La Cava

4.7
735 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Open for only Take-Out and Curb-Side pick-up, and Postmates and Doordash for delivery.
No Out-Door dining. STAY SAFE!

The LA CAVA concept is based on Armando's roots. Born and raised in Florence, he grew up learning that as a local, one would go dining in the little Osterias where everything was made fresh daily, prepared with basic ingredients, simple recipes, delightful flavors and lots of love, for a fantastic experience that was also "gentle" on your wallet.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always forget about this unassuming little place on Ventura Blvd., but every time I go, I think “Why don’t I come here more often?” Delicious food, charming, efficient service. Love it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really helpful staff, food was excellent!

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SteveH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals great service!!!
Would recommend and will return soon!

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andreab
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is a small beautiful place where you can have a conversation without shouting - they have acoustic ceiling panels for this reason . their food was delicious - pizza is thin crust - a little to thin for my taste but was very flavorful. Past and chicken - Delicious! the servers where on top of it - very attentive. the guy who takes you to your table - not so friendly - i was there before my friend and i came in to see if she was there, letting him know what i was doing, and he, without hesitation and not looking at you - no smile blurting out, "if your party isn't here we cant seat you." not rude but borderline.
other than that - ill be back for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always delicious. Service was a bit off this time (they forgot our entrees). But the food is so good it almost didn’t matter.

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MaryBethW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great meal and wonderful waiter, but of course it is noisy eating dinner practically on the street.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The price and food is good but ambiance could be better. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful time. The food was amazing and the staff had good timing, professionalism and warmth. 2nd time there.

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Girliegirl
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many restaurants have gone downhill during this time. However, La Cava has maintained high standards in both service and food. It’s definitely a reliable place to have a very nice dinner with a very friendly and unpretentious ambience.

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PAULC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic local restaurant. The pappardelle with short ribs, veal chop, beef carpaccio, and creamy polenta were all on point. Great staff. Super friendly. We will be back!

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vipDhyani
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Had tagliatelle pesto (delish)! Had the short rib pasta special, margherita pizza, and spaghetti di mare. Had an amazing time with a group of 6 of us everyone loved their food and wine choices!

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LAvisitor
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Cava! Service is always excellent. I particularly love their fish (sea bass, sole) and my husband’s particular favorite is the lasagna. A couple of complementary tiny pastries always come at the end!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They sat us at a bad table.... But the food more than made up for it.

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Fize
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food can be a little slow coming from the kitchen, but it is always delicious. In particular, the gnocchi with pesto is out of this world.

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meganF
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I truly enjoyed our dinner before we went to the theater!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had seen this place suggested plenty of times. Made a ressy, and got a great patio table. Carlos our waiter was outstanding, awesome recommendations , food was DELICIOUS! Definitely coming back and stared as our fav neighborhood Italian restaurant!
Daniel & Karla

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vipPatrickB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian experience and food in Sherman oaks. Outstanding friendly service. Been going there for many years!

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ArtC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Lots of flavor and many choices to please everyone. The service was exceptional and they made us feel very comfortable. Will be going back soon!

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service. Gnocchi is amazing.

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HadleyR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at La Cava was excellent in all regards. We will return.

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vipChangeling
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I had salmon, mushrooms and spinach. I’m fussy about salmon. It was delicious
Service was awesome. A bit yo noisy for me.

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vipWineLover
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a Kale salad that was very good and filet of sole with capers that was excellent. The tart was also quite good. We had a 2018 Girard Chardonnay that was good and reasonably priced. La Cava has a relatively short but good wine list with reasonable prices.

The restaurant is casual, comfortable, but not fancy with some framed photos of Italy. It is a pleasant space to dine, and the service is good.

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Hungry
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is well-prepared and very tasty The service is professional and friendly.

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vipBSEreview
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good service very good. I’ve eaten here before and would again however I didn’t feel that the red sauce was a good as my last visit and neither was the portions. Again I would return but I was slightly disappointed this time.

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vipPeggyS
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good friends getting together.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delightful neighborhood gem with good food and friendly fast service.

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vipCarol
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food and service was good, not exceptional but good. I asked for a side of pasta and was told I have buy a separate meal no sides are offered in an Italian restaurant.Crazy!! Will think twice about returning as there are options in the Italian restaurant department.

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vipHelenK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! I have dietary restrictions and they were very accommodating.

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JulieI
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong with La Cava. Just go there. Delish from start to finish!

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GinaD
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We unfortunately sat next to a big party with children and it was louder than I would have liked; but I will be going back!!! It didn't occur to me to ask to move, so that's on me. I will ask next time if that happens again. But seriously the food is worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice cozy spot. The food is always good here. Perfect place for a date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

excellent service from the staff, but our food was terrible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining in Cava. The staff is amazing and the food always excellent.

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vipPatrickB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails !!! The service is amazing the owner is there and the staff is pleasant and professional. The food is an amazing experience always fresh and I’ve been going there for years !! Great for family friends and a date night as well.

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vipAlisond
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

LaCava is a small neighborhood restaurant that we went to last night with friends. We ordered the artichoke salad and caprese salad, we had the bronzino, salmon and bolognese and everything was delicious!! The service was excellent and we will definitely return for another wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the place and the food, the attention was great.

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vipBrisketLover1
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious & the service is always great!

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viplisaterry
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious- have never been, never see this advertised or hear any feedback---we had a very good meal! food was excellent!!

FAQs

La Cava offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 981-1517.

La Cava is rated 4.7 stars by 735 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.