Fabiolus Cucina

4.5
1149 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Serving Italian Cuisine using the freshest ingredients available from our local farmers.
We proudly offer quick service and affordable quality ingredients.
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SG
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific service and great tasting food as usual! Can't wait until my next visit!!

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

Great service and as always great food

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L
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely, wonderful food , great environment! The service was wonderful and clean . The food choices were amazing , delicious and perfect amount.

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DM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It couldn't have been a better afternoon. We had lunch before going to the Pantages Theater. Left our car there. It was great good and drinks and excellent service. Thank you!!

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CK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Food and Service was fantastic, construction next door was irritating.

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MH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The atmosphere was pleasant and clean. Food was very tasty but portions were slightly smaller side.
Very tasty, very fresh and good service

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C
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We opted for the patio and happy about the decision. Spaghetti and meatballs were the perfect portion with the just right amount of sauce. Service was great and attentive. Go before a show at the Pantages, well worth the time and value.

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HQ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s a tad difficult to get to if you’re going for the first time. Plan ahead for that unless you have Lyft dropping you off. The place is small but beautiful. The food is glorious!!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 29 June 2019

Thanks for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your experience!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to a play had dinner before parking was convenient and had a great dinner service was great everyone was friendly

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Responded on 26 June 2019

Thanks for the feedback!

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CT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food... Everything we ordered was wonderful. We chose to sit inside because of the heat but it was actually very hot indoors. We asked if we could sit outside instead but it was full. Our waitress turned the AC on and we were comfortable in about 15 minutes. Next time we will probably sit outside because the inside is quite stuffy, especially as the reservations arrive and the place fill up. Perfect choice before Phantom of the Opera. We were all pleased and happy 🙂

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 26 June 2019

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience Carol!

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

The food here is wonderful! Large salads to share, delicious calamari and Homemade pasta! Yummy!!! The service was a little slow however. Had to ask twice to refill water glasses, but one of our two wait staff was very friendly. The outside patio has ambience and heaters on a chilly night.
We had a 6:00 reservation before an 8:00 show at the Pantages and were able to eat & walk 2 blocks in plenty of time.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 26 June 2019

Thanks for the feedback Jean! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and you made it to the show on time!!

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SB
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and amazing service. Highly recommend for a group or intimate dinner.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 21 June 2019

Thanks for taking the time to give us such wonderful feedback!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. We had tickets for a show and advised the hostess upon arrival. Food arrived super fast. We even had time for a dessert...

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 16 June 2019

Thanks for the lovely feedback! Glad you also enjoyed dessert. Hope you had fun at the show too!!

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JS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The food was just okay, the service was not great. The waiter never refilled glasses or asked if our meal was okay. For the price, I expected fantastic food and bigger portions. I also thought it was weird that they added on a 3% service fee automatically because they said the cost of running a restaurant was expensive. Strange. The ambience was good, I just wish everything else was.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 16 June 2019

Sometimes we don't perform to our highest standards when we get busy and we are working on improving that. As for the service fee, it was implemented to help offset some increased costs imposed by the state of California, but we are happy to announce it will be removed by July.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and service. Perfect for before or after a show.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 21 June 2019

Hope you enjoyed the show as well! Grazie!!

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MP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The appetizer specials were very good for the 3 of us. The main courses for all of us were different pastas and all were just okay. I ordered lasagna, another person ordered gnocchi with a pesto sauce and third person ordered ziti with marinara sauce. We skipped dessert.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 16 June 2019

Thanks for the feedback Michael. We will we keep what you said in mind as we continue to strive to provide quality food and service!

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TB
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been coming to Fabiolus for years before heading to the Hollywood Pantages to see a show. Great food. Fine service. All A-1.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 12 June 2019

Thanks for the detailed feedback Bob!

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SR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Fabiolus Cucina! We go every time before a Pantages show. Owner is awesome as are the waiters!! Highly recommend!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 12 June 2019

Hi Sheryl, thanks for sharing this with the OpenTable community!

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LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Prompt service, good place to go before seeing a show at the Pantages.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 12 June 2019

Thanks for the feedback Leah... hope you enjoyed the show too!

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SG
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were great as usual, and we were able to leave on time to catch the theatre.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 8 June 2019

We love our regulars! Thanks for the feedback : )

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KS
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I ate at Fabiola’s Cucina before we went to see a show at the Pantages Theater. We had never tried this place before and we were so impressed with the Service and the food. We were celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary and we felt that Fabiolus Cucina was a great part of evening!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 8 June 2019

So happy that you chose our restaurant to celebrate such a special occasion!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Food was amazing however the service was one of the worst I’ve ever experienced.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 8 June 2019

Thanks for the feedback, we will discuss the service issues and adjust accordingly.

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LB
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabiolus is our go-to spot for before or after a show at the Pantages. The dishes are always beautifully prepared and the service is great.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 30 May 2019

Lorraine, so glad you took the time to let us know!

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m
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Very attentive waitstaff. Food very good and hot when brought out which is important to me.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 30 May 2019

Thanks for the feedback Meredith!

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PH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Unassuming from the front, large covered open space behind a smaller inside restaurant space. Service was very polite, food came out very promptly, god for theater goers. Very tasty meal!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 30 May 2019

Thanks for the review Paola!

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P
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

If your looking for dinner before a show at the Pantages this is great walking distance.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 30 May 2019

Thanks Patsay!

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JR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Fabiolus Cucina. We arrived on time for our 5:30 reservation and were seated promptly out on the patio. We were attended to right away for our drinks order. However, as the night rolled on and they got busy, they were less attentive. The food was delicious and served in ample portions. This is a great location with easy walk to the Pantages (our destination) or the Palladium (right across the street). We'll definitely return but probably not on a Friday or Saturday night.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 30 May 2019

Jean, we are carefully reviewing your feedback to help improve the guest experience! Thanks for taking the time to let us know!

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M
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is a great place to go before a show at the Pantages or other theatres in central Hollywood. There is free parking behind the restaurant (enter on Leland) and you can leave the car there during the show. Just make sure you get the gate code before you leave if you are going to a late show...they lock the lot. A good diverse Italian menu, fairly priced for the area...indoor and sheltered outdoor seating. enjoy!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 30 May 2019

Jim, thank you for sharing! Happy to serve you : )

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AG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Any time we head to Hollywood for dinner, this is a great choice. Food always very tasty.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 30 May 2019

Alex, it was our pleasure!

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NF
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place! It’s our go-to before the Pantages!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 30 May 2019

Happy to be your go-to place before shows Nikki! Thanks for the kind feedback : )

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoyed eating outside in the Patio. While it was cool the feel and energy was warming. I loved the Risotto Primavera and the Sangria! Can't wait to come back and try other items. Thank you, Cheryl

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 30 May 2019

Cheryl, we are so happy to read your feedback! It was very kind of you : )

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SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

I’ve been to this place 3 or 4 times in the last few months and would ordinarily give it an5-star review. However, we didn’t have a great experience this last time. It was much busier than normal (every reservation I’ve had has been for 5:45 on a Saturday). Normally it’s pretty dead when we arrive, but is fairly crowded when we leave. This time it was packed, and what is normally a 1 hour experience was over 90 minutes. I think they were understaffed. We waited close to 20 minutes from finishing our salad for our one little pizza as our entree to arrive. My credit card was out of my possession for about 10 minutes. The food was excellent, as always. It was also so noisy this visit that I could hardly hear my dinner companion.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 30 May 2019

Thanks for the feedback Stephanie! We'll be more mindful in the future when handling busy nights. Sometimes, there are circumstances out of our control but we'll try to improve service as best as we can!

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J
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

We had a very nice dinner. Two in the party had lasagna and one had spinach ravioli. Everyone loved their meals.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 30 May 2019

Thanks for the feedback, happy to hear you had a positive experience!

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GW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just like eating st home except we didn’t have to cook! Friendly place with excellent wait staff - very efficient and great way to relax before the show.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 19 May 2019

So happy to read a review like this George! Thanks for sharing : )

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TB
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been dining here for about 8 years before heading to the Pantages. Fine food, great service. I highly recommend Fabiolus Cucina.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 16 May 2019

Thanks for the feedback Bob! Happy to have you as a regular : )

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RM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food here is delicious! They have a bit of everything. From the appetizers to the main course to dessert and coffee...you can’t go wrong!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 13 May 2019

Thanks for the feedback Ryan! It makes us happy to hear that everything pleased you : )

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S
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Service was great and food was delicious. Only draw back from ambiance was the plastic sheeting around the outside. Other than that, our experience was great.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 13 May 2019

Thank you for letting us know Shari. We will work to enhance the ambiance!

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food, loved the limoncello but the service was understaffed.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 10 May 2019

Thanks for the feedback! We'll do our best to improve the guest experience for when we get busy

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

It's always a treat to go to Fabiolus Cucina! We love the place!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 13 May 2019

Thank you for the lovely feedback Alexandra!

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P
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food. Our waiter took his time to come to our table and when he did he wanted to take our drink and food order at the same time I don’t understand why we had 6:30 Friday night dinner the restaurant wasn’t busy and only saw him again when he brought us our check.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 10 May 2019

Thanks for the feedback Patsay. Sorry you had a less than excellent experience with service. We will be sure to monitor the interactions our servers have with the tables!

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