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Il Pastaio

400 N. Canon Dr. (Brighton Way) Send to Phone
310-205-5444 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Bustling Beverly Hills spot for satisfying, reasonably priced Italian cuisine.

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Il Pastaio, Beverly Hills, CA

Il Pastaio Restaurant Review

: Reasonably priced Italian cuisine --- a bit more interesting than the standard trattoria fare, and including regional specialties from owner Giacomino Drago's native Sicily --- is the trademark of this crowded and casual establishment. Giacomino is the youngest brother of Celestino, whose DRAGO Centro is among the city’s best Italian restaurants. Beef carpaccio is very good; ditto for the big-eye tuna and smoked swordfish versions. The fresh handmade pastas alone (i.e., pumpkin tortelloni with creamy sage sauce, pappardelle with venison-porcini ragù) make a trip here worthwhile. We also recommend the risotto with wild mushrooms and truffle-flavored cheese fondue. As at most Drago family-operated venues, you can't go wrong with tiramisu or panna cotta, both fine finishes at this lively place that represents one of the better values in Beverly Hills. Expect a nice Italian wine list and a selection of grappa. The sidewalk patio is great for people-watching. The restaurant has been here since 1993, proving that Giacomino has found a successful formula. You may leave with his pasta kit, pasta sauces and olive oil.
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