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Vitello's

4.7
854 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 854 people are saying
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MichelleM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our son’s birthday. The food and service were awesome. We enjoyed the bruschetta as an appetizer. There was a great wine selection as well.

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TerryM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The setup they have is pretty great with tables spread, some plants to break it up, sufficient lighting and heaters nearby. Much better than being on the sidewalk like some restaurants have to do right now until indoor dining reopens.

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vipmdawn
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They've put a ton of thought into their outdoor service and it is so pleasant, safe, and warm. And the service is really friendly. Food is amazing. Can't recommend it enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food tasted like it was out of a can, and the service was slow! She was kind, but slow. 20 min to be served a drink is just to long. I will not return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little cold one heater fourtop on the street due to wind. One more heater would have been great

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FrancesC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Long time fan of Vitello’s & they have done a good job of accommodating their customers while complying with the state’s dining mandates. Food was good, hard to serve hot meals when it was a chilly night but servers made a good attempt. Happy to see them open.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Our waitress was beyond amazing, but the Tent was really cold and it made it uncomfortable to enjoy our food without having the shivers

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside due to Covid restrictions. The food and service were very good but we prefer the large interior room as street noise is not conducive to the best dining experience. Anyway, we enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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TriciaG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great! The outside tent was nice. All around good experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos the manager is amazing!

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CatherineH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we visit our son in LA, we always make it a point to dine at Vitello's. The food is always top notch. We weren't sure what to expect with the current circumstances, but the tented outdoor area was well-spaced and had sufficient propane heaters to make the temperature comfortable. We were not disappointed!

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The tent in parking lot was comfortable even though the wind was strong. Food and service very good.

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MichaelD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Still under outdoor seating only because of COVID-19, we sat at a high table with bar stools outside by a parking space. Very good food, lots of menu options, and not just Italian food. We’re definitely coming back when things are back to normal and we can sit inside and enjoy the ambience.

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FrankB
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience3

our waitress was excellent. she was very attentive. The food was excellent. The reason for low score is it took an hour and twenty minutes to get our food. they gave priority to take out instead of the people that got dressed up for the outdoor dining. So no I will not recommend it to any nor will we go back

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January
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service, will be back soon!

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Cesar
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, customer service was very good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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simonval
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came for dinner on Valentine’s Day.
The tent outside was open and airy. The service was great and the food was wonderful.

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PaulaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vitello's is coming back strong from closure due to the pandemic restrictions. Great food, fantastic service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for our 3 year anniversary. Food (salmon and filet mignon) and our server, Christina, were exceptional. They have tented their parking lot but we chose to sit outside it, out front, because unfortunately the cafe lights they’ve strung in the tent are a very “cold” led type instead of the nicer, cozier warm incandescent type. The tented area would have a MUCH nicer ambience with “warmer” lighting.

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Gabrieller
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was decent. Transplants from NY and have been looking for good Italian... this was okay. Need to go back and try more dishes before I can really say if it’s good or not. Dishes are fairly priced (for LA). Service was great and the ambiance is good for what COVID has thrown at them.

We got the fettuccine and chicken parm ravioli with pink sauce. Fettuccine was sub par. The ravioli was loved. Ordered garlic bread to start — terrible, just skip that one, it was super dry. Spumoni cake to finish and that was very good. Overall a 6.5/10

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PaulaK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Althea was wonderful and so was her trainee Gigi. They made our evening extra special with personal customer service. Vitellos' entire staff could not have been more gracious and thankful for the business. We will be back - often - with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service. It’s a nice place and we’ve enjoyed it for a while. I wish the servers wore the same thing/a uniform (one server had a surfer shirt on and another overalls) and the outdoor eating tent had some decorations inside for some ambiance to match the price. The food was delicious as always.

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vipCarrieJ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful and food was delicious. The Branzino was piping hot a so good. Vitello’s is my new go to

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ImadulK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We are very conscious of going out during covid, but we felt safe here. My fiancee loves artichoke hearts, and having them fried were genius. The pastas were delicious as well. Thank you

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vipRkW12
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Did a great job distancing tables, felt very safe. Everyone was very nice and seemed to appreciate us being there.

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WinstonN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great old school Italian restaurant with quality food and service.

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PaulW
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always outstanding, and the staff really look after you. Jennifer, you’re the best!!!

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vipJayFromLA
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We're so glad your patio dining is OPEN AGAIN! We've missed you. We love the food and the service. We had a great evening. Thank you!

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StacyC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific. I had the cauliflower steak and it was extremely tasty, and then the arugala salad, which was pretty standard. My husband had the chicken marsala and raved about it. Service was great, very friendly, very Covid safe. My only complaint was that it was a little cold, and we were not close enough to the heat lamps. For winter nights, they should have a couple more in the tent.

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MissSalty
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. The ambiance was as nice as it could be considering we were dining outside during the pandemic and the restaurant had just re-opened the night before. We had a heat lamp for our table and the whole street was light up with festive lights. It was fun to see this and people watch as we ate our delicious dinner.

My only criticism is service-oriented; check-in could be smoother - we waited in a rather long line to check in and it went slowly. It was frustrating because we had reservations and countless people walked up that didn't, and there was only one person to process all of these people.

Also, our waiter was really nice and attentative - when we saw him. Toward the end of the night we barely saw him and our busboy had to take our dessert order. I'm going to put these service issues down to possible staffing shortages due to the quick re-opening.

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LaVerneR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vitello's is my go to restaurant. Location is great and is very Covid safety conscientious. The menu is varied with traditional, vegan and vegetarian options. Flavor is absolutely wonderful and price is right on. Staff is very professional, knows the menu, efficient and fast. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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MaryD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, friendly server, sat under spacious tent very socially distant from other diners. Only negative was no heat in the tent so it was a bit chilly for dinner.

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RussellH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian cuisine in the Valley! The service was amazing!

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TravisL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
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
78 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
34 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
8 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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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 854 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.