Angelini Osteria

4.7
751 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
In October 2001, he opened his own restaurant, Angelini Osteria, in the heart of Los Angeles. Since its opening, Angelini Osteria has become known as simply everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, winning over the city with unassuming and authentic dishes in a warm, intimate setting. In late 2016, Gino opened Angelini Alimentari, an ode to the classic Italian coffee bar serving house-made gelato, espresso, and simple, fresh dishes. At Alimentari Gino Angelini launched his specialty food product line with the introduction of the Osteria’s signature pasta sauces. Throughout the years, Gino has won numerous honors for his culinary artistry, including the 2007 Artusi Award, the 2011 Galvanina Trophy for Best Chef of the Year, and the 2011 Sigismondo Malatesta d’Oro, the highest civilian award of his home city of Rimini. He is consistently praised by patrons and critics as “the best Italian chef in Los Angeles.”

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8.5

Angelini Osteria is one of the great Italian restaurants of Los Angeles.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was pretty good. Squid ink pasta had so much sand it was annoying. Truffle pasta was so overpriced and tasted like regular pasta. Service was great. Had a great time.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Angelini Osteria. The food is great and the service is outstanding!

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MB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very vibrant little place, friendly staff, I was very satisfied with my food, definitely try pasta with sea urchins. Quite traditional as well, I would come again

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the patio!!!!! Thank you for seating my date and I there :)

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s
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Angelini is always delicious and reliable, the service attentive.

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TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

We were a first clients for this evening. We been seated at 5:30, what was nice. But every dishes what was ordered was burned out including bread.
The restaurant is way over priced for this food.

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MB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always outstanding, for many years both the food and service have always have been wonderful.

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Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

the pasta was fabulous as always but I thought $50 for 3 lamb chops on top of a bed of arugula was a little pricey

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DC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Ten years ago, I think this would have been considered a solid, recommendable Italian meal. But the bar has been raised in Los Angeles, and for these prices, the food is mediocre. Tried the lemon tagliolini, the gorgonzola and pear salad, the bombolotti all'amatriciana, and a salmon dish they brought to us on the house. Sadly, all were just a few notches above edible. Unmemorable experience overall.

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LA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food - service was very slow for lunch time largely due to our server forgetting to put our order in. Two of the items didn't even require much prep - it was a salad and melon dish - no cooking required. Although the chef provided a few small complimentary dishes until our food arrived we would have preferred receiving our food in a timely manner and save an extra hour on our lunch break.

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j
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was good but $80 per person including apps and dessert was overpriced for pasta. Portions were fairly small. Good service. Wine was good and I didn’t include that in the $80 per person.

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H
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Food was ridiculously salty

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LO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve gone to Angelini Osteria for our wedding anniversary several times and are always pleased with every aspect of the restaurant. The food is incredible, the service impeccable.

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Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great. After about 20 times having the Lasagna I had something different!! The Dover sole- and it was delicious as was the spinach & mashed potatoes that came on the side. The other people loved the veal cutlet and the gnocchi with lobster.

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KS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Angelini has the best reputation and our experience proved it. We’ll be back very soon.

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GO
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!!! We love this place and can't wait to go back again in two weeks.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love the food and service!! They treated us so well too!

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have loved this restaurant since it opened - they have the best carbonara in the U.S. and that is what i had for lunch - food is always fresh and tasty, service is spot on, and a nice ambience that makes it feel like home.

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GS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Didn't feel the flavor of Italian food.
Service was prompt and curious.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints

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JR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

ALWAYS such a treat to dine at Angelini Osteria! The service is impeccable, everyone who you come in contact there is so lovely, accommodating and genuinely happy that you are there dining with them.
Very special - my ABSOLUTE favorite place to dine.

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AE
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The pasta with summer truffles was divine.

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l
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took a friend who had never eaten there and she was thrilled with the meal. We shared the spaghetti melanzine and the Branzino. Turamisu for dessert. So delicious! Will definitely be back soon!!

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RS
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently excellent. Traditional Italian food that is always well executed. Nice wine list including several reasonably priced options. Not trying to reinvent the classic Italian menu, but everything they do they do very well.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

overpriced food. not recommended to anyone

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SM
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

Food was horrible. Seats were uncomfortable. Noise was deafening. Service was just ok.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Angelini and have been going there for decades. We have never had a bad dish in all the times that we have gone there. The service is impeccable and very warm. We love Gino and all the staff. I recommend the house made pasta with black truffles, the branzino and all the wonderful desserts.

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely hands down one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles! The food and service were so amazing I thought I was back in Italy!!!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Posted my pictures on my food Instagram. @the_ _ goldenplate. Place was AMAZING

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KM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

every course was flavorful and perfectly cooked. Felt like I was in Italy.

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent pasta amazing loved it

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K
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Overrated......the pizza was not cook well...and the pasta was over rated

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MC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our first time at Angelini Osteria after hearing about this restaurant as being the "best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles." We are seasoned travelers to Italy at least once a year for the past 20 years and Angelini Osteria had the ambience, impeccable service (no "my name is....and Ill be your server"), and most of all amazing food that made us feel like we were in Rome dining at our favorite osteria. We will be back and will choose this family run restaurant over newer, buzzier LA Italian places. Classic menu; wonderful agnolotti, perfect insalata mista, beef carpaccio, sole, grilled chicken, and good pizzas. Welcoming to children (we had a enthusiastic table for 8 with 3 little kids). All in all a 10 in our book!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Angelini Osteria is the best restaurant in Los Angeles!!!

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B
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific food. Great wait staff . Angelini has been and is a Los Angeles institution for decades .classic, authentic italian fare perfectly executed

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Birthday dinner, intimate. Food is utterly and perfectly delicious.

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JV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent everything!!!
Best waiters. Delicious food.

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QK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved everything here. Very quaint small restaurant and very Italian. I'm pretty sure we were the only non Italians in the place lol, which I'm pretty sure is a good sign. Love the toasted flatbread and we opted for the black truffle Blanca Pizza and it was decadent I'm rich as it should be. Saw someone getting the branzino it would love to come back and try that it was the best looking plated Branzino we'd ever seen.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceeded our already high expectations

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CG
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

The place came highly recommended. Being a former owner and Chef of an Italian restaurant, in Florida/New York for 30 years, I was very disappointed. The tables are too close together. Three times a group of people at the table in front of us back into my wife and guest, while eating, and didn't have the courtesy to apologize. Very rude. We sat for an hour before they turned on the A/C. I think Cramming too many people in a small area is ridiculous. Really? It was so loud you couldn't hear the person in front of you. The food, so-so, I had Tripoli, and the shrimp was overcooked and small amount for the price of the dish. For the price of the food and ambiance, where are the table cloths? Very Disappointed!!!

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