Viale dei Romani

4.6
159 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Named by Food & Wine magazine as one of “The Biggest Restaurant Openings of 2018" Viale Dei Romani has been recognized as the "most significant Italian seafood-driven restaurant" in America and is Chef Casey Lane’s modern take on a classic trattoria.

Inspired first by trips to the Mediterranean coasts, our cuisine highlights the principles of Italian cooking with broader Southern French and North African influences. The rich and far reaching culinary history of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, and the Moorish impact on the southern European Coast likewise influence our offerings with highlights including wood-fired seafood, raw fish preparations, hand rolled pasta, world class pizza, notable items such as the traditional chickpea crêpe ceccina, pasta alla piastra, chicken tagine and various fried rice dishes.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join Viale Dei Romani for a delicious Valentine's Day Dinner. Enjoy your loved one with a 4 course menu featuring both Viale favorites as well as exciting new options for $95. Our full wine and cocktail list are available, and perfect for a romantic occasion.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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MG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Saturday lunch, but they only had a brunch menu. Nevertheless, exceptional service, a clear attention to detail and great training happening in the kitchen as each dish was fine tuned and delicious. The rabbit sausage pizza a clear stand out for our entire party. The dining room is beautiful and opulent. Excited to try for dinner

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good and service. Prob best pizza in la!

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

Wonderful food and beautiful space. The promise of the "best lasagna " fell short. Far from the best I have had other places. The branzino, scallops, pizza are all near perfection. Stunning design. The music started out at the perfect volume but got too loud during the evening. Will definitely be returning.

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d
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was terrible , hated the lack of atmosphere. Terrible evening.

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d
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Terribly disorganized. servers all tried but bad service nonetheless

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pasta - perfectly al dente, great ragu sauce. Their grilled octopus melts in your mouth.

Phenomenal and very attentive service.

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

I always have such a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. This place is the perfect gem to impress anyone from a date night to a business dinner.. it’s an outstanding and classy spot.

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SG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food tasted good but a little on the heavier side. I personally had a tough night after eating at vdr. Maybe the flavors were a bit too elaborate for my taste. Definitely not your regular/normal italian restaurant, more of a fusion and definitely a more alternative version of "Italian" cuisine.
The waiters were very sweet and the service was attentive.

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M
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal from appetizer to pizza to entre.
Delightful setting and we are destined to return very soon for a repeat outstanding culinary experience.

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food and decor of the place, and our server Matthew was extremely delightful and helpful going through all the different options and guiding us through a fantastic dinner

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was amazing

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

The service was excellent and the food was good. It was a little pricey.

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a
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was disappointed that when we checked in for our reservation the hostess put a time limit on our table. It kind of put an undue pressure on our whole dining experience and frankly ruined the dinner. We weren't informed of the time limit when making our reservation and probably would have picked somewhere else to have dinner had we known upfront when making the reservation.

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FF
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried this place for the first time, and I will definitely be coming back. The branzono is perfectly cooked with a crispy skin, with a delicious sauce. The fig bruschetta really pops, and the pizzas all have a flavorful crust with just the right “chew” to it. And you MUST have the chocolate pot de creme for dessert.

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SJ
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We liked at everything! My drink of mezcal had just the right amount of kick . The avocado appetizer was a unique take on guacamole and tasted perfect. We're also tried the steak which was cooked perfectly and tasted great. The pot de creme desert was a little too rich.. the ambiance was great..

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

This is possible our favorite Italian in LA now. An exciting menu because it really reflects flavors of Italy. Dishes that aren't in every other Italian restaurant in the US. Bravo to the chef and owner!

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PH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and great and friendly staff. Chris is helpful
I enjoy going all the time.

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s
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Horrible experience overall. We had a confirmed reservation for dinner and still had to wait for one hour to get a table. We were a party of three and they sat us in a table for two. It took another 40 minutes to get a proper table for dinner, which we only got after following up with the maitre d’ who was rude and unapologetic. The food was mediocre and service was lackluster.

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P
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner to celebrate a birthdate had a great time, good food, great service and great wine

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c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The restaurant is gorgeous! The service was very strange! It seemed the communication was lacking. We didn't know who our waiter was as three different staff members approached our table for drink orders. The menu is VERY basic and they do not add extras. I ordered the truffle scramble and was excited to try it out. When my plate arrived it was a slice of toast cut in half with scrambled eggs on top. THAT IS ALL! NOTHING ELSE. No breakfast potatoes...NOTHING. My friends both ordered the Salmon eggs Benedict and said it was bland and lacked flavor. Their plates also only came with bread and the salmon and eggs on top. After our meal the entire staff seemed to disappear for the next 30-minutes and I had to track down an employee to get our bill. I don't plan on dining nor will I suggest this place for dining!

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MR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The $20 cocktail was not good at all, I almost sent it back (and wish i did).

The pizza was wonderful. I really enjoyed the fish, my fiancee did not.

We found the server pushy and somewhat inattentive. Probably will not go back.

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute fun decor great food

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WA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I've been several times now -- always a solid experience. Beautiful decor, very comfortable and welcoming. I've used it for both a business dinner, as well as dinners with friends. Food has been great, and has a "hot spot" vibe without being too much of a scene.

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m
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and drinks were wonderful.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place. I will come back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Karissa was great. Such great service!

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DA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service. Perfect ambiance.

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KN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Been twice, now. Great service and amazing food.

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SK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was amazing, everyone in our party was pleased with their food and drink selection. The service was stellar, our server and the waitstaff did not miss a beat. Highly recommend Viale dei Romani.

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C
Los Angeles
137 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hospitality. Wonderful food. All staff members including valet Parker’s are great.

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WS
Detroit
120 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal with great service. White truffle gnocchi, the house pasta bolianaise along with the Burratta salad were delicious.

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SC
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Stylish and great ambience.

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g
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coming back for more! Please, thank Francois once again for making our evening perfect.

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

One of the best meals I’ve enjoyed in Los Angeles. We ordered a lot, and all the dishes we fantastic, except for just one. The highlights were the uni, then we ordered another uni, the rabbit pasta dish was amazing. I also had the bone marrow, which was prepared perfectly, though I do wish they might serve sea salt, micro greens and crostini to help offset how rich the marrow is...but it was still great. Only a fried rice dish didn’t impress as much. Service was outstanding from our waiter and sommelier. The waiter was a real knockout, attentive and friendly, and it seems an amazing artist, with some of paintings in the wall. Sommelier was knowledgeable, friendly and very considerate of our tastes and price point. Loved the setting and decor as well. Will be back many times!!

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JM
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good setting and nice fresh tastes in WeHo set inside the lobby of the Kimpton La Peer Hotel.

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MN
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal, service and overall experience! We had the three course meal and it was worth every penny! Tons of food customized to our liking in a fantastic setting.

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G
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Our server was VERY ANNOYING. She treated us like we had never been to a restaurant before and was promoting the most expensive items on the menu.

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DR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a friendly and attentive waiter, Jared. He recommended the tasting menu for our party of 6 with wine pairings. The Tuscan tasting menu had good portions and was beautifully plated and thoughtfully seasoned. It was my birthday and they brought a delicious upside down pineapple cake topped with a candle. We also sat outside and it was a great atmosphere to spend a night celebrating with friends. At the end of the night, the executive chef, Brian Bournmann came to speak to us and took a picture. A splendid evening!

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DD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was good. My only comment is when I asked for a second glass of Pinot Grigio, the waiter forgot about it. The restaurant has great food and atmosphere. I would expect the service to be the same.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food and Service was no value for money. Pasta dish was made with sauce that was old and to reduced , salty. Very disappointing considering how good the food and service was when the restaurant opened.

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