The most outstanding Italian restaurant in LA, simply the best!
Neighborhood secret! The food is fresh, tasty, not heavy. The panna cota is out of this world! Pasta, buratta , squid, calamari, branzino & steak were excellent!
I feel like I’m back in Italy. Very nice decor- high ceilings, soft music, NOT noisy!!! Family run restaurant. Def a repeater.
Mara and her husband Massimo have a splendid , authentic Italian gem! The food was fabulous and the service was fantastic. We laughed with Mara all evening long and all of her recommendations were perfect. I’m eating there again soon!
We chose Sfixio because we wanted to share this wonderful experience with Italian-savvy friends who had never been here. Massimo prepared his usual perfect meal, but this evening also stepped in as a charming host. The food, the ambience, the service, the hospitality provided as welcoming and warm and wonderful an evening as we have come to rely on in this gem of a restaurant.
Amazing restaurant. The chef, Mauricio, came out to speak with us personally. He’s so passionate about his cooking. And charming. And his cooking is sublime. We love Sfixio. Going back in a few weeks. Can’t wait.
The hostess was very friendly and personable enhancing first impressions. The food is fresh and the chef prepared excellent food Everyone was very pleased with the restaurant and will visit again
Absolutely wonderful evening at Sfixio! The meal was simply amazing. Mara is a delight. Close your eyes and you'll be back in Florence. My new favorite!
Best gnudis in the city. The freshest Italian food, made to order. We highly recommend Sfixio
Love the food and decor and there is a small lounge that is great -at this restaurant but it isnt very busy so there is really no vibe!
A couple of suggestions:
Portions are way to small for the price-the food is great but this is an issue
Need a happy hour to draw some new customers it will create a nice fresh vibe!
Nice decor and music wasn't obnoxiously loud. We were warmly welcomed, seated promptly, and the table had a rose and chocolates for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, it all went downhill from there. Service was unbearably slow (at least 20 minutes between each dish after finish the prior course) and food was subpar. The tuna tartare's appearance was very unappetizing and was not fresh. The pasta with caviar tasted distinctly like pasta water and the truffle pasta was overcooked and mushy. Both the Chilean sea bass and grilled lamb entrees were also overcooked. The sea bass was slightly rubbery and the lamb was well done. We sent the lamb entree back to the kitchen, only to have the chef storming out and berating us about how we don't know how to eat lamb (2 of the 3 pieces were cooked well-done, one was barely pink which he used to tell us that it was cooked perfectly). We were in so much shock that we didn't know what to say. We elected to leave mid-meal so the kind hostess and wife of the chef offered us wine to go with our dessert to stay, but we don't drink and we just couldn't accept after the abhorrent interaction with the husband/chef. We just couldn't and didn't want stay any longer. We paid for what we ordered and left. I sincerely hope that our experience was anomalous, especially given the other glowing reviews. I have never had a dining experience like this and I hope I never will again.
this was the second time we have had dinner here. it is now one of our favorite places and will be part of our rotation for great food and service. fully recommend this place, you will not be disappointed
Sfixio is one of our favorite restaurants, and for sure our favorite Italian restaurant! Not only is the food authentic, but creative, delicious, fresh, organic, and made to order. They do not own a freezer...rather, they shop each day for the freshest ingredients. What more can one ask??? The owners, Mara (at the front) and Massimo (our chef), are like family. They are warm and always happy to add to the Sfixio family! Highest rating ever! By the way...don't miss the truffle pasta!
This is my favorite restaurant. Love the pasta with the truffle and the branzino is to die for! Very cozy and the owners really care about freshness of the food!
Sfixio was a pleasure from the moment we stepped through the door. The restaurant is run by the chef and his lovely wife, who greeted us warmly. Softly lit, with just the right level of music, this place is a rarity in Los Angeles--a place where you can talk and here your dining companions' responses!
That alone would be enough to bring me back, but then there is the food--excellent Italian dishes that are lovingly prepared with super-fresh ingredients. And the service is delightful--
we felt like cherished patrons. Sfixio is a very special place, indeed.
We simply love Sfixio. The food is simply amazing and always satisfies without making you feel overly full. Every dish is so fresh. In a word great!
This is one of the best Italian restaurants in LA and I’ve tried many.The ambiance, food, service, crowd elegant modern and amazing food. We are NY’ers (who live in both places now) where there are many awesome Italian Restaurants and sfixio stacks up
Amazing dinner wonderful atmosphere and very gracious husband and wife team ! Wife make the front of the house friendly and warm and husband makes the food exciting and fresh
Dinner at Sfixio was fantastic. It was our first time there but it won't be the last. Owners Mara and Massimo have created a warm and inviting restaurant. Mara greated us at the door with a big smile, got us seated quickly, made us a cocktail, and offered us helpful suggestions on their menu, dishes which Chef Massimo prepared perfectly. It was a really pleasant evening all around.
My wife and I have eaten at Sfixio several times in the last two months. The food is consistently fresh, flavorful, and well prepared. The menu is very good and the execution is flawless. We plan to eat there again soon.
The pasta dishes were excellent - home made and the Lemon pasta was tasty and home made. I had the veal which was flavorful and cooked just right! The appetizers of Artichoke were small but was able to share with 3 others - more of heart of the Artichoke. Dessert was puff balls - cold and not warm. The wine I picked out a 2006 Brunello was reasonably priced at $80.00 - however, they were sold out and the server (wife of the Chef) brought over a 2012 for $100 but discounted it to $90.00 (Should have offered it at the $80.00 price). There were no substitutes for side dishes (i.e., pasta in place of potatoes). Hard fast rule??
Not cheap, ambiance was minimalist.
Delicious, personalized food and service. Authentic, fresh, organic food that was clearly made and served with love and care. Highly recommend.
We loved this restaurant! From the minute we arrived until we left we were treated with outstanding personalized service. The food was great...fresh, tasty, and perfectly sized portions. We will definitely go back!
Just had dinner there today, this is the second time we've ate at the restaurant. The food is consistently delicious and fresh. Every dish we ordered was good. One of the best Italian restaurants I've eaten, highly recommended.
Best pasta in town, hands down, made fresh everyday. Do yourself a favor and get the truffle pasta!
Wonderful !! delicious and amazing dishes!! All 14 of us loved everything that we ordered
It was our First time !!!!!! Oh yes !!! We will be back !!!!
we enjoyed every bite, It is a gourmet food place. we were told that the pasta is made out of scratch in their kitchen, and honestly it was one of the best we've ever had. Everything we had was fresh; the steak and salmon were fresh and cooked just to the point. we ended our mails with their gluteen-free chocolate cake which is amazing..
So so so good. Sfixio is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in the city. Phenomenal food, lovely atmosphere and attentive service.
I highly recommend trying Sfixio if you haven’t been before.
My husband and I love this restaurant. We are always greeted by Mara the lovely hostess and the service is excellent! We frequently order soup or salad and fish and pasta. The branzino is excellent and we adore the tomato soup. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. We will be back again soon.
You won't need a passport; you'll avoid an airport and flight time;. yet you will be transported to Italy with your visit to Sfixio. The hosts and food are the main attractions.
Service was great, food was exceptional, it will be my first stop on my next visit to Los Angeles.
Food was tasty but 2 of the.main courses were cold
The hostess/co-owner is charming and delightful. Their prices are fairly reasonable for Beverly Hills. Their wines are reasonably priced. It was quiet enough to have easy conversation, which was one of the reasons we picked this place.
The atmosphere is quite contemporary, if that is what you like.
No valet parking.
The food (I'm sorry to say because normally I am very positive) is only mediocre. We have Italian restaurants in the suburbs with better food. We were very disappointed. We picked this place because of it's location and in fact were a little embarrassed as we were with out of town friends.
Excellent! Good food, service, ambiance. Will go back.
Imaginative, authentic Italian menu, everything tastes good and visually appealing, warm owners and chef (people who care about your experience), lovely table settings clearly chosen with thought, easy access with Beverly Hills parking lot right behind restaurant.....
Reception, food and service were excellent. Restaurant was full, so noise level was high, but overall a very enjoyable experience.
What a unexpected treat.
My husband's comment our dinner was better than any meal in Italy.
Original menu and each course was delicious.
We can't wait to go back.
Excellent Italian food, great service and a place where you can actually converse over dinner.
This was really an amazing venue. What makes it great is that the chef and owner are from Italy. So the food is fresh and organic. I would definitely recommend it to others as well as go back again.
Outstanding place. Excellent ambience, service and food.
I kind of don't want to tell anyone about this Italian gem that's hiding in plain sight, but friends brought me here and I was won over. You will be made to feel welcome from the moment you enter. The menu states that they do NOT have a freezer and everything is fresh. And it is and then some. Simply delicious Florentine Italian food.