Angelini Osteria

4.7
731 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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JR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS such a treat to dine at Angelini Osteria! The service is impeccable, everyone who you come in contact there is so lovely, accommodating and genuinely happy that you are there dining with them.
Very special - my ABSOLUTE favorite place to dine.

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AE
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The pasta with summer truffles was divine.

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l
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend who had never eaten there and she was thrilled with the meal. We shared the spaghetti melanzine and the Branzino. Turamisu for dessert. So delicious! Will definitely be back soon!!

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RS
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently excellent. Traditional Italian food that is always well executed. Nice wine list including several reasonably priced options. Not trying to reinvent the classic Italian menu, but everything they do they do very well.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

overpriced food. not recommended to anyone

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SM
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Food was horrible. Seats were uncomfortable. Noise was deafening. Service was just ok.

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g
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Angelini and have been going there for decades. We have never had a bad dish in all the times that we have gone there. The service is impeccable and very warm. We love Gino and all the staff. I recommend the house made pasta with black truffles, the branzino and all the wonderful desserts.

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely hands down one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles! The food and service were so amazing I thought I was back in Italy!!!

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Posted my pictures on my food Instagram. @the_ _ goldenplate. Place was AMAZING

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KM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

every course was flavorful and perfectly cooked. Felt like I was in Italy.

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pasta amazing loved it

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K
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Overrated......the pizza was not cook well...and the pasta was over rated

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MC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our first time at Angelini Osteria after hearing about this restaurant as being the "best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles." We are seasoned travelers to Italy at least once a year for the past 20 years and Angelini Osteria had the ambience, impeccable service (no "my name is....and Ill be your server"), and most of all amazing food that made us feel like we were in Rome dining at our favorite osteria. We will be back and will choose this family run restaurant over newer, buzzier LA Italian places. Classic menu; wonderful agnolotti, perfect insalata mista, beef carpaccio, sole, grilled chicken, and good pizzas. Welcoming to children (we had a enthusiastic table for 8 with 3 little kids). All in all a 10 in our book!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angelini Osteria is the best restaurant in Los Angeles!!!

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B
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food. Great wait staff . Angelini has been and is a Los Angeles institution for decades .classic, authentic italian fare perfectly executed

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner, intimate. Food is utterly and perfectly delicious.

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JV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything!!!
Best waiters. Delicious food.

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QK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved everything here. Very quaint small restaurant and very Italian. I'm pretty sure we were the only non Italians in the place lol, which I'm pretty sure is a good sign. Love the toasted flatbread and we opted for the black truffle Blanca Pizza and it was decadent I'm rich as it should be. Saw someone getting the branzino it would love to come back and try that it was the best looking plated Branzino we'd ever seen.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded our already high expectations

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CG
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The place came highly recommended. Being a former owner and Chef of an Italian restaurant, in Florida/New York for 30 years, I was very disappointed. The tables are too close together. Three times a group of people at the table in front of us back into my wife and guest, while eating, and didn't have the courtesy to apologize. Very rude. We sat for an hour before they turned on the A/C. I think Cramming too many people in a small area is ridiculous. Really? It was so loud you couldn't hear the person in front of you. The food, so-so, I had Tripoli, and the shrimp was overcooked and small amount for the price of the dish. For the price of the food and ambiance, where are the table cloths? Very Disappointed!!!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatest hosting with delicious food. Love!!!

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

Great food, a little noisy but added to the atmosphere.

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Angelini. It was a dear friend's birthday and we had both loved our lunch (and the overall experience) last year at this time when we were there for the same reason! This is an A++ experience. A tad pricey, but worth every penny. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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JL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. Italian owner, chef, waiters.
Fantastic food!

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l
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one my favorite Italian restaurants. It's cozy and quaint. The food is always delicious. It doesn't matter what I order.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Would not go back. Had to ask for cheese. No one filled our water glasses. Noise level was high. But not as high as the wine prices. $17 for two ounces of white wine.

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

Fantastic food and experience! We went for an early dinner to avoid the crowd. We ordered the calamari, truffle pasta and panna cota. They were amazing! Will be back to try more items!

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o
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful restaurant. Great staff. Lasagna eccellente! Lamb chops favoloso!

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RR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pasta Good wine

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RK
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Over rated and over priced. Outstanding service, but deafening acoustics. Lunch of two mediocre pasts, two very good deserts, two bottles of beer, and one glass of wine for $136, plus tip. Not a good value.

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p
London
86 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place has been around for a Los Angeles eon. Always consistent, and delightful. Great wine. Great food. Great Italian in LA.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angelini Osteria is the number 1 restaurant in Los Angeles!

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g
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing! The tagliolini al limone is one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had.

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P
Los Angeles
111 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful and delicious experience! One of my favorite restaurants in LA!!!!

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ZG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved the branzino fish. The food is always great.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food i had in LA

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Most of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, while one pasta dish was just okay. The staff were extremely courteous, friendly, and attentive. The server bringing the entrees, however, kept giving the dishes to the wrong people and the dessert for the birthday boy was the wrong one. But overall, the food was delicious and we would definitely go back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let me start by saying if you have never been here do yourself a favor and make a reservation...QUICK! They have valet, which was super convenient and from the moment we stepped out of the car everyone was amazing! Our waiter was the best and the food was unbelievable!! I was in Burbank for a business trip and ventured here...and it did not disappoint. The mussels and clams were to die for and the pasta dishes we had were cooked to absolute perfection. It is a tiny space so be prepared to get to know your neighbor lol, but the food and service blew me away! Will definitely be going back when I am here for my next business trip.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best lemon pasta!!!!

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