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“Not What It Used To Be”

La Piazza Ristorante
Ranked #420 of 10,036 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Barto, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Not What It Used To Be”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Went to this Italian restaurant a few months ago, ate inside the dining room & had great service with a wonderful waitress & great food BUT this time the experience was horrible! During this visit we sat outside overlooking The Grove's fountain in the sunshine but our waiter & food were not good this visit. The waiter was not attentive---food was not good like before, did not get refills for drinks when needed, & he even gave us someone else' s more expensive check, which it took us over 10 minutes to get his attention to correct it!!! All we saw was the waiter walking around, talking, & kissing women not seated at the tables--women also coming up to him steadily---poor service & food...???? if this was just this instance but the 2 experiences in service & food were so different that it's difficult to recommend this restaurant.

Visited July 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Great view of the fountains at the Grove”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

This Italian restaurant at the Grove in LA is a fabulous spot to people watch and see the fountains.Sitting outside is great.I love it for,the atmosphere but my family is not crazy about the food. The caprese salad was great The bruschetta was good.I enjoyed the salmon with goat cheese souffle.My kids were not thrilled with the pizza. I think the food does not equal the setting which is fabulous.

  • Visited February 2012
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los angeles
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent food, prompt service, fun ambiance!”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

My wife and I were enroute to the theater and stopped at the Grove for a quick bite. We parked and saw some outdoor tables at La Piazza. We each ordered salads and a glass of wine. Outstanding freshness, flavor and service. We plan to return.

  • Visited February 2012
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Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing food, service and atmosphere”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

I don't understand why are people so negative for useless reasons.

I was there for dinner couple days ago.
The Atmosphere is very pleasant and elegant, the Grove is a great spot.
The decor was nice, candles and Italian style.

The waitress was Italian, she had great knowledge on the menu and suggested her favorite dishes and wine combinations. Very polite and elegant. We trusted and it was amazing.

We started with Tomato and beans soup(unbelievable! so good!), had great home made butternut squash ravioli and ended with juicy oven baked seabass.
Ended in a homemade pannacotta (must try), italian espresso and fresh limoncello.
Food was delicious, service was quick and friendly.

A must try, definitely the best place they have in the Grove

  • Visited February 2012
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Bogota, Colombia
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Horrible service!”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Went there for new year's eve dinner. The food was nice but the service was simply horrible. The the arrogant attitude which almost crossed the line to rudeness (of everybody) was simply unbearable and ruined our dinner. This is the first time ever that we leave a note complaining about service. Don't waste your money here!!

Visited December 2011
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