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LAVO Ristorante, Los Angeles, CA

LAVO Ristorante

4.5
4.5
354 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
LAVO Ristorante is a 250-seat coastal Italian restaurant designed for an unparalleled, year-round alfresco dining experience. The restaurant offers an elevated indoor and outdoor dining experience while boasting a spacious sun-drenched dining room with a retractable roof, operable windows, and luxurious Italian furnishings throughout.

The kitchen is helmed by Chef Ralph Scamardella, whose menu balances dishes inspired by coastal southern Italy and influenced by Southern California produce while paying homage to LAVO’s signature Italian classics and his Italian-American background.

The beverage program features dramatic iterations on the classics alongside bold signature drinks. LAVO’s robust wine program complements the restaurant’s Italian inspiration and West Coast locale, featuring a vast selection of Old-World wines, as well as wines from California’s iconic regions.

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2 people

21:00


Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00–15:00 Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–00:00 Sun 15:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    (310) 817-6441

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    LAVO Ristorante offers a secluded, 65-seat private dining room with a dramatic barrel-vaulted brick ceiling for private functions. The space can be divided for smaller parties based on availability, while the entire restaurant can be reserved upon request pending availability. for more information call 323.686.3122 or Email laevents@taogroup.com

  • Private party contact

    Special Events: 0000000000

  • Area

    West Hollywood

  • Cross Street

    Doheny Drive

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Public Transit

    Sunset/Doheny

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 354 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Don't be impressed only by unwelcoming experience from the Lavo hosts. All the rest is amazing. The kitchen, the bar and the staff is amazing. Every single dish shines own it's own, except maybe avoid octopus salad. All appetizers are amazing, pasta is perfectly al dente and fish is decently cooked. Service is great too, both bar and seating, very attentive and helpful yet not overwhelming.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food! Everything tasted amazing! Service was great as well. We will definitely come back
  3. JU

    JudyU

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and ambience were both exceptional. I loved the food as well, especially the Gnudi pasta and eggplant parmigiana.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was phenomenal
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Food was average. I expected better. The food lacked taste, sauces were watered down. My wife and I tried several dishes and the only one that had reasonable taste was the desert. It took 3 goes to get salt in a shaker. They were out of the Chablis I wanted and then tried to up sell me to the $600+ bottle . Sorry I’m no fool. How about the backend get their act together . So I’ll go back to my favourite haunts where I get looked after for now.
  7. l

    lindaj

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    While our waiter was attentive and took our order expeditiously, the time between courses was ridiculous….45 minutes at least..in sum we ordered a pizza and appetizer and a main course and its took 2hours45 minutes….the manager kindly supplied us with complimentary desserts but the whole experience took more then 3 hours …. While everyone was apologetic in truth the food is ok but really doubt we will be back….
  9. YA

    YvonneA

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was 8 out of 10. Love the ambience
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant and atmosphere. Great for date night and family night
  11. DH

    DavidH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Appetizers were good Fish was good Pizza was excellent Pasta was BAD Service pleasant , but slow
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We went for brunch for a friends birthday and it was a bit of a comedy of errors. Our orders had to go back multiple times and one of our friends had to eat by herself at the end. The watermelon salad is literally cut watermelon on a plate, drowning in vinaigrette. I’ve been for dinner and the vibe was fun, wouldn’t recommend for brunch.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptionally friendly staff. Great meal
  14. LB

    LaurenB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An established dining destination for all things dinner, Lavo recently upped their ante by adding brunch to their restaurant repertoire! The staff, service, and carefully-curated brunch menu successfully hit the spot! Massive S/O to Operations Manager Miranda for her immense hospitality, and to Alton our server who made the experience one to remember! Can’t wait to return soon!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    fiasco from a to z
  16. G

    G325

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Friendly and attentive service - pleasant experience from front desk to being seated. Loved the ambiance. Food was good but not life changing. It was like any other good LA restaurant. Venue is cute for group birthdays, small bridal showers or baby sprinkles. Would come back for the fritto misto and penne alle vodka (ask for your pasta to be extra saucy. loved the sauce).
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    Night started in the bar as we waited for our table to get ready The service in the bar was great! We finally got to our table close to 45 min after our reservation time. Food was great! Only complaint was the tortellini dish only having 5 pieces of pasta. Definitely recommend skipping that dish if you are hungry. Our server was sub par. She was not very attentive to our needs. Didn’t do checks to see if anything was needed. Also, a person in our party cut her lip on a bar glass that was broke. You would of thought that drink would of been comped but it wasn’t. The resultant is beautiful and has great ambiance!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and ambiance
  19. t

    travelingjen

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambience, friendly servers and just a great overall vibe to this place. The food is amazing!! We had pasta, pizza, and prosciutto. The server recommended our drinks and they did not disappoint. A perfect spot for a group or date night. The lounge/bar area is more casual/lively. If you're having a special dinner date, I'd recommend the main dining room.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Needs a little more of a upbeat vibe
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I thought I booked the dining room and found out it was the private back room. Not what I had hoped for as my first experience, lost the entire vibe of the restaurant!
  22. D

    Dlove

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It did not disappoint. The food was delicious! The desserts are absolutely amazing. And the service was friendly and helpful. Very well trained staff.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    The place was beautiful, beautiful ambiance but the food portions were minuscule.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal! Great food great staff
  25. JB

    JohnBied

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very nice place. Pleasant reception, reasonable table. Food and wine are excellent. There is a feeling of being rushed which I had noticed in previous visits but has become more pronounced lately, to the point I have to “defend my food” from being taken while I am actually eating it ! They asked and took a dish for my requested “to-go” box , but that never was returned boxed.. just forgotten . In their defense, they did supply another dish in to-go box … and made sure to explain I was not to be charged for their mistake .. ( did I need to know that ?) PARKING at $16 is way too much in my opinion .This is with a validated ticket . $16 really ? And how do you feel about customary tip after feeling ripped off ? And they don’t accept cash for Parking . Really ? So I am not very inclined to think spontaneously,easily and whimsically of returning here. Not to mention the $25 deposit you have to place for the reservations. This is becoming a “sales prevention department“ controlled experience. Maybe I should charge $5 to be their customer ? 😊
  26. RB

    RobinB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lavo consistently offers a fabulous dining experience. I’ve been there three times and each time is better than the last. Their food is pricey, but it’s luscious. The branzino , the Dover sole, the silk handkerchief are delicious, but my favorite is the langostine scampi. (Make sure to order the scampi with garlic bread to mop us the sauce!) The booths are roomy and comfortable and the large, open air room feels so very European. I look forward to visit number four.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch with a best friend
  28. BK

    BretK

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience5
    Not an excellent menu for brunch. Needs more options and better drinks if you're going to call it brunch.
  29. p

    pouyap

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Food quality is low
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place was perfect
  31. C

    Carz

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Lavo and it was excellent. We will be back soon. The food was delicious, the service was perfect and the ambiance was so lovely. A special place!!!
  32. MN

    MichaelN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am very familiar with italian kitchen acquainted in Italy and I can say that the food in LAVO on italian scale is 9 out of 10. This is a restarant that creates exquisite party inside of your mouth. This was my first time there and there will be many more times since I would like to taste everything in their menu.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10 stars amazing. Wow
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good! Definitely a must try!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great aside from the fact that it took them over one hour past our reservation time to seat us. The manager was lovely and did give us a round of drinks on the house so that was nice of them. But just want to give people a heads up so they can make their reservations accordingly. If i knew i would have reserved an 8:30 time slot instead.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    the restaurant? beautiful the food? solid the service? terrible. everything took so long to come, waiters kept dropping things, my partner got hit in the head with a tray lol they gave us a free dessert to make up for it which was nice, but they def need to get their act together.
  37. D

    Deanna

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    One of the worst dining experiences I’ve had. We chose this restaurant to have our anniversary dinner. We kindly asked ahead of time for a nice table, rather they sat us in an area where I kept getting walked into by guests and the servers. At one point, a waiter even asked me to move from my seat so they could get to the corner table to serve them. It was incredibly disruptive and made for an awful dining experience. I didn’t get a single apology either. We felt like just another sardine they were trying to squeeze money out of before they sent us home, certainly not a pleasant experience. The food was mediocre at best. The music was so loud that we felt like we were screaming to talk to each other. Definitely won’t be back. I recommend you choose somewhere else for your special occasions. Somewhere where they care to ensure you have a positive experience and don’t walk into you 15+ times.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We ordered different things and kind of shared our food but honestly the food didn’t have much flavor. The penne a la vodka was meh. The drinks were on the pricier side, my lemon drop was 27 dollars.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best family dinner experience that we have ever had.
  40. RA

    RosieA

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Awful service. We were asked to leave our table after 3 hours of enjoying with our friends, because the next party was waiting to be seated! Very unprofessional and very disappointed the way it was handled.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

LAVO Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 354 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:00


Google Map for LAVO Ristorante

9201 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Doheny Drive

  • Area

    West Hollywood

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00–15:00 Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–00:00 Sun 15:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Public Transit

    Sunset/Doheny

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 817-6441

  • Private party facilities

    LAVO Ristorante offers a secluded, 65-seat private dining room with a dramatic barrel-vaulted brick ceiling for private functions. The space can be divided for smaller parties based on availability, while the entire restaurant can be reserved upon request pending availability. for more information call 323.686.3122 or Email laevents@taogroup.com

  • Private party contact

    Special Events: 0000000000

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