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“Very unique menu Italian”
Review of Il Pastaio

Il Pastaio
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Ranked #2 of 351 Restaurants in Beverly Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £17 - £24
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Beverly Hills
Cross street: Brighton Way
Description: Gourmet Magazine calls il Pastaio "a taste of heaven," and says "the cooks in il Pastaio's kitchen have angel's hands". Los Angeles Magazine critics choice ranked it "one of the top ten new restaurants". It's no wonder this friendly neighborhood trattoria has been a favorite meeting place, satisfying locals and visiting customers with its mouthwatering pasta since opening in 1994.
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The crowds are literally milling outside and the tables are crazy close, but then you eat your meal and they do something special to even the simplest food. I went completely off my low carb mantra after seeing the garlic bread on the next table, thinly sliced pieces of a beautiful loaf of (wholewheat?- Ai hope) bread, toasted almost to a crisp with lots of fresh garlic, just wonderful. The squid ink risotto and lots of tiny yummy squid and shrimp, the mushrooms so good as well. My husband, a true aficionado of veal (I don't do meat) thought it was as good as he's ever had! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Situated on a corner of a popular street in Beverly Hills, this restaurant is great. Not very large, however there is adequate space for outside dining. Service very accommodating. Usually very crowded, but worth the wait. Portions are a bit on the small side, but delicious. Prices could be costly, BUT -- go for it!

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Having eaten here many years ago (and having really enjoyed the food), we were concerned about eating here again because of many recent TripAdvisor reviews. We are happy to report that our food was excellent. The place is busy and our waiter wasn't very friendly but that did not stop us from enjoying our meal. I do not know whether the food used to be even better but, for us, our two visits (separated by six or seven years) have both been excellent.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Spaghetti Pomodoro had a funny smoky taste that was really off. Other pasta sauce was far too salty. You're paying for the ambience and the food takes a distant second place.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Joshua E
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The food is exceptional, but you get better service from Taco Bell. Waiters and bus boys bump into sitting guests frequently, and barely apologize. It happened to me twice today. The restaurant need to match its service with its food quality.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank aalmarzooq
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