La Terza--CLOSED

★★★★☆
  • 8384 W Third St

    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Cross street: Orlando Avenue

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  • 323-782-8384

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I don't know what happened to this one, but I honestly feel like the gem of a restaurant I thought I found years ago is really just a worthless peice of garbage.
Remarkable differences between now and then: I never had to wait just to be aknowleged, I don't recall snide waiters smirking at other patrons, and for some reason the drinks and the entrees seem to be shrinking. But maybe, that's me...and the 5 individuals who joined me but I don't think I'll be coming back anymore. Ciao!

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★★☆☆☆

I don't know what happened to this one, but I honestly feel like the gem of a restaurant I thought I found years ago is really just a worthless peice of garbage.
Remarkable differences between now and then: I never had to wait just to be aknowleged, I don't recall snide waiters smirking at other patrons, and for some reason the drinks and the entrees seem to be shrinking. But maybe, that's me...and the 5 individuals who joined me but I don't think I'll be coming back anymore. Ciao!

Pros: Tasty Italian

Cons: They employ useless snobs

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Hmmm sorry to say this place has gone downhill. My family and I went there for Christmas last year and it was lovely in every way.
This year we went again on Christmas Day and we couldn't have been more disappointed. I feel grateful to whomever is working on Christmas but this year we all felt like we were being punished for coming in on a Holiday. Our poor waiter took forever to even acknowledge us and by the time he did he was very impatient. The bartender must have been in a bad mood because our drinks were mini versions of what a normal drink would consist of but more expensive than what anyone would want to pay for a drink that size. The food was truly unforgettable except for the shrimp salad that was teeny tiny and $16.00
Group concencus??? NEVER AGAIN!!! If you want to stay open lose the attitude and the prices. Better yet loosen up and make your food and service worthy of what you are charging.

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★☆☆☆☆

Hmmm sorry to say this place has gone downhill. My family and I went there for Christmas last year and it was lovely in every way.
This year we went again on Christmas Day and we couldn't have been more disappointed. I feel grateful to whomever is working on Christmas but this year we all felt like we were being punished for coming in on a Holiday. Our poor waiter took forever to even acknowledge us and by the time he did he was very impatient. The bartender must have been in a bad mood because our drinks were mini versions of what a normal drink would consist of but more expensive than what anyone would want to pay for a drink that size. The food was truly unforgettable except for the shrimp salad that was teeny tiny and $16.00
Group concencus??? NEVER AGAIN!!! If you want to stay open lose the attitude and the prices. Better yet loosen up and make your food and service worthy of what you are charging.

Pros: Open on Christmas day

Cons: tiny portions, bad service

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If you don?t like this place then you have no business ever going to a restaurant again. I have been to many Italian restaurants all over the U.S. and La Terza has to be in my top five. The food is authentic Italian and the hospitality is nothing short of perfect. For those of you that did not have a great experience I strongly suggest that you give it another try.

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★★★★★

If you don?t like this place then you have no business ever going to a restaurant again. I have been to many Italian restaurants all over the U.S. and La Terza has to be in my top five. The food is authentic Italian and the hospitality is nothing short of perfect. For those of you that did not have a great experience I strongly suggest that you give it another try.

Pros: Great Wine Selection

Cons: Some Noise Polution From the Street

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I have been to La Terza maybe a dozen times over the last 2 years and every time the service and food has been everything i could ask for and more. period. by the way if your gonna spend that kind of money on dinner i dont think 5 bucks on parking is something to complain about.

2
★★★★★

I have been to La Terza maybe a dozen times over the last 2 years and every time the service and food has been everything i could ask for and more. period. by the way if your gonna spend that kind of money on dinner i dont think 5 bucks on parking is something to complain about.

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"Unmemorable." "Solid but unexceptional." "Not the worst restaurant I've ever been to." "I'm pretty sure the waiter has forgotten we're here." "Hey, is that Queen Latifah?" These were just a few of the comments elicited by a recent visit to La Terza, a restaurant that I swear I've been to a hundred times before and as such have no reason to visit again.

It's tough to be a standout Italian, and La Terza is definitely trying to present a different menu that what is found in your typical red-sauce restaurant. What looked good on paper failed to live up to expectations, however, the execution lacking or the flavors uninspiring. Realistically, it would have been a pretty benign experience but for the service, which was pretty pitiful. Note to our server: I don't really care who you bought your mattress from, or that your ex-wife's Pomeranian was attacked by a coyote. I do care for salt, pepper, parmesan, and to get the check without having to send a busboy over to you. Thanks, guy.

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★★★☆☆

"Unmemorable." "Solid but unexceptional." "Not the worst restaurant I've ever been to." "I'm pretty sure the waiter has forgotten we're here." "Hey, is that Queen Latifah?" These were just a few of the comments elicited by a recent visit to La Terza, a restaurant that I swear I've been to a hundred times before and as such have no reason to visit again.

It's tough to be a standout Italian, and La Terza is definitely trying to present a different menu that what is found in your typical red-sauce restaurant. What looked good on paper failed to live up to expectations, however, the execution lacking or the flavors uninspiring. Realistically, it would have been a pretty benign experience but for the service, which was pretty pitiful. Note to our server: I don't really care who you bought your mattress from, or that your ex-wife's Pomeranian was attacked by a coyote. I do care for salt, pepper, parmesan, and to get the check without having to send a busboy over to you. Thanks, guy.

Pros: Nobody in our party has died of any food-borne disease, yet; nice space

Cons: Food is okay but not great; poor service

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I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and was extremely disappointed. The waiter barely paid any attention to us and didn't even try to be friendly. My boyfriend is Italian and tried to pronounce some of the foods in Italiand instead of helping him or being amused, the waiter just gave him a weird look and said "huh, what?" I found him rude and felt embarrassed that I'd picked this place to celebrate his brithday. Safe to say that we won't be back.

1
★★☆☆☆

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and was extremely disappointed. The waiter barely paid any attention to us and didn't even try to be friendly. My boyfriend is Italian and tried to pronounce some of the foods in Italiand instead of helping him or being amused, the waiter just gave him a weird look and said "huh, what?" I found him rude and felt embarrassed that I'd picked this place to celebrate his brithday. Safe to say that we won't be back.

Pros: decor

Cons: food, service, $7 to park your car

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Dear Brelash,
I'm sorry you had a bad night at La Terza on such an important night. However, I disagree with the review you've written of La Terza. I'm quite a regular and have also taken friends and clients for dinner. In all the times I've gone there, there has not been a time where my experience was less than great. The food is also similar to what you'll find in Italy. I can say this because I used to live there. Parking is also $5 for the restaurant but if you park at the hotel's valet and walk into the restaurant it will be $7. Anyway, I just wouldn't dismiss La Terza based on one bad night just like I have not dismissed Spago on one bad experience there! Smile. :-)

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★★★★★

Dear Brelash,
I'm sorry you had a bad night at La Terza on such an important night. However, I disagree with the review you've written of La Terza. I'm quite a regular and have also taken friends and clients for dinner. In all the times I've gone there, there has not been a time where my experience was less than great. The food is also similar to what you'll find in Italy. I can say this because I used to live there. Parking is also $5 for the restaurant but if you park at the hotel's valet and walk into the restaurant it will be $7. Anyway, I just wouldn't dismiss La Terza based on one bad night just like I have not dismissed Spago on one bad experience there! Smile. :-)

Pros: food and service

Cons: none

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The food was pretty good, but the horrific customer service will keep me from going back, and I'll be sure to tell all of my friends about it. The server spilled a full glass of Madeira all over me and my silk dress. When we summoned the manager, his reaction was not one of concern for his customer, but one of anger because I expected him to take care of the fact that my dress was ruined. He comped us for our drinks (the one that was spilled all over me) and for the dessert (which never arrived). If that's how you treat your customers, then you really don't deserve their business in a city that is chock full of excellent restaurants.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The food was pretty good, but the horrific customer service will keep me from going back, and I'll be sure to tell all of my friends about it. The server spilled a full glass of Madeira all over me and my silk dress. When we summoned the manager, his reaction was not one of concern for his customer, but one of anger because I expected him to take care of the fact that my dress was ruined. He comped us for our drinks (the one that was spilled all over me) and for the dessert (which never arrived). If that's how you treat your customers, then you really don't deserve their business in a city that is chock full of excellent restaurants.

Pros: Good fish

Cons: Horrific customer service

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I know that the Osteria and La Terza have distinctly different personalities, so I had been looking forward to seeing how they meshed at the special dinner created by Osteria's previous chefs on July 2nd.

It was tremendously disappointing. All pasta was a trifle undercooked (and in one case severely overcooked), and we all agreed that the sauces were bland. For a family, and at 65 dollars per person, we expected more. Perhaps we will revisit La Terza on a "non-guest chef night."

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★★☆☆☆

I know that the Osteria and La Terza have distinctly different personalities, so I had been looking forward to seeing how they meshed at the special dinner created by Osteria's previous chefs on July 2nd.

It was tremendously disappointing. All pasta was a trifle undercooked (and in one case severely overcooked), and we all agreed that the sauces were bland. For a family, and at 65 dollars per person, we expected more. Perhaps we will revisit La Terza on a "non-guest chef night."

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I have been to La Terza three times last summer, and it was great. I read some of the more negative reviews of late and hoped that they were wrong. They aren't. Last night we had a great reception and seating by the hostess... a lovely entrance and charming wit by a young waiter... but then, things went downhill after that. The calamari appetizer was a morass of what appeared to be calamari with a giant crawfish on top of it. We had to ask the waiter to open the crawfish... it was somewhat fishy in taste... not what I'd expect a langostine to taste like. Then our entrees... very small portions... a hand-made pasta with crab... not bad in taste, actually, but just hardly anything in quantity... it looked like an appetizer... then my special dover sole, a $39 dish... was just a piece of sole on a barren plate interspersed with a mound of spinach and decent, rich mashed potatoes... but overall... nothing exciting for taste. It didn't take us long to finish, and then we waited a long time for any sign of further service... our charming waiter was otherwise preoccupied, we never saw a second helping of bread, which had a great taste, but more would have been nice. The servers did end the meal in a lovely way, offering a festive birthday treat with candle for my birthday celebrant. So, it wasn't a total loss... but what I had craved from last summer, "good, wholesome, flavorful eats," was not to be had. For $130 I expect more... not sure if I'll go back. The place did look somewhat empty, but it was a Thursday night...

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★★★☆☆

I have been to La Terza three times last summer, and it was great. I read some of the more negative reviews of late and hoped that they were wrong. They aren't. Last night we had a great reception and seating by the hostess... a lovely entrance and charming wit by a young waiter... but then, things went downhill after that. The calamari appetizer was a morass of what appeared to be calamari with a giant crawfish on top of it. We had to ask the waiter to open the crawfish... it was somewhat fishy in taste... not what I'd expect a langostine to taste like. Then our entrees... very small portions... a hand-made pasta with crab... not bad in taste, actually, but just hardly anything in quantity... it looked like an appetizer... then my special dover sole, a $39 dish... was just a piece of sole on a barren plate interspersed with a mound of spinach and decent, rich mashed potatoes... but overall... nothing exciting for taste. It didn't take us long to finish, and then we waited a long time for any sign of further service... our charming waiter was otherwise preoccupied, we never saw a second helping of bread, which had a great taste, but more would have been nice. The servers did end the meal in a lovely way, offering a festive birthday treat with candle for my birthday celebrant. So, it wasn't a total loss... but what I had craved from last summer, "good, wholesome, flavorful eats," was not to be had. For $130 I expect more... not sure if I'll go back. The place did look somewhat empty, but it was a Thursday night...

Pros: Nice waiter

Cons: Bland, unremarkable food

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Based on the reviews, I was expecting much better food. The food was okay, but nothing amazing. The beef tartar appetizer was very good, but the lamb was not very good. The service was fine. The place was not very crowded. The atmosphere was so so. Tables are close together. View of the street was not that attractive.

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★★★☆☆

Based on the reviews, I was expecting much better food. The food was okay, but nothing amazing. The beef tartar appetizer was very good, but the lamb was not very good. The service was fine. The place was not very crowded. The atmosphere was so so. Tables are close together. View of the street was not that attractive.

Pros: Reasonable prices

Cons: Food is average

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I am a huge fan of La Terza! The food is exquisite, the service is excellent and the manager was very nice and attentive. He came over to the table a couple times offering delicious treats that were not on the menu.
My husband and I tried the special antipasto and the variety of delicious veggies and meats were terrific. Great service and great food. A must try Italian Restaurant!

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★★★★★

I am a huge fan of La Terza! The food is exquisite, the service is excellent and the manager was very nice and attentive. He came over to the table a couple times offering delicious treats that were not on the menu.
My husband and I tried the special antipasto and the variety of delicious veggies and meats were terrific. Great service and great food. A must try Italian Restaurant!

Pros: Great Food, Valet Parking in a very busy area

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I had lunch at La Terza with some friends this week. The panini sandwich that I had was delicious, and the tiramisu for dessert was divine! Excellent food, great service and reasonably priced. I will definitely come back when I am in the area again! I would recommend La Terza to anyone looking for a nice, quaint Italian restaurant.

2
★★★★★

I had lunch at La Terza with some friends this week. The panini sandwich that I had was delicious, and the tiramisu for dessert was divine! Excellent food, great service and reasonably priced. I will definitely come back when I am in the area again! I would recommend La Terza to anyone looking for a nice, quaint Italian restaurant.

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I AM CONFUSED BY ALL THE GOOD REVIEWS OF THIS RESTAURANT BECAUSE IT WAS A TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE FOR MY WIFE AND I ONE RECENT EVENING. THE STAFF WAS TOTALLY LOST AND I DID NOT FIND THE FOOD TO BE ANYTHING EXCITING AT ALL. MAYBE I WAS THERE ON THE WRONG NIGHT, BUT I HAD THE MANAGER GET ME A DIFFERENT WAITER BECAUSE HE WAS SO DITZY!

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★☆☆☆☆

I AM CONFUSED BY ALL THE GOOD REVIEWS OF THIS RESTAURANT BECAUSE IT WAS A TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE FOR MY WIFE AND I ONE RECENT EVENING. THE STAFF WAS TOTALLY LOST AND I DID NOT FIND THE FOOD TO BE ANYTHING EXCITING AT ALL. MAYBE I WAS THERE ON THE WRONG NIGHT, BUT I HAD THE MANAGER GET ME A DIFFERENT WAITER BECAUSE HE WAS SO DITZY!

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Sadly, I think this place may be over. It used to be a real standout but my last visit was a disaster. There was a brand-new chef in the kitchen, just arrived from Italy, so maybe it was just a bad night, but the signs are not good. First indication of trouble was that we walked in without a reservation on a Friday night at 8 pm and the bottom floor was half empty -- upstairs was completely empty. (Remember when it was impossible to get a table here?) Appetizers were average -- a decent cauliflower soup and a burrata salad with watery and dull tomatoes. One main course (salmon) was good, but the other, roasted pork bellies, was so bad -- two huge pinwheels made up of equal parts dessicated and flavorless meat and drippy gristle -- that I literally stopped eating after two bites. I love pork and marbled and flavorful meats in general, so I was really disappointed. When the plate went back basically untouched, they apologized and eventually took it off the bill. That was nice of them to do, but generally the service was amatuerish and depressing, the sort of dispirited and lazy inattention you get when morale is low and it feels like everyone would rather be working on their resumes than remembering to bring you your wine. What a bummer -- we have had many great meals here and I truly hope it was an off night.

1
★★☆☆☆

Sadly, I think this place may be over. It used to be a real standout but my last visit was a disaster. There was a brand-new chef in the kitchen, just arrived from Italy, so maybe it was just a bad night, but the signs are not good. First indication of trouble was that we walked in without a reservation on a Friday night at 8 pm and the bottom floor was half empty -- upstairs was completely empty. (Remember when it was impossible to get a table here?) Appetizers were average -- a decent cauliflower soup and a burrata salad with watery and dull tomatoes. One main course (salmon) was good, but the other, roasted pork bellies, was so bad -- two huge pinwheels made up of equal parts dessicated and flavorless meat and drippy gristle -- that I literally stopped eating after two bites. I love pork and marbled and flavorful meats in general, so I was really disappointed. When the plate went back basically untouched, they apologized and eventually took it off the bill. That was nice of them to do, but generally the service was amatuerish and depressing, the sort of dispirited and lazy inattention you get when morale is low and it feels like everyone would rather be working on their resumes than remembering to bring you your wine. What a bummer -- we have had many great meals here and I truly hope it was an off night.

Pros: good memories, salmon was nice

Cons: everything else was depressing

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My friend and I were walking down Third Street looking for a good place to eat last Friday and stumbled upon La Terza. We were seated promptly and I would say right up front the service started and ended really well. We were served an artichoke for a quick appetizer that was quite tasty. The bread was good as well. My friend ordered the Filet Mignon tartar. It was really good. The meat was so tender and flavorful but maybe a bit too much lemon for me but my friend loved it. She had the Dover Sole for diner which was de-boned at hte table quite adeptly by the 2nd/back waiter. I had the spinach and ricotta ravioli which was very good but the sauce could have used a little something. For desert we had the Panna Cotta which was very nice and appeared to have black pepper on it which gave it an interesting twist. There are other good italian restaurants in L.A. and this one is definitely worth a try.

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★★★★☆

My friend and I were walking down Third Street looking for a good place to eat last Friday and stumbled upon La Terza. We were seated promptly and I would say right up front the service started and ended really well. We were served an artichoke for a quick appetizer that was quite tasty. The bread was good as well. My friend ordered the Filet Mignon tartar. It was really good. The meat was so tender and flavorful but maybe a bit too much lemon for me but my friend loved it. She had the Dover Sole for diner which was de-boned at hte table quite adeptly by the 2nd/back waiter. I had the spinach and ricotta ravioli which was very good but the sauce could have used a little something. For desert we had the Panna Cotta which was very nice and appeared to have black pepper on it which gave it an interesting twist. There are other good italian restaurants in L.A. and this one is definitely worth a try.

Pros: Service Food Decor

Cons: Slighly cramped seating.

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We tried La Terza the other night after having read all the great reviews online. We did not have a reservation and were willing to wait for a table. The hostess graciously offered us two seats by the roasting oven, which we both thought was strange since it was basically sitting by the oven in fluorescent lighting by a dead flower arrangement. We passed and said we would wait. The bartender was rather salty and rude, but we enjoyed our two glasses of Dolcetto while we waited about twenty minutes for a table.
Once seated, our waiter was lovely - very sweet and gracious. We ordered two of the special pastas of the day, which turned out to only be OK. I had a fish ragu where the fish was just not fresh - for $18 a plate that's not acceptable. Boyfriend had a sausage and black truffle pasta which was good, not great. We tried the Tiramisu for dessert which was only so-so - too heavy on the cream.
I know authentic Italian food - take your money elsewhere.

1
★★★☆☆

We tried La Terza the other night after having read all the great reviews online. We did not have a reservation and were willing to wait for a table. The hostess graciously offered us two seats by the roasting oven, which we both thought was strange since it was basically sitting by the oven in fluorescent lighting by a dead flower arrangement. We passed and said we would wait. The bartender was rather salty and rude, but we enjoyed our two glasses of Dolcetto while we waited about twenty minutes for a table.
Once seated, our waiter was lovely - very sweet and gracious. We ordered two of the special pastas of the day, which turned out to only be OK. I had a fish ragu where the fish was just not fresh - for $18 a plate that's not acceptable. Boyfriend had a sausage and black truffle pasta which was good, not great. We tried the Tiramisu for dessert which was only so-so - too heavy on the cream.
I know authentic Italian food - take your money elsewhere.

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After making reservations well over a month in advance and being from out of town, our much anticipated experience was less than stellar. we were seated in the entrance area, which is markedly different from the upper floor seating area and the area in the back. when i requested a different table, the young lady mentioned that they were full for the night (weekday) but the whole time we were at the restaurant many empty tables were available. the food was markedly overpriced and dishes we ordered (lamb and fish stew) were average. The waiter was a helpful fellow and courteous. Overall a very poor experience .

1
★★☆☆☆

After making reservations well over a month in advance and being from out of town, our much anticipated experience was less than stellar. we were seated in the entrance area, which is markedly different from the upper floor seating area and the area in the back. when i requested a different table, the young lady mentioned that they were full for the night (weekday) but the whole time we were at the restaurant many empty tables were available. the food was markedly overpriced and dishes we ordered (lamb and fish stew) were average. The waiter was a helpful fellow and courteous. Overall a very poor experience .

Pros: waiter was helpful with suggestions and service

Cons: seating based on whims of hostess

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A group of friends and I tried out La Terza for my birthday. While it is indeed expensive, we took advantage of the Wednesday antipasto plates. The presentation was good, the dishes were delicious. I imagine the staff was disappointed we did not order from the more expensive dinner menu, but they were very patient and accomodating. Extensive wine selection too.

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★★★★☆

A group of friends and I tried out La Terza for my birthday. While it is indeed expensive, we took advantage of the Wednesday antipasto plates. The presentation was good, the dishes were delicious. I imagine the staff was disappointed we did not order from the more expensive dinner menu, but they were very patient and accomodating. Extensive wine selection too.

Pros: Patient Servers, Excellent Antipasto, Good wine list.

Cons: Price

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I think this place is great! My husband and I dine here at least once a week and often bring clients here. The pasta is always just right and never over sauced or over cooked. It's not fancy or does it try to be fancy. It's just great home cooking!

Last time, I decided to venture out and try a non-pasta dish (even though that's what they do best here). I had the short ribs, and I was amazed how perfectly tender they were. The sauce had just the right tang without being overly glazed.

To boot, the service is also very good! Attentive without being intrusive.

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★★★★★

I think this place is great! My husband and I dine here at least once a week and often bring clients here. The pasta is always just right and never over sauced or over cooked. It's not fancy or does it try to be fancy. It's just great home cooking!

Last time, I decided to venture out and try a non-pasta dish (even though that's what they do best here). I had the short ribs, and I was amazed how perfectly tender they were. The sauce had just the right tang without being overly glazed.

To boot, the service is also very good! Attentive without being intrusive.

Pros: TERRIFIC PASTA!

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When this restaurant was compared to one that I frequent, I decided to go ahead and try something different. The place itself was alright but the food was nothing I couldn't make at home. I doubt the chef(s) have ever even taking an Italian cooking course (beyond opening a can of spaghetti O's), let alone been to the country and tasted some authentic cuisine.

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★★☆☆☆

When this restaurant was compared to one that I frequent, I decided to go ahead and try something different. The place itself was alright but the food was nothing I couldn't make at home. I doubt the chef(s) have ever even taking an Italian cooking course (beyond opening a can of spaghetti O's), let alone been to the country and tasted some authentic cuisine.

Cons: The Food

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I came here for my boyfriend's birthday and had an exceptional time. It's not every day that you find a restaurant in L.A. that's not "sceney", has delicious food, reasonable prices and a very comfortable atmosphere. The menu is very well designed with something for everyone and a wealth of unusual ingredients that one might find at a much higher price point. I had a delicious smoked foie gras followed by quail/mushroom dish. Out of a party of 5, I can confidently say that everyone was pleased. Don't forget to try the chocolate mousse cake for dessert - It was DIVINE.

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★★★★★

I came here for my boyfriend's birthday and had an exceptional time. It's not every day that you find a restaurant in L.A. that's not "sceney", has delicious food, reasonable prices and a very comfortable atmosphere. The menu is very well designed with something for everyone and a wealth of unusual ingredients that one might find at a much higher price point. I had a delicious smoked foie gras followed by quail/mushroom dish. Out of a party of 5, I can confidently say that everyone was pleased. Don't forget to try the chocolate mousse cake for dessert - It was DIVINE.

Pros: food, good value, service

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My date and I had a great night out at this restaurant. Romantic, great food and the service really stood out. The server was knowledgeable, cared about our experience at the restaurant and had the perfect level of attentiveness without becoming intrisive. In LA, good service is unusual. No attitudes from the the hostess, even though we were 20 min. late.

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★★★★☆

My date and I had a great night out at this restaurant. Romantic, great food and the service really stood out. The server was knowledgeable, cared about our experience at the restaurant and had the perfect level of attentiveness without becoming intrisive. In LA, good service is unusual. No attitudes from the the hostess, even though we were 20 min. late.

Pros: Service, Food, Ambience

Cons: Pricey

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What a great experience from start to finish.
They have an excellent wine list; we have wine with every meal and didnt feel their list was overly priced, there were several good options at all levels and we were very pleased with our $60 bottle.
We thoroughly enjoyed our salads and especially our entrees. My husband ordered the lamb stew over soft polenta (their Saturday special) and it was extraordinary. I ordered the baby lamb and was blown away by the flavor. I imagine anything that comes off their rotisserie will be very special.
The service was attentive and spot on all evening.
If youre looking for a new Italian dining experience that will leave you mesmerized (and at a reasonable price), look no further.

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★★★★☆

What a great experience from start to finish.
They have an excellent wine list; we have wine with every meal and didnt feel their list was overly priced, there were several good options at all levels and we were very pleased with our $60 bottle.
We thoroughly enjoyed our salads and especially our entrees. My husband ordered the lamb stew over soft polenta (their Saturday special) and it was extraordinary. I ordered the baby lamb and was blown away by the flavor. I imagine anything that comes off their rotisserie will be very special.
The service was attentive and spot on all evening.
If youre looking for a new Italian dining experience that will leave you mesmerized (and at a reasonable price), look no further.

Pros: Food, Service, Wine List

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I recently went there for the first time and thought the food was excellent. Very authentic. My only complaint is the very very over-priced wine list. The table next to us had the right idea- bring your own and pay the $15 corkage fee.

2
★★★★★

I recently went there for the first time and thought the food was excellent. Very authentic. My only complaint is the very very over-priced wine list. The table next to us had the right idea- bring your own and pay the $15 corkage fee.

Pros: lovely meal, authentic

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I couldn't wait to go to this place after reading the reviews - what a dissapointment. Maybe I just expected too much, but the food was just not up to par. My Italian husband who has only been in the states a year, was especially looking forward to trying a pasta he had never seen on a menu in the states before - he was very dissapointed - the pasta was overcooked (a huge no no for italians) and the sauce was tasteless. My lamb was good but was a dish you could get anywhere half decent. The only thing that saved the place was that the waiter was very nice and attentive and the dessert was delicious. For the price though, I would never give it a second chance - better off going to Pane e Vino or Angelini Osteria.

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★★★☆☆

I couldn't wait to go to this place after reading the reviews - what a dissapointment. Maybe I just expected too much, but the food was just not up to par. My Italian husband who has only been in the states a year, was especially looking forward to trying a pasta he had never seen on a menu in the states before - he was very dissapointed - the pasta was overcooked (a huge no no for italians) and the sauce was tasteless. My lamb was good but was a dish you could get anywhere half decent. The only thing that saved the place was that the waiter was very nice and attentive and the dessert was delicious. For the price though, I would never give it a second chance - better off going to Pane e Vino or Angelini Osteria.

Pros: Good service

Cons: bland food

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Wow! This place has some of the best Italian food I've had in Italy since I got back from Italy! We started with the cinghale and persimmons... Amazing. Then, I had the Friday special, which is the shortrib with carrots and polenta. Ahh, I'm dreaming of how delicious that dish was right now! The chianti we had was spectacular and the waitress was very attentive (the Pellegrino never stopped flowing). The room is a little bright, but this place definitely deserves a 10 out of 10!

2
★★★★★

Wow! This place has some of the best Italian food I've had in Italy since I got back from Italy! We started with the cinghale and persimmons... Amazing. Then, I had the Friday special, which is the shortrib with carrots and polenta. Ahh, I'm dreaming of how delicious that dish was right now! The chianti we had was spectacular and the waitress was very attentive (the Pellegrino never stopped flowing). The room is a little bright, but this place definitely deserves a 10 out of 10!

Pros: Food, Service, Price

Cons: Ambience

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The food is consistently amazing and inventive without being fussy or precious. The wine list is full of surprising bottles you don't see anywhere else. The service is awesome, but be warned: if your girlfriend has a thing for hunky Venezuelan dudes, you may want to go somewhere else.

2
★★★★★

The food is consistently amazing and inventive without being fussy or precious. The wine list is full of surprising bottles you don't see anywhere else. The service is awesome, but be warned: if your girlfriend has a thing for hunky Venezuelan dudes, you may want to go somewhere else.

Pros: deliciousness, good service, great space

Cons: waiters too handsome

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My girlfriend and I didn't have reservations on a Thurs night but were seated right away. From the moment we stepped inside, we were treated with exceptional courtesy! The fish is excellent along with the wine. The sommelier let us try one of his favorites and it was one of the smoothest red I've had in a while. There was a table next to us and before they left, they sent over a half bottle of wine for us. People here are so nice! The service was very attentive. Overall, great experience. I will definitely have bring more people here next time!

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I didn't have reservations on a Thurs night but were seated right away. From the moment we stepped inside, we were treated with exceptional courtesy! The fish is excellent along with the wine. The sommelier let us try one of his favorites and it was one of the smoothest red I've had in a while. There was a table next to us and before they left, they sent over a half bottle of wine for us. People here are so nice! The service was very attentive. Overall, great experience. I will definitely have bring more people here next time!

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This is my favorite place to go with my friends, or a date. The food is delicious as well as beautifully prepared. The service is formal yet personal and you don't have to wait for your meals. At La Terza, you are treated like Royalty. It's hard not to over indulge on the delectable delicacies served for dessert. The portions aren't meager by any means and so it is worth your dollar. Unlike many posh restaurants, celebrities aren't whisked away to some far off corner or fawned over. They are given identical service to all other patrons. Just last night I saw a large group of models eating at the tables to my right. Yes, they actually ate. It's kid friendly as well, (a child was with them) and has a warmly sophisticated ambiance.
In fact, one of the stars of "Hercules" was her last night. Very beautiful girl.

2
★★★★★

This is my favorite place to go with my friends, or a date. The food is delicious as well as beautifully prepared. The service is formal yet personal and you don't have to wait for your meals. At La Terza, you are treated like Royalty. It's hard not to over indulge on the delectable delicacies served for dessert. The portions aren't meager by any means and so it is worth your dollar. Unlike many posh restaurants, celebrities aren't whisked away to some far off corner or fawned over. They are given identical service to all other patrons. Just last night I saw a large group of models eating at the tables to my right. Yes, they actually ate. It's kid friendly as well, (a child was with them) and has a warmly sophisticated ambiance.
In fact, one of the stars of "Hercules" was her last night. Very beautiful girl.

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i think this restaurant is a great alternative on a regular basis, because you get to see how good the food is consistantly. our first visit was a special occassion and we were not overwhelmed with the service or food. everything was good, but there are a lot of good restaurants out there. la terza shines when you treat it like a local restaurant where you pop in for a relatively casual, but excellent meal. if you are looking for the WOW factor in ambiance, plate presentation and service, i'm sorry to say that la terza is not the right choice. this is the place if you want really authentic food that's honestly prepared by skilled chefs who know food.

2
★★★★☆

i think this restaurant is a great alternative on a regular basis, because you get to see how good the food is consistantly. our first visit was a special occassion and we were not overwhelmed with the service or food. everything was good, but there are a lot of good restaurants out there. la terza shines when you treat it like a local restaurant where you pop in for a relatively casual, but excellent meal. if you are looking for the WOW factor in ambiance, plate presentation and service, i'm sorry to say that la terza is not the right choice. this is the place if you want really authentic food that's honestly prepared by skilled chefs who know food.

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Both service and food quality were excellent! Every staff was very attentive and pleasant. Great ambience and decor. You can finally enjoy Angelini's food in a much more comfortable environment. Dessert is not to be missed.

2
★★★★★

Both service and food quality were excellent! Every staff was very attentive and pleasant. Great ambience and decor. You can finally enjoy Angelini's food in a much more comfortable environment. Dessert is not to be missed.

Pros: great service, high food qulity, nice ambience

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the owner Claudio has refined the word called dining to its optimum

2
★★★★★

the owner Claudio has refined the word called dining to its optimum

Pros: ambiance, incredible tastes, wonderful service

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Oh what a stylish place where trendoids with fat wallets have taken possession of the beautifully designed restaurant and patio. Gino Angelini and Jason Trevi (from Opaline) take turns in the kitchen. The result is nice, the food is good, not great, and for my money, I'd take Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica any day. And that's the problem - La Terza is very expensive for what they offer, which mainly is pan-Italian food with rather timid flavors. The bread is flavorless, the olive oils are bland and the dishes don't pack the punch one would expect from Mr. Angelini. Go for the scene, not for the food. The wine list is competently put together and offers some interesting choices. Desserts are nothing to write home about, which is strange, considering Nancy Silverton supposedly had a hand in the dessert menu.

2
★★★★☆

Oh what a stylish place where trendoids with fat wallets have taken possession of the beautifully designed restaurant and patio. Gino Angelini and Jason Trevi (from Opaline) take turns in the kitchen. The result is nice, the food is good, not great, and for my money, I'd take Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica any day. And that's the problem - La Terza is very expensive for what they offer, which mainly is pan-Italian food with rather timid flavors. The bread is flavorless, the olive oils are bland and the dishes don't pack the punch one would expect from Mr. Angelini. Go for the scene, not for the food. The wine list is competently put together and offers some interesting choices. Desserts are nothing to write home about, which is strange, considering Nancy Silverton supposedly had a hand in the dessert menu.

Pros: Great crowd, beautiful interiors, pleasant staff

Cons: , Boring food

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i just went there last night, we were seated promptly and they have enough servers to go around each table( which is important!). we tried pasta, fish, and rotisserie chicken. we liked past and fish:-) and their sommelier was great! picked us a nice italian wine to go w/ food. ambience was fair, good for hotel restaurant but did not seem too italian. overall it was good place. But more than anything else, i was impressed that they care! it's rare too see that they care! the manager? came by a couple of times to make sure everything is good w/ us. if u like to try new restaurant, u should know what i mean:-) it's rare to see a new restaurant who shows that they care about customers and it wasn't excessively done:-)

2
★★★★☆

i just went there last night, we were seated promptly and they have enough servers to go around each table( which is important!). we tried pasta, fish, and rotisserie chicken. we liked past and fish:-) and their sommelier was great! picked us a nice italian wine to go w/ food. ambience was fair, good for hotel restaurant but did not seem too italian. overall it was good place. But more than anything else, i was impressed that they care! it's rare too see that they care! the manager? came by a couple of times to make sure everything is good w/ us. if u like to try new restaurant, u should know what i mean:-) it's rare to see a new restaurant who shows that they care about customers and it wasn't excessively done:-)

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La Terza was JUMPING on a recent Saturday night. A bustling, positive, grown up vibe (no La Cienega scenesters here thank goodness) pervaded this delicious revamp of the old Cava and despite the fact the the kitchen was obviously as slammed as it had been since opening, service remained polite, attentive and calm, and plates came out in a timely manner, including a delicious, if belated (as we perused the dessert menu) amuse of duck and lentils. We enjoyed some fine Italian beer, wine by the glass (more choices would have been great) appetizers - risotto, and quail salad - both superb, followed by the must-have coffee semi- freddo, even better than it sounds on the menu complemented by a coffee meringue crust and a perfectly bitter espresso granita. Jason Travi and his A plus Opaline crew get a fantastic space in which to broaden their horizons - well done!

2
★★★★★

La Terza was JUMPING on a recent Saturday night. A bustling, positive, grown up vibe (no La Cienega scenesters here thank goodness) pervaded this delicious revamp of the old Cava and despite the fact the the kitchen was obviously as slammed as it had been since opening, service remained polite, attentive and calm, and plates came out in a timely manner, including a delicious, if belated (as we perused the dessert menu) amuse of duck and lentils. We enjoyed some fine Italian beer, wine by the glass (more choices would have been great) appetizers - risotto, and quail salad - both superb, followed by the must-have coffee semi- freddo, even better than it sounds on the menu complemented by a coffee meringue crust and a perfectly bitter espresso granita. Jason Travi and his A plus Opaline crew get a fantastic space in which to broaden their horizons - well done!

Pros: TASTY, SOPHISTICATED, CASUAL

 

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