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“Very Well Done Italian in a Casual Atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Farfalla

Farfalla
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Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: E Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Oak Park, California
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238 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Very Well Done Italian in a Casual Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Farfalla has become a pretty regular stop for my wife and I. It is located in a very modern shopping center in Westlake Village, CA - an upscale area with many, many good restaurants. Farfalla is both good and reasonably priced.
Owned by the same people as Galetto Bar and Grille nearby, Farfalla is a casual place with an upscale appearance. Indoors, there is a bar and some tables (including a large common table) near the front of the room, with booths in the back. it can get noisy on weekend evenings, but it is a very friendly crowd. There is covered outdoor seating as well, which is very nice.
Open for lunch and dinner, the food is Italian and Italian-influenced by California Cuisine. There are wonderful salads, great pastas and pizza (my favorite place for pizza in the area), and a variety of entrees with specials every evening. There are also have a "Mozzarella Bar" involving a large container that looks like a cheese wheel on a cart and looks entertaining, but which I have not tried.
The waiters are almost all from Italy and they tend to be very handsome. They are also very friendly and skilled.
There is an excellent wine list which is heavy toward Italian wines (including many that are hard to find) and, of course, California wines.
http://www.farfallawestlakevillage.com/

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Ventura, California, USA
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food, Overpriced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

The food was tasty, but the prices are steep for what you get. Granted, Westlake is a high-rent district :)

Visited October 2013
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Thank Ted S
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Devon, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fabulous Italian with great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

This was my first visit to Westlake Village and my sister in law came to meet me for dinner at this restaurant. The service is first rate with extremely friendly waiters (who are also very Italian and very handsome). We started out with the Caprese Californiana. It was tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella and fabulous. I had the promenade salad as my entree and my sister in law had one of the pasta specials of the day. Entrees were delicious and portions very generous. We each had a glass of the house red and relaxed and talked for a long time. They never rushed us out and we almost closed down the place. I would be happy to visit here again should I be in this neck of the woods in the future. It was a wonderful meal and evening.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Westlake Village, California
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely patio”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

The food is excellent, but make sure you sit on the patio. The inside is very noisy and has no charm. On a warm night the screened in patio is the place to be.

Visited October 2012
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Thank PMB4
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Westlake Village, California
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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“Love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

We go to Farfalla regularly. Never at dinner--always to loud and crowded. Its the perfect place for a late lunch. Always good service, hot and fresh food. Keeps us going back!

Visited December 2012
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