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4201 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505
+1 818-563-2426
13:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

small tables fill the tiny space, at early dinner it was crowded. however, the service was pleasant and efficient. even tho they ran out of vegi lasagne, the eggplant "parmesan" was a delightful surprise with a light bechamel redolent with nutmeg. the salad was large enough to split for two. the trio of side vegetables: spinach, brocolini and brussel sprouts... More 

Thank Laxsmi d
Burbank CA
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Great pizza, pastas, and sides ("contorni") like roasted Brussels sprouts in balsamic reduction. Full-bottle wine prices include many inexpensive choices and are generally a very reasonable twice retail. Small, but nicely decorated interior and even smaller section of patio seating. Just across the street from Warner Brothers Studio.

Thank MarkofBurbank
Lowellville, Ohio
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Very nice place to go for good food and drinks with friendly servers and relaxing atmosphere. Ate and drank here a couple times during our visit to Burbanks to see the Ellen Show.

Thank Lauren F
East Bay, California
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397 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We highly recommend this restaurant. We had the Pastisso Alla Bolgnese (lasagna) which was delicious and the Insalata Mista Mix Salad with Chicken which was also very good. Loved the bread too. Service good and prices good. Would return. If no parking you can park across the street at the bank parking.

Thank theheatonfamily
Weston, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Cute little place with good service, but the food is no what I had hoped for given that it appeared to be an authentic Italian restaurant. The food seemed bland, the focaccia we ordered was served cold and tasteless, and ordering lunch for my picky teen son a la carte ended up being quite expensive!

Thank sammy1552
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We had great service but the food is poorly presented, watery tomato sauce on my eggplant dish was unappetizing as were the plastic rectangles that must have been cheese. My partner's dish seemed to have been frozen. I used to order a side dish of sauce to eat with a spoon, no more. Please beg previous owner for recipes.

Thank Watersprite91
San Jose, California
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

We were in town to attend a taping of the Ellen show, and this restaurant is within walking distance from the studio, We were seated promptly, had an excellent waiter and even when the kitchen misplaced our order, they were more than accommodating. The food was delicious! The pasta salad that come with the lunch special is delicious and the... More 

Thank MySonsARckStar
New York
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160 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Cute place,yes, small dining area. We ate outside. Terrific service. Fresh dishes. Not the finest Italian food in the world, but very very good. The Friday fish soup was nice. They made a roasted tomato salad to our request. Nice "alla spina" and perfectly priced bottled wine. Try to get into the small parking lot just in back.

Thank RomeTheSecondTime
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

For my birthday, I wanted Italian and since we were out of town, I trusted Trip Advisor to give me the best selection. I chose this restaurant, and we were not disappointed. There was a wait to seat us, as they were full. The service and food were awesome, and I would definitely go back again and again if I... More 

Thank Cheryl B
Seaville, New Jersey, United States
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

After a day of sightseeing, my husband and I were looking for an italian restaurant and saw this restaurant had a good rating. I'm not sure if they cater strictly to locals but we were ignored other than having our order taken. We walked in, 3/4 of the restaurant was empty and were told we could only sit in a... More 

Thank Cheryl C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4201 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: +1 818-563-2426
An Italian / European atmosphere Bar and Restaurant in the heart of the Burbank Media District. We feature Authentic Northern Italian cuisine including many Vegan and Gluten-Free specialties.We have a full bar with a large selection of fairly priced wines and an extensive selection of Craft Beer with 22 styles on tap. Located on the corner of Toluca Lake Ave and West Olive Ave. directly across from Warner Brothers Studios Gate 2 and The Ellen Show Studio. Free parking on the street as well as the 2 lots behind the restaurant.

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