Angelini Osteria

7313 Beverly Blvd.
Fairfax, CA 90036
323-297-0070
Angelini Osteria +

Anne Fishbein

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  • Tue.-Thu., noon-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Fri., noon-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-11 p.m.; Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-10:30 p.m.
  • $$$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
There is hardly a restaurant so ingrained in the life of its neighborhood or its customers as Angelini Osteria, a place that seems as if it has been here for all of civilized history despite being only 14 years old. That it is such a classic Italian eatery, complete with no-nonsense, charming professional waiters, probably explains much of its timeless feel, as does the dining room full of older customers, many of whom come here every week and sit at the same table. (The people-watching here is outstanding, made all the easier because the tables are so thoroughly crammed together.) The exceptional pastas — even in this age of handmade pasta bounty — are still some of the best in town, whether coated in a simple eggplant and tomato sauce or laden with uni and seafood funk. In Los Angeles, sometimes extreme quality and extreme popularity do not cohabitate. Angelini is one of the happy examples of the two in a long and fruitful marriage. —Besha Rodell

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