Firenze Osteria

★★★★★
  • 4212 Lankershim Blvd

    North Hollywood, CA 91602

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  • 818-760-7081

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I enjoy their food here. I don't know if it's also the same chef cooking as the one in Top Chef this season, but at least I like the super fast way they get the food out to you, without feeling hurried. More accurately, I think I should

3
★★★★★

I enjoy their food here. I don't know if it's also the same chef cooking as the one in Top Chef this season, but at least I like the super fast way they get the food out to you, without feeling hurried. More accurately, I think I should

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Went here the other day with friends from work and had some great food. We decided to each get a dish and share. We got the pesto gnocchi, burrata salad and a vegetarian panini. All were really good.

The place is also quite interesting

3
★★★★★

Went here the other day with friends from work and had some great food. We decided to each get a dish and share. We got the pesto gnocchi, burrata salad and a vegetarian panini. All were really good.

The place is also quite interesting

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Not sure what everyone is raving about. Service was uneven, food was ordinary and I could not hear myself think. Won't be going back or recommending this place.

3
★★★★★

Not sure what everyone is raving about. Service was uneven, food was ordinary and I could not hear myself think. Won't be going back or recommending this place.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Noise, service, food, price

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Ive never had italian food this good., I think they make the pasta fresh I'm the restaurant and the parm topping was sliced.It was amazing. I'm in food coma.

2
★★★★★

Ive never had italian food this good., I think they make the pasta fresh I'm the restaurant and the parm topping was sliced.It was amazing. I'm in food coma.

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Lisa Long, one of Barsac's original owners, just brought in an incredible new chef (Fabio - so talented, SO handsome, so witty, and SO soon to have a show on Bravo). The room feels like a sunfilled palazzo. But the seating is still the same (privacy). The big screen TV in the bar/eating area still cool. And now they tore down the wall blocking the kitchen so you can see the chef in action.

And the food. My husband and I tried it out just a week after it opened...for lunch (10/30/09) and the food was like world-class spectacular. The way Fabio (I know. It sound like a romance-hero model. But he IS FINE!) combines flavors, textures...the unexpected. We were guided by Joe-the-bartender/waiter to try the "Short Rib Ravioli" - not something I ever would have picked but I was there to test the place. OMGEEEEEE. Even an ordinary dish like my husband's pasta and seafood took on a whole new character. And on and on. (we did desserts too).

The pace was leisurely. They never rushed us. The new sunny-but-soft lighting let you see friends across the room. No sitting on top of strangers. And the prices seem better than before, so now i can meet my girlfriends there too.

2
★★★★★

Lisa Long, one of Barsac's original owners, just brought in an incredible new chef (Fabio - so talented, SO handsome, so witty, and SO soon to have a show on Bravo). The room feels like a sunfilled palazzo. But the seating is still the same (privacy). The big screen TV in the bar/eating area still cool. And now they tore down the wall blocking the kitchen so you can see the chef in action.

And the food. My husband and I tried it out just a week after it opened...for lunch (10/30/09) and the food was like world-class spectacular. The way Fabio (I know. It sound like a romance-hero model. But he IS FINE!) combines flavors, textures...the unexpected. We were guided by Joe-the-bartender/waiter to try the "Short Rib Ravioli" - not something I ever would have picked but I was there to test the place. OMGEEEEEE. Even an ordinary dish like my husband's pasta and seafood took on a whole new character. And on and on. (we did desserts too).

The pace was leisurely. They never rushed us. The new sunny-but-soft lighting let you see friends across the room. No sitting on top of strangers. And the prices seem better than before, so now i can meet my girlfriends there too.

Pros: amazing chef - (somehow) low prices

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Our company has given us great lunches at this place. It's cozy, classy and really good food. Drinks are strong. It's definitely a place to go with clients and family too. Excellent service!

5
★★★★★

Our company has given us great lunches at this place. It's cozy, classy and really good food. Drinks are strong. It's definitely a place to go with clients and family too. Excellent service!

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Don't let the plain exterior fool you, the place is beautiful inside. I highly recommend Barsac for a meal or to have a party there. I had my 30th birthday party there, and I closed the restaurant down on a Saturday night for my 90 guests. This was a sit down affair, with dancing and lots of great food and drinks. Lisa (the owner) was extraordinarily friendly and accommodating. The wait staff was on point the whole night, and made sure that all of the guests' expectations were exceeded. Overall, the night was amazing and there was no better place to have this event.

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★★★★★

Don't let the plain exterior fool you, the place is beautiful inside. I highly recommend Barsac for a meal or to have a party there. I had my 30th birthday party there, and I closed the restaurant down on a Saturday night for my 90 guests. This was a sit down affair, with dancing and lots of great food and drinks. Lisa (the owner) was extraordinarily friendly and accommodating. The wait staff was on point the whole night, and made sure that all of the guests' expectations were exceeded. Overall, the night was amazing and there was no better place to have this event.

Pros: Food, Drinks, Charming Interior. Delicious filet mignon.

Cons: Calamari wasn't great.

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If you want to eat lunch where agents, studio executives, actors (sometimes stars) & producers eat lunch near Universal Studios, this fairly pricey continental cuisine restaurant is just up Lankershim from the studio.

It's a bit noisy for lunch, food is continental (not French), but after work there's an upscale bar crowd for their famous martinis.

Dinners are quieter, good for a date or with a group of couples. Excellent lamb, complimentary amuse bouche.

Valet parking a must. Good service at night.

4
★★★★☆

If you want to eat lunch where agents, studio executives, actors (sometimes stars) & producers eat lunch near Universal Studios, this fairly pricey continental cuisine restaurant is just up Lankershim from the studio.

It's a bit noisy for lunch, food is continental (not French), but after work there's an upscale bar crowd for their famous martinis.

Dinners are quieter, good for a date or with a group of couples. Excellent lamb, complimentary amuse bouche.

Valet parking a must. Good service at night.

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Florence-born-and-raised chef Fabio Viviani, "Top Chef Season 5 Fan Favorite," started spending time in the kitchen at the age of five, peeled vegetables in a restaurant at twelve, and started cooking at fourteen. After improving his…

 

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