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“Tough room, great food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Neil's Pasta & Seafood Grill

Neil's Pasta & Seafood Grill
Ranked #672 of 9,849 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Tough room, great food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

Facts; 1. Yes, Neil is a real person and he is there most of the time. 2. This is one of those "Cliquey" places.
When we walked in I felt like I must have had some big stain on my clothes or something. Even Neil didn't seem too keen on us invading his turf.
However we stayed and ordered anyway, the food was outstanding, so if you can survive being stared at by the clique all the way through your meal, it's pretty good. Some of the best Italian food I've had.
If not for the staring I could see considering 4 stars.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Danish first
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English first
Oslo, Norway
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Delicious Italian!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012 via mobile

We ate here for a special occasion. Their pasta with homemade sauce was delicious. The salmon was also very good.

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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Yellowknife, NWT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“A great Italian food expereince”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2009

Our family and another couple were in San Pedro, cruising the streets looking for a place for dinner. We walked into Neils, and had a very good evening of Italian food. There was lots of variety, they allowed our children to have half portions for no extra cost, and they had the most fabulous marscapone and tomato sauce to go with the bread.

The waiter was very attentive and helpful.

All in all it was a great evening - we would gladly go back.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Marina Del Rey, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Do Not Go to Neil's !”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2008

The Owner is NOT Gracious...Short wih Us...Service Mediocre and the Food --- Just Fair...Noisy, Not for a Conversation...
Would Never Make it in Los Angeles Proper...Very So So
Why Bother ? Neil is NOT a Top-Notch Restraunteur...Bush League...He is Wanna Be...Go to a BETTER Italian Restaurant !

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LA
1 review
“San Pedro's Finest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2008

Always excellent service and food. Reyes and the rest of the staff make you feel like family- especially Neil who welcomes you with warmth and style.Love it always!

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