What Insiders Are Saying
Angelini Osteria is one of the great Italian restaurants of Los Angeles.
Let me start by saying if you have never been here do yourself a favor and make a reservation...QUICK! They have valet, which was super convenient and from the moment we stepped out of the car everyone was amazing! Our waiter was the best and the food was unbelievable!! I was in Burbank for a business trip and ventured here...and it did not disappoint. The mussels and clams were to die for and the pasta dishes we had were cooked to absolute perfection. It is a tiny space so be prepared to get to know your neighbor lol, but the food and service blew me away! Will definitely be going back when I am here for my next business trip.
Best lemon pasta!!!!
Annual girlfriend; birthday
Authentic Italian Authentic Server’s Authentic Chef and food
Always delicious. The little appetizers set your mood. I had delicious red ITALIAN wine. My partner had white sparkling wine.
Angelina Osteria's food is quite simply outstanding in every respect. This is one of the five best Italian restaurants I have ever eaten at in NYC, Los Angeles, Boston, Florence and Rome. The service is excellent, constant and consistent - you never have to wait at this restaurant. The level of commitment by the chefs and the waiters is exceptional.
Dinner was underwhelming, a better spot for lunch. Insalata tricolore was tasteless and looked like it had been prepared hours before. Same with the spinach that came with my salmon, which was over cooked. Too expensive for the experience.
Always the best pasta in town coupled with great service. I take only special guests to Angelini and it never fails to impress them.
We were visiting LA and wanted a great Italian casual but fun California vibe. We went to GOOP LA for ideas and this was it. Had the best time, was crowded attentive service & food was great!
Fantastic service. Fantastic food. Just a little noisy and the room got quite hot but the air did kick on right as we were eating desert. We love this place.
This restaurant was a big disappointment. The pasta dishes were outstanding, but the appetizers and desserts were average at best.
Here are the specifics:
Braised baby artichoke hearts were bland and flavorless. One star out of five.
Clams and mussels did not taste fresh. The broth had almost a metallic taste. Two stars out of five.
Anchovies with beets were good but that was because the beets were flavorful. Nothing special. Three stars out of five.
Desserts were average. Three stars out of five
Pasta dishes were wonderful. Five stars
Overall, this restaurant does not meet its lofty reputation. They should put the same thought into appetizers as they do their pasta dishes.
It’s a shame when a restaurant has some wonderful dishes and some that are truly awful.
The finest restaurants in Los Angeles do not turn out any dishes that are average at best. This restaurant does not meet that standard.
Nice place. Just not a fan of their pizza.
There is no wonder why Angelini O. has been at or near the top of everyone’s list of best restaurant in LOS Angeles. The food, EVERYTHING, is outstanding. And there’s plenty for vegetarians too. Pastas made in-house squeal with flavor and texture. Salads were inspirational. Entrees run the gamut of any delight you want.
Wine selection wide and delcious
Excellent!!!! Every single time we go!!!
The owner went above and beyond to make us feel welcome!
Food is incredible. The ambiance and overall experience is a delight.
Scallops were completely overcooked and actually charred. We sent them back with only one eaten and they didn't even offer to remove it from the bill. The chicken skin was amazing but the actual chicken meat was bland. The lemon pasta was definitely not worth the price. There were people in there taking video of the place and everyone eating which I can not stand. It was loud, bright and has lost its elegance. They have become too busy since being seen on food network and open table emailing everyone NPH and his husbands top picks and it seems the quality of the food suffered severely. When you blow something up that big it is a shame. They totally get a fail in my opinion. Why do you at opentable have to medal that way?
Very expensive and not especially good. It is also very crowded.
This is undoubtedly the best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. As soon as I step through the door, I feel like I have arrived in Italy. A lot of people working there are from Italy, and this is noticeable in the food and service you receive. They really pride themselves on the food they serve, and this reminds me a lot of my holidays in Italy.
This is an impeccable restaurant. I hadn’t been here in a few years and was so happy when a friend invited me to join her. The service and food are as great as I remember. The highlights are the warm ambience, the lack of pretension, and food that I’m going to dream about for days to come.
Always a wonderful meal at Angelini Osteria. Waiters are attentive and polite and Gino is always, always there to make sure his clientele are pleased. Love that you are seated even if your party is not complete but will be there any moment - I really appreciate that! Food is always so delicious and you are never rushed.
All the home-made pasta dishes are consistently delicious and never disappoint. We met a man from New York who never misses a chance to come to Angelinis when he is in town--that says something. My pumpkin ravioli was very fresh tasting and my friend's spaghetti Mancini was mouth watering. Our dessert was an apple tart with raisins, also very good. Can't wait to return.
Always fantastic food and service :) The waiters are friendly, the food is fresh and quality.
Thank you for the amazing service and food ;-)
Loved the neighborhood vibe,the friendly staff and the delicious food
Midollo, chitarra con tartuffo nero (con barolo) e tagliolini al limone e per finire i torta di carrote con il macchiato e passito di pantelleria (Ben rye).. #quebello #tuttoposto
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD IN LOS ANGELES - EVERYTHING ON THE MENU IS AMAZING.
A wonderfully Italian experience in LA. Tables are elbow-to-elbow with an authentic general noise level of your average restaurant in Italy. The food was incredible and our wine suggestion from our waiter was perfect. Highly recommended and can’t wait to come back!
Had heard about this place for so long and were excited to finally go. The food was delicious but we were mostly ignored by our server. We were not greeted by our server for almost 10 minutes after being seated. We had to ask several times for water refills and they never refilled our wine glasses. Kinda put a damper on what should have been a nice evening.
Our waiter misguided us regarding the birthday specials so we ordered another champagne glass that he ended up charging us whereas he told he’d be free... :(
Do not expect an intimate dinner for two. The tables are about 5” from each other and it is crowded and small. Other than the ambiance, the food was amazing and service outstanding.
Experienced a lovely dinner: Service was very attentive and timely. Our meal was excellent: a perfectly dressed salad and a delicious roasted branzino with vegetable and creamy, delicious, mashed potatoes. Profiteroles and tiramisu ..........were wonderful.
Great Lasagna !!
Delicious and fun. Look forward to going back. Tables are a bit close together, but food is very
Best Italian food in this city. Service can not be matched. Just a wonderful experience!!
Superb Italian cuisine, expertly served. Go for this. Maybe not for an important business dinner or a romantic proposal. Meaning this is where to go most of the time when you go out to EAT.
OUTSTANDING, as usual. We were served two amuse bouches and they were so simple but so tasty: salmon and a cous cous with minced green and red peppers. My green lasagna was out of this world: the noodles were soft but not mushy and the layers were extremely with perfectly seasoned meat. My friend had the carbonara and loved it and my other friend had the salmon. The broccoli and asparagus soup was just incredible. We shared the sorbetti and it was a perfect palette cleanser. Can't wait to return.
Our anniversary we had probably the best Italian food we have ever had, including Italy.
This is a true authentic osteria italiana, even the waiters are italian, we had a fantastic dinner, the parmigiana salad spectacular, the branzino simply perfect.
My husband had a pasta alla limone perfectly cooked so it was a great time and the service is super friendly.