- the food is spectacular! Outstanding made to order Italian food at its best.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 23, 2017

We must go to Pastina 3 to 4 times a month, sometimes more. Why, you ask? It's wonderful Italian food. It's always good. It's our home away from home. It's like going to your family's for dinner, but without the fighting. The waiters are all terrific and laugh at my jokes. Franco (the owner) is the best, as is his chief assistnt and wife, Nancy. The chef will make almost anything you want. Their Mon-Thurs. Prix Fixe Menu is an amazing value. Enough? Get yourselves over there. You won't be sorry. PS: We've been going there since we moved to LA 4 years ago. Go!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Romantic, People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The food was superb. The drinks were generous and well done.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I hadn't been to Pastina in a very long time. We had a reservation for Saturday night. We were seated right away. The service was good. We enjoyed our dinner, and enjoyed the ambiance. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 18, 2017

A very lovely and delicious dinner!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Yummy food, but the noise level is too much for us.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Pastina is consistently excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

the food was ok, but not great. appetizers again were not super but we were hungry so we ate. the entrees- one pasta puttanesca and one angel hair with tomato and garlic were also good but not great and the shrimp with garlic oil and mushrooms was very good. However, the service was just not good at all. I would not return. We were ignored most of the two hours we were there much of that time waiting either for a waiter to talk to us or get us the check. Really not worth it and won't recommend or return.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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