Vitello's

4.3
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692 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(818) 769-0905
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Vitello's Restaurant has three private dining areas, ranging from small intimate groups of 10 to 150 guests. Whatever the need or event, we can accommodate! For more information you can contact our Private Event Coordinator Elisa at Elisa@vitellosrestaurant.com.
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Private party contact
Elisa Yastic: (818) 769-0905
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Catering
Vitello's offers pick-up and off-site catering. Depending on the event or venue we will build to suit, from simple pizza to fine Italian cuisine and on-site staff. For more information you can contact Elisa at Elisa@vitellosrestaurant.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodbridge (One block South of Moorpark)
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Parking details
Parking is available adjacent to our building on our property. Valet nightly and on weekends for $6 per car.
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Entertainment
Vitello's Host an array of great performers in our supperclub, Upstairs at Vitello's. World renowned entertainers as well as newcomers share the stage nightly. Call for reservations and more information (818) 769-0905.
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Special events & promotions
Upstairs at Vitello's hosts an array of special events including jazz performances and cabarets. Please purchase tickets for Upstairs at Vitello's if you would like to attend any of the special events at http://www.vitellosrestaurant.com/.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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PJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Reviewed on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

The food is EXCELLENT. The redo on interior...not so much.

JP
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Reviewed on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

Th food was great, but we were also there for the live music which was also made it even a better time.

DP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Reviewed on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

The food and service here have always been above average!

MK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Reviewed on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

It's okay. Food is a little overpriced for what it is, but it's a decent place in every aspect. Ambiance is probably the best thing at this restaurant, otherwise i would give it 3 stars.

PB
Los Angeles
1 review
Reviewed on August 22, 2019
Overall 1food service ambience

The food was much better before the decor was upgraded... the traditional simple italian dishes tht made Vitello's great seem to have been lost, disgarded, or forgotten.

RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Reviewed on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

My go to place in the valley. Crazy Lisa,and the Boss Brad make this Studio City spot GREAT !

ST
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Reviewed on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food service ambience

Not as good as it used to be when the Vitellos owned the place!

AT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Reviewed on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

When in for a quick bite, stayed longer then expected, live music!! Amazing food!

AG
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Reviewed on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food service ambience

Judy Carmichael's show was AMAZING! What a great talent.

JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Reviewed on June 6, 2019
Overall 1food service ambience

No offense to the waiters, but the whole experience was an over glorified Olive Garden. Food is mediocre at best.

l
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Vitello's is my husband's and my new favorite restaurant. My cousin and her husband like it too. We like everything on the menu we've tried so far. It's easy to park..lot and side street parking available. Yes it is noisy!! Old Hollywood ambience, though. We haven't gone to any of the Jazz performances yet, but we want too.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. We will go back.

FA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Very kind people. They sat us down right away

S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was Valentine’s Day so they had a limited menu. The hostess was not very welcoming and made a point to tell us that we had to be done with dinner within 2 hours because they were very busy. The server was very nice, but she didn’t offer to bring us any bread and brought it to the guests next to us. She also forgot to bring my glass of wine and after remembering brought us two glasses in error. My date doesn’t drink. We were done with dinner within an hour, but we felt rushed the whole time and didn’t get a chance to really relax and enjoy ourselves. The dessert we ordered was very basic for a restaurant with these prices. I would probably not come here again. I’m sure there are a lot of regular clientele at this place because of its history, but they need to treat their infrequent guests much better instead of just catering to the “regulars”

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Valentine night. Everything was great except my seabass
Look like 2 oz! I asked the waiter before l ordered it & she said it was a good 6oz size! So when the plates came by a kitcken runner so was confused which table he was going to, but my server was no where to be seem. l was so shocked & disappointed, that this happened. To besides it was $38 list price on the menu. Which maybe right but not for 2 oz!!!
Anyways, l continue with my dinner, soon after l finish, my server appeared, l explained what happened, & my compromise was that l was offered a tiramisu worth $10 for free. I took it so as not to make a fuss or spoil the evening with my husband. So they took $10 off my bill. Overall, l was disappointed about the false advertising on the menu. I wanted the correct serving of seabass fish not sugar for compromise. I am not sure l will return there.

RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first visit was very nice. I definitely will consider returning.

BB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I've been to Vitellos 4-5 times now. I've been very happy with the service, atmosphere, food, etc. this last time was my Birthday and there were 7 of us. Everyone enjoyed their dinner except for me...my salad was a simple one, but I had asked the waiter if he recommended chicken, and I wanted to know if it was tender. It came, it was so dry I couldn't eat it. I was surprised, but had assumed the waiter would take it off my bill, but I don't believe he did. My Husband paid the bill for the family and he never looked.

DG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always enjoyed going there but this was my first lunch with out of town friends. Great wait staff and the food was presented in a timely. We all enjoyed our choices.

R
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappointing

m
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like Vitello's. When I go to that area, it's a restaurant I enjoy visiting. This time I felt that although the food is good, the spaghetti portion is very small for an Italian restaurant. Most places give you an abundant portion of pasta. Both my sister and I felt the pasta portion was small.

JL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I keep coming back to Vitello's because the food is outstanding, the ambience is great, and the service is spectacular. Having a parking lot next door just makes it so easy to enjoy a fabulous evening with family, friends, and business associates. If the owners are there, be sure to ask to meet them. They are both great people who enjoy meeting customers. Having the manager stop by frequently to make sure we were doing well was evidence of a very well-managed restaurant. I could not have picked a better place to spend the evening.

RN
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We appreciated the healthy menu, variety of wine, cocktails & beverages and very attentive staff. Thank you!

S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good food. A bit pricey. Needs to have a few Vegan options. Also, they need better quality menus because we were given tattered and folded paper menus and it’s not appropriate for that type of restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our waiter was terrible. He kept pushing for us to rider appetizers. We ordered a glass of wine, he never brought it. He never came to check on us. I’ve eaten here several times and was always happy with everything. This time everything was off. Very disappointing!

MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food here everything is made to order and super fresh. I had a craving for a cannoli which I have not indulged in for years, there’s is by far the BEST ever! Lisa our waitress was super nice and we really did appreciate the relaxed atmosphere of this very authentic restaurant. Highly recommend, we will be back for sure!

LA
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

I have been to Vitello's several times over the years. I think my last visit will be my last. The host and hostess were fantastic, 5 stars for them. Our waiter was awful. He barely checked in on us and the quality of service was laughable. I ordered the cacio e pepe, a simple dish, and it was awful. Who the hell puts WHOLE peppercorns in this dish. It makes me sick just thinking about it. This place has gone downhill and isn't worth it for a night out.

NS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is just awesome! Food ambiance and service couldn’t be better!
Will return soon.

DK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good and the service outstanding. The only complaint I have is the chairs were very uncomfortable.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Loved our waiter. Always have a great experience.
My only complaint is about the valet- I have a Ford F-150 truck, and the valet told me the lot was full, and to park,myself, across the street (it was raining). He proceeded to park cars that pulled in after me. I’m sure it’s because of the length/size of the vehicle.

DR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ease of making our reservation was amazing, especially for NYE... we were so happy to get a table at the time we needed (early) so we could get home to our son... The service was impeccable as was the food... Great NYE dinner, can’t wait to go back...

LU
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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B
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Christmas eve dining at Vitello's has become our new tradition. It's a good location with a friendly staff and a good choice of food. Our party of five enjoyed the evening. Our server was helpful with menu choices and although the restaurant was somewhat crowded we were served promptly. I believe we will continue with our new tradition as everyone enjoyed his meal.

OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our Christmas Eve dinner, but this year the pianist was not there. It was disappointing. Hopefully she’ll be there next Christmas Eve. Overall dinner was delicious.

l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My second visit. This one pre xmas with my husband and 2 friends, who were new to Vitello's. I made reservations and specifically asked for a booth, so we could talk to each more easily. This was perfect. We loved our server and the foot was so good! Definitely my 'new' favorite restaurant!

MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

RR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Honored our reservation. Next time would ask for table in the main room away from the bathrooms. Authentic Italian. Would definitely return.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Itttsss ma HBD din din with the sister pants. Thanks guys. Love it there all the time. It’s a family tradition. 🎄🎂⛄️

MC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with a longtime friend... Vitello’s never disappoints

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