a very enjoyable dinner, would definitely go back again
the pasta is especially good
Great food, service, and ambience. The best place to meet for lunch in Westwood...central for meeting others since it's close to 405.
Amazing experience...from the service to the ambience & the food was simply delicious
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.
Delicious food great service
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.
Excelent the best in Westwood
great for any ocassion
Love the food wine service and ambiance can’t wait to come back again
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!
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.
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 $$.
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.
Tanino is always a great choice for authentic Sourhern Italian cuisine. Excellent food, service and wine list. Highly recommend!
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.
The private room was perfect for our holiday gathering.
Absolutely love Tanino! The food, service and atmosphere are fantastic!
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.
It's good, solid Italian food. We return regularly.
Wonderful, as always!! Delicious food, great service and in such a beautiful building. Bella Bella!!
Food was very good but the service was not up to the high-priced standards.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
it had been quite awhile since I had gone to this restaurant, but it confirmed why I don't. Very limited menu and the portions and prices are way out of line for what is given (salads are truly expensive and not only can they not be split, but bare ok for one person....at $18 for arrugula and/or cut tomato's and very little else I feel it is awful!
Wonderful Italian food and the most incredible cream of mushroom soup!
SUPERB Italian food in the heart of Westwood. Great staff, excellent food, great ambience.
The food was good. We reserved ahead, and the place was nearly empty, but somehow we were placed in a corner with an unpleasant view of the messy back corner near kitchen. I asked to sit elsewhere, and the waiter said nothing and didn't respond. Also, when the check came, I asked for it twice, but it had been presented to our guests in error, but the waiter didn't honor my requests for it, to the extent that the evening became uncomfortable and embarrassing instead of what we had planned.
my artichoke arugula parmesan salad was excellent in taste but miniscule, especially in view of the $17 price tag. I had to ask for a refill on my iced tea.