Viale dei Romani

4.6
139 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Viale dei Romani is a modern West Hollywood trattoria created by Casey Lane. Inspired first by trips to the mediterranean coasts, our seafood-driven cuisine highlights the principals of Italian cooking with broader Southern French and North African influences. The menu draws from the rich and far reaching culinary history of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, and the Moorish impact on the southern European Coast. Highlights include wood-fired seafood, raw fish preparations, pasta, pizza, and the traditional chickpea crêpe Cecina served with falafel, crudo, and marinated local vegetables; as well as a world class bread program and pastries - with all offerings crafted in-house and by hand.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 691-1600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Casey Lane
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Melrose Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 139 People Are Saying
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c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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m
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and drinks were wonderful.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 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
1 review
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
133 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
115 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
3 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
65 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
1 review
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
8 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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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent. Nothing to write home about.

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g
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please tell Francois "thank you for another perfect evening".

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazingly good. Service was great. I love great tasting food and this was amazing, I will be coming back for sure.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

This was our first time at the place. We read The Hollywood Reporter List of New Best Places in LA and decided to make a reservation. We arrived at 845 and we weren’t served dinner until well past 10. Service was extremely backed up. It even took them 45 minutes to serve us a glass of wine. We ordered the recommendation (fried rice, lasagna bolognese and tagliatelle with rabbit). Food was ok but we had much better pastas in other places in LA at a much better price. It was a bit overpriced for what it was. Place is lovely though. Great location. Ambience is energetic so you need to speak a bit loud to have a conversation.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, our waiter was hilarious and very sweet.

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JM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Value for the money is not there. Paying the price you pay for a meal such as pasta was a small cup if at best. The food we had tasted great. Service and venue were great but lacks in value spent.

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FL
France
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We arrived early for our reservation and ordered drinks at the bar while the host picked out a table. The bartender could not have been less interested in us, more focused on lighting candles throughout the bar area. He was absolutely clueless and belongs in another restaurant that doesn't care about guest service. It was literally comical to watch him ignore us and spend all his focus on lighting tea-light candles. He never made one of our three drinks. The host came by and took us to a table which turned out to be a few feet from the bar and not at all appropriate for the dinner reservation we had made. I immediately they find a table in the dining room for us and they were quick to make the change. But why even think of putting us in the bar area? Ridiculous. In the end, Viale dei Romani had great food and our server Matthew was fantastic. The two early incidents did not prevent me from pointing out the good things about this restaurant but advice to the manager: Fix these other problems. They are easy to fix and do not bode well for your restaurant if not rectified.

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N
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

The salmon was not cooked. I looked really really bad in front of my kosher date. It is a beautiful restaurants and the service was amazing but the food was awful!

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TS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is in the La Peer hotel so parking is no problem. The cuisine is Italian but one I've never experienced. The service was excellent and the waiter gave excellent advice and information. Great food, friendly professional service.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was over salted, under cooked and way overpriced. I was disappointed as I heard really good things

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, ambiance and service were all perfect! Such a great new addition to the West Hollywood neighborhood.

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BG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service, pasta, branzini and salted caramel gelato to die for. Beautiful interior. Low noise level. Great parking.

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best exerpience here. The food was absolutely incredible but what made our visit that much better was having Adam as our server and Francios pairing our wines to our meal. We were blown away by Adam and Francois’s hospitality and knowledge. I wish we lived closer so we could dine here more often.

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M
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Way too loud. We had to yell at each other to have a normal conversation

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BS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Other than the hostess putting us next to the door initially with an empty restaurant it was a lovely night. We moved into the main dining room. It seems being two females at dinner is a curse, that you have to negotiate for a decent table

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AL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Beautifully well appointed restaurant with excellent staff. Food was slow out of the kitchen but was good. Stunning hotel above we ate on a quiet lunch time but would go back for dinner to explore the menu further

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JM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, lovely setting, and service was the best I've had in years...you definitely get the sense that the people working there care about each and every person and love what they are doing. Would recommend this place to anyone.

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

Parents visiting, celebrating

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I
St. Louis
46 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We only had one problem and that was although most plates were $16-$35 at the last minute we were encouraged to add on a pizza and we didn’t ask the price-mistake. It was the best flat bread pizza I’ve ever had in my life however it was $45 for six pieces. We felt we should’ve been told about the price in addition only because I asked about the level of alcohol in the mix drinks did I find out they were using top top shelf unless you asked otherwise. My only other thing to mention is that it’s very very very noisy. It’s a small restaurant in the hotel and I would start out the dinner by having drinks out on the patio and then come in for dinner knowing it’s going to be very loud. I would easily go back and just have two of the small plates and be very happy.

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b
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Service and ambiance is excellent but the Italian food was subpar.

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