Plateia

4.7
336 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Delicious and colorful California-fresh ingredients are the soul of our thoughtfully crafted and constantly evolving Mediterranean-inspired menu. Savor the spectacular array of seasonal vegetables, lean proteins, seafood, whole grains and artisanal pasta, breads and cheeses that invigorate our kitchen in healthy and exciting ways. Steps away, our comfortable and welcoming dining room is complemented by a bar/lounge and two outdoor patios that take full advantage of Southern California’s mild climate and the vibrancy of the UCLA campus to create an unforgettable year-round al fresco dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 336 people are saying
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Theater1
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 30 years of partnership
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UCLA Honorary Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

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kevinf
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, very nice staff.

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Theater1
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Living by Learning

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vipVictoriaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and the outdoor seating is very attractive.

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vipAnaMartin
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really liked the atmosphere at this place. It was very cute and cozy with trees and lights. The waitress was warm and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for a nice romantic and quiet night

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Theater1
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always wonderful and the food is delicious. No tipping since prices include gratuity. There’s heaters outside but it’s still cold so bring a jacket.

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vipFaithfulFoodie
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were looking for a place that was open and inviting.
We found it. Working on campus I was unaware of this place. I will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. We will be back soon!

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Redhead
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed graciously informal outdoor setting, trees, landscaping.
Terrific Burgers and Reggiano fries. Staff gracious and very patient.
A long, leisurely lunch in a restaurant part of an excellent hotel.

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vipWaterbuggie
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spacing, sanitation practices. Lovely ambiance on large outside patio under olive trees. Cocktails were perfect. Food delicious. Only criticism is service is slow so come to relax and heaters are attractive but inefficient so bring a warm jacket or coat. A nice oasis on UCLA campus at the Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.

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vipKnowsfood
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Pleasantly surprised. Would go there again.

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KarenG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant and the food. All round great value. One thing that would be helpful would be Opentable letting people know that Plateia can only seat 6 people to a table.
Thanks
KG

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vipcinsan
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the only restaurants I feel comfortable dining at during COVID. Temperature check at front door, masks required upon entry, PPE on all staff, no menus, just scan a code to see menu on your phone. Great ambiance on the outside patio at this UCLA restaurant. Very nice Mediterranean style cuisine.

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Oolj
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for a quiet meal on-campus (outdoors).

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plateia never disappoints. The outdoor patio setting under the olive trees is just lovely. The food is incredible, especially the deserts. This is definately a great place to eat and relax.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!!!

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Nicoli
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, excellent service, and we felt very safe.

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MSinLA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, top-quality food. Had the Columbia River salmon burger. Have had the steelhead trout another time. Terrific. Beautiful environment, too, surrounded by a lovely garden of cacti and succulents.

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PBUCLA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a little gem in the middle of UCLA campus! After leading a small group 6 around the sculpture garden, we arrived at Plateia with our table outside "reserved" with umbrella shades well placed. Everything was very much COVID sensitive: masks, shields, gloves, hand sanitizer, distanced tables....so reassuring! But please let me commend the alfresco dining patio as beautiful, drought sensitive plants. Food and service is excellent, for carnivores as well as vegans.

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Foodie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a wonderful evening, the service was very relaxing, the food was excellent. We had a good time!

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viprifle
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant

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vipmichaeld
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Kind of a find, since it’s on campus.

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UJAVED
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, nice staff, and fantastic food. Will recommend and will go there again.

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MSinLA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a great place to meet people, with an excellent bar and lots of areas where to sit and chat.
The restaurant is good and the service as well. I like the salads and the main dishes. Once in a while there is something that is a bit of a stretch, not unusual for chefs in the US who love to invent even what should not be reinvented, like "Cacio e pepe" It's not advisable to mess with the original recipe by adding ingredients that do not fit just to make it a little different. It doesn't work. "Pecorino Restaurant" does a better job with that dish (but not with others - they have no idea of how to make "puntarelle").

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Jf13
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was pretty good but the cocktails were quite small for the price. Service was slow but friendly so don’t come here if you’re in a rush

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vipJosephV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice for a quiet breakfast. Great food I would highly recommend.

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UlrichB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Service exceptional and prompt. Look forward to my next visit.

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Steph
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Enjoyed a mid-week luncheon at Plateia. The menu is nicely eclectic and features sustainable fare. It also changes so there is always something new to try. The service has come along way from when it first opened. Still, no matter if I have reservations or not, the greeters always seem pained to find my table. When I requested outdoor seating on line, it seemed available but when I and my guests arrived, it was reserved for a large party. We obliged and ate inside but never saw the party. After the meal, I asked the person taking my plate for a coffee. Again, the pained look followed by, oh, okay I can do that. I guess I'm only supposed to ask MY table's server. I wish it felt more like a genuinely welcoming atmosphere but somehow despite how good the food is I always leave with a sour taste in my mouth.

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RichardG
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

So a bit of a surprise here. Was recommended by one of of wine group members. A bit out of the way up on the UCLA campus and parking quite expensive. Personally I parked down in the village at a public lot for $5 plus EV car charging. But, surprisingly good food. One of us had the scallops dish. Quite good although the sauce even being good a bit sweet. For me forget the impossible burger. Nyet!! Definitely get the artichoke sun dried pesto pizza. Excellent!!!
I feel very bad that the servers can’t take tips. They should change that policy immediately. Our server was a gem! She took an old bottle of Bordeaux with an old cork and was able to extract so we could enjoy. Kudos to her!!
Overall a pleasant surprise.

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DanaK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Wonderful service and ambiance! My friends and I enjoyed a lovely lunch. Will definitely be back!

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KimberleyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was about the same level as CPK-CA Pizza Kitchen only much more expensive. The building was beautiful but over lit. Even my daughter said Mom why are the lights so bright. I marked the noise level as low but only three other tables were filled so that is probably why. The wait staff dropped the plates and ran without asking Is everything OK ? Can I get you anything else? It was difficult to find the parking. Two people stood under an umbrella but no valet is available. They pointed to underground parking entrance that had no visible sign. Unfortunately I would not recommend Plateia.

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Amber
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was delicious and the environment is a great one for meetings and social gatherings. Our server was not very attentive though, he took a while to take our order (after we weren't initially ready) and he took a very long time to bring our check at the end of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very caring staff but not the place to eat if you’re in a rush.

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EpiDoc1
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crusted salmon and baked Alaska was fabulous. See ya next week!

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vipVines4judy
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great pre-game eatery. Love the hamburger and fries. Impossible burger is great two though I’m not much for relish on it. Good beer selection. Plan to go again tomorrow.

Plateia
Responded on February 14, 2020

Judy, Thank you so much for your review. It is wonderful hearing back from guests who enjoy and appreciate our commitment to food and service. Thanks, Plateia LCC UCLA

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KathyD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed Plateia Restaurant many times over the past few years. Since I stay at the Luskin for all my visits to UCLA, I have had the opportunity to dine at Plateia for every type of meal, including breakfast, brunch, lunch, appetizers, and dinner. I've enjoyed it every time! The menu offers a nice selection, and the food never disappoints. The ingredients are fresh and delicious, and the options are not overpriced. The service has always been excellent as well. Highly recommend.

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JoanO
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite a packed reservation list, we were seated on a timely basis and our reservation honored. Our waitress was friendly, smart, and aimed to please. The food was delicious (from the game day menu). Everything came promptly and servers were very attentive. We made it to the UCLA USC game with much time to spare. There was no stress to rush ! Thank you Plateia!

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vipSoCalTraveler
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent choice if you need to be on campus. No tipping permitted. Valet parking, but if you are at UCLA for an event at Pauley, for example, park in lot 8. Excellent service.

A few dings. Unfortunately, every time the doors in the dining section open, a blast of cold wind goes through. Ask the folks at engineering across Westwood Blvd. how to design around this.

We eat here often. I find the menu limited, and I think every single time I show up the soup of the day is butternut squash.

FAQs

Plateia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 794-3563.

Plateia is rated 4.7 stars by 336 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.