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Pastina Trattoria

4.5
273 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm_10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm.
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Phone number
(310) 441-4655
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W Olympic Blvd
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Parking details
We have valet parking available for $5 during dinner.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
What 273 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Relaxed fun atmosphere. Excellent food. Reasonable wine list

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Pastina Trattoria is great for us because it's walking distance, quiet, dependable food and good service. Nothing exceptional, but definitely dependable, convenient and pleasant

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Pleasant dining experience in a modest atmosphere with good service and good food.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very lengthy wait time to be served. Wrong dish delivered to one person and 2 of the other dishes were cold.
Waiter argued with us over dish ordered.
Would not return or recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great Italian food

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Consistently good food and always excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Friendly atmosphere, valet parking, wonderful food, excellent wine list, and superior service. We will return soon..

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

have not been to this restaurant in many years.
salad, right out of a bag with brown edges.
calamari microwaved.
very disappointing.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I liked it.
Our server, Maya, was very good.
The food was great.
I will go back

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I always enjoy Pastina. It has good ambience, service and consistently good, fresh food. It is also good value for what we are getting.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Good food, but way too noisy to carry on any conversation. Attentive service.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Wonderful food and service. They seem to try to keep the noise level down which is greatly appreciated.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I ordered the four cheese pasta and it was amazing! my boyfriend got some pasta with tomato and salmon that he really enjoyed. will definitely go back again

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3.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Not as good as usual. Lamb chops had no taste. Soup and pasta were delicious!
Waitress was very uncooperative and unprofessional.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Becoming one of our favorites for good Italian food.
Veal was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

First visit here, and we were very impressed with both food and service. We were greeted graciously, service was prompt and appropriately attentive (e.g., filled water glass regularly without need to ask). Food was excellent, and prices very fair. No wine list, and a no-name wine-by-the-glass, but what they served was quite good. All in all, a great find for us.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

We celebrated my husband's company holiday party lunch here and it was so nice. The food is excellent, the staff friendly and knowledgeable and the restaurant was decorated beautifully for the holidays.

Excellent pasta-- Penne Vodka is especially good and all the veal dishes are delicious. Cesar salad is generous and seasoned perfectly. And they have the best tiramisu in town!

This is a local favorite with a upscale but comfortable vibe. Highly recommend Pastina!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The ambience was pleasant, the special value menu well worth the price. I'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Always a great meal with friendly service and true Italian hospitality. A neighborhood favorite for decades.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Always consistently great food! Terrific Caesar salad for us....and piping hot, wonderfully Italian cuisine! We also get great service! Our go to place!!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent value, varied menu at reasonable prices. Friendly atmosphere

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4.0Dined on November 11, 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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3.0Dined on November 7, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Clearly, this is a place that has been a favorite of locals for quite some time. All of the other patrons were quite elderly and very familiar with the wait staff. The food was solid, nothing spectacular. The price was generally reasonable for decent Italian, but don't expect a meal so memorable you'll be reminiscing about it later. However, if you're really in the mood for classic Italian cuisine near Westside Pavillian, you could do worse.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent food and service. Fantastic find on our vacation.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 18, 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

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3.0Dined on September 16, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 7, 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!

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 28, 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.

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on August 12, 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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5.0Dined on July 31, 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.

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