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“Great Family Style Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
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Mazzarino's
12920 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 91423-2210 (South San Fernando Valley)
(818) 788-5050
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Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
Encino
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Great Family Style Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We have been dining at this restaurant for a couple of years now. This family style restaurant is very local to us and we have found their food to be consistently good. Portion size is great and their staff are friendly. They offer soup, or salad with their entrees, which is very uncommon now days. Their prices are very fair for what you receive (nice portion size along with vegetable and side dish of pasta).

If you like calamari, you should try theirs....very good!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Absolutely delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

My husband and I just discovered this little gem just last month. It's a small, narrow space, but done nicely in an bright Mediterranean scheme. One of the previous reviews mentioned a closure due to fire so this is probably why it feels like a brand new place. We have been there twice for lunch and the food is fabulous! The menu is extensive with every Italian dish I can think of and it is all mouth-wateringly amazing. I have never had such a flavorful Pomodoro Insalata or Straciatella soup! Simple ingredients but so succulently prepared. We can also recommend the lasagne lunch special and the hot homemade meatball sandwich. The garlic bread is airy and light and very buttery...yum! You must give this place a try.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“probably the best italian in LA. hole in the wall type place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2008

probably the best italian in LA. hole in the wall type place.

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“classic old style italian red sauces, clams in white sauce”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2008

classic old style italian red sauces, clams in white sauce

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“closed due to the fire but when it re-opens, check it out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2007

closed due to the fire but when it re-opens, check it out

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