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Tanino

4.5
897 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Open For Dinner: Monday - Friday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 4:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 208-0444
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tanino Drago
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Catering
Our professionally trained staff is prepared to take care of all your needs in planning the perfect party.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Weyburn/ Kinross
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Parking details
$5.00 per car
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 897 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Lovely ambiance in the middle of Westwood. Excellent beef carpaccio appetizer! Pasta was good but not exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Had a large group last minute. With a quick phone call ahead they were able to accommodate the party upstairs which worked perfect for the group.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Beautifully restored historical building in Westwood Village --- delicious traditional Italian faire , exceptional service, and beautiful ambiance.

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Overpriced and underwhelmed. I trusted the previous reviews of this restaurant. They were waaaaay off. Bad sign to start, got there only to find an entire empty restaurant. A table of 6 had just finished their meal. At 12:30 mid-week, mid-day. Menu was chocked full of great choices, but overpriced for lunch. Food was fair at best. This was listed by Open Table at the top of their choices for Westwood. Hmmmmm, very strange to have all these great reviews and be so utterly disappointed. I guess its better to use this service as reservation app, but not a rating app.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always great service and great menu. The location is perfect.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Always love coming to TANINO love the food, service and the ambiance

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

First visit to this restaurant but I have a long history with Westwood. This place is a great addition to the revitalization of this little village in the sea of L.A. The service was excellent and the staff warm and welcoming. It was Monday evening and we made reservations for an early dinner. That can often mean inattentiveness as staff are preparing for the rush. We took our time, ordered off the menu and one of the specials. The food was very well prepared, presented and delicious. Try them out!

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1.0Dined on March 5, 2018

I am a fan of the Drago brothers, we visit Panzanella almost every week. Tanino was in 2 words "bad experience" in one word "disappointment". Very limited menu, sad place, food was much lower quality that we came to expect from it's sister restaurants. The place need a serious face-lift.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great service great food great ambiance. I come once or twice a month and love it each time thanks

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Simply wonderful. We ordered a variety of dishes and all were delicious. The staff was excellent, service was flawless, and we will eat there again soon

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The squash blossoms were tasteless... penne was good. Service was excellent but for two glasses of wine an appetizer and one pasta...100 bucks (with tip) is too much if anything in menu mediocre....

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were lucky enough to be able to have dinner with our cousins who had come from the east to be with their brother when he had a medical procedure at UCLA. Because there were 10 of us including a 3 & a 5 year old, they gave us the back room. We had a great time and noise from the girls did not bother others in the restaurant. Great service, great food, especially the deserts.

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

It pains me to write this review as the Drago brothers are great restauranteurs but this one is not on a par with their other locations. Frankly, it had nothing good about it. Sorry.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

For years we have loved Tanino and his restaurant. Lately, there seems to be a feeling that he is not around quite as much and there could be little things that need recorrected. Al in all the food is marvelous.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

a very enjoyable dinner, would definitely go back again
the pasta is especially good

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food, service, and ambience. The best place to meet for lunch in Westwood...central for meeting others since it's close to 405.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner celebration in spent in an outdated ambiance with mediocre service. The veal rack special was the only highlight of the evening but the overall stodgy atmosphere and poor service out weighed the experience. Too bad the restaurant can’t capitalize on making it a prime selection because the nearby choices of high end restaurants are slim in the Village.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing experience...from the service to the ambience & the food was simply delicious

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We requested with the waiter to order our salad first, and then we’d put in the order for our entree. The waiter said that the chef only wanted to have the full order received at the same time. Shouldn’t it be what the customer wants?

The food (lasagna) was very bland - no flavor at all, and a very small, flat portion. SO not worth the cost no matter how nice the restaurant is. We had to fill-up on the bread. We also got far more table service from the busman than from the waiter.

I was told on the phone that they could “squeeze us in” for a reservation, but the place was not at all busy when we got there. I understand marketing tactics, but not plain misrepresentation.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious food great service

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Outstanding Italian menu in a lovely historic Westwood Village space. We enjoyed linguine mare and mushroom risotto but on other occasions have ordered grilled branzino and paparadelle with lamb ragu. All up to the Drago family standard.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Excelent the best in Westwood
great for any ocassion

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Love the food wine service and ambiance can’t wait to come back again

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Papardelle homemade and delicious! Had to try a couple wines but did find one we liked. No valet parking so be aware. Otherwise food and ambiance great!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

What a wonderful find for Westwood village. Terrific space with historic overtones, great food and terrific service. A find - and worth the journey across town.

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Tanino is a nice neighborhood Italian restaurant, but in my previous experiences, the food was better. Tonight, however, it really wasn't great. More concerning was the fact that no one seemed to notice. Twice my orders were prepared wrong. My artichoke and arugula salad was drowned in dressing, but when I asked to have it done again, it came back identical. The issue seemed to be the communication between server and chef because my request for light sauce on the chicken scallopini resulted in "extra sauce." Yet no one bothered to check in and see how it tasted.

The food was average and not prepared as requested, the service was impersonal, and the ambience was depressing. All this for fine dining prices. Only one of the five of us left happy and he had the spaghetti bolognese. All in all, not worth the $$.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Great dinner before The Geffen Theatre event. Love the spinach ravioli and the carpaccio salad. Felt like being in Rome with the inner decor. And we found street parking only a block away. Love to come back for a birthday party or something like that.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Tanino is always a great choice for authentic Sourhern Italian cuisine. Excellent food, service and wine list. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

In an area sorely lacking in great restaurants, Tanino is like an oasis. Wonderful food, great service. If you come to Westwood for the Geffen theater, live in the area or simply want to explore an unsung high quality restaurant, this is the place.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

The private room was perfect for our holiday gathering.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Absolutely love Tanino! The food, service and atmosphere are fantastic!

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was superb and every bit as good and genuine as some of the finest in Italy. My wife ordered the lasagna and it tasted like a cloud with just the right mixture of filling and seasoning, nothing like the usual firm and chewy version offered at "traditional American Italian" venues. The last time we tasted lasagna this well prepared was at a top notch restaurant in Milan.
My linguine bolognese exhibited Chef Tanino's brilliance in making a simple dish taste alive.
Our server was impeccable in his mixture of attentiveness and bon homie. Chef Tanino himself was equally engaging by coming out to speak with his guests and gauging their reaction to his offerings.
The wine list was well selected to pair with the food.
The overall experience was wonderful. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2017

It's good, solid Italian food. We return regularly.

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3.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was very good but the service was not up to the high-priced standards.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful, as always!! Delicious food, great service and in such a beautiful building. Bella Bella!!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The flavors of all the dishes and all the sauces are fantastic😀
Only a well trained chef with years of experience could master this type of consistency.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Tanino is our favorite restaurant, because each time the experience is uplifting. We celebrated a friend's birthday on 12/6/17. The atmosphere is authentic Italian, very cozy and romantic. My sister and I had a superb scallop pasta with green pesto. The team serving the guests is outstanding. Very attentive, pleasant and accommodating. We much appreciated the beautiful, delicious and complimentary birthday dessert. Try Tanino and see and taste for yourself...

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

When I saw a sign for the Italian Cultural Institute, I joked with my husband that there must be a good Italian restaurant around. Tanino turned out to be everything you'd expect in an authentic Italian experience. The olive oil (100% Italian) was golden green and nutty (imported by Drago), the carciofi and baby arugula salad was generously sized with thin, moist shavings of parmesan. My husband's lamb chops entree was a perfect medium rare/medium, pink and tender with a lightly charred crust and a hint of sweet (I suppose from the white balsamic with which the caponata was prepared); and my penne with prosciutto and vodka was creamy and rich, perfectly al dente (and plenty of it), the minced prosciutto retained its flavor without overpowering the dish. We were first seated in the bustling main dining room but when we requested a quieter corner, they immediately accommodated our wish and let us to a table by the elegant bar where we had a view of the high ceiling with its understated, intricate wood carving and chandeliers. The waiter was attentive and the service was well paced. My husband had just attended the UCLA student body president reunion and the meal at Tanino completed a special weekend for us. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food and ambience. NOT HAPPY about their policy of allowing only 2 samples of wine per table per request by guest. 4 of us, only 2 drinking and that was his response to that request? Never happened in any 4 star restaurant I have been to. Not good business when people are spending hundreds at a meal and the wine bottles are already open. Had to ask for the manager which prompted the waiter to bring another small taste on request. Not cool for such a fine restaurant.
Other then that, I will eat there again.

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2017

We had the private room. Service was a little slow given that restaurant was not busy. Food was very tasty per my other visits. Bill was about $60 per person including tip and people had a few drinks, so not too expensive.

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