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Smeraldi's Restaurant

3.7
172 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Enjoy our Mediterranean trattoria, where fresh handmade pizza and pasta, savory Italian appetizers all are served in our signature Smeraldi’s Restaurant. Mouthwatering mains are created by our Mediterranean-trained Chef de Cuisine David Wolfskill.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Smeraldi's: Breakfast: daily 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch: daily 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

Traditional Afternoon Tea in Rendezvous Court: Saturday - Sunday 2:00pm-5:00pm (Except Mother's Day Sunday).
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Phone number
(213) 612-1562
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Daniel Fennessy
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Private party facilities
Smeraldi's is available for private party booking. Please contact Restaurant Manager.
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Private party contact
Restaurant Manager: (213) 612-1562
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Street
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Parking details
Patrons may valet at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel for a discounted fee. There is also self-parking across the street at Pershing Square for a fee.
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Public transit
Metro Red Line stop located 1 block away at Pershing Square. Downtown Dash B stops across 5th street from the restaurant.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 172 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on recent ratings
3.6
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.3
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vipRobertO (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Located on the first floor of the Biltmore in Los Angeles, Smeraldi's offers a great place to dine if headed out to Pershing Square are in DTLA afterwards, or if gathering anywhere downtown. The food is all authentically Italian with a "Los ANgeleno twist". I highly recommend the BUratta to start and I ordered the Filet Mignon, which was presented on a bed of Fingerling potatoes. The flavor was very good and the meat was extremely tender. I give this establishment my best of recommendations for anything ordered off the menu.

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RobV (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Restaurant was underprepared for as many customers as they had. Pumpkin ravioli was very good, other dishes mediocre, ambiance is zero, noisy, surprised this restaurant is in the Biltmore.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Business meeting

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We were in town for Christmas and had a lovely Christmas breakfast. The staff were attentive and fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

excellent food, ambiance, service, and pricing - had buffet.

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jimsie (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

They changed the menu. Not as good as before. Prawn sandwich only had a handful of prawns. Ceasar salad with grilled chicken good. Generous pieces of chicken and dressing tasty. It was only 3/4 full of people yet was very noisy. All hardscape; nothing to absorb the noise.
This is in the Biltmore Hotel. It is always decorated beautifully for Christmas. We come every year at Christmas to enjoy the decor.

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SomethingForEveryone (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Awesome seafood lunch buffet with a live pasta bar! Delicious and a terrific deal - including an opulent dessert bar.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent overall experience for Thanksgiving Dinner.
Turkey a little too salty but food overall was very good

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

The worst Thanksgiving lunch we have e we had. No Thanksgiving menu, and NO OTHER customer for lunch Except the 3 of us.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Horrible service. Worked very hard to get waited on. Asked to taste a red wine they had. They brought a full glass of white wine. I told them it is not what I asked for, server insisted I try. I tried and said thank you but I would still prefer to try the red. He comes back and says bartender will not allow me to have anymore tastings. WTH? I didn't have any tastings I asked for to begin with. Food was okay. Not a restaurant I will go to again.

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