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Firenze Osteria

4212 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91602-2855 (Formerly Barsac Brasserie) (Universal City Area)
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Ranked #202 of 8,575 Restaurants in Los Angeles
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Universal City Area
Transit: Universal City Metro Station about 1/4 mile south of restaurant.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Tag service instead of dedicated waiter meant no consistency. Wine list very average and overpriced for the brands/quality of wine. Food OK but no way is this a first class restaurant. Popular, definitely, but I will not return.

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Malibu, California, United States
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258 reviews 258 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The food is excellent as is the desserts. This is a pricey place but has food comparable to the cost. Our service was a bit sketchy and we had to ask for assistance several times throughout the evening for a table of eight. The selections for our group varied from pasta, to fish to steaks and everyone was very happy... More

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Pembroke, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a great place for a quiet business dinner or night out with your honey! You can tell that the chef really cares about the quality of his ingredients. The meal was as good as I have had in any fine dining establishment. The service here is also a cut above. I can't wait to get back and try... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We went to Firenze Osteria and did the chef's table. All in all, this was average at best. The atmosphere and service were very good. Too bad the food wasn't. Maybe the regular menu is better. This wasn't what we would expect from a top chef caliber meal. We won't go back and would not recommend. There are too many... More

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Toluca Lake, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant which is about 0.25 miles from our home, but on a street we rarely drive down. We were so glad that we did. Excellent service, inspired menu, perfectly cooked al dente house made pasta, affordable, impressive wine list adn a really nice ambiance. Can't say enough good things about Firenze.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The food was memorable as was the service! The restaurant has a fun yet sophisticated atmosphere! Great for a romantic date night out or for a great lunch anytime!

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Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Had a tough experience last time out, but went last night as last-minute, early new year's dinner with the family. The hostess was very friendly and accommodating and we were seated quickly. The waiter offered sincere and personal service, as did the rest of the staff, The pasta, fish and shrimp dishes were all tasty, well prepared and perfectly seasoned.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The location and inside of the restaurant were not what I anticipated. Kind of a non descript building that if you aren't watching, you will pass right by it. The inside is dark with no windows. I went around 6:00 and sat at the bar for dinner. Lots of parties were coming in for dinner, so the place was busy.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Warm, friendly Italian restaurant that serve very good food. We went for dinner last night and were not disappointed. The 4 of us had: Burrata cappresse, Caesar salad, truffle, lobster and shrimp mac and cheese, cioppino, steamed clams and rack of lamb. All were expertly prepared. As others have said, the staff was very friendly. We will definitely return.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We were in CA for a week, visiting Disney and decided we had to give this place a try. Our niece lives in West Hollywood so we picked her up along the way headed over to Fabio's Firenze Osteria. My niece is a vegetarian was thrilled with the selections available and said it was the best meal she had had... More

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