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Angelini Osteria

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Mid-City West, Los Angeles
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  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 4, 2014
    Ask Wolfgang Puck the perfect fish and he'll say the Salt-Crusted Branzino at Angelini Osteria. On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, he admitted to dreaming about the Branzino's light, delicate flavors. Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    They fuel a lunch crowd with pasta al limone and tripe, serve oxtails on Thursday nights, dish out respectable versions of Roman trattoria classics like spaghetti carbonara and pollo alla diavola Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 18, 2015
    On this menu everything feels like a greatest hit: You’ll be more than satisfied with a deceptively simple spaghetti alla carbonara or a towering piece of Nonna Elvira’s famed lasagne. Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 18, 2015
    For all its influence, it nonetheless feels like a great neighborhood restaurant, a place where you can drop in for a nice lunch with friends or dinner with the in-laws when they’re in town. Read more
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ColtonMay 13, 2015
    I really don't think it matters what you get here. The service is excellent and they make you feel at home. I got the lasagne verde (pictured) and loved it.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJune 7, 2013
    Some people arrange their weekly schedules around Angelini's specials: kidney stew on Tuesdays; braised oxtails on Wednesdays, liver alla Veneziana on Thursdays. Read more
  • Whitney Y.
    Whitney Y.February 21, 2013
    All the homemade pastas are delicious! Small restaurant, be ready to sit shoulder to shoulder with other diners, reservations required! Wait staff is very friendly! Scallop appetizer is great!
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    Gino Angelini is among the most skillful of the old-school Italian chefs in town. While Angelini Osteria does not feature Angelini's most refined cooking, it is everyone's favorite. Read more
  • Johnnie Skywalking
    Johnnie SkywalkingNovember 30, 2015
    Great lasagna and pasta. Polipo is my favorite. I wonder how they can cook octopus so soft inside. No chewiness at all.
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiJanuary 27, 2015
    One of the best Italian restaurants I've been to....i recall having an amazing tripe dish.
  • AT W.
    AT WawaAugust 27, 2016
    The carpaccio was really good, the pizza was thin and crispy. The staff are very nice we had to wait for 20 min though we had reservations
  • Es
    EsSeptember 4, 2013
    The truffles were not as great as I hoped. The arrabbiata decent. I will give this place one more try. The peach tart was good. All in all did not live up to my high expectations but will try again
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28, 2011
    High quality rustic Northern Italian fare served within a small, minimalist space. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Ziad A.
    Ziad AlammariOctober 14, 2015
    You can't go wrong with any order.. Try the grilled calamaris, the ragu and the lamb chops ++++ 😍
  • Annie W.
    Annie WMarch 3, 2013
    The Linguine with sea urchin is exceptional. I highly recommend it.
  • Chloe
    Chloe3 weeks ago
    Good food but not impressive overall. The octopus starter is a must order!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • AT W.
    AT WawaAugust 27, 2016
    Tuna tartar was nothing special. It's a small restaurant but food is overrated to be honest. I don't think I'd make an effort to come next time except for the tagliolini with lemon which was amazing
  • Scott S.
    Scott SonnenbergFebruary 17, 2016
    What's good here? EVERYTHING!!! God dang. Tender calamari, buttery white fish, amazing duck breast.
  • AT W.
    AT WawaAugust 27, 2016
    The braised artichoke was flavorless, had to add lemon but it was cooked perfectly
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 17, 2011
    Host Giada DeLaurentiis arrives at Angelini Osteria, in Los Angeles, CA, for authentic Italian food in a sexy setting, on Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways. Find more tips at FN Local. Read more
  • AT W.
    AT WawaAugust 27, 2016
    The tagliolini truffle was too salty for our taste. The fish was fresh & so tasty
  • Cooking Channel
    Cooking ChannelFebruary 23, 2011
    Order the Fried Calamari and Zucchini and request the spicy dipping sauce, unbelievable! - Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, Extra Virgin
  • Charles T S.
    Charles T SebestaOctober 24, 2015
    Was brought some pasta from this restaurant. Excellent, well prepared and ample portion. Excellent!
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LMarch 19, 2013
    Reservation are held for only 10 minutes! If you're running late, call and let them know or your table WILL be given away.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GaldiJune 11, 2016
    Delicious hand made pastas and authentic Italian. Few tables but worth waiting for
  • Erin T.
    Erin TApril 29, 2012
    Absolutely authentic and fantastic. Could replace celestinos rests as my favorite ...! Buonissimo! grazie! :-)
  • Miguel A.
    Miguel AzuaraJuly 18, 2014
    Best pizza ever! Try it. You won't regret. And any pasta is just magnificent
  • Maynard&Child Olives
    Maynard&Child OlivesFebruary 14, 2012
    Another Los Angeles favorite! Lasanga!!!!!!!!!! We had excellent tripe here also. You have to try it once.
  • Rockie T.
    Rockie TAugust 22, 2013
    Wolfgang Puck's Best Thing I Ever Ate was the Salt-Crusted Branzino & Giada's is the Lasagna Verde with spinach pasta.
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FriedmanJuly 19, 2012
    The Pizza Margherita with Artichokes and Speck is the best pizza I've ever had.
  • PRO-Keds
    PRO-KedsApril 21, 2011
    Get the Truffle Pasta and Burrata Pizza! Best Italian restaurant in the Los Angeles area!
  • Janet D.
    Janet DiazMay 30, 2014
    Had the Thursday special. Veal liver. Was really good if you like liver.
  • Cooking Channel
    Cooking ChannelFebruary 23, 2011
    Order the Octopus Salad; it’s fresh, truly amazing. - Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, Extra Virgin
  • Wolfgang Puck
    Wolfgang PuckApril 26, 2012
    "Nonna Elvira's green lasagna is a dozen layers of bliss with blankets of pasta!" - WP Pastry Chef Sherry Yard
  • Trust A.
    Trust AlwaysSeptember 24, 2015
    The food is good also the pizza❤️, the service is very good..
  • Nia L.
    Nia LudongAugust 29, 2011
    Must eat: warm octopus salad + scallops with mushrooms + lasagna verde
  • Suzanne F.
    Suzanne FerreiraOctober 3, 2011
    Best Italian in town. They have the best bone marrow dish.
  • Noora K.
    Noora KJune 4, 2012
    Amazing beef carpaccio starter <3 highly recommend.
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FitzpatrickMay 11, 2011
    Pork chop, steak tartar, spaghetti with black truffles, scallops and sweetbreads!
  • Vanity Fair Agenda
    Vanity Fair AgendaJanuary 30, 2012
    Don’t let the modest room fool you: this is some of the best Italian food in Los Angeles.
  • Lori B.
    Lori BlountApril 17, 2014
    So good and they make you feel like part of the family.
  • Anya Z.
    Anya Z.K.June 16, 2012
    Despite the praised and truly good food, I was disappointed with the service. I had to wait for 40 minutes outside after my reservation time, was not even offers to sit at the bar which was vacant.
  • Ms. Nomad
    Ms. NomadMarch 25, 2016
    Tagliolini Limone & Pizza Margherita & Polipi Warm Octopus
  • Ryo Y.
    Ryo YDecember 2, 2014
    Amazing flavors. One of my favorite joins in Beverly Hills
  • Ed K.
    Ed KuehnleFebruary 8, 2013
    Great Garlic and oil w spices, salads, and entree to come
  • Sativa V.
    Sativa VerteJuly 11, 2012
    Okay the lasagna is over rated, not good meat. I'll wait till I'm in NY for good Italian I suppose; dover sole was good. Basically a cheaper joint for rich people to mingle when they are on a dime.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 18, 2015
    Named one of our 99 Essential Restaurants of 2015! Read more
  • Es
    EsSeptember 4, 2013
    The truffles were visually better than they tasted and arrabbiatawas decent.
  • Showtime Network
    Showtime NetworkApril 1, 2011
    Often referred to as the best restaurant in LA. Papal approval guaranteed.
  • James K.
    James KutsukosSeptember 15, 2013
    Best Italian food in la . Makes mozza look like a joke
  • Julian F.
    Julian FangDecember 29, 2011
    The warm tripe is a must have. Ask for it if it's not on the menu.
  • Bianca B.
    Bianca BiDecember 28, 2013
    Lovely sea urchin pasta
  • Siera S.
    Siera SantosMarch 22, 2014
    By far, the best halibut I've ever had.
  • Mike & Anne H.
    Mike & Anne HoneyTrek.comNovember 26, 2011
    Try the octopus antipasti. It is amazing.
  • Jackie J.
    Jackie J.December 29, 2016
    Consistency delicious with great service.
  • Robert H.
    Robert HaysMay 23, 2011
    One of the better Italian restaurants in LA and it's not expensive Read more
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDAugust 19, 2014
    As authentic as you will get in LA for Italian
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Walter Manzke, chef of Wildflour Cafe + Bakery, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Strozzapreti w/ sausage & tomato sauce. Read more
  • Bruin C.
    Bruin ChyckAugust 29, 2011
    The porchetta special is great. Ask for extra crisp skin when they carve it table side.
  • Hajar A.
    Hajar AlasakerSeptember 3, 2016
    Branzino is good and the Spaghetti also, but lasagna is overrated
  • D O.
    D OAugust 7, 2014
    Some of the best real@Italian food in LA
  • Anya Z.
    Anya Z.K.June 16, 2012
    It's rather chaotic inside and unless waiters know you from your previous visits, you are not attended to when you are looking for service.
  • somerset T.
    somerset TulliusMay 15, 2013
    Veal Milanese ;)
  • Rachael  D.
    Rachael  DeppJune 3, 2010
    try the lasanga and pumpkin tortellini! The food was like butter! nom!
  • Lauri C.
    Lauri CollierMarch 5, 2014
    Delicious!!! Excellent meal...go! Go! Go!
  • Wing-Gee T.
    Wing-Gee TseSeptember 30, 2012
    The homemade pasta is amazingly delicious!
  • Ken C.
    Ken CordovaOctober 7, 2013
    The lasagna here is a must have!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 18, 2015
    Don't skip the affogato for dessert. It's a must-have. Read more
  • Christos D.
    Christos DrososMarch 29, 2015
    Lasagna verde is tremendous.
  • Stuart S.
    Stuart SilversteinMarch 21, 2010
    Just awesome! Pasta is amazing. Get the Bombolotti or the Lasagna
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Angelini Osteria as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Karen D.
    Karen DeMarcoSeptember 23, 2010
    the lasagna is incredible, highly recommend!
  • Thuraya
    ThurayaNovember 22, 2012
    Order the Lasagna Verde
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HummelFebruary 26, 2010
    Lasagna Verde was on the food network and amazing!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 29, 2010
    Featured on LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
  • Meghna P.
    Meghna PatelJuly 26, 2015
    Branzino was memorable
  • Nate T.
    Nate Tharp1 week ago
    Green Lasagna
  • John H.
    John HamburgerJuly 12, 2013
    Fantastic!
  • Angelica B.
    Angelica BlattMarch 4, 2011
    The kids loved the chocolate gelato
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 5, 2011
    Try the Meat Lasagna
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobisonDecember 15, 2011
    Lasagna Verde
  • Esther Hahn
    Esther HahnMarch 24, 2010
    Always order the seafood risotto Read more
  • Jed L.
    Jed LasserNovember 21, 2009
    Try the pizza!
  • Caridad M.
    Caridad MartinezJuly 12, 2015
    El especial del sábado, Pernil de cerdo en su jugo UFF!
  • Simple F.
    Simple FoodieMay 11, 2014
    Bistecca alla Fiorentina for 2, pasta alla Chitarra, clams alla marinara,
  • Guadalupe A.
    Guadalupe AzuaraJuly 18, 2014
    Deliciosa la comida muuuuuuy recomendable
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