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“I rarely rate restaurants so you know it must have been special!”
Review of Pace

Pace
Ranked #502 of 10,410 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kirkwood
Reviewed March 8, 2013

While I am big on hotel reviews, I rarely post anything on restaurants. However, a friend who used to live in LA recommended it and we were not disappointed. This is a small "neighborhood" place on Laurel Canyon about 3/4 mile north of Hollywood Ave. If you miss the entrance to the parking ($5.00 valet) and about the only option then turning around and getting back down Laurel Canyon Road (which we did eventually) is quite the production.

Once inside, it is a homey, comfortable place with at least a couple of dining rooms and a heated patio. There were three of us and we all had the highly recommended Cedar Plank Salmon ($26) which comes with a choice of two sides. All of the sides were excellent. Mine were spinach and root vegetables which was awesome. Olives and walnuts (complimentary) start the meal and a thick bread with a bean dipping sauce are also included. Three dinners and three glasses of wine were $130 tip included.

We talked with the manager, Scott, who was very informative. A very nice experience and we will be back.

Cheers.

Marius

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Great food, great ambience. Salmon was my favorite dish, Service was spot on. Unique place that you should try out when in LA

Thank D H
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Was really looking forward to dinner at Pace, had been recommended and was glad to have got a table reservation. On arrival the small restaurant was almost full already with people waiting for tables in the entrance area, it had a good buzzy atmosphere. The food disappointed though, and perhaps I chose badly - I had rigatoni with a tomato & italian sausage sauce. When served, the sauce was hot but the pasta cold (I know restaurants have the pasta pre-cooked then quickly reheat to serve with the sauce, but clearly this pasta had not seen boiling water in some time). It was sent back, and a new dish arrived in good time. However, it just didn't taste that good unfortunately, very bland and uninspiring. My starter was pretty ordinary too. Overall not a good meal, but others in the restaurant seemed to be really enjoying it so think I was unlucky. As a result, I would go again if asked, but wouldn't recommend to a friend.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

My friend, who is a local LA resident, recommended this place and we never would have found it if we were just driving around looking for a place to eat. I ate here twice in 4 days and both times the food and service were fantastic. The first time I had a pasta dish made with butternut squash and mustard greens. To die for. The second time I had the cedar plank salmon. Again, to die for. The chocolate cake, which we had to order with our meals, was light and incredibly rich. I cannot recommend this place enough. Our glasses always had water, we were treated like VIPs, the atmosphere is great. It's a dark restaurant, eclectic decor, and a great soundtrack was playing both times I visited. Bonus: The first night I was seated at the next table over from Meryl Streep. And the second bonus is that the house right across from the restaurant is Jim Morrison's old house. I am from the East so I don't know when I'll be back, but I'll never forget Pace!

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

My boyfriend took me there 2 weeks ago on a Sat night for dinner. Had a special crab salad with green goddess dressing- so good. Their bread is also quite good. I had their cedar plank salmon and that was the best salmon I have had in a long time. Excellent waitress and overall service. My water glass was always full and plates cleared promptly. I will definitely go back. Only downside is their locale and parking.

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