Fabiolus Cucina

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$30 and under
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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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Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, excellent service and great location! Parking was very convenient too. Only reason didn’t give it five stars is because it was a little expensive and unfortunately we got a table by the parking lot which wasn’t as pleasant as the inner tables under the lights! Otherwise “5”’ s across the board.

TB
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After a short break, we are back at Fabiolus Cucina (Pantages schedule) and we are so glad. We had four suburb meals of Caesar Salad with Salmon, Chicken Salad, Gnocchi 4 Cheese, and Fettuccine Alfredo - all delicious. Gabriel was our server supported by the Fabiolus crew. We have been coming here for over ten years as our dining place before heading to the Pantages. Great food and fine service.

JT
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Found this place for dinner before a concert at Hollywood Bowl. We had a 5pm reservation but it was fairly slow. The food and service were both very good. I had the Vodka Penne and my wife had the Lobster stuffed ravioli special which also came with shrimp. By the time we left the place was getting pretty full (for a Sunday).
Would go back again if in the area.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 9 October 2019

Hi Jon, thank you for sharing your experience - we hope you do join us when you come back to the Hollywood area!

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BL
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food at a good value. Excellent for a pre-show dinner!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 9 October 2019

Hi Bill, thank you for joining us - we love hosting guests before a show : ) Hope to see you again soon!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First restaurant in LA and it was AMAZING! Great food and great service!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 9 October 2019

Thank you for the lovely feedback - glad you had an amazing experience and chose to dine with us!! : )

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NR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, authentic Italian food with friendly service. Great spot for pre-theater (Pantages) dining.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 4 October 2019

Happy you're happy Nick! Hope to see you again soon : )

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great under appreciated place with nice ambiance!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 1 October 2019

Gracie for the feedback!! : )

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DM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Still love this place, and the quality is still there. We did have to ask for water 4 times but not a bid deal. I will say that we preferred the darker lit ambiance that the outside dining area used to have before the renovation. The food is still top notch.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 25 September 2019

Thanks for sharing you experience David! We will most certainly discuss this at our next meeting and do our best to improve the ambiance... hope to see you again soon!

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S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Even though they called and left a message, was not aware there was a private party going on. Staff was great and accommodated us anyway. Calamari was small, dry and disgusting. Should have sent it back but I’m not that way. Risotto was good and home made pasta delicious.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 21 September 2019

Sorry you didn't have the best experience - we will consider your feedback to improve the guest experience!

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ML
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to see a play

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 20 September 2019

Hope you enjoyed the play as much as you enjoyed dining with us MaryL! Thanks for the lovely feedback : )

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 15 September 2019

Thanks for the feedback!

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LA
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall, it was fabulous, as usual. However, on this occasion, the music was a little loud and too upbeat. It was difficult to talk over and had a "manic, now get out of here" feel. But the food was delicious.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 15 September 2019

Thanks for sharing your experience LAGrl! We will discuss the issue you had with the music and see how we can make improvements to the vibe!

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B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and Simple Food!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 10 September 2019

That's exactly what we strive for Beba! Thank you for sharing your experience

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SB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, great happy hour wine prices, and a really nice patio for dining. They also have free parking in the back!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thanks for the feedback Sue! We hope to see you again : )

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AS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Lobster Ravioli is my favorite! The service is a tad slow but the ambiance makes up for it. Seriously, you must try the ravioli & the drink menu is incredible!

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 10 September 2019

Ciao Ashley! Thanks for sharing your experience with us on OpenTable - we are very happy to hear you enjoyed the Lobster Ravioli - it's one of our favorite dishes too : )

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r
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service but the prices have gotten a bit steep. Also, unless you’re sitting in the back patio, the acoustics in the restaurant are painfully loud.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 26 August 2019

Thanks for the feedback Rififi, we'll keep your note in mind to enhance the guest experience!

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JH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Lovely food. Just felt there was a lot of up selling and a sense of being rushed. Friendly staff however.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 26 August 2019

Hi JoannaH, we apologize you felt rushed - it's never our intent to lessen the guest experience. We strive to provide great customer service. Hope you'll give us another try!

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c
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is excellent, menu is varied and quality and quantity are super. Our server was attentive without being obsequious. Love the patio but avoided it this visit since it was so hot out - great in the evening.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 26 August 2019

Hi Cleo, thank you so much for the feedback! We are happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us : )

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DI
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This place was OK. The service and ambiance was great. The price point on the quality of food was pretty high. I get it. It’s Hollywood and Sunset Blvd. still. $11 bottled beer and 2 dishes at around $24 each? For pasta? Cmon.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 21 August 2019

Thanks for the feedback DaveInEverett. We offer promotional specials and deals for guests : ) We even launched a Happy Hour. Feel free to join us 5pm to 7pm from now through the end of September!

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MA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

My girlfriend and I decided that this might be the worst Italian food we've ever had. The Chianti Classico
was good though.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 21 August 2019

Dear MARKS, Sorry you felt this way. We will consider your feedback in our effort to improve the guest experience!

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DH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Tried and true staple for good, but not great basic Italian food. Prices have recently gone through the roof since last visit. $27 for a single small-sized, overcooked chicken breast partially covered with scant tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese with mixed vegetables and tiny potatoes is RIDICULOUS! Food is edible, value is poor.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 21 August 2019

Thanks for the feedback. We will keep this in mind to enhance the guest experience!

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ML
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent!! They have a great variety of dishes and everything was very tasty. It was a little noisy with the ambulances passing by.

Fabiolus Cucina
Responded on 21 August 2019

Thanks for sharing your positive experience MaryL!

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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 on 13 August 2019

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 on 13 August 2019

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 on 13 August 2019

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 on 13 August 2019

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 on 13 August 2019

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 on 13 August 2019

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
46 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
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Reasonable prices and close to theaters.

TB
Los Angeles
87 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
3 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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