Aliotta's Via Firenze

★★★★☆
  • 4485 Torrance Blvd

    Torrance, CA 90503

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  • 310-371-9555

About Aliotta's Via Firenze

Hours
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-10pm Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-11pm Sat 5pm-11pm Sun 4:30pm-9pm

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Arguably one of the BEST restaurants I have been to in the LA metro area I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. I was in the LA area several weeks ago on a business trip, and made a reservation here based on a recommendation. Very

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Arguably one of the BEST restaurants I have been to in the LA metro area I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. I was in the LA area several weeks ago on a business trip, and made a reservation here based on a recommendation. Very

Pros: INCREDIBLE ITALIAN CUISINE

Cons: nothing - you will be impressed

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We had lunch there for the first time with our business partner. Unfortunately, I would never go back to the restaurant again. I would say that quality of food was okay, not exceptional. Price was a bit expensive for lunch. Decor is okay and reasonably comfortable. It gets noisy lunch time. A waiter who served our table was nice and friendly. However, he was too busy servicing other tables and helping the kitchen. I consider myself as a patient person. However, it was too long for me to wait for a waiter to come to our table. I had to walk up myself to look for our waiter. Having waited for a long time, we decided to leave the restaurant without deserts or coffee. I discovered that 20% gratuity was automatically included in our check because we were a party of six. Unfortunately, the restaurant needs to improve its service to have the first timer becomes a repeat customer.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had lunch there for the first time with our business partner. Unfortunately, I would never go back to the restaurant again. I would say that quality of food was okay, not exceptional. Price was a bit expensive for lunch. Decor is okay and reasonably comfortable. It gets noisy lunch time. A waiter who served our table was nice and friendly. However, he was too busy servicing other tables and helping the kitchen. I consider myself as a patient person. However, it was too long for me to wait for a waiter to come to our table. I had to walk up myself to look for our waiter. Having waited for a long time, we decided to leave the restaurant without deserts or coffee. I discovered that 20% gratuity was automatically included in our check because we were a party of six. Unfortunately, the restaurant needs to improve its service to have the first timer becomes a repeat customer.

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It is comfortable enough to be the ideal neighborhood spot yet well appointed enough to be a destination. The wine list is heavily Italian (appropriate for the cuisine)yet diverse enough to keep an oenophile coming back for more. En trees are true to their roots yet often have just the right flare to give you something to talk about.

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★★★★☆

It is comfortable enough to be the ideal neighborhood spot yet well appointed enough to be a destination. The wine list is heavily Italian (appropriate for the cuisine)yet diverse enough to keep an oenophile coming back for more. En trees are true to their roots yet often have just the right flare to give you something to talk about.

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We gave Aliotta's a second chance thinking that perhaps our first experience was an anamoly and an "off" day. We came to the same comclusion the second time around -The food is edible; but not noteworthy, and very, very expensive; the decor is dated and tacky , the acoustics are bad, and the service is good.

My fussli alla bruna had 6 quarter size (at best) pieces of eggplant and no evidence of mushrooms. Not what you would expect for a dish described as "fresh eggplant, mushrooms, garlic ...". My wife's Penne Pollo E Carciofi was overcooked and un-remakable.

Don't waste your time. SAVE YOUR MONEY!

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★☆☆☆☆

We gave Aliotta's a second chance thinking that perhaps our first experience was an anamoly and an "off" day. We came to the same comclusion the second time around -The food is edible; but not noteworthy, and very, very expensive; the decor is dated and tacky , the acoustics are bad, and the service is good.

My fussli alla bruna had 6 quarter size (at best) pieces of eggplant and no evidence of mushrooms. Not what you would expect for a dish described as "fresh eggplant, mushrooms, garlic ...". My wife's Penne Pollo E Carciofi was overcooked and un-remakable.

Don't waste your time. SAVE YOUR MONEY!

Pros: plenty of room in the parking lot

Cons: expensive

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This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in the South Bay.
The menu choices are extensive and everything is fresh and well
prepared. The wine list is extensive- I recommend the Nero D'Avola.
The service is impecable, make sure to say "bella notta" to the Sophia Loren lookalike hostess.
The decor manages to be both elegant and kitschy at the same
time.
And the prices are more than reasonable.

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★★★★☆

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in the South Bay.
The menu choices are extensive and everything is fresh and well
prepared. The wine list is extensive- I recommend the Nero D'Avola.
The service is impecable, make sure to say "bella notta" to the Sophia Loren lookalike hostess.
The decor manages to be both elegant and kitschy at the same
time.
And the prices are more than reasonable.

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Via Firenze is a jewel of a restaurant hidden away in a little strip mall behind Carl's Jr on Anza & Torrance Blvd. I actually attended at wedding and reception here, and it was beautiful.. They rented out the whole restaurant and it was very fun and food it Delicious! I have since become a very satisfied patron of Via Firenze. I recommend the Rigatoni del Prato. It has shrimp in it and it is so good! The prices are great for the wonderful quality of food!

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Via Firenze is a jewel of a restaurant hidden away in a little strip mall behind Carl's Jr on Anza & Torrance Blvd. I actually attended at wedding and reception here, and it was beautiful.. They rented out the whole restaurant and it was very fun and food it Delicious! I have since become a very satisfied patron of Via Firenze. I recommend the Rigatoni del Prato. It has shrimp in it and it is so good! The prices are great for the wonderful quality of food!

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I was extremely disappointed. Menu had a big selection. Unfortunately, the food got worse as each course was brought out. Most disappointing was my pasta, it was OVER-COOKED and mushy. The pasta was practically falling apart because it had been cooked so long! Our server and the nice lady who took our dishes away were the only part of the experience that was pleasant. I woud not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was extremely disappointed. Menu had a big selection. Unfortunately, the food got worse as each course was brought out. Most disappointing was my pasta, it was OVER-COOKED and mushy. The pasta was practically falling apart because it had been cooked so long! Our server and the nice lady who took our dishes away were the only part of the experience that was pleasant. I woud not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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This is one of best "ITALIAN" food ever had...its so fresh so just right taste... you got to check it out... I would recommend to some one like to propose.. I am sure ambiance will make her to say YES.. its pretty neat place...
I am not romantic ( as per my wife ) but I felt some thing different ...at this place. We went with 1 year old daughter but no issues environment is so relaxed and friendly we had no issues there.. I highly recommend this place for some one who is craving for REAL Italian food not "American Italian food"

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This is one of best "ITALIAN" food ever had...its so fresh so just right taste... you got to check it out... I would recommend to some one like to propose.. I am sure ambiance will make her to say YES.. its pretty neat place...
I am not romantic ( as per my wife ) but I felt some thing different ...at this place. We went with 1 year old daughter but no issues environment is so relaxed and friendly we had no issues there.. I highly recommend this place for some one who is craving for REAL Italian food not "American Italian food"

Pros: everything.....

Cons: pricy

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Tried this restaurant for the first time based on the city search reviews: We had a horrible experience...

1) Nice decor, but it was really hot inside. No air conditioning during the summer??? They simply had two doors open

2) Waiter was a nice little old man, but could hardly understand what he was saying. Service was a C if best. There was only two other groups there and we never got refills on drinks and I had to call for service a few times.

3) We ordered the calamari for the app... Terrible! It tasted as if it came from the freezer section of your local grocery store.

4) Hoping the main dish would save this restaurant, I was still open minded... We order two dishes which were listed as "favorites". I would give them a C. When ever I have to add salt to my dish something is wrong.

Overall my total bill ran me close to $70 for two people. Aliotta's was just plain horrible. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant to anyone. There are so many other better restaurants in the South Bay!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Tried this restaurant for the first time based on the city search reviews: We had a horrible experience...

1) Nice decor, but it was really hot inside. No air conditioning during the summer??? They simply had two doors open

2) Waiter was a nice little old man, but could hardly understand what he was saying. Service was a C if best. There was only two other groups there and we never got refills on drinks and I had to call for service a few times.

3) We ordered the calamari for the app... Terrible! It tasted as if it came from the freezer section of your local grocery store.

4) Hoping the main dish would save this restaurant, I was still open minded... We order two dishes which were listed as "favorites". I would give them a C. When ever I have to add salt to my dish something is wrong.

Overall my total bill ran me close to $70 for two people. Aliotta's was just plain horrible. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant to anyone. There are so many other better restaurants in the South Bay!!

Pros: Decor

Cons: Service and Food: C-

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This restaurant provides the ultimate italian comfort food. It is authentic, and every item on the menu is incredible...The owner and his staff are both professional and incredibly personable. The place has a wonderful family feel and the homemade pasta is to die for.. There isn't a better place to have a romantic meal than aliotta's. I was shocked to read some of the reviews on this page...actually I would have been shocked to read about even the mildest disappointment. I think that those who didn't find aliottas to be among the best italian restaurants in at least the south bay should probably stick to olive garden or chef boyardito.

Please don't deprive yourselves...overlook the negative reviews and check out this absolute GEM!!

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★★★★★

This restaurant provides the ultimate italian comfort food. It is authentic, and every item on the menu is incredible...The owner and his staff are both professional and incredibly personable. The place has a wonderful family feel and the homemade pasta is to die for.. There isn't a better place to have a romantic meal than aliotta's. I was shocked to read some of the reviews on this page...actually I would have been shocked to read about even the mildest disappointment. I think that those who didn't find aliottas to be among the best italian restaurants in at least the south bay should probably stick to olive garden or chef boyardito.

Please don't deprive yourselves...overlook the negative reviews and check out this absolute GEM!!

Pros: brilliant food, exceptional service, family feel, rustic ambiance

Cons: a bit pricy

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If you want to fly into and rocket out of a restaurant this is NOT the place for you. Fine Dining is just that...you sit and ENJOY the ambiance, the music, the person or persons that you bring or meet there, and you savor the food you order and eat. This is NOT fast food folks. I've always enjoyed every visit to Aliotta's Via Firenze. The staff are ALL very friendly, ambiance inviting. High back black leather chairs, black napkins, crisp white table cloths. Fresh baked bread and made to order authentic Italian food. If it's not on the menu they'll make it for you.
If you want a trip to Italy to have dinner, you need only to drive as far as Torrance, CA and visit Aliotta's Via Firenze! Bon Apetito!

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★★★★★

If you want to fly into and rocket out of a restaurant this is NOT the place for you. Fine Dining is just that...you sit and ENJOY the ambiance, the music, the person or persons that you bring or meet there, and you savor the food you order and eat. This is NOT fast food folks. I've always enjoyed every visit to Aliotta's Via Firenze. The staff are ALL very friendly, ambiance inviting. High back black leather chairs, black napkins, crisp white table cloths. Fresh baked bread and made to order authentic Italian food. If it's not on the menu they'll make it for you.
If you want a trip to Italy to have dinner, you need only to drive as far as Torrance, CA and visit Aliotta's Via Firenze! Bon Apetito!

Pros: Welcoming Atmosphere and Staff, Authentic Food.

Cons: Cost

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i went to this restaurant, which is located literally down the street from where i live, after reading reviews from citysearch. unfortunately, it turned out to be a major disappointment. more than anything, it was overpriced for its value (hole in a wall type of italian restaurant)

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i went to this restaurant, which is located literally down the street from where i live, after reading reviews from citysearch. unfortunately, it turned out to be a major disappointment. more than anything, it was overpriced for its value (hole in a wall type of italian restaurant)

Pros: service

Cons: price

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Aliotta's Via Firenze is the BEST Italian Restaurant EVER!!! The ambience is awesome and the food is even better. I have been there many times and try different dishes as much as possible and I am never dissappointed. The Tortellini Alla Panne is my favorite. Chef Mike is so nice and inviting, he makes a dining experience in his restaurant feel like a trip to Italy just for you! If you have not tried this restaurant you are missing out on a gourmet experience!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Aliotta's Via Firenze is the BEST Italian Restaurant EVER!!! The ambience is awesome and the food is even better. I have been there many times and try different dishes as much as possible and I am never dissappointed. The Tortellini Alla Panne is my favorite. Chef Mike is so nice and inviting, he makes a dining experience in his restaurant feel like a trip to Italy just for you! If you have not tried this restaurant you are missing out on a gourmet experience!!

Pros: Tortellini, Ambience, Friendly

Cons: Expensive

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This place has the best food in the world. It makes me feel like i was in Italy for a meal. The service was realy great and so was the food. If you dont like this place you have to be a little crazy. I heard that this restraunt is the best in the south bay from a critic that i know

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★★★★★

This place has the best food in the world. It makes me feel like i was in Italy for a meal. The service was realy great and so was the food. If you dont like this place you have to be a little crazy. I heard that this restraunt is the best in the south bay from a critic that i know

Pros: Best food inthe world, Great service, Food comes quick

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I had high hopes based on the reviews on this page-- made a reservation for a Thursday night, celebrating an anniversary. The restaurant was not busy-- not even half full, but we were standing around for a good 5 minutes before we were seated. We then proceeded to wait another half hour without placing an order for food or beverage-- believe me, we tried-- eventually we gave up and walked out. I've _never_ done that before.

I'd like to think they were short-staffed that night, but it didn't appear that way. It was a totally bizarre restaurant experience.

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I had high hopes based on the reviews on this page-- made a reservation for a Thursday night, celebrating an anniversary. The restaurant was not busy-- not even half full, but we were standing around for a good 5 minutes before we were seated. We then proceeded to wait another half hour without placing an order for food or beverage-- believe me, we tried-- eventually we gave up and walked out. I've _never_ done that before.

I'd like to think they were short-staffed that night, but it didn't appear that way. It was a totally bizarre restaurant experience.

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Aliotta's is a wonderful place for a fine, comfortable, italian meal. The staff is outstanding. They are very eager to make you a part of their family. The food is outstanding and priced very reasonably. My husband and I have dined at Aliotta's a few times and each visit gets better. I would highly recommend Aliotta's Via Firenze to all of my friends and family.

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Aliotta's is a wonderful place for a fine, comfortable, italian meal. The staff is outstanding. They are very eager to make you a part of their family. The food is outstanding and priced very reasonably. My husband and I have dined at Aliotta's a few times and each visit gets better. I would highly recommend Aliotta's Via Firenze to all of my friends and family.

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We recently went to a party catered by Aliottas and the food was amazing. Everything was delicious and it was presented so beatifully and there was plenty of food for seconds (and thirds)! Everyone at the party couldn't give enough compliments to the owner/chef Mike!

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★★★★★

We recently went to a party catered by Aliottas and the food was amazing. Everything was delicious and it was presented so beatifully and there was plenty of food for seconds (and thirds)! Everyone at the party couldn't give enough compliments to the owner/chef Mike!

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I was there with some friends, I had the best Itailan Gourmet food Period. I ordered a fish entree which is a filet of Dover Sole. Chef Mike Aliotta (owner of the place) came to my table to filet the whole fish. The fish had an excelent presentation! Finaly I had the best piece of fish in my life! My wife (who is very pickey) orderd Chicken Toscanna. She said it was to die for! The inside of the restraunt was like I stepped into a Tuscan Villa in Italy without spending $900 on airfare. I reccomend Aliottas to anybody who enjoys having a mini GOURMET vacation without leaving LA.

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★★★★★

I was there with some friends, I had the best Itailan Gourmet food Period. I ordered a fish entree which is a filet of Dover Sole. Chef Mike Aliotta (owner of the place) came to my table to filet the whole fish. The fish had an excelent presentation! Finaly I had the best piece of fish in my life! My wife (who is very pickey) orderd Chicken Toscanna. She said it was to die for! The inside of the restraunt was like I stepped into a Tuscan Villa in Italy without spending $900 on airfare. I reccomend Aliottas to anybody who enjoys having a mini GOURMET vacation without leaving LA.

Pros: Excelent Food, Excelent Service, Beutiful Ambience

Cons: Nothing!

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If you are looking for REALLY authentic Italian food... then you want it cooked by Italians, right?! We had filet mignon lasagna... it was soooo good... I can't wait to go again... they make EVERTHING, even their breads... The restaurant itself is beautiful... a great place to go on a date... a must see... expect to pay a bit much... good food isn't cheap... but well worth it... =)

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If you are looking for REALLY authentic Italian food... then you want it cooked by Italians, right?! We had filet mignon lasagna... it was soooo good... I can't wait to go again... they make EVERTHING, even their breads... The restaurant itself is beautiful... a great place to go on a date... a must see... expect to pay a bit much... good food isn't cheap... but well worth it... =)

Pros: Beautiful setting, Friendly service, Delicious food

Cons: , not for business

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