Plateia

4.7
450 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
What 450 people are saying
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipSmrlgr
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening! Everything was beautifully presented anc delicious. We were not rushed. The setting was ideal.

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Jane
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Profoundly poor service, food came out wrong and late, food server unfamiliar with the menu, no refilling of water, overpriced.

Plateia
Responded on July 24, 2021

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave a review. I'm sorry that your experience did not meet standards that we hope to hold ourselves to. We hope that we can have another opportunity to show you that you initial interaction was not congruent to our typical level of service.

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vipGeorgeJ
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything about Plateia was exceptional except the service. Beautiful courtyard setting, all of the dishes we had were excellent quality and since it is a non-tipping restaurant, it offers tremendous value. I believe the waitress we were assigned was new; I don't think she was ready to be on her own. It took almost 15 minutes to get her attention to order wine and an appetizer. It took her another 15 minutes to bring out the wine, and she had to have another waiter open the bottle because she did not know how. She was not familiar with the menu and could not make recommendations. Wouldn't be a problem for an inexpensive chain restaurant, but Plateia offers great cuisine at premium prices ($30-50/entree) and should offer better.

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vipJstbiz
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful setting. Excellent food and personable servers. Like all venues post-COVID they’re struggling to find more staff. Although service has not been compromised, staff are running ragged and wait time for that service is a bit longer than usual. Be patient! This oasis in Westwood is worth a visit.

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LITNUP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The wait-time to get the dinners we ordered was way too long. Possibly understaffed in the kitchen.

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DANIELG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio seating is a nice space to enjoy a quite dinner.

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ElisaN
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! Large patio with heaters, food is excellent, service good and excellent drinks.

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LauraS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service

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LauraS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Plateia!

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mosmom
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plateia is consistently a great place to dine on campus. The outside patio in particular is welcoming to groups, pairs, and the solo diner. Service personnel are pleasant. The kitchen can be a little slow so order first and then gab. The food is excellent.

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VictoriaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, Plateia is the best restaurant on the Westside. It's so beautiful and the food is outstanding.

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vipJosephV
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, loved it, Great for lunch.

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AnniversaryCouple
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A perfect, long, leisurely celebration dinner for two on a Thursday night. We can recommend an outside table for a lovely summer meal - we split and loved the Strawberries & burata (ask for the olive oil/balsamic/salt/pepper tray - really enhanced the dish, the yummy Spanish Pizza, 'The' Burger (*perfectly* cooked to order) with fries, and the Basque Cheesecake - it mentions goat cheese but it's a light addition and perfectly fresh/summery.
Every bite of everything was delicious. We'll be back.

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vipLaurie1
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a small retirement evening dinner. The food was excellent, the service outstanding, and the ambiance perfect on a warm summer evening. This is truly a magical place for a special occasion.

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CDL1
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating well spaced. Not rushed through our meal. Friend recommends the charred octopus :). THE burger was also fantastic.

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LauraS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is outstanding, food is always perfect.
Hostess station and manager could be a bit friendlier!

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vipJudgeJoe
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nestled on the UCLA campus, the outdoor dining experience, babbling fountain and seating under the lovely olive trees, can not be beat. We live here so we can enjoy environments like this. A lovely spot for any meal.

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vipjcando
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The courtyard is a tranquil environment for a meal.

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viplanative
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love Plateia! We often go for brunch on Saturday or Sunday. The beautiful patio suits our Golden Retreiver to a tee. They even bring her water and treats! The food is always delicious and the service is gracious, warm, and welcoming. Thank you Plateia!

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RoxanneC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality
Tasty and well presented
Wait staffs are attentive

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nelnel
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and outstanding service . One of the best secrets in LA

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viplanative
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Plateia. The atmosphere, food, and service are just wonderful!

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AndreaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always. Looking forward to going there for a long time to come.

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bethv
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for any occasion. Enjoy the indoor outdoor option

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vipGbird
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nice to eat here. Courteous staff, nice courtyard with well lit olive trees. Food was tasty. I like the no hassle service tipping required.

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TheFlyingComet
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Probably due to the pandemic, it appeared that they were short staffed. As a result, the whole experience was slow. The food in particular took a very long time to come out. That being said, the atmosphere is very nice, the staff is working hard and well intentioned, and the food was good. I could do without the "thumpy" club background music. They need to find something else that is more appropriate. Silence is always a refreshing choice. No one is there to dance.

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marym
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful garden settings with lush succulents, peaceful architecture, great service, delicious and wide variety of foods, wine list and cocktails. A great date night! Fresh air and heaters for the Westside chilly nights. Delightful.

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Vitaliser
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quiet and leisurely breakfast. Good quality food and pretty high levels of service.

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lulee
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed the Moroccan Pancakes and Turkish coffee. Service was efficient and friendly.

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stevenk
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We waited 50 minutes for our food to arrive. We were the only ones in the restaurant other than 1 person. No excuse for food to take that long. One dinner arrived cold, pizza tasteless, hardly any cheese and cold. I complained to the manager, we were comped all 3 meals, plus desert on them. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Plateia
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave a review. I'm sorry that your experience did not meet standards that we hope to hold ourselves to. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in our initial interaction.

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Bikurgurl
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I enjoyed our delicious lunch of Greek Salad with grilled shrimp {dressing & feta on the side} and Hummus with ground lamb and fresh pita on the patio. The Greek salad vegetables were fresh and crisp and made a hearty lunch with the grilled shrimp. My daughter, a food aficionado, was pleasantly surprised by the combination of perfectly seasoned ground lamb on a plate of hummus paired with the still-warm, freshly herbed pita bread.

Our server was friendly, attentive, and professional. We lingered for nearly an hour enjoying the sun, drinks, and conversation. Not only was the food presentation beautiful, the luncheon was a wonderful outdoor eating experience as we slowly emerge from COVID restrictions.

Reservations are recommended, which we were able to easily book online at OpenTable the evening before our lunch.

We look forward to dining there again!

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vipRoxanaR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual this place is great for breakfast/lunch/dinner. the food & service are amazing. Highly recommend it!

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vipTicantTrout
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely way to spend a quiet Sunday morning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Birthday, told waitress to bring something and she did not

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vipNikkiNicole
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the menu items were simple but well-prepared with fresh ingredients. Ambiance is great and the service was equally as strong.

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Barb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It all trned out great but we made a 12:30 reseveration and got thre at 12:30 I was told there would be a 30 to 35 minute wait. I had called twice to make sure we could be seated outside with umbrella because we had a dog Waiting with a dog for a long time is not okay Its summer, hot and we could not eat inside. Harry ended up helping us and all was fine but that should not happen

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vipRegB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner!! My favorite courtyard restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Modern Tuscan atmosphere. Enjoyed it!

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Redhead
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

I had to cancel service because one of my guests arrived too ill to stay (Vertigo)
Staff was most gracious in cancelling our order before it was served.

Plateia is my go-to restaurant now.

FAQs

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

Plateia is rated 4.7 stars by 450 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.