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Tanino, Los Angeles, CA
Tanino, Los Angeles, CA
Tanino, Los Angeles, CA
Tanino, Los Angeles, CA
Tanino, Los Angeles, CA

Tanino

4.2
4.2
983 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
You will feel as if you've traveled back in time to Old Italy. Tanino Drago grew up in a small town in Sicily. His father made the family's wine, cheese and olive oil. His mother made the fresh pasta and bread. Tanino it seems was destined to master the art of fine Italian cuisine. He worked at his uncle's trattoria and studied at the Giarre Culinary School. It all comes together beautifully at Tanino's in Westwood. The Renaissance-style building was designed by Paul Williams and built in 1929.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Open For Dinner: Monday - Friday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 4:00pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 208-0444
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Tanino Drago
  • Catering
    Our professionally trained staff is prepared to take care of all your needs in planning the perfect party. <br />
  • Private party facilities
    Elegantly situated in a historic building bursting with inspired and unusually appropriate original artwork and architecture, Tanino Ristorante and Bar offers unique spaces for private events and intimate dinners.
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (877) 233-7307
  • Neighborhood
    Westwood
  • Cross street
    Weyburn/ Kinross
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 983 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

983 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So wonderful and so sad - last night of Tanino’s storied 20 run in Westwood!

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  2. Peg3

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    the service is always superb and the food is good, sometimes very good. Having come back from a trip to Sicily, I can say that the food could be better but 4000 miles is a long way to travel for off the charts pasta.

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  3. Walter

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. We would definitely eat there again.

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  4. CarolR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Minestrone soup made with fresh vegetables, spinach tortellini with pumpkin and sage was delicious. Service was exemplary. Each of our party was pleased with his or her course.

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  5. SFaphile

    Los Angeles

    132 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tanino is the best restaurant in Westwood. The service is attentive and charming. There are always good specials. Mainstays on the menu are consistently good, although there are specials that vary through the season.

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  6. NatS

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    In for an early dinner before going to the Geffen. Great pre-theatre location. Quiet and friendly staff. My husband loved his dish (the carbonara) mine was just okay (the pomodoro). Yes, we would go there again, but I’d order something different ;)

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  7. KitF

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed delicious appetizers and three different entrees. Finished the meal with gelato. All good!

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  8. NYC2LA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my graduation And Melanie made sure that all the details were taken care of. We were set up as a party of 13 in the back room our waiter was extraordinary there was real attention to detail all the food came out at the same time the food is exquisite and it really made the night special

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  9. Mostafa

    Los Angeles

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and great service. Easy valet parking.

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  10. jackihollywood

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Classic decor. Fun restaurant!

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  11. BigTonyRagu

    Charleston

    39 reviews

    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a bumpy start with the manager seating a 6’3 football player into a booth for a small child. The waiter MATT (Boston guy) was great and made the rest of a romantic Evening better and the food was done wonderfully. Note: See photo with my sweetheart by herself (look behind her and the small booth seat they wanted me to sit in initially and the booth we latter had was the way it should have been.

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  12. SuzyQ

    Los Angeles

    44 reviews

    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is nicely decorated and is beautiful. The food was good, and our waiter was friendly. I do feel it was overpriced for what we received. We asked for bottled water, and the waiter poured each of us a glass, (There were 2 of us) and did not leave the bottle on our table, and we never had anymore water. We didn't ask for more, as we thought maybe we were not being charged for water. When the bill arrived, we were charged $7.00 for our water. When I have ordered bottled water in the past, the water bottle is always placed on the table, as we bought it. To be charged that amount for 2 8 oz glasses of water does not feel fair. One shot of espresso is $4, and my pasta was $29. (Just to give an idea of what the prices are like.)

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  13. Tracy

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very high quality and delicious food. Prices for pasta dishes very reasonable. Some other prices were on the high side. Service was impeccable.

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  14. MichaelP

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice menu with a variety of dishes. The green lasagna special was particularly well prepared. And they'll put together dishes if there's something you want. We had them prepare a gluten-free pasta with clams, mussels and shrimp in white (wine) sauce. Delicious. Very good service, too.

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  15. anonymous33

    Central Coast

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service; lovely atmosphere. Bravo!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OUTSTANDING!!

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  17. Linda

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the frutti di mare, lamb and linguini with clams.Every dish was excellent as usual and Alex our waiter was attentive. My favorite Italian restaurant!

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  18. KathyD

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our family of seven went to Tanino’s for Mother’s Day. I’ve had mixed experiences at this restaurant, but we had what everyone agreed was a perfect meal - the service was impeccable and the food delicious, particularly the specials.

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  19. DiningMaven

    Los Angeles

    184 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    It is hard to believe this is a Drago restaurant. The restaurant is beautiful. The food was awful. The pasta bolognese - small portions, pasta was cooked to the point of mush, hardly any sauce, and there was hardly any meat in the sauce. The waitstaff was more interested in hanging out at the bar chatting than providing service. Bottom line - don’t bother going.

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  20. Hieyemd

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice waiter.

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  21. Julia

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unusual eggplant rolled around spaghetti dish which I enjoyed very much. We will go back again.

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  22. LR1980

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place!!! Mushroom soup, cappalini ala checca, branzino!!! Mmmmm!!!

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  23. frog

    Central Coast

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    wonderful food, great service, all in the heart of westwood. We have eaten there many times and it has always been a wonderful experience.

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  24. Anon

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood Drago Italian with historic interiors and friendly service. Walk to the Geffen for a perfect LA evening.

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  25. MadeleineG

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I asked for a glass of Savignon Blanc and it was disgusting but the waiter did take it away and I was not charged

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  26. Estee

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food ( branzino fish) was overly cooked, blended. Service ok, but seemed like they were rushing to close ( (9:39?) becouse they had only 4 tables with people... never asked how was the food. Last time went there the chef / owner was there, and what a difference in the food preparation.... Seems like it wasn’t a good day to eat there.

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  27. loulou1962

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been to Tanino many years ago and decided to try it again with some friends. We ordered a salad and soup to start. My husband's salad dressing soaked the salad. My vegetable soup was quite salty. We both ordered branzino, which had a funny aftertaste. Though the food was disappointing, the ambiance and the service was excellent.

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  28. JenB

    Los Angeles

    97 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance made you feel like you’re in Italy- very historic and pretty restaurant. The calamari was my favorite part of the meal, and the truffle ravioli was delicious- very rich. The service could have been a bit more attentive, but overall it was a positive experience.

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  29. TedC

    Los Angeles

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner before theatre.

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  30. TaylorG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not what it used to be.....uninspired....just going through the motions.

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  31. Kate

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wish I had learned about this restaurant earlier since we have been going to the area to meet our son, a senior at UCLA, in the past three years and we were always looking for a nice Italian restaurant nearby. Tanino was the best among the dozens of restaurants we have visited. The pasta I had was perfectly cooked and the calamari was light and tasty. We are definitely coming back.

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  32. RichardG

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb. Lovely staff, food, ambiance. A top notch establishment much needed and appreciated in Westworld.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service

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  34. SantaMonicaDiner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food. Great location. Fantastic wait staff. So friendly and accommodating. Very curious that the hostess is rude and indifferent to her job. Certainly doesn’t make you feel welcome.

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  35. Julie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Tanino on a night when Westwood had a power outage. We had an early reservation because of a Geffen Playhouse event. When we arrived we were told the kitchen had just opened and service would be delayed because of the outage. Within the hour though, the staff was ready to seat us and we had a marvelous dinner. We highly recommend Tanino.

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  36. KBDubs

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved the location and the food. Table of 6 early business dinner. Service was friendly, but forgot drink order and had to ask multiple times for more water and to take empty plates. Overall food was AMAZING!!!

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  37. Scheckey

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely classic Italian restaurant in the heart of Westwood. An absolute must before the theater

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  38. RonaK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tanino Ristorante is a great Italian restaurant. I have never been disappointed. Service, food, ambiance Northern Italian. Think Firenze. Pumpkin tortellini in a cream sage sauce perfection risotto with porcini mushrooms excellent. Baked spagetti with eggplant amazing. Have to stop here!! Go.:))))

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was subpar. But the service of the wait staff and hostess was excellent!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good but everyone who was in there was 50+ years old

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FAQs

Tanino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 208-0444.

Tanino is rated 4.2 stars by 983 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Tanino

1043 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Weyburn/ Kinross
  • Neighborhood
    Westwood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Open For Dinner: Monday - Friday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 4:00pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tanino Drago
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (310) 208-0444
  • Catering
    Our professionally trained staff is prepared to take care of all your needs in planning the perfect party. <br />
  • Private party facilities
    Elegantly situated in a historic building bursting with inspired and unusually appropriate original artwork and architecture, Tanino Ristorante and Bar offers unique spaces for private events and intimate dinners.
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (877) 233-7307
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