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Vitello's

4.7
975 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.

Support Vitello's during COVID-19

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 975 people are saying
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KevinD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was not what was expected . Tasted like the garlic was burnt

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CatCurryW
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every bite. From the Branzino to the Eggplant Fantastic!

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wb2liu
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Solid food and great service - hit the Rendition room afterwards where the ever entertaining Scott took very good care of us

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RichardD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They vegan pizza and willing to make many adjustments to any menu item

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly. Good service. Arabiatta was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my bday last night!

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LizR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate outside under the tent, it was safe and wonderful

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vipLuv2Eat
Los Angeles
153 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good rancheros and benes, accompanied by refreshing bellinis. Nice Sunday brunch experience.

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vipElisaF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Every time I have eaten here I'm just dying to ask the owner to let me in the kitchen and make some tweaks. The food is not good a few steps up from Olive Garden. And so over priced for what it is.

The meatballs were so hard I had to use my knife to cut them. My meatballs melt in your mouth. My husband had the spinach and cheese ravioli with pesto sauce. Tehy were $22.00 for 6! ANd they weren't even homemade.

Vitellos is great if you want pizza, salad and a decent glass of wine.

If it wsn't for our server Charlie, the night would have sucked. He was sweet, attentive funny and engaging.

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NatalieH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious. We reserved a table inside, but the hostess tried to sit us at a table outside and then huffed and puffed when we weren’t satisfied with that table. We had to ask for napkins and utensils three times before actually receiving them. The appetizer which we ordered when we ordered our drinks, came after we received our salads. And I didn’t appreciate the 3.5% surcharge being added to the bill.
But as I said the food was good, so perhaps I would give it one more try.

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PeggyW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had our table of seven available when we got there and we were quickly seated and waited on. Best of both worlds sitting at the large table just inside the open sliding windows so we felt like we were outside but had the cool air being just inside. We all enjoyed our food, I've never had anything at the tellers I didn't like. They get large portions and the prices are very fair.

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vipCatecus
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was not great unfortunately. Smaller portions.

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SuzanneJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a go to place for myself, family and friends.
Good quality food. Comfortable atmosphere.
Excellent service. We love it!

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KenB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entire staff was very friendly and attentive. Brunch on Sunday was great. We'll be back!

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Babs
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very attentive, including hostess, bus boys and server. Food was good and came in a timely manner. Outside area has tables spread out.

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TheLyonsden
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family has always loved Vitellos! The food is always exceptional. We always order the margarita pizette and a caprese. This time the caprese came with a slice of filet mignon, wow! So good. I do miss the old murals but the way they made it an open air cafe is very cool and swanky. We also really miss the pianist, we sure hope he returns after the Covid mandates. Thanks for your good service and always consistent food, Vitellos!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service was poor. We asked for additional cups and when the waitress brought them, he was holding the cups with his fingers inside the cups. Nasty!
I ordered coffee and asked for Splenda. My coffe arrived and 5 minutes later the Splenda. My coffee was cold at this point.
I didn’t like my experience in this restaurant and will. Ot come again!

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DanielS
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was the relaxed atmosphere, good food, great drinks, delightful service, neighborhood ambience, and a great night out to share with friends.

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vipGaryL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eggplant parmigiana in Los Angeles.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wnderful

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vipGeorge
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and wonderful service. A neighborhood staple we must preserve.

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Nstastes
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was not prepared well. Quinoa overcooked, poached eggs over cooked. I also thought the portion sizes for the quinoa bowl and the caprese salad were small. Staff was very friendly and service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food and service was good considering. Like most restaurants, Vittelos is having trouble with hiring adequate staff. The chefs and long-term waiters/waitresses are there but they did not have enough kitchen prep people which delayed food prep (45 min to get our food after ordering) and it was 15 minutes to get water after we sat down.
Once again, Vettelos was a very nice dining experience just wish there was more incentive for some people to get jobs

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was outstanding. There were people smoking at the table next to us and no one stopped them. Another table had four kids running around the area screaming. No one stopped them. The food was delicious and the drinks were excellent. I just wish management had been more present to handle the ambiance issues.

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vipTonyG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vitello’s is like our own local “Cheers Bar”… the staff is amazing, the service is great and the ambiance simply awesome. Brad, the manager, who I keep calling Gary, is fun and always makes everyone feel at home. One of my favorite dining places in Los Angeles… hands down! It’s not just good food, it’s an experience!!!

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vipJerryF
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Grandson going to college.

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vipBriannaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was so kind and wonderful, sit outside and enjoy the area while you get another glass of wine

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CoreyO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

They are short staffed. Portions are small but good quality. Not the best service because they are short staffed. Nice staff though!

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DeeG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff all around, wonderful food! Thank you!

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yackorama
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. One of my favorite spots.

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Christie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Super good food! Came out fast and was delicious. Our server was just okay, he wouldn’t do certain modifications that I know firsthand from working in an Italian restaurant are super easy to do. But besides that a good experience. Highly recommend trying

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vipAngelinaW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Not what it used to be… has gone downhill

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janeL
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was delicious but the service was not good. We had to ask multiple times for various items and then the server would come over and ask to take an order that he already took multiple times. We also had to get up and go inside to find someone to give us our check..it wasn’t like they were busy. The tented area was practically empty!

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GRams
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening at Vitello's! Husband and I enjoyed everything we ordered: Light My Fire jalapeno-infused tequila margarita; Bruschetta and Caprese Salad apps, and particularly the entrees: pan-seared Black Cod w porcini mushroom risotto, and Tuscan Salmon. So fresh, well prepared, delicious! Service was also excellent -- very friendly and great recommendations! And appreciated the outdoor dining option, given the current circumstances. Very happy to have this restaurant in Studio City!

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vipCecehf
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Super nice staff, and yummy garlic bread. The lasagna flavor was really good, however the pasta was very overdone and mushy. So we didn’t order a second pasta as planned. Would try it again, but hoping for al dente next time. They only have sparkling wine by the 1/2 bottle btw, and I just wanted a glass so that was disappointing. Ended up having water instead.

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vipellenb
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everyday dining

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DebraB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to Vitello's for a long time. The new update, open layout made it fresh and current. Loved it

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MichaelS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Versatile brunch menu, excellent food, outstanding service.

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vipSherryS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, service was great!!

Looking forward to going back!

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 975 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.