Terroni - LA

4.6
975 reviews
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Italian
From our home in Toronto where Terroni was founded to yours in Los Angeles, you can bank on a variety of creative Italian dishes at our dramatically appointed Downtown LA location that keeps our passion and fascination in Southern Italian fare alive and well.

Our menu is filled with regional Italian dishes that have been prepared the same way for generations. So out of respect for Italian gastronomy—and our grandparents—we don’t modify our dishes. Enjoy!
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ML
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very flavorful and the entire family loved the meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, can’t wait to go back.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lamb ragu was slightly above average; grilled octopus as an appetizer was amazing!

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K
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. The food is very authentic and delicious!

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b
Sacramento
35 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. I would return.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a meeting

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JE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Terroni! Fantastic food, some of the best Italian I have ever had. Great wines, our server made an excellent recommendation that paired very well with our food, and also with the Nutella pastry dessert (also his recommendation) . If you are a fan of Italian food, this is a must try spot!!

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The service was great, unfortunately the food was not good. The shrimp in the pasta was over cooked and mushy. The duck ragu was also bland.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Posto easy chic...grande cibo, materia prima ed esecuzione, carta dei vini italiani forse la migliore in città!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, cool atmosphere

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D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with excellent service. We will be back!

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SK
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The overall food and scene were very nice. I thought it was a little louder than I expected, but I would definitely go back.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Welcoming and courteous hostess. We had several tables to choose from and she was very patient while we figured out where we wanted to sit (table? Push two tables together? Booth? Ok, booth...). Waitress very nice and attentive along with several others who brought food, wine, cleared dishes, answered questions, etc. Pizzas are excellent - thin, crispy and delicious. Calamari fritti was also excellent, but chef intends lemon only, no other sauces. Linguini vongole was good; clams were small, tender, and neatly arranged on plate, which made it all the more interesting one of them on my plate was unopened (why give me that one?). Pasta nicely al dente. Only complaint was that there could have been just a bit more sauce/juice as clams and pasta were both just a touch dry. Our son really liked the tagliatelle bolognese and the caprese salad.

We always enjoy Terroni and look forward to coming back again soon.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was average. Prices a bit high for portion size. Server was not attentive despite restaurant being fairly empty. To be fair I found this be true in most places we ate in LA. Definitely use valet. At night area does not feel entirely safe.

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d
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Saw a show at the Ahmanson and was seeking a place in DTLA for dinner. I have severe food intolerances and when I requested a custom dish (basically remove one item from one dish and add one add'l vegetable), I was told that the chef wouldn't accommodate. Yet I could have a plain pasta. What grown woman wants to just have pasta? I had requested a pasta dish with 2 steamed vegetables and a little bit of oil. I ended up with the plate of pasta and a separate plate of broccolini. The pasta dish came with too much oil and too much pepper (a little tough on my system) and the broccolini was over oiled and very bitter. Would not go back or recommend.

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

it was the worst pizza I ve ever had. Literally it was a tomato sauce on the bread. Spagetthi was served cold. Overall it was a waste of money and time.

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BR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, but the food wasn’t that warm.

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E
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Space is fantastic. We never made it away from bar and happy hour. Also had pasta from menu.
Great place for food or just drinks.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very cold.

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OC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the pasta and sauces. We all thought the food the service and environment were great. Be for warned that the pasta is very al dente which was not a problem for us but was a bit surprising.

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CA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful service. Cannot wait to return!

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CP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great brunch. Got there right when they opened, I have been there many times but it was the first time for my family and all loved it. Food was sooo good!

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TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Overpriced. Mediocre food. No alterations to the menu.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. The food, the service, everything was impeccable. My friend and I went around 9pm for a late dinner/birthday celebration. I manage a restaurant in Culver City so the somm came over and brought my guest and I a complimentary glass of wine! It was so delicious I had to order another. We ordered the Arancini for apertivo. Out of this world. For my entrata, I ordered the gnocchi (I love gnocchi. I’ve had nearly every gnocchi dish in town) and I have to say it was in my top 3. It was so delicious my friend wanted to trade dishes! I wish I had room for dessert but the portions are filling and I was left satisfied. I cannot wait to return for happy hour as I’ve heard good things!

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LA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Loud and lively. Great pizza, ok pasta. Super nice servers.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place soo much. I like to come here for special occasions because they never disappoint me. Food is so good and staff is always very friendly!

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P
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing wine cellar selection! Solid food, professional staff.

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! Loved the limo even pasta. Can’t wait to have another meal there.

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MM
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Loved this place! The only downside was that it felt like we were being rushed. We kept ordering bottles of wine, only to have our new bottles brought out and opened before we could finish what was in front of us. Will go back but, next time, will have to emphasize that we want to take our time.

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D
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service could have been better. There was no warm welcome by anyone from the host to the server who served us at the table and the guy who poured the wine once. Rest of the evening we poured our wines and they charged corkage fee for both bottles, which was expected but the service part didn't come with it.
Food was delicious.

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M
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everyone very kind and helpful. Excellent pasta. Only Italian wines

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t
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pizza and special salad delicious. Octopus a bit chewy but otherwise good. Definitely be back!!

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J
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous pastas. Excellent, attentive wait staff. Even fast turnaround at the valet parking! We'll be back.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

didnt get to set it the main dining area

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KW
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent, but the server didn't provide the bread or diet coke we ordered and ignored us for long periods of time making checking out difficult even though she knew we were trying to make it to an event.

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Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible food every time! The portions are generous European proportions, I tend to not like gluttonous American portions so they may be small to some people but the flavor indulgence into many courses should leave most satiated. For a table of 4 I highly reccommend a couple antipasta, two salads and each order a pasta course. I’d be surprised if you were still hungry! I’m not gonna lie I had the Bolognese two days in a row.

Incredible as always.

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FF
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Best pizza in DTLA hands down. Great staff and a great happy hour.

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

After our encounter with the top notch hostess, the service went downhill from there. We waited forever for our server to address us and it kept getting worse. I, myself have been a chef at some top restaurants and this place is overly “snooty” about their menu. I am familiar with restaurants not wanting to make modifications, no biggie, just ask for bucatini instead of penne. They don’t do that, it would affect the overall experience, eyeroll. Then our lovely server kept insisting that they do not put cheese on pasta with seafood.... umm ok. I didn’t ask for any and it’s written on the menu. She treated us like this was our first time at a “genuine “ Italian restaurant.

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CF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

This is the best itialian I have had outside Italy! Unfortunately we had a very blah waitress. There was little information, enthusiasm or follow up. This resturant is beautiful although a bit loud due to the high ceilings. The food was fabulous and I feel like if the service was stepped up this would be a 5+. I will definetly check out the West Hollywood location.

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Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great southern Italian soul food. I would recommend taking a nice walk after enjoying a meal here! Really great flavors and textures. We splashed out on two apps, the fried calamari and roasted king mushrooms over arugula to start, followed with their creamy polenta and more mushrooms plus penne al'arrabiata for mains, cannoli and cappuccinos finished us off. Not massive portions, just RIGHT. Server was lovely. After that early Saturday lunch, we took a walk. It was pretty much a perfect, hearty meal!

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