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SOLETO

3.9
3.9
174 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Introducing Soleto Trattoria and Pizza Bar, a Downtown Los Angeles Italian restaurant that features an Exhibition Pizza Bar, Outdoor Patio, and Large Bar area perfect for Happy Hour. With exposed beams, reclaimed wood floors, white wash brick walls, and a glass chandelier, this ‘Industrial Chic’ restaurant is the perfect addition to the growing downtown dining scene. Soleto combines straightforward elements of an Italian street-side café, with the comfort of a neighborhood bar, and the warmth of an inviting staff. Offering Southern Italian cooking and distinctive cocktails in a soaring and elegant space, where anyone can experience honest Italian food pared with great wines, makes Soleto the perfect place for denizens of downtown to unwind and relax.

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Menu

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  • Warm Goat Cheese Dip$9.00

    broccolini, garlic crostini

    • Charred Cauliflower$9.00

      grana padano, italian parsley, sultanas, fried capers, almonds

      • Garlic Bread$6.00

        crispy garlic, ev olive oil, fresh herbs, kick-a ranch

        • Garlic Cheese Fries$8.00

          extra-garlicky, way too cheesy, garlic sauce

          • Fried Calamari$11.00

            spicy pizza sauce, grilled lemon

            • Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts$9.00

              dabecca bacon, frisee, poached egg, mustard vinaigrette

              • Soleto Meatballs$10.00

                spicy pizza sauce, smoked mozzarella

                • Humus/Mediterranean Salad$8.00

                  olives, cucumber, cherry tomato, red onion, toasted ciabatta

                  • White Bean Brushetta$8.00

                    tomato basil goat cheese, grated zucchini, olive oil, ciabatta

                    Salads

                    • Burrata & Bloomsdale Spinach$13.00

                      tomatoes, crispy onions, opal basil vinaigrette

                      • Grilled Salmon & Kale$16.00

                        cranberries, apples, hazelnuts, citrus vinaigrette

                        • Soleto Vegetable$12.00

                          zucchini, asparagus, baby arugula, radicchio, peppers, crispy chickpeas

                          • Chopped Italian$14.00

                            artichoke, mozzarella, peppers, romaine, olives, chickpeas, croutons, salami

                            • Cobb Salad$13.00

                              turkey, avocado, blue cheese, bacon, tomato

                              • W/shrimp$16.00
                            • Caesar$9.00

                              romaine, parmesan crisps, bacon

                              • W/chicken$13.00

                            Sandwiches

                            • Sliced Turkey$12.00

                              cranberry pesto, roasted tomato, avocado, toasted ciabatta

                              • Grilled Chicken Breast$12.00

                                tomato basil goat cheese, arugula, zucchini, tomato

                                • 50/50 Burger$13.00

                                  ground beef & italian sausage blend, bacon, crispy onions, boss sauce

                                  Pasta

                                  • Shrimp Pasta$18.00

                                    tomato, anaheim chili, sundried tomatoes, garlic, evo

                                    • Orrechiete Diavolo$15.00

                                      italian sausage, broccolini, cherry tomato, red pepper flakes

                                      • Roasted Mushroom Rigatoni$12.00

                                        baby spinach, garlic & shallots, cracked black pepper ricotta

                                        Entrees

                                        • Sirloin Calabrese$25.00

                                          10oz steak, evo, garlic, italian herbs, seasonal roasted vegetables

                                          • Roasted Lemon Thyme Chicken$17.00

                                            brown basmati rice, braised root vegetables

                                            Pizza

                                            • Meat Lover's$16.00

                                              pepperoni, bacon, sausage, mozzarella

                                              • P3 Pulled Pork Pizza$14.00

                                                smoked mozzarella, jalapenos, cilantro, red onion

                                                • Margherita Burrata$14.00

                                                  pizza sauce, burrata, basil

                                                  • Pepperoni Pizza$13.00

                                                    mozzarella, pizza sauce

                                                    • Hawaiian$15.00

                                                      pepperoni, bacon, roasted pineapple, red onions, mozzarella cheese

                                                      • Chicken Broccolini$13.00

                                                        charred broccolini, garlic cream, garlic chips, grana padano, mozzarella

                                                        • Toasted Walnut Pie$13.00

                                                          toasted walnuts, blackpepper ricotta, garlic cream & arugula

                                                          • Build Your Own$10.00

                                                            tomato or garlic cream sauce

                                                            Last updated: May 2, 2019

                                                            What 174 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                            3.9
                                                            3.9 based on all time ratings
                                                            • 3.8Food
                                                            • 4.0Service
                                                            • 3.9Ambience

                                                            NoiseModerate

                                                            85% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                              atrisktraveler

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              50 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              50 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 10, 2015

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              The menu is broad and the food is consistently good. Took a client here for dinner. All five in attendance liked it and we were able to talk. Good place and it's a block from the 7th and metro stop

                                                            2. FS

                                                              FSUJenn

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              187 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              187 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 10, 2015

                                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                              Went here for a quick work lunch. Everything about it was fine, not outstanding, not bad....just good. Perhaps it was because we all decided on salads. I ordered the cobb and it was mostly lettuce. The cauliflower was pretty good. One thing that was annoying is after leaving the restaurant I got a call from someone there saying I missed my reservation. I checked in with the hostess and she marked me down as showing up, or at least I thought she did. The follow-up call would have been a nice gesture but the woman who called was RUDE. She was challenging me saying "where did you sit?" "who did you check in with?" "what did you order?" It was very confrontational. Relax lady, it's 100 pts....sorry, I didn't know I should get the hostess' life story so I could justify attending my reservation. This left a bad taste in my mouth, I won't be going back any time soon.

                                                            3. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              43 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              43 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 2, 2015

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                              Went here for cocktails and apps, was not disappointed. Drinks were stellar... off the happy hour menu try the calimari, cauliflower and meatballs. I didn't like the brussell sprouts (egg over the top!) but my friend loved it. Service was really great.

                                                            4. LM

                                                              LMen

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2015

                                                              overall4food2service3ambience3

                                                              There wasn't anything mind-blowing about this place, but it was a nice, chill location. I went with a group and the place looks great and we expected more of a hubbub since it was a Friday night. It took a while for our orders to be placed and the food was okay. We had a Margherita pizza, Cesar salad, as well as some other pastas. Most agreed that the food was okay, but nothing oh too crazy. As we left however, I did notice that the bar was picking up a pace, so maybe it's a good place for drinks. Good for a one time experience.

                                                            5. D

                                                              Debra

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 5, 2015

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Brian and his staff are outstanding! They are friendly and verly attentive. The food is always delicious and served in a timely fashion! It's on the way to the Staples Center, so it's a great place to stopy for a drink and a snack!

                                                            6. SG

                                                              SocalGal

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              63 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              63 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 21, 2015

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Always look forward to dining at Soleto's. The food and service are always great!

                                                            7. AC

                                                              AllenC

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 20, 2015

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              This was my first dinner at Soleto and it won't be my last. Food was delicious and the service was very good. Very reasonably priced for downtown LA.

                                                            8. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 17, 2015

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              The pizze and flatbread were outstanding, and I thoroughly enjoyed both my and my date's cocktails. Service was impressive, and the pumpkin bread desert

                                                            9. SS

                                                              SupermanSal8

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 13, 2015

                                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                              The stake was the best thing ordered at our table. The burger was just ok. Stake bread. Pulled pork pizza was good. The garlic fries are delish!

                                                            10. a

                                                              atrisktraveler

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              50 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              50 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 6, 2015

                                                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                              Fun atmosphere. Food was really good. Website says valet pkg but no valet. Not clear where to park. Apparently, the parking is off 8th and $5 with validation. Would have been good to know that before parking somewhere else.

                                                            11. N

                                                              Newhalresident

                                                              Phoenix

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 20, 2015

                                                              overall4food4service2ambience3

                                                              We come here for lunch frequency, the food is good and the outside dinning.

                                                            12. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 14, 2015

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              My girlfriend and I went to SOLETO for Valentines day. Overall we really enjoyed ourselves, and the food and service was great! Our only critique was that the menu is a little small and that the portions tend to be either really small or massive. However the food is so delicious that portions are easy to ignore. I highly recommend SOLETO for a date night.

                                                            13. f

                                                              foodie

                                                              New York Area

                                                              54 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              54 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 14, 2015

                                                              overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                              Nice space,good service, but the food leaves something to be desired. The pizza crust was rubbery.

                                                            14. H

                                                              Happy

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 29, 2015

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              I went to this restaurant for having a dineLA lunch menus with my friend. We ordered the 3 different courses like Brussel sprouts, Roasted beet salad, Charred cauliflower, Pacific rockfish arabiat and desertd, etc. we really liked them. Manager came to our table to greet to us was great experience. Thank you for the nice lunch time do us.

                                                            15. N

                                                              Newhalresident

                                                              Phoenix

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 12, 2015

                                                              overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                              Great place to watch fooltball and have some wine after work.

                                                            16. N

                                                              Newhalresident

                                                              Phoenix

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 9, 2015

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              great place Brian is really accomodating and is always helpful if you need something!

                                                            17. N

                                                              Newhalresident

                                                              Phoenix

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              30 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 7, 2015

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                              great place Brian is really accomodating and is always helpful if you need something!

                                                            18. N

                                                              Notafoody

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              1.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 23, 2014

                                                              overall1food2service1ambience4

                                                              Service was lousy, the place was loud, the food was so so...once it finally arrived (the coffee I ordered never did arrive). Best part of our lunch was desert. Very disappointed overall, and this was a birthday lunch for our boss, so no bonus points scored there.

                                                            19. S

                                                              Spanky

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              81 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              81 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 17, 2014

                                                              overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                              I ordered the Burger and while the burger was excellent the bun was stale and dry and I could not eat it.

                                                            20. SG

                                                              SocalGal

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              63 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              63 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 2, 2014

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Always look forward to dining at Soleto! The food and staff are consistently great!,

                                                            21. B

                                                              Bill

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              38 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              38 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 24, 2014

                                                              overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                              Very pleasant service. Food was without distinction, and our pizza was undercooked

                                                            22. FS

                                                              FSUJenn

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              187 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              187 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 24, 2014

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                              I went here for a business lunch and they seated us in the patio area (?). It was a little warm, next time I'd probably request a table by the bar. Other than that, the food was great as was the service. It is a good place for a business lunch. I would return / recommend.

                                                            23. BI

                                                              BigIsland

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 16, 2014

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                              Soleto has a few assortment of grilled veggies. The cauliflower and the Brussel sprout plates are so delicious. I only tried two so far but I rate them all a 10! The chicken and broccoli sprouts is so tasty. Try the fresh squeezed IPA beer!

                                                            24. A

                                                              A123

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 16, 2014

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              We do lunch here as a company and I can say that it was been a good meeting point all the time. Great service, and good food.

                                                            25. PS

                                                              PSmith

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              238 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              238 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 11, 2014

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Our group really enjoyed our evening at Soleto. The staff was very friendly, the food exceptional!

                                                            26. MD

                                                              MDL4USC

                                                              Central Coast

                                                              26 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              26 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 4, 2014

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              We came to Soleto after 9:30 on a Saturday night. We sat at the bar and got great service from Rodrigo. He was friendly, informative and very helpful with the menu as was the Manager. The food was great! Even though we came in late, we were not rushed in anyway. Truly a welcoming experience. We'll be back!

                                                            27. I

                                                              Islandgrl35

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              1.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 4, 2014

                                                              overall1food1service3ambience5

                                                              Six of us went there for dinner on Saturday. I was looking forward to it because I've been wanting to check it out since we live in the neighborhood. We sat down and it was already 15 mins and no one came by to check-in with us. We flagged a bus-boy and asked if our waiter can come take our order. A nice waitress comes takes our orders. We wait another 30 mins and the food start arriving. We ordered appetizers and they never came. We asked it to be canceled. The food especially the shrimp pasta and the beef dish were extremely SALTY!!!! My kale salad with Salmon seemed like the salmon was in a can. My friend ordered the quinoa and asked for chicken on the side which never came. The chicken arrives which was paper thin, frozen chicken strips

                                                            28. B

                                                              Bluea3yun

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              1.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 4, 2014

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                              I've been here multiple times before it was perfect! I don't know if it's under new management or management just gave up but the food is horrible. The pizza tasted like it was a microwaved pizza. Service is bad. They are understaffed! Waited a good 5 minutes at the door because there was no hostess! Definitely would not go back or recommend it to anyone!

                                                            29. a

                                                              arlenieca

                                                              Orange County

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 1, 2014

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              The food, service and ambiance were excellent. I especially enjoyed their shave brussel sprouts appetizer. AS I mentioned above it was a business lunch so they put us on the patio where it was quieter. Excellent experience as always!

                                                            30. FS

                                                              FSUJenn

                                                              Charlotte

                                                              187 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              187 reviews

                                                              Dined on September 29, 2014

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              I had a quick business lunch at Soleto and I was pleased with the experience. The food was very good, as was the service and we were in and out in under an hour, which is nice for a work lunch (we were only 2 people). I will definitely be returning just to try the garlicky fries!

                                                            31. M

                                                              Machete

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              2.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on September 9, 2014

                                                              overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                              Everything was just okay at this place. Pizza was okay, b sprouts with bacon were good/okay. Nothing more. I don't plan to be back unless I get invited their again.

                                                            32. M

                                                              Mike

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on August 5, 2014

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              Great restaurant for business meetings. The staff and the gentleman who I'm guessing to be the restaurant owner are very professional and friendly.

                                                            33. LA

                                                              LAFish

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              2.0

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 30, 2014

                                                              overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                              While our waitress was excellent, the food camas out late. With the salad arriving after our entrays were served. The pizza was tasteless and the portion of salad for the price was ridiculous! I would not eat there again, if I can help it.

                                                            34. F

                                                              Friendlyneighbor1

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 25, 2014

                                                              overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                              This place is great. The food is good and the servers are nice. However, if you go on a really hot day during the summer, you may want to sit inside to enjoy your meal and not feel like you are melting due to the hot weather. My friend and I did the dineIn LA deal, which a 3-course meal for $20. It was pretty good.

                                                            35. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Orange County

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on July 22, 2014

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                              It's Restaurant week in LA and Soleto was not prepared. Granted we did get our bill taken care which we appreciated but didn't task care of the 1.5 hours just waiting for our food let alone we did not have 2 hours to waste on lunch. Finally food came out bagged to go with no napkins or utensils so we scrambled back at the office for. And the dessert we ordered wasn't included. Waitress was nice. We only ordered 3 salads & a sandwich which basically seemed partially put together once we could eat it togo.

                                                            36. N

                                                              Nancy

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              49 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              49 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 22, 2014

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                              4 of us ladies went to celebrate a birthday. All of us appreciate good food, and it was our 1st time at Soleto. We went during DineLA week. 3 of the 4 had the special menu, and it was a terrific deal. We were all really happy w/ the food, service and appearance of the restaurant. We'll be back!

                                                            37. D

                                                              Doug

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              35 reviews

                                                              2.0

                                                              35 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 16, 2014

                                                              overall2food3service3ambience1

                                                              A sports bar with one good pasta-and-sausage entree, but uneven between the two dishes we ordered. Mainly, I felt ripped off. $24 for three ice-filled glasses of sangria, in particular; when I suggested this was a bit much, no attempt was made to try and reconcile the complaint. Finally, a $100 check for sports-bar fare didn't seem worth it. I'd go again to watch a game, maybe, but never again for a dinner-date.

                                                            38. B

                                                              Bshells

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 16, 2014

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              Please bring back the homemade pita chips. The pizzas are always on point.

                                                            39. d

                                                              dtwndiner

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              40 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              40 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 20, 2014

                                                              overall4food5service3ambience2

                                                              It is so nice to find a place where the vegetable dishes are well thought out and wonderfully executed. I'm so tired of eating out and having the vegetable sides be a throwaway. It is the sign of a talented chef who can craft and execute multiple layers of flavor in each of the sides, particularly the brussels sprouts with the poached egg and the cauliflower. Amazing. The gluten-free pizza is lovely, not heavy or dense as most GF pizzas are. We dined with two meat eaters, one vegetarian and one GF vegetarian and everyone was more than satisfied. The service was friendly but inattentive and the outside patio is just plain weird. I felt like we were in Europe and not in a good way. The inside and outside don't mesh

                                                            40. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on June 5, 2014

                                                              overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                              Unfortunately my meal was way over seasoned. I had the shrimp salad. The shrimp was very salty and the salad was covered in Parmesan cheese. - also very salty. My colleagues had the Caesar which one of them said was good but it was not a generous serving.

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                                                            SOLETO is rated 3.9 stars by 174 OpenTable diners

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