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“Snobby, pushy, pricey and subpar food!!”
Review of Madeo

Madeo
Ranked #72 of 9,953 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Snobby, pushy, pricey and subpar food!!”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

No need to delve into all the specifics. Here are the basics
1) Reservation system is a mess
2) Pushy, Pushy, Pushy!! (and snobby) We don't all have $200 to spend on a bottle of wine, or maybe even on the whole dinner...
3) I've had much better food at many other local mom-and-pop italian spots.
4) Packed, cramped, tight -- or as they may call it "cozy" -- its PACKED!!

  • Visited November 2012
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6 Thank Leesa F
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

Real Italian place in Los Angeles. Great food and very nice people. Need to book before, otherwise impossible to get in.

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2 Thank Jetset65
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São Paulo
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

The food, wine list and service are great. The prices are high, but once we were aware of it, no problem.
It is a fancy restaurant, but the staff is not arrogant (in some places they are!). Our hotel made our reservation, but we got there about one hour earlier and they gave us the table right away.
Italian atmosphere with waiters talking with Italian accent increases the experience.
Our group liked to much that we wanted to come back in the following evening, which didn’t happen, but next time in LA I will definitely return.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Elizabeth M
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Bahrain
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172 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“loved it”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

the place is very welcoming
friendly staff and good service
food is delicious
i enjoyed my time there
the place is not very well decorated
its quit simple
but its worth going to

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank NAR42
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Toronto
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327 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Loved Our Visit”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

We searched through Trip Advisor and picked this Italian place....what a treat!

We tried the Gargonzola pizza, Pasta Bolognese and for dessert we had a Napolean.

Everything was fantastic. We even saw Si from Gangham Style dining there tonight.

Definitely a return visit stop for us.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank michaelbeetoronto
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