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Vitello's

4.6
1022 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.

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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 1022 people are saying
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vipSuzanneJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our "go to" place for years.
It is irreplaceable!!!
Miss the piano music. Maybe sometime later
it will re-appear.

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SevM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and people

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Derek
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed meeting the owner and appreciated his hospitality and great food! Thank you for being active and making sure everyone was good and taken care of!

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vipAnthonyH
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent. Very friendly staff and management

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timA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The place has good food, ambience just ok (maybe hang some art?), but the real problem is parking. The parking lot is filled with a big tent, so the only parking is on the street and most of that requires either a permit or is restricted. There is also some metered parking, but after putting in quarters, we found out the meter was designated for 10 min pick up only, with no signs to warn you. There are a lot of great Italian restaurants around, so why go through the hassle? Too bad, this place could be really good if they tried

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bahbeeg
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great - the food delicious...the outdoor seating was perfect esp with heaters. In the valley this is one if the best values and go tis for a perfect evening of dining.

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CaryK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps it was the effects of the latest pandemic surge keeping people from going out to restaurants, or perhaps many haven't returned back from their holiday trips, but the restaurant was far from overcrowded and quite relaxing. I've been to Vitello's a number of times over the years. The food and service were excellent, and the ambience conducive to my business lunch. There's plentiful street parking - metered and 2 hours in the surrounding neighborhood. Just pay attention to the signs. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE. We felt very safe on the outdoor patio

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ChristyR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, service and wonderful atmosphere. Delicious food.

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BlairB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to Vitello’s for an early dinner before heading to the LA Zoo Christmas lights and it was exactly what we wanted for our little date night! Everyone we interacted with at the restaurant was nice but our server was especially helpful with my high maintenance gluten allergy. They have a substantial selection of drinks - I got a mango daiquiri that I loved so much I ordered another one & my boyfriend got an old fashioned that he said was delicious. We shared a caprese salad to start and it had avocado in it which was such a perfect addition to a caprese - I loved the Cali twist! For my main dish I got the Cacio é Pepe substitute gluten free pasta (they had GF spaghetti or penne) and wow was it delectable. It had the perfect amount of pepper and it was just rich enough that it wasn’t heavy. I finished the whole bowl! My boyfriend got the ravioli which he loved. I couldn’t try any of his food or drink because it all has gluten in it and I’m allergic, but overall he had great things to say. The outdoor seating is right against the glass wall of the restaurant & you’re technically on the sidewalk but there’s a sense of privacy with the way they set up the tables. We will for sure be back!

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NoelP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing as always. Tried the chicken Parmesan ravioli and it was wonderful. Would definitely order that again. We also got the chicken piccata and it was One of the best I’ve ever had. Service and management are always very attentive and accommodating. Never had a bad meal at Vitello’s.

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vipCharlesK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lasagne was cold

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Best food and awesome service.

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vipMichaelZ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Charlie!!!

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vipRobS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I've been around for a long time. After 64 years, most of which have been spent dining out, I will say that Vitello's has among the best meatballs outside of Houston Texas, where mama Mandola may be long gone, but her legacy, with her fabulous Mandola's meatballs, lives on. Vitelli's is up there.

Go try those wonderful Vitelli's meatballs , and you can thank me later, you'll be saying, oh Dukie!

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vipLaVerneR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this top notch restaurant and entertainment spot. With great food, service, value, food choices, you won't be disappointed. And because it offers music and comedic entertainment, you never know who you are going to see in this celebrity hangout, regardless of the day or time.

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vipCharlesK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vitellos has become our new favorite Italian restaurant. You feel a great vibe as soon as you walk in. The thin crust pizza is fabulous along with a real Ceasars salad...with anchovies!!! The staff rounds out a really great meal with their friendliness and attention.

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NatalieM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I miss the old school decor like it used to have, the new renovation is now the common standard of most restaurants. Fortunately the food and service is still outstanding.

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FreddyFox
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was too salty.
We did not feel good the next morning after our dinner.
The ambiance and service was great. Maybe a new chef will make it better.

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TheresaS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my youngest for their 19th birthday and everyone made us feel very welcome.

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FamilyDiners
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely and delicious. From beginning to end.

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FoodAdventurer
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a Sunday date lunch, and the entire experience was Bellissimo!! 👍✅😎

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Jihoon
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time, so the 5 of us ordered a total of 8 items from the menu and they were all excellent. We especially recommend all their pastas and pizzas especially their Margherita. We also ordered a filet mignon but that was probably the least tasty. Still good but stick to Italian.

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CoreyT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious and good value for the food we had.

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JenifferR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special treat for my 13 year old daughter after her high school test.

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PatC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the entire staff was very attentive.

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Meridith
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a lovely experience here. Everyone was so kind and friendly, including the hostess, waiter, and the owner who checked on all the tables. The food was amazing. I will definitely go back.

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vipJayFromLA
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I love and have loved Vitellos for a very long time. But I wish someone would help them elevate their patio experience a notch or two. All the heaters (but two) were broken and shoved in a corner (that looked like a patio heater graveyard). The tables are bare wood and often shoved together and mismatched when parties are more than four people. No decor whatsoever. Bad lighting. How about an LED candle on each table, or SOMETHING? It's pretty tacky, considering the food is great and our server (Jordan) was (and always is) awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was very friendly and food was pretty good. Inquired about Robert Blake murder and got a good historical answer.

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KatherineP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was delicious. I had the salmon. My date had the filet mignon. Kudos to the chef.
Definite area of opportunity was the decor of the restaurant. No character or ambiance but I also couldn’t see the whole place from my table. We had reservations for dinner and a reso for cocktails at the Rendition Room. The hostesses were my greatest disappointment. We told them that it was our first time. We waited to see if they could allow us to have dinner in the rendition room, the answer ended up no. We further waited for our dinner table, then they stuck us in a corner against a brick wall by the kitchen. We tried to stay positive. After dinner we asked the waitress to inform the hostess that we’re ready for our next reso. Again we waited…20 mins go by. The waitress never came by once, no hostess either. We had to get up, put on our coats, walk out to the front to ask the hostess what was going on. She said that she would’ve seated us at our reservation time which was 8p. Keep in mind it’s 756p at this point and she asked us to wait again. There was no communication with the customer, only waiting and waiting and waiting. We were there to have a nice date but we did not feel wanted. I won’t be back. Very disappointed.
Note: The Rendition Room saved our night. Scott and Ren were great. No one can be mad with Scott around. :)

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Bennie
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert was an excellent waiter...very professional. Food was great. We started with the appetizer of shrimp and calamari and then had the tilapia on a bed of pasta and the bass with a rice. Both excellent. Nice bottle of chianti, too.

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Manuelr
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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WalterH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food and ambiance was great, but the server was not very good. She barely paid any attention to us. She forgot to place our appetizer order, she did not bring any bread out. When our meal was served we asked again for bread and it was not brought out until the meal was almost finished (and after we asked two other servers). Our server never came by to check up on us till we were almost done eating. (she passed by us several times to go to and from the kitchen, but never looked at us and never spoke to us.) I also wanted to order dessert, but again, the server never came by to check on us and ask if we wanted to see a desert menu. I have dined at Vitello's many times and have always had a good experience until now. Such a shame.

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vipGroupie423
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

French toast was burned on one side and the bacon was not well done as ordered. Overall disappointing but the wait staff was lovely.

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Roger
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neither of us had ever been there before despite many years in the Valley. We went for a quiet birthday celebration on a Tuesday night and had a wonderful time. I am sure it is more crowded on a Friday or Saturday, but was perfect for an intimate dinner with a friend of many years. We both had an excellent time.

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vipJeffears
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone went above and beyond to please us from choosing the best table, the heat lamps, food, etc etc. perfect evening.

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vipRobinW
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Been 3 times in a month!

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vipTakeNote
Los Angeles
102 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and plant based options here. The veg meatballs are outstanding but could also use a slice of bread with it.

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vipRonH
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food at lunch.

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danas
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food. Great service.

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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 4.6 stars by 1022 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.