Viale dei Romani

4.6
239 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.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible food and drinks. I received a plate that was dirty and another that was chipped so they need to pay more attention to that. But overall a great time

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ST
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and worth the money. Service was good and food was amazing!

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f
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely space; beautiful china; a well-conceived menu. Prices a bit on the pricey side; but if you order judiciously, it works out fine. We enjoyed a wonderful roasted chicken with bread salad, a banyuls vinaigrette - truly enjoyable.

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WW
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely night ... beautiful place a great people and service. Food was excellent with a few little spots to mention good and “ok”. The Iberico Ham was delish and the Kale Caesar wonderful ....scallops outstanding! The Bolognese was their “signature” meal ... it was a very unique lasagna like preparation and very delicious. Personally I prefer a more traditional prep, but it was delicious. The Serrano peppers had a tough consistence ... the sunchokes not to my liking - but that’s me. The ice cream dessert was super good, simple but excellent. The Pot of Creme, neither of us liked, it was very dense and just “ok”. I would had preferred a more pudding-like consistency like a high end Budino, maybe butterscotch like as well - the strawberry top didn’t fit to us. With all that said, was a terrific meal with excellent service in a very cool place!

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Server warmed up as the night went on. Noise level was a little high and table was awkwardly small for the tasting menu.

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B
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time but I will definitely be back. We celebrated a birthday and shared the chicken, lasagna, bruschetta, salad and more. Everything was delicious. Service was wonderful. The restaurant was busy but they made us feel like we were the only ones there Love the bar area too!

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D
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i saw a post about the pasta and im so happy i had a chance to try it

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HL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinarily fresh ingredients masterfully executed.

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j
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG! Viale dei Romani is fabulous!!! It is now along with Gwen my favorite LA restaurant.
My friend and I (a picky Italian I might add) had a beautiful corner table by the window in the front.
We started with a plate of olives, which were heated and this was new to me, I then had the delicious
smoked mussels, followed by a great Little Gem salad, for my main coursen I had the Flat Iron, slice
in the Italian manner. I can't wait to return. One quibble: The morning of my dinner the restaurant's
Web site had a chicken tajine for two for $53.00. on the dinner menu. This was not on the actual menu
that night. This was one reason I chose Viale. This is bad form! But I would still return here. Our
server Brittany was knowledgeable and very professional!

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P
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome, unfortunately the portions were small for men. Definitely not a place for children,

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JS
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dinner here. The claim of the to “the worlds best bolognese” is a big one but this pasta dish is what dreams are made of. Just delicious!! Anna our waitress provided outstanding service. Highly recommend

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SA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Food and beautiful atmosphere!! This is my 2nd time here and I will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We made reservations for Mother's Day lunch based on a recommendation from a friend at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Los Angeles. We were totally disappointed and we would not return on any occassion. Several items on the menu for the event were unavailable; the wait staff was embarrassingly inexperienced; short order cook prepared food like a diner but with long delays; choice of fish or omelette for main course - and the omelette was truly disgusting with thick slabs of questionably smoked greasy salmon wrapped in under cooked runny eggs topped with a warm spoonful of pecorino. Bowls of vanilla gelato for dessert arrived totally melted - only two had some kind of chocolate fudge on the side because they ran out.

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m
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I Chose this restaraunt for a special occasion . A beautiful spot in a beautiful hotel . The food was a mixed bag . Crudo was great . Pasta sauce was flavorful but greasy . Service was on point until the meal was delivered after that we had to ask for everything ... Its like the wait staff collectively went on break . This would have been around 10 pm . Dessert took over 30 minutes and the coffee was luke warm . We had to ask about the dessert to finally get it . Its a shame . The restaurant is beautiful but for this price we expect more .

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AV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The ambiance was nice, service was very attentive and explained the menu style and navigation very well. Sadly Food was below expectation as we were excited to try Chef Lane's food. BABY KALE CAESAR SALAD was blend and lacked flavor, WOOD GRILLED OCTOPUS was beautifully presented but was tough, FLAT IRON STEAK was good. However, the temp was almost blue an rare and cool in the middle but our request was Med rare. Overall was nice. Cocktails were balance and well presented. I am sure it was a off night in kitchen. We will be back to try again.

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DA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasant atmosphere paired with great food... Our waiter Jeremy was fantastic, he was very knowledgeable about all the foods and wines, he even told us about a great place to go after dinner to enjoy. BTW please try the pizzas they are amazing!!! and also try the sundae it's to die for. Great local addition to Weho, they will be around for many years to come, def. will be returning back often!!!

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LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The room is very loud so maybe when the weather is better try sitting outside if you want to have a conversation. The food was delicious! You'll want a side of bread to go with the Amatriciana!

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f
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the bolognese!

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E
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very average not Italian food. Small portions for the price. Maybe we just ordered all the wrong things?
Too many other great places to go.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it each time we have eaten at Viale Dei Romano.
Cheers!

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J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to dinner with my fiancé on my birthday and was greeted very warmly upon arrival by the maître d'. He recommended their famous lasagna and it was very delicious. We were treated exceptionally well. Food and service were phenomenal and I highly recommend this lovely place to anyone! We will be back.

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B
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service.
Awesome & Unique Menu.
Fantastic Team - especially Key, the Manager!

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L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Would not recommend this restaurant if you are looking for good Italian food.
Pasta was over cooked, flavorless and expensive for what you get.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

One word: meh.

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LA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, atmosphere A+!!!!! Been several times and will go again!

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b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We got there early place was empty. The service was excellent from the time we got there to the time we left. We had the chicken which was whole and plenty for two people. It was really good especially the breast which was in some insane reduction sauce. The hotel and restaurant are both super cool and have great ambiance. Highly recommend this place.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent southern Italian food. Definitely meant to be shared as almost every dish would be too intense for one person. Seafood and pastas were some of the best and the pizza is spectacular to order for the table. Bar program is changing, but has solid cocktails, very knowledgeable, and looking to grow.

Felt a bit warm, and way too much sunlight pouring into the room before the sun gets behind the next building.

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BM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is very chic and elegantly y understated. The service is on point and the food is over the moon delicious!!

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n
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service

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LA
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Viale! The ambiance is fantastic, and the food is delicious. We loved the margarita pizza, the spicy sausage pizza, harami crudo, kale Cesar, and chicken for two. The desserts were all delicious too!

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B
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My second visit.
Great date place or special night out. Both times the food was on point and the menu has expanded to higher protein options. What’s the same is the inconstancy with the bar and a New York attitude from the servers.
Biggest change was the wait, reservations weren’t necessarily needed this time around....for Friday night.

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g
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant. Wonderful wines, great food. Great service.

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c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience with impeccable service. Very helpful in describing the dishes and helping find what would best suit our pallets. The food was amazing, with a great balance of acidity and umami. Pasta was perfectly al dente and the portion sizes were more than sufficient. Relaxing atmosphere.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A special place. Definitely an LA experience (but in a good way).

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M
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, reasonable prices and outstanding food made for a delightful evening

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LA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Portions were small and salty. Didn’t live up to hype.

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KM
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific. I gave this a 4 instead of 5 ONLY because the teramisu was very disappointing. The center was not soaked but very chewy which it should not have been and not much flavor. We order this at nearly every Italian restaurant so I think they forgot to soak the ladyfingers. Other than that everything was great especially the pasta bolognese ( which is a vertical lasagne) and fabulous.

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CL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Service lackluster, frequently could not get server’s attention, even in a largely empty dining room.

Poor wine knowledge by server; granted, sommelier was not in that day due to family emergency, but expect regular servers to have sufficient familiarity with list to cover

Several dishes, such as roasted sunchokes, just blah

The wood fired roast chicken for two was beyond over salted

Overpriced and overhyped for what we experienced.

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