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“Good food...service not so much”
Review of Sage Room Restaurant - CLOSED

Sage Room Restaurant
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Made reservations for my wife's birthday, we arrived 10 min early and were promptly seated...and then completely ignored for 30 minutes....had to go asked if we were could be helped before the waiter showed up. On the good side, the food was well prepared and tasted excellent and the service improved as the evening progressed. Wine prices were restaurant standard, about 1.5 to 2 times retail and they have a good selection. Desserts were quite tasty. Food is worth the price and we would probably eat here again, just to see if the service was a fluke.

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Thank Menace03
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Has good food and nice atmosphere. Not on the beach. Locals go. Not too expensive. Be sure to make a reservation

Thank Caroline M
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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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