Viale dei Romani
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.
Great meal in an enchanting space. Will be back for sure.
Everything was great with one exception. The portion very small.
I wouldn't classify Viale dei Romani as one of the very best Italian restaurants in Southern California but it was an enjoyable experience and I would give it another try. Bruschetta with heirloom tomatoes, little gem salad with tahini vinaigrette, and branzino with chanterelles were lovely. But a special pizza diavola was bland beyond belief and a casarecce pasta with rabbit sausage was chewy and served tepid. The service was really amiable though and the modern lobby of the hotel space is a noteworthy attraction.
Every dish we ate was a taste experience. The scallops were an amazing combination of flavours and the appitizers were supurb, get the Iberico ham. "Oh my God, this is good" was repeated over and over again. We would definitely go back to this restaurant.
The service was great! The ambiance was great! The food itself was just honestly, not very good.
Great dining experience! The food was delicious and creative. The service was also outstanding. I’ve already recommended it to others! Thanks to Gabe for his friendly hospitality!!
A real find...tucked away I side the Le Peer Hotel between Melrose.and Santa Monica. Just charming and the food is delicious. Not inexpensive...entrees.average around $30...drinks are.very.expensive...$24.for a single.malt....ridiculous.
But a wonderful meal in a beautiful space.
Loved our food( endive salad, chicken for 2, etc) and presentation special. Serving pieces distinctive and aesthetically appealing. Seating comfortable and could actually have a conversation without straining to hear. Service was also outstanding. Will definitely be back soon!
Met a friend for brunch Saturday morning. There seemed to be a nice mix of locals and hotel guests, and there were options for sitting in sunny windows or further back out of direct sun. The staff and service were polite and attentive without being too formal. Friendly and warm, not intrusive. The food was delicious and the room was beautiful.
Some of the most innovative and delicious Italian food in all LA. If you like fresh clean tasting dishes this is your place. We loved everything from the crudo starter to dessert and tea!
This restaurant was highly recommended to me. I made an 8 p.m. reservation for 4 of us. we got seated right away but waited a good 10-15 minutes before anyone showed up to our table. When the waiter Tony showed up he took our drink order and it took about 20 minted to get our drinks. We literally got our drinks at 8:50, 30-40 minutes after we were seated! We had to ask for everything, had to ask for bread twice before Tony brought it. Tony just seemed very jumpy and out of it. We ordered a pizza to start and again took about 40 minutes for us to get it. When we asked Tony where was our pizza he said that the pizza oven can only cook 3 pizzas at a time. How is that our problem? Each time Tony would swing by to say "2 more minutes." I called the busboy Luis to ask about our waiter and he saw first hand how jumpy and odd he was behaving. Even though Luis is a busboy, management should seriously consider making him a waiter. I don't know if he is not a waiter for the fact that he is Latino but I can tell you that I would have Luis serve me any day. Luis was the one that kept coming to our table to make sure everything was ok. After a 2.5 long dinner the 4 of us left disappointed knowing that we will never go back. It is truly a shame as the food was good. Perhaps if Luis would've been our waiter our experience would've been a positive one.
I have been to VdR several times previously and really enjoyed it. This time, though, the food and service were "off." Not bad, not great, just not inspired by any measure. It was really disappointing because I'd taken a friend who'd never been there and had said to expect a really great meal. I hope it was a one-time blip.
They were having service issues that evening, with a long wait to order drinks and dishes delivered at very different times. The food is still excellent, but not a great value.
Thank Jeremy Francois for great recommendations & warm, friendly & prompt service! Great food, decor, lovely china! Our entire company enjoyed the evening profoundly:) compliments to the chef!
We love this restaurant however this visit was sadly not on par with previous. THe main reason was there was a table of very loud, very drunk people right by us who not only were causing a disturbance for us but everyone else sat around them. Everyone likes to have a fun time at dinner but they were SO LOUD it was ridiculous. Apparently they were friends of the hotel/owner so couldn't be asked to leave.
Such a shame as every time we have been before it has been great. Oh and the music was too loud and not the most appropriate for a cool space.
I will definitely be coming back and have already told friends about Viale. I don't know what other people are thinking when they say the Lasagna needs flavor. I loved it. I also don't think Lasagna should be oozing cheese, so maybe that is what are expecting. Our friends loved the Octopus and we all devoured the steak. The decor is also beautiful.
We had a reservation for 3:00 byt the restaurant wasnt even open, so we ate in the pool/bar area.
We expected the full menu, but we got only the bar menu. The food was good, but since we were celebrating a birthday we wanted a more robust menu.
Nice ambiance, but not romantic. Waiter was nice enough, although a little snooty. He didn’t tell us about one of the specials that everyone was ordering and when we inquired he replied that the kitchen didn’t encourage him to push it. The food was very good and it was a nice evening.
We were seated in the shade on the lovely outdoor patio and enjoyed everything about our visit except the music that was playing during lunch. We felt that if it hadn't been for the annoying music, the experience would have been perfect.
Food was well prepared and presented, and service was attentive. However, I had indicated when I made the reservation that this was a birthday celebration, and no notice or mention was made by our server regarding that.
We were happy to see the parade of friendly, lovely dogs, all of whom stopped by our table for a pat.
We did the Dine LA and I thought it was a great value. I had the branzino, and it was great, the server didn't mention that it was going to be sitting on top of mountain of fantastic green beans! Overall, i liked the ambiance, noise was about right, we could talk but not listen to the people next to us. I would return.
Sooooooooo delicious! Second time ordering the taste and can’t wait to go back again! Don’t miss out on the rice pudding!
Overall a delightful experience. Best pizza in town
Amazing atmosphere and amazing service! Everyone was so nice and my group and I were able to get in an hour before our reservation time! The food was out of this world and the cocktails were wide eyed good! Will definitely go again!
Service and staff were amazing. Maybe we came on a bad night for food but the “mild and deboned” snapper were anything but. And the grilled octopus was very rubbery. I am not a picky eater either.
I love this restaurant from the food to the plates of which I am obsessed, this restaurant delivers. It is chic and hip without being pretentious. The service is impeccable and the food divine. I can also walk there from my house, which is a big plus.
I just love their food so much!
Father’s Day- breakfast -lunch menu with nothing to eat. Very breakfasty menu, yogurt-granola-eggs, would not recommend for lunch.
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
Great food and worth the money. Service was good and food was amazing!
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.
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!
Server warmed up as the night went on. Noise level was a little high and table was awkwardly small for the tasting menu.
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!
i saw a post about the pasta and im so happy i had a chance to try it
Extraordinarily fresh ingredients masterfully executed.
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!
Service was awesome, unfortunately the portions were small for men. Definitely not a place for children,
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
Delicious Food and beautiful atmosphere!! This is my 2nd time here and I will be back.