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“Yummmmmy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Farfalla Trattoria Italiana

Farfalla Trattoria Italiana
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Ranked #1,094 of 9,854 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Yummmmmy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Was in California for business with my hubby. While he was working a friend and I went to lunch at this yummy restaurant. The food was awesome, flavorful, steamy and good. I would so go back there in a heartbeat next time I am in California. The only draw back to the restaurant is the parking was horrible!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Joinville, SC
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“fantastic meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

We were in five in our group, our hotel recomemded it. We went on X-mas Eve and had a wonderful experience, the restaurant is very cosy with a nice atmosphere and an excellent service. The meals were exactly as we expected, full of flavour and of a good size.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Edson A
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Lyon, France
Level Contributor
124 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Not authentic Italian, average pizza, nice service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

If you are looking for an authentic Italian experience you will be as disappointed as I was when I decided to have lunch at Farfalla Trattoria Italiana.
Spending most of my time in France, Italy and Switzerland I cannot agree with most of the reviews. I have no doubt you can have a nice time there, the service was very friendly and the neighbourhood is known for kindness. But when it comes to food there is no way somebody who knows Italian food can say it's good or authentic.
In the Margherita pizza they use ingredients such as Thai basil (well not very Italian) and mozzarella which is not real mozzarella (mozzarella comes from bufala milk and from a specific area in Italy), but the crust is good.
The lasagna emiliana: pasta is overcooked while celeri is undercooked. Despite the fact that it is clearly not the authentic recipe the sauce was not that bad.
For a restaurant that claims authenticity in Italian cuisine it is a shame to serve an espresso like the one I had there: if you are the owner go to coffee comissary on Fairfax avenue to learn how to make an espresso please.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rdelacre
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Los Angeles, California, United States
Level Contributor
51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“I've been a fan for years...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

I don't think I've ever been disappointed in a meal here. I have my favorite menu items - one of which is the pizza, Super thin crust with exactly the right amount of char around the edge. The Penne A La Norma is also a fave - and the Smoked Salmon Pasta is divine, but rich. Good atmosphere and easy parking are a plus but my very, very favorite thing about Farfalla is: they deliver!!!!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laurie W
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San Jose, California
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404 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Italian feel with great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Have been to Farfalla twice on visits to Los Feliz and not been disappointed. It can get crowded so there can be a wait. i've had the salads, pasta dishes, and the skirt steak. All were well prepared. The entry area is very small but you can stand and watch the cooks prepare meals. Fun to see. Good wine list...the house wines are very good by the glass. Limited outdoor seating (I never quite understand the attraction of being outdoors on Hillhurst - too much noise and exhaust fumes).

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gosaka
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