Plateia

4.8
350 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 350 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MSinLA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! And service. Manager (?) Harry was most helpful.

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NoraC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Plateia restaurant was a lovely experience, especially in this time of covid. The hostess and servers were well masked and very efficient and charming. The menu was gotten from an app on your iPhone. The food was prepared and presented well. The menu also had wonderful vegetarian dishes that were tasty and well prepared. Our server was very helpful and knowledgable about the food on the menu. In all, the service was perfect. I would eat at Plateia again in a minute.

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vipJstbiz
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serene, secluded outdoor dining with creative, healthy food choices. Its a little-known gem on the threshold of UCLA's campus.

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DerekS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert, our server, was amazing. Was super accommodating. Plateia also had strict COVID-19 protocols; tables were spaced out and being cleaned after usage.

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vipRoxanaR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. Thanks!

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Chad
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants/hidden gems in LA! The food, service, and setting was exquisite

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vipRoxanaR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an wonderful lunch with our friends on the patio. Great food, atmosphere & amazing service. All staff were friendly and accommodating all our requests. Will be back soon, Thank you.

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TaylorS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for outdoor dining with beautiful patio and great staff!

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LycetteI
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Disappointing. We were not allowed to sit at the same table because of L.A. county rules. We had to be from the same household. I saw other people at other restaurants dine together outside. We were told to sit at two different tables which was not a social situation. I get it the pandemic has put many restrictions on us but this was ridiculous outside. We ordered food and that was not good either. I think my broccoli soup had half a flowerette floating around a greasy broth. And it wasn't cheap. Come on. You do better than that.

Plateia
Responded on February 17, 2021

First and foremost, Plateia appreciates the time it took for you to complete a review. Such critiques are excellent learning and teaching tools for our team and we do take them very seriously. As you know, Los Angeles County is extremely cautious regarding the established COVID 19 protocols in place as is UCLA. Nothing is valued more than our guests’ health and security although we realize that some of the rules are inconvenient and cumbersome. We do apologize that you did not enjoy the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about how great the food is. The team members are so gracious. Amazing that it is no tax/no tip. The listed price is what you pay - like in Europe! We had the octopus and it was cooked to perfection. Anyone who thinks octopus is chewy needs to try it at Plateia and see what it should taste like! Portions and price is perfect for the locale. You really feel special here and the atmosphere is so serene - and then you realize you are in this secret place at the center of UCLA’s campus.

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MikeC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an absolute delight! Everything was more than Covid safe and the food and service were OUTSTANDING!

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Theater1
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For me an Athenian born Hellenic woman Platiea is going to Athens while being in my Beloved UCLA in hometown of LA.
I LOVE Platiea

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Jst4phun
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is a very expensive restaurant and the food portions are very small. A small salad with the smallest piece of salmon I have ever been served at a restaurant was $24! The small salad was served in a bowl that is smaller than a cereal bowl and the salmon was about the size of 1/2 a deck of playing cards. For $24. Other lunch options are equally expensive. The patio is a lovely setting and the staff are friendly and very professional. It's a very nice restaurant with a convenient location but just be aware that it is easily the most expensive restaurant in Westwood Village.

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Theater1
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 30 years of partnership
MTL
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
9 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
11 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
9 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
9 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
9 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

FAQs

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

Plateia is rated 4.8 stars by 350 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.