Vitello's

4.7
819 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Vitello's Italian Restaurant has been tucked away in the quaint Tujunga Village of Studio City, CA. for more than 50 years. Vitello's serves contemporary Italian fare, from saucy favorites and fresh seafood dishes to tasty appetizers and home-made desserts. Locals and tourists alike share the good times and great food that has made Vitello's famous. A Studio City staple, Vitello's is a warm and welcoming establishment. Star-seekers beware, Vitello's is a favorite among its local celebrity residents. And if you're looking for great entertainment visit us nightly at Upstairs at Vitello's for Live Music in our supper club or at our piano bar each evening.
Join us for our al fresco Lunch Tues-Sun from 11am-3pm. Order your entire meal at our Sidewalk Bar and we’ll deliver it to your table.
Featuring items like our Classic Burger, Albacore Tuna Salad Sandwich, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Warm Vegetable Salad, our incredible wine list and ice cold beer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 819 people are saying
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TravisL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to celebrate the wife’s birthday. Dinner out door under their parking lot tent. It’s outdoor dinning but they went above and beyond to make it look nice. Food was amazing, service was great. We will be back in the near future.

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vipSassy
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

We had dinner for our party of 4 to celebrate our daughter in-law’s birthday last Saturday eve. I know all restaurants are having a hard time with the pandemic. Yet, the ambiance in Vitello’s tent area was downright depressing. It was barren with little evidence of making the environment pleasant with plants & such. Plus, with no heaters, we were quite cold. The service was very slow & it seemed that was due to lack of staff. The food itself was excellent though! Our server wished our daughter in-law a “happy birthday” & that was it. No special dessert was offered. With so many restaurants going the tiny extra mile to make patrons comfortable & still make a profit during the pandemic - it saddens me to say that I will not be back to Vitello’s anytime soon.

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vipSkates
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Chef prepared a dish that was no longer on the menu. What a pleasure!

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ArleneS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good. Had to look for server several times, but overall was good. They have done a great job in setting up a very large tent with tables nicely spaced. We will be going back a number of times.

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vipKamranS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food. Great service. As good as can be expected outdoor seating in parking lot

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vipTheVonz
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Vitello's was very nice. But dining under a tent was a new experience. We had to wait at least 5 minutes before someone came to take our drink order, but after that, the service was very good and the food was outstanding - best Italian food we've had in a long time. Definitely will repeat!

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JimF
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great fun ❤️ 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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vipUnsatisfied
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner under the white tent. We had the prosciutto flat bread and arugula avocado salad for starters. Both were great. My daughters shared the chicken Alfredo and I had the margarita pizzette. My husband had the halibut. All the food was very delicious. For dessert we had the tiramisu and the dark chocolate gelato. The tiramisu was very light which I like. Gelato was good too. Everything was great. We loved the lights and plants in the tent. All tables are social distant from each other and all servers wear masks. Our server Natasha was the best! We will definitely come back again soon.

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vipCrstar89
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We have been going to Vitello’s for years and once upon a time would’ve recommended this spot to anyone and everyone for any occasion. But our latest experience there was nothing short of a horrendous nightmare. We waited 20 mins after our reservation because they had one waitress handling all tables by herself. This caused her to be overwhelmed and stressed out, which then transferred to us. The cocktails were awful (which is weird because Scott is a world class mixologist and used to serve incredible drinks in their speakeasy, Rendition Room - so it’s like he’s completely given up his integrity). The calamari and shrimp was overcooked and rubbery, and there was even less shrimp given than usual. The pizza was cold, and yet managed to be the most normal-tasting thing we had that night. And the pasta was full of so much pepper that it was inedible (literally burned our mouths) so we unfortunately had to send it back. They then remade it, but this time with no pepper at all and instead gave us crappy pepper on the side, which was so petty and insulting. The worst part was that it was $100 for that garbage. Very sad that they have fallen so far from grace - we used to eat there multiple times a week and now I’ll probably never go back. And this cannot be blamed on the pandemic; covid is no excuse for the food quality and service plummeting the way it has.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with parents who were in town from Phoenix

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress was super attentive. food was awesome, drinks were great, tasty yet potent.

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ElizabethM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Linguine and clams is my favorite dish but this time I had it with the red sauce - delicious!

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IngridO
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food I ever ate! The chicken ravioli was perfect and so was the cannoli.

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vipJeffLfromTO
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat under the tent. It’s great when the weather is warm. Great food and attentive service.

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vipJayFromLA
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another perfect Saturday evening dinner on the covered patio. The food was delicious (chicken parmesan, chopped Caeser salad, bruscetta, pasta cacio e pepe and meatballs). Our servers were friendly and efficient. We'll be back!

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ReneeD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service, great food and drink. I felt comfortable as they are taking every precaution during Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for a great date!

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vipLJMP
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very positive experience if you are looking for a pleasant dining experience with Covid Protocals. They did a nice job of transforming their parking lot into outdoor dining with tables spread apart!

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RosealieA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance. Excellent food. Lovely atmosphere

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vipJayFromLA
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time to dine on Vitello's new covered patio and we loved it. Food was great, as usual. Our server was great. Tables all socially distant. Eager to return again and again. Everyone in our party seemed very happy with they food, and with the entire experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious. Best Chicken Piccata I have ever had! The wine was a little pricey but the food was wonderful! We will definitely return!

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JaclynG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Walked in and sat under a parking lot tent which is not a deal breaker in these times if the food, service and ambiance is good. Our server was ok. He seemed to have a light attitude or maybe just lack of sense of humor, IDK, just didn’t seem overly excited to be there. We ordered calamari as an appetizer which was good, Caesar Salad with salmon also very good. For main course, ordered Cacio e’ Pepe with blackened chicken. Not very good. The dish is overly peppered, like I was biting into peppercorns and the chicken, seemed like thigh not breast. To add to the disappointment, the party next to use was being overly loud and obnoxious to the point where they even broke a chair. Dessert was ok. Cream filed donuts, not bad but not mind blowing either
I’m sure I’ll go back when they have regular menu. I’ve heard good things about this place and I’m sure it was probably an off night.

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MelanieR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was great. Easily socially distanced. Felt nice to get out!

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vipJayFromLA
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I highly recommend Vitello's patio, big and airy and table are appropriately socially distant from one another. The food was delicious, as always. Our waiter, Robert, was awesome. It seemed to take a little longer than usual for food and drink to be delivered, but everything was worth the wait. We are eager to go again soon.

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MissLava
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted and sat immediately. Our server, Jordan, was super friendly and checked in just enough to make us feel taken care of, but not so much it was intrusive. The best part? Our food was DELICIOUS. Cant wait to go back!

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HeidiM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

What can I tell you. It was Vitello's for my birthday. Great

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LaVerneR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vitello's is a restaurant that encompasses everything you want when you dine out. The food is sooooo good, the wait staff is very personable and professional, the wait staff is able to give great suggestions if in doubt of what to order as everything looks so inviting. Cocktails mastered by Scott, Will and Tyler are just so delicious! I love my Martini's. They have a nice selection of wines, too. Location is great! And while it offers only outdoor dining at the moment, they have a white tent, properly set up with all safety precautions, in place, but with a few plants here and there, looks very nice. So you can still get your romance going on if you want. I highly recommend the restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Food and cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! The wine was great and the food was definitely really good.

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vipDinner4One
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vitello's continues to be outstanding during the pandemic. They turned their parking lot into a dining area with tables spaced far apart and it all looks and feels great. Food is as outstanding as ever.

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vipGigi
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff wonderful ambiance outdoors and FABULOUS FOOD

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MattL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday and family visit

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vipmarcieD
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back to Vitellos during the pandemic. They made us feel so welcome and safe! Everything was delicious and the atmosphere in their new open tent in the parking lot was great! We will be back!

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FrankB
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is great! service is a little slow. considering that dining has to be out side I think they did a very good job. They disinfect the tables but forget the chairs. The food would make me go back.

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JuliaP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very creative in making dining work and be safe in the time of Covid. Lots of outdoor seating options!

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JamesW
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The staff did a great job with the new outdoor dining experience. they were very appreciative of their customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had to ask twice for bread , Stevia, and our entrée salads did not have the appropriate dressing available. Requiring a poor substitute.

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vipLizaP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Great ambience, proper social distancing and all servers wearing masks. I felt very safe and of course the food is amazing. I would go back again.

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vipKarenM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

No fault of Vitello's but due to covid, dining at a table on the sidewalk adjacent to the street was not something I would ever do again. Having cars pull in & out of that spot constantly during our meal was very annoying. I think we will just wait until the restaurant reopens. The food was good & the tiramisu was one of the best I have ever had & I have had it in little Italy in NY! I think the tables next to the building or in the tent would have been fine. Not sure if they are serving on their rooftop where they have concerts but if they aren't, they should be!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Vitello's using the Order Online button. Vitello's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 769-0905.

Vitello's is rated 4.7 stars by 819 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.