Pizza >Eddie's Italian Restaurant
4002 Lincoln Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA | Directions 9029233.990407 -118.447324
Monday - Thursday:
11:00am - 3:00pm & 5:00pm - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:30pm
3:00pm - 10:30pm
3:00pm - 10:00pm
Neighborhoods: Marina Del Rey, West LA, Marina Del Ray
Old Fashion Italian Food – This place is really amazing. The food is SOO good. sometimes depending on the chef the food isn't that amazing, but the majority of the time, im always stuffed beyond belief with flavorful food. The portion sized are HUGE. I usually share with my husband. When you look at the resturant from afar, it looks kind of gross because it rests in a strip mall kind of place, but smaller. But once you get past that, and finally eat the food, you would be thankful you did.
Best Pizza on West Side of LA Period (from wistful NYC'ers) – Alejo's may be hard to park at, it may not be "foofy" enough for most LA'ers who consider ambience a category, pshaw, you can't eat decor. The pizza kicks bum because "big brother" won't let me say a... I don't know if it's precisely NYC style but it reminds me of both the best pizza in Queens, Brooklyn and honestly Cleveland. Perfect crust, not too thick or thin with toppings and sauce SANDWICHED b/t fresh mozzarella. The pepperoni is real, it gets greasy and crispy and YUMMY. Dear lord people its animal fat, you can process it, eat it!!! I swear this is why everyone's skin, hair and nails are so nasty out here, this place uses butter, cream, olive oil and meat. YUM.......It's clean, neighborhood blue collar friendliness must be what puts people in LA off to this place. I never felt a wait. They look AT you, say hello, seat you and GIVE YOU TIME TO ENJOY the person you're with, the menu, your feet up for the first time that day. . . . .. I guess most of the folks who go here and complain haven't done a hard day's work to enjoy a relaxing, tasty, homemade meal Grazia Alejo's for making us happy full and not broke!!! GO NOW!
Great pasta, despite a long wait – Alejo's serves great Italian food--large portions, authentic taste, great atmosphere. The only problem is the wait--everytime I've been, I've had to wait at least twenty minutes. That being said, the food is definitely worth the wait, and even though they don't sell alcohol, they do serve it for a small cork fee.
Just try it... – This is the best Italian food I've had since moving to the west coast. Its the closest thing to a family style east-coast Italian restaurant you'll find out here... god bless 'em. The first dish I order at a new Italian restaurant: Liguine w/red clam sauce - very good here. A bit of a "local" flavor to the dishes - but traditional enough to rule every other place I've been to in the area. Even the bread is good. They don't serve booz though - so bring you're own and pay the corkage fee. Also, there is a perpetual 20 minute wait - you can set your watch by it.
Great find – Went there last night. I love little dives but I thought this one might be a little too divey (is that a word?). But Im glad I want. Everything was good. There were 8 of us and we did a family style setup so everyone got to sample a little of everything with a second helping! Portions are large, lots of garlic, good stuff. Dont eat too much bread though...cause portions are large!
From strip-mall spaghetti stop to local institution, this is home-style Italian food that won't break the bank. – In Short
It's all about sharing huge portions of garlic-heavy pizza and pasta at Alejo's. Many dishes feature green, white and red ingredients that mimic the Italian flag. Main courses include a tricolor pizza that substitutes pesto for tomato sauce, mixed gnocchi (cheese, spinach and portobello) with a marinara-Alfredo combo sauce, and the house-specialty spaghetti and meatballs. At the Marina, diners sit shoulder-to-shoulder at communal tables. Down the street, there are private booths.
Wonderful little slice of L.A. – The service at this spot is so friendly, and the food is a great taste/cost value. If you have a date that's more impressed by financial smarts than glitz, this is the place to go.
GARLIC BOMB!!! – You will leave this place smelling like garlic -- depending on how you feel about garlic - that may be good or bad. Their bread is delicious but many of the dishes lack originality and depth- instead of flavoring the sauces they just pour on the garlic. If you're headed to Alejo, grab a bottle of wine (they're byo) and don't plan on making out with anyone within the next 24 hours.
Imperfect, but Good – If you love garlic, you will enjoy the food. I have been here twice and both times the place has been absolutely packed with people and very loud. Not a good place for a date. You come for the cheap italian eats, but you are elbow to knee with the other patrons. Not a good place for people who like personal space, especially when the crying babies and wandering toddlers are added to the mix. It feels like a big family holiday dinner where you are gorging on huge platters of pastas while your third cousin twice removed yammers away in the background.
Yummo!!!! – Alejo's rocks! I love this place. I love the garlic. I love the oil. I love the entrees. I love the price. I always go to the Westchester location. It looks like a cafeteria inside. But it's all about the food. Go here. You won't regret it. Snobs, need not try!
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