Viale dei Romani

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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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CR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

The service was great! The ambiance was great! The food itself was just honestly, not very good.

L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience.

KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

FT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

D
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

XU
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

DR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

TG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

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.

FW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

OT
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

Y
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

JS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

K
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

C
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

h
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

CB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

RP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

CW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sooooooooo delicious! Second time ordering the taste and can’t wait to go back again! Don’t miss out on the rice pudding!

M
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall a delightful experience. Best pizza in town

SL
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

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.

h
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

A
Los Angeles
170 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I just love their food so much!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Father’s Day- breakfast -lunch menu with nothing to eat. Very breakfasty menu, yogurt-granola-eggs, would not recommend for lunch.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
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

ST
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

f
Los Angeles
43 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.

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!

CW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
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.

B
Los Angeles
29 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!

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

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

Extraordinarily fresh ingredients masterfully executed.

j
Los Angeles
36 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!

S
Cincinnati
8 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,

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

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.

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.

m
Los Angeles
24 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 .

AV
Los Angeles
4 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.

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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