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Macchi's Bistro

425 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90292-5213 (Formerly Pasta Factory Italian Restaurant) (Venice / Beach Areas)
310-823-9838
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Ranked #1,376 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $13 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Venice / Beach Areas
Cross street: Clune Ave.
Description: Italian cuisine inspired by the best ingredients , cooked simply and prepared beautifully . Come and join us for Lunch or Dinner
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I've been going here for over 10 years, back when it was the Pasta Factory too, and the food and service has always been outstanding! They used to have this amazing fresh baked bread with this awesome crushed garlic dipping sauce, and now they have this amazing fresh baked bread with this amazing chimichurri type sauce, I could drink that... More

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Marina del Rey, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Parking is a bit difficult, food is tasty, but nothing outstanding. Customer service is unpredictable. Casual dining for mid-range prices, and an adequate place to take young children.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Great Italian restaurant not far from the water, consistent food that's very tasteful, friendly and attentive service, comfortable atmosphere, and a cute date night place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

First, this place changed its name to Macchi's Bistro more than a year before the date of this review. I've been to Italy many times; the food here doesn't measure up. That's offset at least partially by the clean surroundings, subdued décor, and excellent service. So, service gets a 5/5; food gets a 3/5.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant actually just changed name as Macchi's Bistro. But this is all what change as I can see. I orderred the cheese and onion Tapas, but that was just a greacy snack. For main course, I got the salmon with linguine. Salmon was ok, topped with tomatoes, but linguine does not taste anything. The are over cooked in non... More

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Los Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

A neighborhood favorite in the Marina del Rey, Venice area for all! Love their home baked bread delivered to your table hot with the super garlic/olive dipping sauce!! Great chopped salad ..and consistent ..fairly basic but good ...pastas and pizzas!! My friends are always craving the garlic bread and house chianti!

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venice, california
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This place has something special to it as it's been here awhile now. I love the old story of how it started with Alejo's down the street but then was split by the owners. Alejo's is fantastic so this place had a good start. I really find some dishes bland and boring and then others fantastic. So it depends how... More

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Boston, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Unlimited hot, fresh bread and oil is delivered to your table throughout your meal. Yum. But the meals themselves were nothing special.

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Woodland, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Food and service were ok. Everybody (7) liked his dish. Nothing outstanding

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
277 reviews 277 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

In all of our years living in or coming to this area, we had never been to Pasta Factory - something about it just said "no." But I'd recently gotten a restaurant.com cert & decided to try it. And was very pleasantly surprised - by everything: the atmosphere, the service, the food. We bought their wine (ok selection of lower... More

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