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Varro

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4.1
20 Reviews
$30 and under
Argentinean

Varro specializes in wood-fire cuisine and natural wine. Our menu — curated by Chef Leo Lanussol, who hails from the kitchens of the legendary Francis Mallmann in Argentina — showcases various techniques of modern rustic cooking using organic, seasonal produce from local farms, prepared over a hearth with simple intention. Recognizing the fragility of our environment, we commit to using ingredients such as grass-fed meats raised humanely, poultry raised in free range farms, and sustainable fish from local waters. A diverse selection of natural wines from small producers around the globe complements our food.

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Booked 9 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Argentinean, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm
    Wed–Sat 8:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 405-6385

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Leo Lanussol

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 20 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Westside

    Good for Groups

  • Westside

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. SA

    StreamingAnimation

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A quaint location for a date night. The service was excellent. What I liked most about the restaurant was the menu. It was a break from traditional dishes and allowed me to try some creative flavors that I had not experienced before. The portion sizes were designed to support intimate conversations, just right -- keeping the focus on the flavors, company and relationships. I'm definitely adding Varro to my list of restaurants to come back to every once in a while to see what other flavors I can try from this very well thought out menu.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    Lacking portions, inadequate recommendations for party size and frankly just unique sound on dishes. I’m into trying new things but this place is just nothing special and better for a date.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    This place isn’t a wine bar - they got about 10 wines by the bottle or glass. Service is terrible.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    The food here was very disappointing. Boring tasteless strange preparations. And super overpriced. Services was mediocre.

  5. VG

    VictoriaG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My husband and I are omnivores who enjoy innovative flavor combinations; our daughter and her boyfriend are mostly gluten-free vegans who appreciate the health benefits of avoiding foods that are sweet, heavy, or oily. Varro is that rare restaurant where the four of us can all eat very happily -- sharing most of the dishes! -- with no one sacrificing any of the elements that are important to them. The food is terrific by any standard and it's an outstanding addition to our shortlist of favorite restaurants.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Made a reservation a week in advance. An hour before my res I decided to look at their IG to get excited about dinner only to see on their story that they were closed for the night. I called to confirm since nobody reached out to cancel my reservation. The customer service was horrible as they didn’t seem to care to let me know or even try to rebook me.

  7. RF

    ReganF

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Interesting food good ambiance

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    service was very slow.

  9. CC

    CecilyChambers

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great experience. Everyone that works there really cares about the food and it felt almost like a family run experience but also elevated. The mushroom dish, carrots as well as the pea tendrils were probably my favorite things!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Overall the restaurant was good. We needed a neighborhood restaurant that was approachable and good for multiple occasions. Our overall feedback was that the food was lacking salt and acid, and some dishes came out lukewarm instead of hot. Chicken dish was great and other dishes were good. Need to kick it up a notch!

  12. S

    Seanfoc

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If the idea of "Argentinian" conjures visions of grilled meats for miles, know that Varro grills and roasts vegetables (and seafood) with the utmost care and creativity. The sauces and spices were delicious and the platings are gorgeous. I've eaten here twice and I'll be returning again and again for sure.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Creative and unique flavors completely worked in every dish. The scallops with smoky flavors and corn relish was delish, porabello mushroom with hazelnuts and citrus sauce, sweet pea shoots were all great dishes, but don’t forget to get the bread to use for all the leftovers sauces on the plates.

  14. AS

    AmeliaS

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and service during soft opening! It was quiet on a Sunday evening, with lots of options for dining on the lovely patio. Vegetarian options were great and I enjoyed my glass of rosé.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The food at Varro is very tasty and interesting, however it's positioned as a shared plate/ tapas concept and the portions are simply way too small for the cost. Additionally every dish arrived within 10-15 minutes of ordering which felt rushed. Our entire dining experience could have ended in 45 minutes had we not decided to order more food as the initial 7 dishes we ordered for 4 guests was simply not enough food. Our bill was over $450 for 4 without having ordered a bottle of wine, though wines by the glass are very pricey too - some are $25. Our initial bill presented - over $580 - was also incorrect in that we were mistakenly charged for two bottles of wine we didnt have. The server and manager were very apologetic and immediately removed but I'm just glad I reviewed the check in detail which I admittedly don't always do. Overall I think Varro could be good if adjustments are made.

  16. DI

    DanieleIS

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The menu is very short and does not offer many choices, mostly vegetables, which is a bit odd for an Argentinian restaurant. The rib eye, priced at $78.00, comes on a plate, uncut. The bread, oily, is also unsliced. The music was too loud, and we had to ask twice to have it lowered. 25% gratuities were included (the amount was not disclosed on the bill), and 4% for the Help Health was added. Not rushing back.

  17. DA

    DaraA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Never come here… overpriced food, terrible menu, feel like I was being robbed as I left

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice people… definitely early stages, but a unique menu and a fun eclectic crowd

  19. S

    Staceyb

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Great staff. New place and pretty well organized for a fresh opening. Some plates are better than others but for the most part, the food was quite good. I am confident it will get even better as they get in the groove in the coming weeks.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New neighborhood restaurant and I’m excited to go back!

FAQs

Varro is rated 4.1 stars by 20 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Varro

600 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90291-4801

  • Cross street

    Abbot Kinney and Venice Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm
    Wed–Sat 8:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Argentinean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Leo Lanussol

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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