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204 1/2 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203-2610
(818) 242-3835
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Ranked #98 of 394 Restaurants in Glendale
Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Winery
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wilson
Transit: Metro and Bee Line right in front of Restaurant.
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English first
Woodland Hills, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was a total let down. I used to hear great things about this place and I always wanted to go but just never found myself in Glendale. Until the other night. I went to Far Niente with some people who have been going once a year or so for the last decade. I learned the the restaurant was sold... More

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london
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went here on a Monday night and it was very busy so my hopes were high. Unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations the food was ok but that was all. Plus points were the décor which is lovely especially if you are having a romantic meal and the fabulous ice cream with sour cherries. On the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We went here on a Monday night and it was very busy so my hopes were high. Unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations the food was ok but that was all. Plus points were the décor which is lovely especially if you are having a romantic meal and the fabulous ice cream with sour cherries. On the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This must be one of the best Italian meals I had in last 12 months outside of Italy. The menu should satisfy every Italian food lover and the wine selection is very good as well. I recommend the mussels and clams for your appetizer and scallops for main entree are just unbelievable tasty. The most important thing - it's authentic.

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York, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Took some business folks to this restaurant last week. Good food, good service, good value. The place is under new ownership since the beginning if the year. We will return.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

From the reviews, I expected more...only average and nothing more. Picked this place on my birthday for a quiet dinner with my husband. Both of us thought it was just average, both food and service. Will not be back...so many other options all around this place.

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Glendale, California
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177 reviews 177 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We have dined at every Italian restaurant in the area and Far Niente is the best. The super thin pizza dough bread that they provide is worth the visit alone. The pastas and entrees all include a salad and the food is creative and excellent. It's a nice atmosphere, feels like a small New York restaurant.

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Orlando, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We were exhausted after travelling all day from the east coast. Far Niente was a welcome treat located in a very pretty little town. My husband's coq au vin was the best I have ever had. My sea bass was cooked perfectly, and my sister's salmon ravioli well crafted and wonderfully seasoned. The waiter was not only handsome, but very... More

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USA
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502 reviews 502 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Wow is the food great here. I've always gone into the bar side for Happy Hour and that's always really good. EVERYTHING we had was top notch. First of all, the service is excellent! Excellent! This place is always busy and has quite a nice buzz inside- more of a romantic atmosphere than fun/hip type place. Nevertheless it's really nice.... More

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Orlando
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

All I can say is I wish I could hop on a plane tonight for a fab dinner. I had diver scallops prepared in a light cream sauce and out of this world. Another party had the Sea Bass which is the best I have ever eaten. Our waiter was fun and engaging as well. Don't skip if in the... More

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Additional Information about Far Niente

Address: 204 1/2 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203-2610
Phone Number: (818) 242-3835
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Winery

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