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Lunch at Il Pastaio on July 22, 2007

October 8th, 2017 by philippe · 1 Comment

Il Pastaio

Il Pastaio
400 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
USA

+1 (310) 205-5444
www.giacominodrago.com

Italian Cuisine

Restaurant: 3/5

Il Pastaio is located in the heart of Beverly Hills, not far from Rodeo Drive. The restaurant is very comfortable. Tables outside are a bit cramped but let you enjoy the sun. Toilets are clean but could look better.

Service: 3/5

The service was very good but with an attitude. Repeat customers seems to get a better treatment.

Food: 3/5

As a main course, I had risotto al funghi. While I personally prefer thicker risotto, it was truly excellent. It wasn’t too rich and they were able to strike the right balance of cheese and mushrooms.

Following the main course, I had panna cotta as desert. The panna cotta was served with fresh strawberries, a strawberry couli and some mint for decoration. Taste and texture were excellent. One fault: the mint decorating the panna cotta was not the freshest.

Value for money: 4/5

Around $35, including drinks (orange juice, san pellegrino, cappuccino and espresso) and tip. It’s pricey for pasta but if you consider the location and the quality of the food, it is definitely good value for money. I will come back.

Tags: Beverly Hills · California · Los Angeles · United States

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 admin // Jan 22, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    2008-01-21 Update

    I was at Il Pastaio last night and had the caprese salad, agnolotti and panna cotta (again). While the caprese salad was not the best I had, it was very good. The agnolotti were stuffed with porcini mushrooms and had a truffle taste. In two words: absolutly fabulous! The panna cotta was excellent and this time, the mint was fresh.