Angelini Osteria

4.8
654 reviews
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In October 2001, he opened his own restaurant, Angelini Osteria, in the heart of Los Angeles. Since its opening, Angelini Osteria has become known as simply everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, winning over the city with unassuming and authentic dishes in a warm, intimate setting. In late 2016, Gino opened Angelini Alimentari, an ode to the classic Italian coffee bar serving house-made gelato, espresso, and simple, fresh dishes. At Alimentari Gino Angelini launched his specialty food product line with the introduction of the Osteria’s signature pasta sauces. Throughout the years, Gino has won numerous honors for his culinary artistry, including the 2007 Artusi Award, the 2011 Galvanina Trophy for Best Chef of the Year, and the 2011 Sigismondo Malatesta d’Oro, the highest civilian award of his home city of Rimini. He is consistently praised by patrons and critics as “the best Italian chef in Los Angeles.”

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8.5

Angelini Osteria is one of the great Italian restaurants of Los Angeles.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a true authentic osteria italiana, even the waiters are italian, we had a fantastic dinner, the parmigiana salad spectacular, the branzino simply perfect.
My husband had a pasta alla limone perfectly cooked so it was a great time and the service is super friendly.

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P
Los Angeles
106 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous food and the entire staff is kind and caring. It’s like visiting a family member that can cook...warm and cozy.
One of my favorite restaurants.

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G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!!

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a delicious meal with charming ambiance. Love this place!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The pizza shouldn’t be on the menu, it was awful, what’s the point?!

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Angelini Osteria. We'd been before, so we tried some different (for us) dishes. The pasta with uni was delicious, as was the Dover sole. The profiteroles are not to be missed. Service was great, as always. It is noisy at peak times, but that's typical for popular restaurants these days. Highly recommended.

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BH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT meal. The branzino was fabulous. Can't wait to our next visit.

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I was expecting the Chopped Salad to be more traditional like the one at La Scala. I was disappointed. I think there should have been a more specific description.

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PB
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection! Angelini Osteria is great for a business lunch, celebration, dinner with friends...perfect in every way! So warm and inviting! EXCELLENT!!!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Amazing food and great service !

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i
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small restaurant and have to make a reservation far in advance, it gets popping!!!! But Really great vibes, makes me want to go back to Italy. The food was amazing!!! We started with some salads and everything was fresh and tasty. The pasta is truly the winner. We tried the traditional lemon pasta, seafood risotto, truffle spaghetti and the lasagna. Flavor town!!! All 4 dishes were on point, amazing. Everyone that thought that the lemon parmesan pasta was the winner, very unique and elegant. Never tried anything like that but would come back for it. This restaurant is Everything an old Italian osteria should be.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as usual!

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AJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was techno music which didn’t fit

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The truffle pizza and chopped salad are amazing and outstanding service!

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l
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there to celebrate our anniversary. It could not have been nicer. The wood and wine were superb and the service was amazing; attentive without being intrusive

What a lovely restaurant. We have been several times and always had a memorable meal and a wonderful evening. I would highly recommend it

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j
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food. Very fresh. Lots of menu options. Wonderful pasta. Good service.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had an 8 o’clock reservation but they didn’t seat us until 8:30

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointing. High points for initial friendly service, good flatbread and excellent gelato. Room was crowded and somewhat noisy. Asparagus and broccoli soup was too thick - almost gelatinous - and lacked flavor. The Santa Barbara sea urchins and tagliatelli was too heavy and had few bits of sea urchins. Trying to get the server back for another glass of wine was impossible and I resorted to going ordering from the bartender. Too few servers to accommodate a packed room on an early Tuesday evening. The $100+ bill was not worth it.

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful small Italien place!
Great service, great Italien food.

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m
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even after all these years, Angelini's is still one of the best Italian restaurants not only in Los Angeles, but anywhere.

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SF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at Angelini continues to get better every time I dine there. The food is exquisite! I ordered the Branzino and it was prepared to perfection. Angelini is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants in LA. Excellent service as well. I highly recommend Angelini's for lunch or dinner. Delicious!

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r
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is phenomenal. Great lunch spot to talk business and entertain a good friend or client

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A
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angelini Osteria is amazing. Great food. Great staff. Great wine. A genuine Italian experience. Our party shared appetizers, entrees, desserts. Everything was awesome.

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KF
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing as always

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G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lemon pasta was amazing, so amazing in fact that my dinner date and I both ordered it to go as well, so that we could eat it the following day for lunch. The brunello was wonderful. Perfect meal!

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w
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

crammed tables into dining area. kept getting bumped by waiters and had to get up to let the table next to me leave.

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GM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Overprice food and very overprice wine list. I used to come to Angelini for a great, authenticItalian Osteria,
Not anymore

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, food and service. One of the best pork chops I’ve ever had. Same for the lasagna. Good by the glass wine list, nice little complimentary starter, and excellent crisp bread for snacking. Can see why this spot is an LA classic.

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EA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Italian cuisine and great service - loved our lunch outing!

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LL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A little pricey for lunch, but we liked what we had. Good looking crowd and the space has a nice Italian vibe. It’s a favorite among my friends. And street parking has never been a problem, although they valet.

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AA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CAN'T WAIT TO BE BACK FOR MORE BONE MARROW & PASTA

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AR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was stunningly rude when it wasn't dispassionate, food came out overcooked or poorly presented, one of the worst meals I've ever had at this price point.

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

Excellent as always! Food and service were perfect as always! I have never had a bad experience with Angelini Osteria.

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with creative recipes. My happy place for a lovely evening

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Y
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Dessert is really delicious , especially tiramisù

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SG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Restaurant always busy but service friendly and food first rate. Good variety of authentic well prepared Italian dishes.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Top to bottom! Scallops were perfection! Swiss Chard Ravioli, divine! Fantastic super service! I really can’t say enough and can’t wait to go back!

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m
Los Angeles
106 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Happy to find still fresh white truffles on the menu. Great pasta dishes, as always.

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