Pastina is among the recipients of the 2017 Experts' Choice Award from TripExpert. The Award recognizes the best restaurants around the world based on reviews by journalists and professional travel writers.
— TripExpert, June 26, 2017
“A family restaurant that gets better every year”, this “fine neighborhood Italian” on Westwood Boulevard elicits raves from “regulars” for its “consistent quality” with especially “excellent pastas and veal” and “knowledgeable”, “gracious” (not to mention “cute”) staff, the space is “sophisticated” and “comfortable”, and the “bargain prices” make a “satisfying” experience even more so.
— Los Angeles So. California Restaurants 2005
If you’re looking for the tastiest, most traditional Italian food on the Westside, look no further. Pastina Trattoria on Westwood offers a wide variety of dishes, each as delicious as the next.
This family-owned restaurant has been opened for more than 20 years and some of their regular customers come in sometimes even up to six times a week! There is such a wide variety of courses and flavors to choose from that we understand why they might want to come back.
The secret? Francesco "Frank" Catullo, the owner, tells us that it’s all about the ingredients.
“I believe in quality, I buy the best of everything, whether it is fish or produce”, he said.
Some might also appreciate the imported choices of dessert such as the traditional Spumone ice cream and the delicious tiramisu.
The Zagat-rated restaurant does not only offer the best of food prepared simply with the finest ingredients out there, but its friendly staff will treat you like royalty the minute you walk in.
So, the next time you are craving real Italian food, Pastina Trattoria is the place to go for a perfect lunch or dinner.