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Per L’Ora

4.4
4.4
50 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
As the namesake neighborhood restaurant of our hotel, Per L'Ora thoughtfully expresses LA culture and lifestyle through reimagined flavors of coastal Italy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 358-0000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Courtney Van Dyke

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    7th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet and Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 50 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. ND

    NiDid

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    This place is beautiful no doubt, but the meals are not up to par I expected a bit more variation. The bread and tuna carpaccio was delicious, pasta was average and steak was delicious. Overall I would give it a 3/5
  2. E

    Emma

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great new option if you're looking for Italian DTLA. The market lettuces were pretty out of this world (the dressing and crunch was awesome). Must try the Sweet Corn Agnolotti and the Oxtail Ragu - those were table favorites.
  3. j

    jillann

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and unique cuisine in an absolutely beautiful setting.
  4. BD

    BigDollarJ

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Might just be a bad timing but... they were out on FOUR cocktails on the menu which are mostly the specialty cocktails. That was truly disappointing. Also, I went for my birthday and the waitress asked multiple times that it is your birthday right? She also asked again right after we ordered desserts almost as to insinuate that something small would be on the house but nope. There were nothing complementary offered being it your birthday or not. Which was not a big deal but the same waitress asking it multiple times truly was awkward and a let down. Lastly, food is not bad but for the price you can definitely have a better experience elsewhere.

    Per L’OraResponded on January 24, 2023Dear BigDollarJ, Thank you for taking the time to share our recent experience. Regardless of the timing I was sorry to read that a number of items were not available. I'll be sure to follow up with your server to better understand the missed opportunity to celebrate your birthday. As we head into the New Year we have some exciting plans for the menu, I hope to see you return soon. Cheers, Adam Sydenham Managing Director

  5. MZ

    MengchaoZ

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious.
  6. P

    Preon

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server, great food and there are some great places for your date to take mirror selfies
  7. MR

    MattR

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Thought we’d be able to stay longer for New Year’s Eve, didn’t expect it to be ended before 12, but had a delicious meal and fabulous atmosphere.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Some of the heat I’ve had.
  9. ZD

    ZoraD

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our best dining experience in a very long time. We came for a dinner on NYE. Executive Chef Courtney VanDyke was exceptional and came out to check on the food and introduced herself. We will definitely be back again. Great way to end the year!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I really wanted to like this place and staff was friendly but management is falling short…silverware and glasses were dirty, staff was struggling to keep up and fill in each other’s spots, the restaurant is basically a hotel lobby
  11. BM

    BreeM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    The cocktails were delicious but the service was very slow, although apologetic. The Spanish makarel toast was offputtingly fishy and Luke warm when we received it. I didn’t finish it. We had to wait for plates and silverware after our courses arrived while our food got cold and we looked at it unable to serve ourselves. Usually the wait staff will replace your shared plate and silverware very soon after clearing the last course. Our second course was delivered by the executive chef but was not what we ordered and we had to wait for them to prepare our pasta correctly. I wanted to time our glass of wine with our pasta, so asked to taste a Pinot noir that was an off the menu offering. We patiently awaited our wine but it was sadly not poured in time to enjoy our pasta before it was cold. We even saved the last bites to taste with our wine but it took so long that the pasta was cold by the time we received our glasses of wine. The veal milenese was very dry, we didn’t eat much of it. The waitress suggested the polenta frite to accompany the veal- honestly, it was fried on fried and both were too dry. The veal definitely needed to be accompanied by something with more moisture. We were very excited to eat here as the setting is stunning but we’re very disappointed by the end of our meal. We even saw other tables leave in frustration. When the server asked how our meal was, I let her know the veal was very dry and she said she would comp our wine but when we received the bill, the total didn’t reflect that. If the food were incredible, it would be easy to forgive the other issues but out of the 5 courses we ordered, we truly only enjoyed 2 of them. For the pricing, this is truly unacceptable and disappointing, when fine dining, one expects exceptional service at the least. We should have just gone to Bestia for an exceptional experience but wanted to try something new. Never again
  12. A

    Annushka

    Los Angeles

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Though we all understand that restaurants are short-staffed these days, I was disappointed with the service at Per L'Ora on Christmas for dinner. After being seated, we had to flag down someone after 10 minutes of waiting. There was a 15 minute delay between the end of our starter and the entree being served. When the entree arrived we did not have forks or knives (which had been removed after the first course) and then had to wait another 5 minutes for someone to bring us utensils to eat with. Net, there was more time spent waiting for basic service than enjoying the meal. The food was pretty good but not great. They have the audacity to present the table with a "complimentary amuse bouche" which was a single, dry, 5" breadstick (for 2 people. I assume they do this to avoid the cost of providing bread at the table.
  13. LS

    LisaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    I wanted to really love but I was really underwhelmed by the flavors our dishes. The combination of ingredients were just odd tasting. The interior design was okay but not fabulous. With so many other great choices downtown like The Proper, I wouldn't recommend it.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Truly amazing food following EU gastronomy standards. However the service despite motivation and good energy was only pretending to follow EU standards.
  15. JV

    JoeV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The challenge of writing a superlative review is the insecurity one feels from inadequacy of words to describe perfection. Now that I got your attention, this whole experience was freaking awesome! Yes I said awesome, yes its an overused yelp word… I don’t care! I’m coming back here for my birthday because the food was that good!
  16. E

    Elena

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The host should be more welcoming. No one likes to be treated like their not welcomed specially on their birthday.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! What an incredible experience! Dinner here was fabulous in every way. From Eddie opening the door for us and giving us a great menu recommendation to our knowledgeable server and attentive staff, the service could not have been better in any way. In fact, the service we received was superior than Michelin rated restaurants we’ve visited. The food was creative, balanced, full of flavor and memorable. Two of us shared four dishes and were delighted with every bite. Chef Courtney even came to our table to check on us, which further solidified our feeling of being completely valued and cared for. The ambiance is comfortably elegant, with warm soft lighting. Parking is $10 only a few steps away. We will be returning soon and just might stay the night in the boutique hotel here.
  18. CB

    ChristopherB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, amazing cuisine & drinks. Highly recommend this place for dinner.
  19. c

    christophlin

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    So disappointed in this meal. Costly, no flavor, mush.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love a good dining experience and this is it. The Orecchiette was the star of the show 🤌🏼
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exelent service and food
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday there last night and I had blast! My server was wonderful and the doorman was amazing. They made me all feel special. Food was delicious too! I highly recommend. Great place for beautiful pictures too!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas friends get together
  24. JZ

    JeanetteZ

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place to eat and enjoy a nice martini. Would love to return
  25. DG

    DavidG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although I loved and miss the Jacques Garcia design of the old Nomad restaurant, the team has done a superb job of re-styling the restaurant space for Per l'Ora, with a fresh white-themed design that fits perfectly with the modern cuisine. Our server (Ashley, I think?) was delightful and explained the restaurant, the building (the original Bank of America), and the menu perfectly. Every dish we ordered (all seafood, although the meat dishes were tempting) looked fantastic and tasted even better. I don't understand why the place wasn't packed, but it made for a lovely, quiet, sophisticated evening with an old friend. Pretty much perfection! I can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu and soak up the urbane vibe once again.
  26. JP

    JohnP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was hit and miss though the service was very good.
  27. JP

    JayceP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service could be better.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific service, food, ambience, and best champagne wine list in the city!
  29. D

    Drumanji

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food all staff were attentive and respectful of allergies and preference
  30. W

    William

    Los Angeles

    311 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    311 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    there was one server, Ashley, a trainee, Kaitlin and a bus boy serving the entire dining room. No surprise the service was slow. We had the crab cake, hamachi, corn agnolotti and cod. The agnolotti was our favorite dish followed by the cod. the cod was fresh and cooked perfectly. Not certain that the black sauce complimented the texture of the cod
  31. SC

    StephenC

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only disappointment was they were out of some of their desserts and we ate at 6pm.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, beautiful restaurant, the food was absolutely amazing from the dessert to the main.
  33. KP

    KPan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic ambience at this art-deco historic hotel. Lovely rooftop bar, heated pool and seating area. Bathrooms are downstairs in a converted bank vault which is pretty cool - like being in a Bonnie&Clyde film. Staff is helpful and good. The food was almost top-notch and fairly inventive even if all the flavor combos didn’t quite hit. Overall, quite an enjoyable evening
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful experience. The venue was gorgeous 😍😍😍
  35. F

    Frenchluva

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary night and they definitely went out of their way to make us feel special!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Horrible service
  37. SS

    SuzanneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the service and the food were amazing. My (now!) husband and had our wedding night dinner at Per L'Ora and the chef and staff went out of their way to ensure our night was magical and that we were well-taken care of. Between 6 of us at dinner: for sides and starters, we had several fettuntas (spicy tuna and avocado), yellow tail hamachi, figs, market salad and meatballs, which were Mediterranean style with both beef and lamb--all excellent. For dinner dishes, we had veal, black cod, Bucatini, Gnudi En Brodo and Tagliatelle. The smashed potato side was SO good! Cocktails were fantastic and the sommelier was very personal and had excellent suggestions for wine options. The new interior design of the dining room is stunning--classy and elegant. It's brighter (in a good way) compared to The Nomad. Per L'Ora is a little pricey, but YOU'RE WORTH IT! Highly, highly recommend!
  38. JV

    JenniferV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful hotel overall, as soon as you enter you feel the welcoming vibes from all the staff members it’s so nice. Also, the chef she is AMAZING, best food in all of DTLA!!
  39. W

    Woooo

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Service is poor, but not the servants' problem. It is servants have to cover too many tables. Should have more helpers.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing location and beautiful restaurant. Service was above all else and their sommelier was very well versed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Per L’Ora is rated 4.4 stars by 50 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 30 times today
Google Map for Per L’Ora

649 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet and Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Courtney Van Dyke

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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