Fabiolus Cucina

4.5
1171 reviews
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
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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MR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The server was nice. Food was good. Music was upbeat and fun!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for sharing your positive experience with us and the OpenTable community Michelle!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for dinner with my 16 year old son before a play at the Pantages. Food was incredibly delicious. Started a little slow when we first sat down but then everything was spot on. Even got a table side visit from the chef. We will definitely go back. Portion size was actually very big.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded 5 days ago

Grazie for the kind feedback! We are happy you enjoyed your experience with your son - hope you enjoyed the show too!

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, great outdoor patio. Get the 4 cheese homemade gnocchi—-AMAZING.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded 5 days ago

Happy to hear this feedback... it's one of our best sellers for people who know Gnocchi (potato dumpling).

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S
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Sat in a very loud corner along sunset blvd. service was good but food was mediocre. None of our meals were very hot. It’s fine but wouldn’t rush back.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Stacy, we wish you had a better experience. We do appreciate the honest feedback - we hope you'll try us again sometime!

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BB
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

This conveniently located a short walk from Pantages Theatre- quality food nicely made. Service was excellent.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the feedback BonBri! We really appreciate it : )

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h
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The perfect spot for dinner before the Pantages. Free parking, the nicest wait staff, yummy food!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us before the show! We love hosting Pantages show-goers : )

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

Great lobster ravioli and calamari was awesome. Food came out quick.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 10 August 2019

Thanks for the kind feedback! Glad you enjoyed some of our specialty and popular dishes!!

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EL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Fabulous menu. A variety of pastas, including handmade pastas, risottos, pizzas and other Italian dishes and entrees. Reasonably priced for the Hollywood location and quality menu offerings. All items ordered were excellently prepared and enjoyed. Calamari was light and tasty, not thick batter nor oily. Truffle mushroom ravioli in truffle cream sauce was decadent and tasty. Risotto perfect and delicious. Too many dishes to choose ... looking forward to going back to try gnocchi and other dishes. A nice large covered patio with good atmosphere -- good spacing, not as tightly packed as most other patio location dining near the Pantages. Have been eating at the variety of restaurants walking distance to the Pantages for almost a decade, and this is now on our short list of go-to pre-theater dinning locations. Only issue was service could have been more attentive.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 10 August 2019

EvLe, you review makes us very happy! Honest feedback that allows us to make improvements is what we look for when it comes to customer service and quality assurance. Grazie!

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RT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice, we enjoyed our meal, we will visit again.

Filled up fast with people.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 10 August 2019

Ciao RobertT! Thanks for the feedback... hope to see you again soon : )

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P
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The food is good but the service is terrible. It took 30 minutes just to get our drinks and food order. My husband was not happy and told the waiter we would have to leave and have dinner else where because we had a play to attend. The waiter told us to do what we had to do. it was very upsetting since we do like to dine here before the performance at the pantages. I think we finally learned our lesson. We need to go somewhere else.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 10 August 2019

Patsay, we understand your frustration - at times we get busy and customer service may not be up to par. We'll discuss this issue in-house and see how we can make improvements!

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DS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An always-solid, go-to Italian that always pleases!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 31 July 2019

Thanks for the lovely feedback DavidS, we are glad to serve you!

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GH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food. Reasonable prices and close to theaters.

TB
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My favorite place for dinner before going to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Been doing it for years and have not been disappointed

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 25 July 2019

Bob, thank you again for the kind words! We will see you again soon ; )

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SA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

absolutely love this place, we save it for special occasions but honestly would eat here every day if i could.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 25 July 2019

SvenA, we love you too! Thanks for the feedback : )

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JL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service were great, especially for the price. Service was also fairly quick, too.

While the patio area is nice, it is squished between two tall buildings and a parking lot, so there is no view, no people watching, etc. It is not like a "sidewalk cafe" kind of patio. There is no sun on the patio, and there a barbed wire surrounding the top of the patio area. So the ambiance is so-so.

However, we were able to park in the restaurant parking lot for just $7 and leave our car there all evening while we went to a show at the Pantages. This is a bargain compared to most other nearby parking lots!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 25 July 2019

Jennifer, thank you for the feedback. We read it and agree. Very fair and honest. Come back and hopefully we make up for the ambiance with a more food portions : P

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DC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 25 July 2019

We love you DavidC!

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SD
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was delicious and it was served very quickly! There was a very nice breeze in the outdoor seating area. The staff was excellent! The restroom was nice and clean!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 25 July 2019

Shita, you are among our favorite guests. Feedback giving, honest, and direct. We will keep it in consideration at our next company meeting to improve the guest experience! : )

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C
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday dinner.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 31 July 2019

Hi Chris, thank you joining us for a bday dinner! Glad to hear it was a positive experience!!

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ME
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great dinner before a show at Pantages. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The fresh made pasta was delicious. Quaint outdoor space with patio lights. Service was prompt and friendly. You can also leave your car parked here while at the show for $7

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you Mary Ellen! We are so pleased to hear that your experience at our restaurant was a positive one : )

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A
Jackson Hole
38 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat out on the patio. It was beautiful. The service was excellent. Our food was very good. I had the fusilli with mushrooms and spinach. I asked for the sauce to be light and they were very mindful not to drench the pasta. We will go there again

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 25 July 2019

Arly, thank you for taking the time to give us feedback and sharing your experience! We are glad to hear that we were able to accommodate you!

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SG
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 25 July 2019

We are so happy to get the feedback regarding our service (and food). We really appreciate it!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and as always great food

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thanks for the feedback!

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

Food was amazing and waitress was helpful when coming to decide what to order. The house Pinot Grigio was really tasty. I would definitely recommend anybody pay this beautiful Italian restaurant a visit if they are visiting LA. 5stars thumbs up.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for the lovely review!

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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.

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!!

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.

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

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.

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

Fabiolus Cucina
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
2 reviews
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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DG
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
7 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
86 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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