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796 Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3216
+1 310-399-9010
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
5 May 2016
“Great Italian restaurant in LA!”
20 Mar 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American
££ - £££
796 Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3216
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11 - 20 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 27 January 2015

This small restaurant in Venice has it all, fabulous food, great ambiance and an amazing staff. Three of us ate there recently and had three different main courses all of which were wonderful. The service was surperb. It is very expensive and well worth it.

Thank PatSnyder194
Reviewed 27 September 2014

I called to book on Tuesday, they left a message to confirm on Weds, then they had no record on Friday when we arrived. No worries, we were given a table anyway. Great menu, though they had run out of the first choice, no complaints...More

Thank dreamsights
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We just dropped by without reservation and were lucky to get a table outside after a 15-minute wait on a comfy bench sipping our beers. The food was delicious, even our kids (not easy) were happy. And not only were the waiters efficient, they were...More

Thank Watching_the_River
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We've dined here several times, and always been impressed by the flavors and freshness and quality of fine cuisine. Last night, having returned from a month in Italy just last week, I can say that Ado again measured up to its origins. However, the same...More

2  Thank maardvark
Reviewed 17 April 2014

This is our spot. If you want amazing food, romantic setting, the best service and the feeling like you are not even in LA this is the place to be. The owner Paolo is the Italian George Clooney :) and will greet you at the...More

Thank JenSamaria2014
Reviewed 4 February 2014

My wife and I dined here last night with a friend, our first time (our friend has been here a number of times). Ado is superb, very small and charming, great service and very inventive, memorable dishes. Great for a romantic or special occasion dinner....More

Thank aowats
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Definitely in my top 3 Italian restaurants of LA (no, Valentino is not on that list...) We've eaten here a few times along with celebrating my sister's birthday here one year and they were more than accommodating to our party of 8. Of course the...More

Thank kiwifoto
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Freshly made pasta with ingredient combinations I haven't been able to get anywhere else. The Arugula Bamboo shoots salad is my favorite in LA. Great waiters who are expressive and passionate about the food and wine. Really fun place.

Thank David M
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Ado is a special place with wonderful unpretentious atmosphere, exceptionally flavorful and fresh food. A special wine list that can go big on price. You walk up stairs in what looks like an old house and feels as cozy. Lit by candles only, the staff...More

Thank jon v
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Whilst working in California some friends took me to Ado as they know my favourite food is Italian. I have travelled all over Italy and been to many Italian restaurants world wide and I can say without a doubt I had probably the best plate...More

Thank Anna C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 796 Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3216
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-9010
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