Aliotta's Via Firenze

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$30 and under
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Italian
Charming Italian fine dining enjoyed by business executives and romantics alike since 1999. Venetian plastered walls decorated with old world charm. Large selection of fine wines, prime steaks and seafood. If you don't see it on our menu we would be happy to make what You would like, simply ask. Salute Grazie! Chef Michael Aliotta
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MC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like going here, a warm friendly atmosphere. Food is good, Italian Italian not American Italian.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Food was mediocre. The restaurant is under staffed. Service was poor and unfriendly

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve celebration with friends. Great food and impeccable service. Love this place!

M
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful gem of an Italian restaurant. Feels like you are dining in Italy. Service is on point. Water glasses always filled promptly. Varied menu, with very delicious choices. If you need to make any dietary changes they are more than happy to adjust to your palette.

LH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice ambiance. Tasty fare. Service was slow. Was disappointed to be changed $7.50 for a glass of apple cider! Unbelievable!!

ER
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite date night places. Quiet setting, you’re under no pressure to eat and run. They have a fantastic wine list. The choices for courses are great plus Chef Mike will modify them or even create something special. Forget the chain Italian restaurants. For just a little bit more enjoy truly authentic Italian cuisine in a quaint setting. You’ll immediately forget you’re in a strip mall in Torrance!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Aliotta’s; the first being in 2018. It is my girlfriend and I’s yearly restaurant for our anniversary dinner. The best Italian food in town and the ambiance is excellent. Not to mention the cannoli, absolutely awesome. This will be our anniversary spot for, hopefully, many years to come.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual ! Great menu...but they will make whatever you want! Fantastico!

SS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! 👍

LS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a family reunion with a party of 8. Aliotta's Via Firenze was the perfect choice. The food was wonderful and the service was attentive. At the same time, they didn't mind that we stayed until closing, or maybe a bit after, just chatting and enjoying visiting together.

C
Palm Springs
73 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great dinner, easy to converse and quiet enough to enjoy the evening.

M
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought a friend from across town here for dinner. All evening long she kept asking why we hadn’t taken her there before. The branzino, risotto and ravioli we all delicious and the service was outstanding. Thank you to everyone at Via Firenze!

NP
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants, and this was yet another wonderful meal. Manny always provides exceptional service. If you want a great meal served by attentive but not hovering staff, this is your best bet!

MC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A nice place for a good Italian meal. It is a bit hard to see from the corner of Anza and Torrance Blvd. since it is behind the Carl’s Jr. in the back parking lot.

B
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Place was a little dark for my in-laws. Wait staff very attentive and helpful!

GM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, great food, great service.

JD
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were staying at a local hotel and saw Aliotta's on Open Table and decided to try it since it had very good reviews. It was delish!!! I had the Lamb Ossobuco which was mouth watering good, so tender. My husband had one of the veil dishes and said it was very good. We each started with the caesar salad, which was ok (just average), we have had better. The atmosphere was old world Italian, small but nice. The service was very good, especially since there was only one waiter and one busboy. I would definitely recommend Aliotta's Via Firenze to anyone who love authentic Italian food.

C
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointed in this dinner. Chose the place based on ratings but food was subpar. Most of our service was from a busboy as there was only 1 waiter. My branzino was not hot and was too lean. Salad overdressed. Pastas were okay.

m
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a class, old school Italian hidden gem nestled among hair salons and martial arts studios. Don't let the strip mall fool you. The interior is charming and elegant, with chandeliers and walls painted with scenes from the Italian countryside. The menu is extensive, and anything NOT on the menu is fair game. Just ask and they'll prepare it for you. We were glad we ordered a few of the delicious desserts that were brought out on a cart, in spite of already feeling stuffed to the gills.

SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love this place. We had lived nearby for a long time before we realized we had never tried it. We were looking for great Italian food without having to drive a lot. This place fits the bill. It's three steps (or five) over any other Italian restaurant in the area. The menu is large, but they try really hard to make things to your liking. Want the grilled artichoke salad but think it's too big? They give you half. Love the gnocchi (which is homemade of course) but don't want the gorgonzola sauce? They give you about five other choices. So we can't recommend this place highly enough. And their wine list is excellent.

S
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive menu. The special mushroom soup was rich and delicious. I had the lamb Oslo buco which was a huge portion and to good not to eat it all. But I was stuffed and couldn’t try any of their deserts. Everyone in my perty also commented how good everything was

We will return !

A
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Interesting menu with nice variety of pastas fish etc. Very good service. Salad was fresh (arugula) went for a business lunch and took way too to long to bring meals. Restaurant only had a few other diners so. It sure why took so long.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic.

TJ
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the shrimp and scallops. I don't think I have ever been served the quantity and quality of this item. It was perfect. We had lunch several years ago at Aliotta's and enjoyed it then. Don't know why we haven't had dinner there but will definitely be back.

JN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The restaurant is in a strip mall, but don't let that dissuade you. On the night we were there, there were 2 Ferraris and a Maclaren in the lot! The food is excellent and the ambiance is very nice. The chef/ owner greeted each table. Our only complaint was our waiter, who was very sweet, but must have been new. It took him three tries to get the right wine and then 10 minutes to open it. Each dish was delivered to the wrong person. He mentioned that he saw in our reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary, but I thought there might be a complimentary dessert or glass of wine or something. There was nothing. All that said, I'd still go back. Food was fresh and authentic.

M
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It had been years since I dined at this restaurant. I moved back to the area and wanted to share what was one of my favorite restaurants with a friend. Unfortunately it wasn’t at its best. When we arrived at 6:30, there seemed to be only one waiter on so the service was slow and we waited over 1/2 hour for him to come to out table just to order a bottle of wine. Our food came and even the Caesar salad was mediocre, the veal was just ok. I was disappointed. On top of it I watched the owner visit and welcome almost every table but ours. Everyone wants to feel special especially when they have frequented a restaurant many times and are sharing it with a friend. We were not welcomed and were not told the specials. Due to this I will probably not return.

SR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and fabulous service! It is family friendly too! Will definitely go back.

JM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful host and waiter!! Made for a very soecial birthday for my friend! Excellent pasta and lasagna!!

GP
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb Osso bucco was wonderful!

l
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outside of the building and the parking makes this place unappealing, but don't let it deter you. The inside is cute and quaint. There's adequate space between tables, a great menu, and wonderful service. The wine list is pretty extensive, and the food was fresh and delicious.

AA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was good. my chicken was a little dry,but overall, it was good

MC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dinner here and recommend it for any occasion or none. Pleasant waitstaff and excellent food.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Mike greeted us at the door and we were immediately sat for our reservation. A+ service and food. Great spot.

M
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in the South Bay!!!

L
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always-delicious food and great service. Always willing to accommodate. Our favorite place!

T
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sand dabs & ck parmigiana was excellent 😍😍👍🏻❣️

SH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, the waiter was top-notch and made every effort to make sure we understood all any menu item we asked. Also he mentioned a few times that they are more than willing to customize any order depending on diet restrictions. The veal I had was amazing and wine selection is vast and they had some bottles on special that were good and reasonable price (for a restaurant). We went on Friday evening, with a reservation, but it was never 100% full.

H
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Consistently reliable Italian food with an excellent menu.

DG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a great dinner with my wife on my birthday. We ordered the calamari to start that was absolutely delightful . My wife ordered chicken piccata with side of garlic and herb pasta which was delicious. I had the lasagna and it was awesome.