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Il Grano

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11359 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-3151 (Purdue)
+1 877-485-0443
11:45 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:45 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Vancouver, Washington
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180 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Chef Sal Marino is one of the nicest people on the planet, and his food, some of the very finest. Get it quickly, though, as this icon is closing December 12. Chef Sal grew up in a restaurant family and his attention to fine ingredients (most famously seafood and heirloom tomatoes) as well as his focus on service and precision... More 

1 Thank David P
Palo Alto, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I would give this restaurant six stars if I could. I am a partner in a large international law firm and hold a great many closing dinners for my clients. However, Il Grano was special. I was fortunate to have a recommendation by a friend, but I think that the food and service would have been superb even if I... More 

1 Thank Mark_Radcliffe
Los Angeles, California
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I visited Il Grano for a business lunch. The atmosphere was very pleasant - it was quiet and comfortable. The waiters were respectful and provided plenty of service without distracting our meeting. I ordered the appropriately titled "business lunch" - it included a starter, a main and a dessert for $25.00. The gazpacho was delicious, very creamy and flavorful. I... More 

Thank chickenoregg
los angeles, ca
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

I especially enjoy their tomato Wednesday menus during the summer. Excellent chef and service. Creative Italian food. Always very accommodating

Thank robw17
Chicago, Illinois
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151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Il Grano is perfection. The dishes are expertly crafted, well thought out, and presented beautifully. The crudo dishes are particularly exceptional. You are NOT going to get sloppy noodles and sauce here. It is high-end Italian all the way.

1 Thank Brian C
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469 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

This long time eatery, invariably with the pompous owner chef on premises, is in an unlikely location just across the street from the west LA courthouse. The best thing I can say, is that the parking is usually easy. Unfortunately, its priced as though it were a multi-star Michelin restaurant but unfortunately, the ambiance is a weird vibe in part... More 

Thank pandpCalifornia
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

The service was attentive and you could converse at the table in this neighborhood restaurant that has been around for 15 plus years. That says a lot in LA. The food was very good and somewhat creative. You can bring your own wine for a not unreasonable corkage fee. Parking is easy on the street.

Thank foodmavenMiami
Calabasas, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

I like the ambiance of this small, relatively quiet place. We were there for new years eve, and not ever again. Food was mediocre, yet expensive. Service was poor... Has to ask for water, bread, and even forks . I might give the excuse of it being the New Years Eve thing .. But I don't think I'll return.

Thank Judith P
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Amazing experience at Il Grano. The chef made me discover a beautiful side of Italia! Service was excellent, and all the dishes was perfect! A bonus for the white truffle pizza!

Thank Antoine A
Los Angeles, California
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175 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

Just has dinner at Il Grano. This was about the 5th or 6 the time we have eaten there. This is over a 2 or 3 year period. Upon reflection I think this was our best meal. The service on this occasion was more refined. The wine service top notch, and the food has just continued to become more and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11359 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-3151
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 877-485-0443

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?