Sfixio

4.7
612 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Sfixio focuses on the most authentic Tuscan and Mediterranean cuisine, using only Italian ingredients imported from select Italian areas, to assure the best of Quality including as well an impressive selection of wines. The Menu is created by Chef/Owner Massimo Denaro from Florence. The Menu offers a perfect balance between the authentic Tuscan cuisine and a " Crudo" menu, the Italian style "sashimi" with fresh fish tartars and fish carpaccio creating a refined feel. There is NO FREEZER in this restaurant so everything is extremely fresh. The pasta is homemade and prepared at the moment, the fresh products are seasonal and organic focusing always on the the best quality for all the dishes. The decor is contemporary and romantic at the same time creating a sophisticated ambiance for a unique experience. A very private mezzanine is available for parties and banquets.Lunch Menu includes also an Italian Healthy Options Menu Low Calories Personalized Menu for catering and Parties.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Organic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 385-1800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Massimo Denaro
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Catering
Great menu available for all your parties.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Linden & Roxbury
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Parking details
Convenient Parking lot also located behind Sfixio, the entrance is on Roxbury Dr. Street Parking is available in front on S. Santa Monica Blvd daily after 7pm and all day Saturday.
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Special events & promotions
Available for Private Events. Call for details and to book your next event.
Mike: (310)903-9930
Mara:(310) 384-5546

In 2014 we will be having Lounge nights here at SFIXIO! Stay tuned and follow us on facebook at facebook.com/sfixioitaliano and on instagram @sfixio. Cheers!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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BM
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this authentic Italian restaurant. No checkerboard tablecloths—this was modern and stylish with amazing food! The chef is from Florence, Italy and the food was light and delicious. Wines were very reasonable too. A fabulous find in a city of overpriced places. Will certainly go again!

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L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite Italian restaurant - and there are soooooo many to choose from.

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FD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great truffle pasta! Everything is home made and you really feel it in your plate!

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TL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

There is no question about having a real chef in the kitchen. He’s there and he’s Italian!..
Quality, presentation, taste...it’s all there except for the quantity. Plates are small and very much on the nouvelle cuisine look.
As far as the service it’s not even close to what the food is like ...need major improvement on that.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food here is amazing! One of the best Italian restaurants in LA, hands down. The freshest ingredients that really let each dish shine on it’s own. The owners are also lovely - a husband and wife duo from Italy who you want to befriend right away. What a gem of a place!

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BG
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sfixio is just so charming. Eating there is like being invited into Mara and Massimo's home in Florence. While Mara delights the front of the house (with that perfect Italian accent of hers) Massimo works miracles in the kitchen. Everything he touches is great, but his pastas are other worldly. Try his truffle pasta. It's so good you'll only be able to offer a small taste to someone you love dearly. If he is making risotto, order risotto. It's the best on earth. Order "common" Italian dishes like lasagna and eggplant parmesan -- which are so light, flavorful and delicate in Massimo's hands -- and you'll feel like an angel in heaven.
Please, treat yourself to Sfixio.

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J
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

A wonderful experience. Maximo is a excellent young chef and his wife Mara welcomes the guest with charm and grace. The food is exquisite, impeccably prepared with only the best ingredients and very well presented.
This place is a gem in need of a good public relation.
Bring your friends please

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W
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over-the-top fresh and creative food selections. The kitchen and service was world class. Go, you’ll be very glad you did.

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R
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the fifth time we’ve been to Sfixio and each time is sublime. This time, we split the most amazing pasta dish I can imagine. It’s called Cacio Pepe pasta with Sea Urchin. Oh. My. God. The first bite instantly transformed me into some sort of food nirvana. Of course the pasta was perfectly cooked, al dente. And the sauce, smooth, sensuous, incredibly tasty. The sea urchin was not overpowering, so I think people who would normally shy away from it in a sushi bar, would love it. Tastes just the right amount of ocean! Subtly briny and so rich. Highly recommended and I’m one of those who does shy away from sea urchin at the sushi bar for the most part. My wife had the eggplant parm appetizer and I had the veal scallopini. So delicious. So delicious. So. Delicious. This is my favorite restaurant for Italian food. The chef’s wife is in the dining room, charming as can be and very informative about the menu and their dedication to freshness. “We don’t have a freezer.” Every time we’ve been there has been incredible. I know I said that, but it’s worth repeating. My wife and I were in Italy for a week a couple of years ago and Sfixio is exactly like going back there. The best! Enjoy.

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DT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our hostess/owner Marla was very engaging and a total joy to work with. We will be back :-)

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L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant - amazing fish and even more amazing the pasta!
Love this place!

Cathy and Steve

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MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! My first time there and I already feel at home. The fresh pasta was incredible. The service was attentive, professional and yet very personal. Do Not miss the stuffed dates for dessert.
I'll be back!

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MP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Mara is delightful and makes sure everything is to your liking. The restaurant was very busy on my latest visit but the service was seamless, and dishes arrived at just the right moment. The branzino was fantastic, and the truffle pasta was outstanding. The staff was friendly and attentive despite three large parties around us. Highly recommend!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, reminiscent of our trip to Tuscany. All the dishes hit the mark. The staff added a personal touch to the evening, felt like home. Amazing experience. A MUST try for anyone visiting.

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W
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sfixio is absolutely incredible! We have a new favorite Italian restaurant! The food was so fresh; like it had been picked right out of the garden. We both had fish (Branzino, salmon) that was the best we have ever had. The food preparation was nothing less than world-class. We came all the way from the S Bay, after hearing how great Sfixio is, and without question, it’s well-worth the drive - I’d drive much further for a dining experience of this caliber. I’d also suggest dessert; the tiramisu and chocolate raspberry cake were simply unreal - phenomenal!

If you haven’t been to Sfixio, go, it’s an Italian/Med dining experience you’ll never forget. Bellissimo!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Husband and Wife team ever! The closest thing next to actuality dining in Florence

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BG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Mara and Massimo. Sfixio is fantastic, unique, authentic and lovely.

Go soon. Go often. We do.

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NS
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fresh and well prepared. There is no freezer in the restaurant for storage so everything is fresh.

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WC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very lovely meal. The food was amazing and the service was warm and friendly without being intrusive. Although we only had 5 dishes we will definitely be back to try more!

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L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyday is a special occasion w my husband Steve and what is better than having dinner at Sfixio

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like usual, Mara, the owner takes care of her guests. All the food is prepared with love by the chef Massimo. The ingredients used in the preparation of each plate are fresh. They only use organic ingredients. I am from Montreal, Canada and when I come in LA, i don’t miss the chance to go eat at the amazing restaurant! I recommand this place without any hesitation!

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IR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall service and food were all fantastic. This place is a gem.

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing spot and perfectionist service with atmosphere that makes you feel that you are in Italy. The owner Mara seated us on a wonderful table with her lovely smile and started to talk to us and asking us what we usually like and after she recommended some of there specialties, advice!! "listen to her" she knows the best!! Even though we order more than what we should for two persons we finished all the dishes!! That's how good the food was. We had 2 appetizers, 1 antipasti, 1 pasta and 2 main dishes and ended with desserts which were all amazing. The Chef came over and greeted us for a moment, very polite and amazing human being, you can tell how passionate he is about his food and how he makes it comes from the heart. We thanked him for the great experience we had, you don't need to go to Italy because it came to you.
Calamari is a must to have!!
The lasagna was so good and very light!! and so fresh, never ever had something like that before!! another must!! Veal chop and rib eye were cooked in perfect way.. amazing place to eat real authantic food..

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L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant - love the truffle pasta and the branzino. Mara and chef Massimo are a great team. Everyone is warm and friendly and the food is A+

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L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always-Mara welcomes us w open arms and then we are served amazing food from her husband Massimo.
Love this place

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M
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had such a good time the night before, we came back for a second bite at the Apple. The restaurant is fantastic and the food is very authentic Italian.

The truffle pasta dish was to die for.

Mara, the front of house, is very sweet and takes great care of her customers.

Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who is looking for authentic Italian dishes, served in a lovely atmosphere.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta and service was great! Mara the owner was a great hostess and made us feel at home.

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M
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the first time we eat at this restaurant. Our Hostess greeted us right away, with enthusiasm. Turns out, she and her husband own the restaurant.

We were in northern Italy last June and this restaurant comes as close to "being in Italy" as we have had since our trip. We live in San Fran, where are lots of Italian restaurants, but this one really is special.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! The hostess made us feel like we were in her own home and the food tasted like it was prepared in Italy. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

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JW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sfixio has truly excellent food - fresh, very high quality ingredients, great menu with both standards and unique choices, and wonderful preparation. Ambiance is quiet and stylishly sophisticated. Service is warm and friendly. Every dish we have had in multiple visits has been exceptional.

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LA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I was hoping to add another go-to Italian restaurant to my list, but Sfixio will not be it. While the hostess/co-owner is lovely and welcoming, the food and ambience are not commensurate. The plating is odd (plates much too large for the portions), the quality of the food is just above average, and the decor and lighting do not come across as polished or refined. We will be sticking with Angelini.

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KT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute gem of real Italian-Tuscan cuisine! No heavy, creamy, mushy pasta-stuff, but, original, light, fresh, innovative, yet traditional Italian dishes with fish, meat, pasta, salads and great desserts. Very relaxing atmosphere, ambient light and music, outstandingly friendly service with heart and passion!
Must go!

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BH
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excited to find a new neighborhood gem! We have passed Sfixio many times and finally decided to try it out. We are not sorry we did. Most pleasant quiet atmosphere. A husband and wife team who take great pride in what they serve. We are pesacatarian and there were multiple fish and vegetable options to choose from. The branzino was exceptional as was the tuna carpaccio, the artichoke salad and the vegetable pasta. All sauces are very light without heavy tomato or garlic flavors. We will definitely return again soon.

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LH
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Completely outstanding every time I come! Their food is always fresh and truly amazing!

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JR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s like dining in Italy. Don’t come here in a hurry...savor the experience and the great food.

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful time we had enjoying the best service, food and wine! The evening was excellent. We felt like we were welcomed in someone's home and served food made with love and authenticity. I recommend this restaurant for any one looking for a beautiful dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful attention to service. Food was very authentic - wonderful flavor combinations with the appetizers and pastas! Great wine recommendations. We hope to come back. Thanks to the host and chef for the meal

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the decor to food to people working there were top notch!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love focus on ingredients, not over flavored spicing. Hi quality food on beautiful Etro china, every detail carefully chosen.
One of my very favorites!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fresh, wine is outstanding and service is perfect. Thank you!

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