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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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, great food, great service.

JD
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
41 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
31 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic.

TJ
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

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
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

GP
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb Osso bucco was wonderful!

j
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

MC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in the South Bay!!!

L
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

T
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently reliable Italian food with an excellent menu.

DG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

D
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was almost like being in Italy! The staff is excellent - very warm and genuinely cares about you. The food was delicious. A great evening!

JC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was absolutely delightful, he was helpful and had great attitude. He even sang a little for us in Italian. Definitely will be returning here.

DA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love 5is place, came to celebrate my friends anniversary, food was awesome and they were amazed.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great.

V
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always great here. The owner Mike always treats everyone like family and his uncle Manny is an outstanding server. We have never had a bad meal here.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for a party of 12 - we did my mom's birthday here and the entire staff were the nicest and most accommodating! And most importantly, the food was spectacular.

JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought friends on this visit. We all thoroughly enjoyed the food, service, ambiance. It's so nice to have a quality authentic Italian cuisine so closes to home.

LS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and fantastic service We had a great Birthday celebration Our server was outstanding ❤️

WS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always love to visit Alitotta's Via Firenze. This restaurant is a hidden gem. It doesn't look like much from the outside but once you step inside it's truly a taste of Italy. The food is delicious with a wide variety of Italian options, the service is outstanding, the ambiance is classy with Italian charm. It is a great place for a romantic dinner, a special occasion, or even a larger event. Via Firenze is one of our favorite places. We love it!

a
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance were all good. The restaurant was lively but comfortable.

TR
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After dining there over the weekend, I realized I have not given Aliotta's the respect it really deserves event though I've been there several times. Being tucked off the street a bit and not being flashy contributes to this establishment not getting the credit it should. Our dinner was so enjoyable. The food and service was spot on in all aspects and made for just a very pleasant and enjoyable time. A neighborhood jewel.

L
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a wonderful experience at my favorite Italian restaurant in the South Bay! Great food and waitstaff, and always warm and friendly ambiance. And , I can use my rudimentary Italian!

OH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time dining here - definitely won’t be our last. Had a great time. Great authentic ambiance. Food and service were great as well.

KK
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good meal for a special occasion that we just celebrated with family. Great service too!

V
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian fare and service. The menu has many great options - I'll need to return for another visit to try other dishes. The service was fantastic - not too much attention and available when needed. My only criticism would have to be that the chairs were a bit on the less comfortable side - but that wasn't really an issue. I'll be going back.

KT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect date night! Great food and service! We will definitely be back with the entire family too!

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