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“The best Italian restaurant in Malibu - and among the best anywhere”
Review of Sage Room Restaurant - CLOSED

Sage Room Restaurant
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Sage Room is a small, truly Italian eatery run by the ever charming Claudio and his family. Sometimes his mother (Mama Rosa) is visiting from Italy and even cooks in the kitchen. A favorite hang amongst the locals in Malibu.

Thank RichardGibbs
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I visited The Sage Rooms on the last day of my vacation in Malibu and it was probably one of the best restaurants I visited. The food actually wasn't anything amazing, but it was only pasta and tomato sauce so what do you expect, but what made it so amazing was the customer service. We arrived quite late (by Malibu times anyway, it was like 8pm), and it was really busy but they managed to fit us in. The woman who greeted us was lovely (and British so we felt very at home), and then the waiter was even better.

As a party of 6 with 2 vegetarians, 1 really fussy teenager and 1 who doesn't eat dairy, we're not the easiest to cater for..

I can't remember the name of our waiter but he let us create our own meals - down to the shape of our pasta and what sauce we had with it (spaghetti is just too much to handle sometimes), and the price was decent too (Had eaten at Mr Chows a few nights before and were therefore pretty poor!)

Overall, amazing.

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Thank JemimaLilyJane
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We found this gem by accident driving the Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Barbara and Santa Monica. It's well hidden but worth seeking out. Great authentic Italian food in an atmosphere reminiscent of a friend's dining room. It may not be family-run but sure feels like it. The food was excellent and the staff were very courteous and helpful. Get there early if you want one of their specials, they run out quickly.

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Thank Talisker55
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

I recently had a business dinner with several guests and it was very good. The food portions and prices would be the only thing keeping me from all fives. Service also very competent and very pleasant. They do need to fix the air conditioner also!

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Thank Dave s
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Stayed in Malibu for the first time last week and was very happy we stopped by Sage for dinner. I can't speak for dining in as we ordered take out to take back to the house. The food was fresh and tasty and look forward to coming back soon!

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Thank Madeline S
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