Plateia

4.7
526 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.

Seating at Plateia is first come first serve, as we don't guarantee location of table with a reservation, but if you have a reservation, you are guaranteed a table!
Plateia is a dog friendly restaurant, but even with a reservation, a wait may be necessary if the patio is full.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 526 people are saying
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BigFanPlateia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic outdoor seating! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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lidodiner
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the only disappointment was that on the website it had Sunday brunch from 10 AM until 2 PM but when we were there only the All Day menu was available. We were looking more for breakfast than lunch. The website should reflect the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allison gave great service to go along with very good food.

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vipRoxanaR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. One of our favorite place for lunch & dinner!

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IrvC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All elements of dining were certainly met.
One minor flaw is that it would have been nice if the server camm to the table at least once to see if all was fine, if we wanted another drink.

But all in all five stars is well earned

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Not enough heaters, outdoors, for safe and warm dining so we were forced indoors. Hamburger was good. Fries were inedible as there were way over cooked. Wine was nice!

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PaulaM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location, easy parking, delicious food, gorgeous settings and tables

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asaasa
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Convenient for UCLA faculty and students. Good food for lunch. Only concern is parking fee.

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OrenL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All food and drink ordered was very good. But, the Spaghetti dish was only mediocre and not up to the4 caliber of the other menu items.

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RiverS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is a fantastic, friendly local spot in the heart of UCLA. Good food, good drinks, festive bar and good value. Our usual servers were not there who are always so welcoming. Always a positive experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful place, great presentation. Food was bland though. Service was good.

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EricM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere, outdoors. Food was excellent, as was the service.

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ZoenLA
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet restaurant with good service (even though they don’t want or encourage tipping). The food is fresh and flavorful. It is also relatively inexpensive. We were there on a slow Monday night.

Try: the charred octopus appetizer- surprisingly good

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Womderful servers and food

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vipRacerMan
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a very pleasant evening for dinner. The vibe is excellent, with outdoor patio seating area very cool. For that we will go again for sure. Food I give 4 stars as a couple of things were a bit salty for my taste, but other friends that it was all good. Great looking menu and I'll look forward to trying other items in the future.

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vipGeorgeJ
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything is great about Plateia except getting a reservation, which is almost impossible during lunch. It's getting to the time of year where outdoor dining is getting difficult, but Plateia is all about sitting outside. Good value food and wine. The service can be spotty but on our most recent visit was spot on.

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Caniche
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rarely eat much, if at all, at the place where I am staying. But Plateia is that good! I had people come meet me here for dinner. Saturday night's dinner on the patio was wonderful - from the ambiance, to the service, to the food. We all enjoyed our meals and had a fabulous time. Highly recommend.

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arthur
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was an outstanding server - made it very fun. Great food too!

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vipDaPrawf
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I've eaten here three times in the last six weeks or so. The food is routinely excellent. The ambience is very nice. However .... The outside chairs aren't very comfortable. The service can be slow. This is supposed to be a gratuity-fee restaurant but the waiters have hit us up for tips on the sly.

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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I’ve had 4 meals here. The waitress sat evening was best

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michelem
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great heat lamps outside. quiet and comfy. food excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dining at Plateia is always a pleasure because of the attentive staff, seasonal menu, and delightful patio. I could eat here everyday.

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Alethea
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and the waitress was the friendliest I’ve ever had. Great experience!

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vipkmgsteelers
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We love this place and it is better every time we come. I like that the tip is included, this fees like the whole staff is considered.

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vipGeorgeJ
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I eat lunch at Plateia on a regular basis. The outdoor setting is very nice when weather permits. Indoor dining room feels more like the conference center where the restaurant is set. Good lunch options if you come before 2pm, becomes more limited after. The fact that the restaurant has a no tipping policy enhances the value.

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vipKamr
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was really good as well. Too bad we can’t tip as it’s a no tip facility. Definitely recommend it.

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vipYounkin
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food here is consistently good, but they really need to hire more people because their wait staff and bar staff are stretched too thin, so getting through a meal--however delicious--takes at least one hour longer than it should because of having to wait so long for everything. It's unfortunate because it's a convenient place to dine on the UCLA campus and the food is good. If they increase their staffing everything would be perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except the price. The food is reminiscent of First Watch, so really good, but should have been way more reasonably priced.

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vipFredG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance and food. Unique dishes masterfully served.

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vipsmartnsavvy
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Sun was hot and waiters could not move tables or umbrellas. Noise level high w music and crowd. Service can be slow. Food has gone downhill in last few months.

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Alethea
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a miscommunication with the waitress that she was slightly passive aggressive about, but otherwise I love Plateia as always. The food was A+, the noise level was quite manageable, and the ambience was lovely.

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vipMagz
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, location and service

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DonnaV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful quiet place to enjoy eating outside on the patio.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I come often and the service and food are generally outstanding. Yesterday it was much more crowded and service was slow. Fruits in the salad were not first-rate. Just generally down a few notches from usual, but I will always give another chance because the menu is healthy and I find the tip inclusion to be helpful and relaxing.

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Fisherman
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all our meals here. Daniel our server, was friendly and professional and helped us feel comfortable. Food is innovative, fresh, and delicious. Atmosphere is California modern

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vipDenA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Move-in week at UCLA/Thursday night. The restaurant was full, but not crazy. Yet they got super backed up in the kitchen and also neglected to refill water glasses until prompted. The meal took so long to arrive that our waiter went off shift and handed us off to the next person! We had eaten here in April and really enjoyed it. This time, the pasta had a little less flavor dimension. The non-tipping model can sometimes be enjoyable, but, this time, it seemed to cause the staff to be a little less invested. Hopefully, this was a blip!

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vipPaulaG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Lovely venue!

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Gregarious
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good but a bit expensive. Nice service, food was great.

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CherylD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the patio was such a beautiful place to eat. I’m glad I made reservations! Even for Happy Hour, it was very busy.

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vipJulius
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Burger was supposed to be medium rare and it came medium well and dry.
Cesar salad was a nothing. Not properly dressed. Asked for bread which never came and after reminding our waiter he apologized and said the last batch had not baked. properly. That was legitimate, but why not inform us.

FAQs

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

Plateia is rated 4.7 stars by 526 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.