Angelini Osteria

4.7
710 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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4.7
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4.4
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4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the best!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Greatest hosting with delicious food. Love!!!

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CW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, a little noisy but added to the atmosphere.

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KW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second visit to Angelini. It was a dear friend's birthday and we had both loved our lunch (and the overall experience) last year at this time when we were there for the same reason! This is an A++ experience. A tad pricey, but worth every penny. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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JL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. Italian owner, chef, waiters.
Fantastic food!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Would not go back. Had to ask for cheese. No one filled our water glasses. Noise level was high. But not as high as the wine prices. $17 for two ounces of white wine.

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

Fantastic food and experience! We went for an early dinner to avoid the crowd. We ordered the calamari, truffle pasta and panna cota. They were amazing! Will be back to try more items!

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

wonderful restaurant. Great staff. Lasagna eccellente! Lamb chops favoloso!

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RR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great pasta Good wine

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RK
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Over rated and over priced. Outstanding service, but deafening acoustics. Lunch of two mediocre pasts, two very good deserts, two bottles of beer, and one glass of wine for $136, plus tip. Not a good value.

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London
86 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This place has been around for a Los Angeles eon. Always consistent, and delightful. Great wine. Great food. Great Italian in LA.

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C
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Angelini Osteria is the number 1 restaurant in Los Angeles!

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g
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was amazing! The tagliolini al limone is one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had.

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P
Los Angeles
108 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a wonderful and delicious experience! One of my favorite restaurants in LA!!!!

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ZG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We loved the branzino fish. The food is always great.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Italian food i had in LA

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Most of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, while one pasta dish was just okay. The staff were extremely courteous, friendly, and attentive. The server bringing the entrees, however, kept giving the dishes to the wrong people and the dessert for the birthday boy was the wrong one. But overall, the food was delicious and we would definitely go back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Let me start by saying if you have never been here do yourself a favor and make a reservation...QUICK! They have valet, which was super convenient and from the moment we stepped out of the car everyone was amazing! Our waiter was the best and the food was unbelievable!! I was in Burbank for a business trip and ventured here...and it did not disappoint. The mussels and clams were to die for and the pasta dishes we had were cooked to absolute perfection. It is a tiny space so be prepared to get to know your neighbor lol, but the food and service blew me away! Will definitely be going back when I am here for my next business trip.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best lemon pasta!!!!

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JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Annual girlfriend; birthday

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AP
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Authentic Italian Authentic Server’s Authentic Chef and food
Noisy

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AR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Always delicious. The little appetizers set your mood. I had delicious red ITALIAN wine. My partner had white sparkling wine.
Delicious meal.

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AC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Angelina Osteria's food is quite simply outstanding in every respect. This is one of the five best Italian restaurants I have ever eaten at in NYC, Los Angeles, Boston, Florence and Rome. The service is excellent, constant and consistent - you never have to wait at this restaurant. The level of commitment by the chefs and the waiters is exceptional.

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E
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Dinner was underwhelming, a better spot for lunch. Insalata tricolore was tasteless and looked like it had been prepared hours before. Same with the spinach that came with my salmon, which was over cooked. Too expensive for the experience.

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HC
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the best pasta in town coupled with great service. I take only special guests to Angelini and it never fails to impress them.

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SM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were visiting LA and wanted a great Italian casual but fun California vibe. We went to GOOP LA for ideas and this was it. Had the best time, was crowded attentive service & food was great!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service. Fantastic food. Just a little noisy and the room got quite hot but the air did kick on right as we were eating desert. We love this place.

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Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

This restaurant was a big disappointment. The pasta dishes were outstanding, but the appetizers and desserts were average at best.

Here are the specifics:

Braised baby artichoke hearts were bland and flavorless. One star out of five.

Clams and mussels did not taste fresh. The broth had almost a metallic taste. Two stars out of five.

Anchovies with beets were good but that was because the beets were flavorful. Nothing special. Three stars out of five.

Desserts were average. Three stars out of five

Pasta dishes were wonderful. Five stars

Overall, this restaurant does not meet its lofty reputation. They should put the same thought into appetizers as they do their pasta dishes.

It’s a shame when a restaurant has some wonderful dishes and some that are truly awful.

The finest restaurants in Los Angeles do not turn out any dishes that are average at best. This restaurant does not meet that standard.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice place. Just not a fan of their pizza.

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S
Los Angeles
236 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There is no wonder why Angelini O. has been at or near the top of everyone’s list of best restaurant in LOS Angeles. The food, EVERYTHING, is outstanding. And there’s plenty for vegetarians too. Pastas made in-house squeal with flavor and texture. Salads were inspirational. Entrees run the gamut of any delight you want.

Wine selection wide and delcious

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KT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fabulous!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!!!! Every single time we go!!!

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LR
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The owner went above and beyond to make us feel welcome!

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DW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is incredible. The ambiance and overall experience is a delight.

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KC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Scallops were completely overcooked and actually charred. We sent them back with only one eaten and they didn't even offer to remove it from the bill. The chicken skin was amazing but the actual chicken meat was bland. The lemon pasta was definitely not worth the price. There were people in there taking video of the place and everyone eating which I can not stand. It was loud, bright and has lost its elegance. They have become too busy since being seen on food network and open table emailing everyone NPH and his husbands top picks and it seems the quality of the food suffered severely. When you blow something up that big it is a shame. They totally get a fail in my opinion. Why do you at opentable have to medal that way?

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Very expensive and not especially good. It is also very crowded.

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AV
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is undoubtedly the best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. As soon as I step through the door, I feel like I have arrived in Italy. A lot of people working there are from Italy, and this is noticeable in the food and service you receive. They really pride themselves on the food they serve, and this reminds me a lot of my holidays in Italy.

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LS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is an impeccable restaurant. I hadn’t been here in a few years and was so happy when a friend invited me to join her. The service and food are as great as I remember. The highlights are the warm ambience, the lack of pretension, and food that I’m going to dream about for days to come.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal at Angelini Osteria. Waiters are attentive and polite and Gino is always, always there to make sure his clientele are pleased. Love that you are seated even if your party is not complete but will be there any moment - I really appreciate that! Food is always so delicious and you are never rushed.

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L
Los Angeles
228 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All the home-made pasta dishes are consistently delicious and never disappoint. We met a man from New York who never misses a chance to come to Angelinis when he is in town--that says something. My pumpkin ravioli was very fresh tasting and my friend's spaghetti Mancini was mouth watering. Our dessert was an apple tart with raisins, also very good. Can't wait to return.

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