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“Decent food and amazing service”

Avenue Italy Cucina Italiana
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Decent food and amazing service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stopped by for a dinner while we stayed at Terranea Resort on a business trip. The food was decent. I had the pasta with vodka sauce. The wine selection was limited but it had a bottle of Brunello so it made up for it. However, the waitress we had was excellent. Her customer service skills were top notch. We were very happy with her. Definitely will come back if we are ever in the area again.

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Meh, too expensive, no kids menu”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

My mom likes this place and treated us, otherwise, I probably would never have dined here in the first place, because the prices are crazy expensive for basic pasta.
The only reason I think they are surviving is because they are in PV and people have money and are willing to pay that much.
The atmosphere is okay, nice and clean, but the tables are really close together and the musician that was playing the weeknight we were there was so loud it was hard to have a conversation.
I was with two of my kids as well and there is no children's menu, they suggest you order one of their pricey entrees and have your kids split it. Except my kids don't like the same thing, so they each had their own entree, which when you have a 5 year old, that is a lot of leftovers.
Of course we did spaghetti and meatballs for the 5 year old, and she didn't even like it. Neither did I, so the leftovers went to waste pretty much.
The food is very average.
Honestly, I think the food is better at your average chain Italian restaurant and much cheaper and family friendly.
I don't think this place will last very long. Nice location though.

  • Visited June 2014
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los angeles
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128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“nice view, average food, ok price”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

The outdoor patio has very few tables with an umbrella to provide shade. There is a partial view of the ocean that is beautiful and the Golden Cove plaza is ok to look at. The $30 fish was old, smelled strong and deeply fried in a bath of transfat oil. The little cut potatoes and veggies were also dated and oily. The pasta was heavily sauced but tasty. It just was hard to digest and all pasta on the menu is full of sauce. The bread was not fresh and had been heated/toasted. Service was slow but kind. We were a bit abandoned but we were not in a hurry and enjoying each other, the breeze and the view. The restaurant offered the coffee due to the problem but the bill was still high compared to what we had. The kitchen is visible from the restaurant and looks clean.
They should install more patio umbrellas, not advertise old food, review the menu to offer more grilled, low-fat creative pasta dishes like in Italy, either eliminate fish from menu or sell it fresh with freshly cooked veggies, train waiters and cooks, and monitor what is going on.

  • Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Pasta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

The food was amazing, the pizza's were thin and crispy and the pasta was simple but delicious. Friendly staff made for a lovely meal.

Visited June 2014
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LA
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hidden Jem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

This Italian restaurant is in Golden Cove Shopping Center. Nice people, good food and lovely interior with a few patio tables We come here often and enjoy the daily specials, as well as the old stand bys. Across the street from the ocean, at the bottom of Hawthorne Blvd.

  • Visited June 2014
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