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Vitello's

4.6
1001 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 1001 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
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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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
34 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.

RW
vipRobinW
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Been 3 times in a month!

TN
vipTakeNote
Los Angeles
96 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.

RH
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.

JP
JaniceP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

I specifically asked to be seated in the main room and mentioned that we were coming to celebrate a birthday. When we got there. The hostess said they were fully booked and that seating preference is not guaranteed. What’s the point of making a reservation if you cannot be seated in the actual restaurant?

She put us into the corner of a large tent at a tiny cocktail round and said it was her favorite server’s section. There was not atmosphere and it was extremely loud. My BF, who works in film, felt like he was back at work eating under the tents that catering provides for the crew. After about 5 minutes of not being acknowledged, I went back up and asked to be moved. We were finally taken to the booth in the way back of the restaurant by the restrooms. Still not the area where I requested, but so much better than the vapid catering tent. Once our server realized we were there, the rest of the evening was lovely.

JS
vipJSinShermanOaks
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant. Loving the outdoor space.

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vipSierra
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waiter while attentive didn’t listen to our needs. One person asked if an appetizer was spicy and waiter said no. Dish had spicy red peppers. We ordered a child portion of pasta with plain tomato Sauce. They put a spicy red sauce which had to be returned. My chicken was difficult to cut and the vegetables cold.
Our waiter was hard to find but another waiter jumped in to help.

The wine pour was thimble like.

Overall not a good experience.

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magicproductionatty
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was for a Business meeting - Waitress was excellent, all staff were very supportive and allowed us all time we needed for our meeting and for wonderful dinner- outstanding specials!

TN
vipTakeNote
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for all the plant based options!!!

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essi
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was absolutely perfect ,we go there all the time and the quality of the food is always the same.

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vipRobinW
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! It’s been a long time since we’d been here and it was better than ever! Will be back soon!

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vipCharlieH
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, service started well but we lost our server for a period of time so had to wait for water, check, etc. but overall very nice.

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kevinh
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible service, cold food! I just could believe they poor service offered. I could have and should have stayed home!

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JoshF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This place has been around in LA forever and we thought we'd give it a try. We were not impressed. The food is OK, the setting is nice, but the general service, from the manager on down was pretty lame. LA can do better.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Zucchini soup was nice. We had the eggplant dish, it was ok, didn't feel very fresh and needed more seasoning. Also ordered a Margherita pizza which was ok, nothing to write home about. The Tiramisu was amazing tho!!! Nice service too.

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vipKelly
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Customer service, food and wine lacking. Wouldn’t recommend, nor a very welcoming environment.

CN
CaterinaN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My return from abroad

JK
JoleneK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken Marsala and Linguini with Clams were big wins! Great double date night.

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GaleK
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Hard to review because outdoor seating is hard for restaurants
It’s just a Kmart d to eat now
Waiters are sparse and the hostess was the WORST!
Outdoor dining was empty so we asked for the table for four right in front of us
We were four people
She said it was a table for two
Obviously it was for four a d would have to be pulled apart for two
It was clear she didn’t want to have to set it up
Really annoyed
We left at 6.15 and still on oneelse had wanted those tables

JB
JanetB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Ambiance is great and we were not rushed at all. Servers were nice and helpful. But the food is over-priced and not that special, kind of bland and unimaginative.

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LidiaT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Inside the music was too loud. The good was good, however, the presentation of the dishes was really mediocre. No effort was made to make the dish look good. The meat comes alone on a big plate. Not appealing at all.

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Meadmood
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. We would definitely recommend it.

TC
vipTimC
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A bit of a hidden gem for folks near Studio City. I understand why Vitello’s is a go-to, and has been for two generations. I wish the food had been more special. Our server, Robert is a seasoned professional and cared well for our slightly silly, moderately rowdy group of middle-aged friends who’d not dined together in a very long time. My inclination is to make Vitello’s a date night staple!

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KevinD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

CC
vipCatCurryW
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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wb2liu
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
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
16 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
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

LE
vipLuv2Eat
Los Angeles
160 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.

NH
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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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 1001 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.