375 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA | Directions 9021034.070398 -118.400836
Tuesday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 03:00 PM Tuesday To Friday From 06:00 PM To 10:00 PM Saturday From 06:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Beverly Hills
I can't believe what I saw – Never have I written on one of these review sites. I hear people come to vent or praise. So here is my story.
I lunch often at e.baldi. My office is down the street. The food is OK. The service is OK.
The food took forever to get to the table. No one working at e.baldi seemed to care. I was even late for a meeting partially because of it. Then other contributing factor to me being late was the unnecessary behavior of the owner in regards to a rehab/paparazzi queen and her following of paparazzi. This was all the staff and owner cared about at lunch today. Any other restaurant would have let this one walk out into her own line of fire, It didn't go down this way. The owner/chef and his group of waiters escort her out to her car at the valet. With the pumped up owner leading the way, waving his arms like he was swatting away a swarm of bees. The rest of us were pushed aside and made to wait until the circus that was created by him ended. It was rediculous.In the end I was a half hour late for my meeting.
I won't be back.
BAD FOOD BAD EVERYTHING – This place is plain awful. Went with friends recently and the ruling at the end of our rip off dinner was never again. I then decided to see what other people had to say about this place and the truth is in the majority of the reviews. All was OK at our cramped table until the waiter asked us if we would like some wine. We were not interested and then it went down hill. The food took forever to get to the table. At one point we all noticed a very short man in a chef coat learing out from the kitchen window. I was told he was the chef. Anyone think he should be cooking and not stare out at the customers making them uncomfortable. The food was average at best. I ordered a pasta that was so mushy it could have been soup. A friends vegtable soup was so salty they could not eat it. The waiter was sub standard at best. The table next to us sumed it all up. People come here only because they heard they can see celebrities and the celebrities come because they can be seen by the paparazzi through the glass windows. Guess no one comes for the food. That's a relief then they won't be disappointed like we were. The informative neighbors told us the restaurant is on the market for sale so this torture in dining will soon be over. Thank heaven for that others will be spared. To sum it up. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE!
I love this place. The BEST Sole and outstanding service. Valet Parking – I like to stick with my "usual places (The Drago Family places)". But a friend suggested that we have lunch there. I had the dover sole....the very best I''ve ever had anywhere. Since then I've been back once or twice a week for lunch and always have the sole. Ftriends have also had the Veal Chop which is actually unique. They cut around the "chop" (with bone) leaving a tiny bit attached. Then it's pounded THIN and ROUND a la scallopine, breaded and topped with Baby Arugula. Listen and accept their recommendations and don't ask for it "your way".
Excellent Wine List. Outstanding service (ask for Giovani and tell him you read Sandy's review)
Most of the seating is too close for me but I've found one table that I always sit at with ample room. There are several small tables outdoor (on sidewalk) that are dog friendly. Sometimes gets a little too loud for me.
An appitizer, glass of wine, entre, coffee and desert for two will be about $160 plus tip.
It had previously closed for a few months due to marital problems but that now behind Eduardo, I am glad that this place is open.
I am confused. Some people hate e.baldi and some people love it. So which one is it. First of all I have read that the restaurant closed. However this is not the case as I was just there last night. I thought the food was excellent. My girlfriend and I started with a pizza with sausage and it was like the true pizza I had in Florence. It was crispy, thin, a bit burned, and flavorful. We shared a pumpkin ravioli as well as a agnolotti with sweet corn. I could not believe how perfect both dishes were. After the paste I had a sliced NY and my girlfriend another order of agnolotti which she became addicted to. I cant get a grip what they do with the meat, but it was the best meat i have ever had. For dessert we share a butterscotch pudding with caramel on top. I could of had ten of them. Our waiter was nice and polite. I left the restaurant even more confused than when i went in. I really do not understand why anyone would think anything but good about this restaurant.
highly recommend – I love this place and am so sad that it is closing.
The food is a out of this worlld. Way better then Giorgio's. My dover sole melted in my mouth. The pizza is thin and crispy and the pasta is insane. Desserts are just sinful.
The space is beautiful and relaxing.
There is major people watching due to all the celebrities that eat there. Although my favorite is the owner who is this stunning beauty (I'm a straight girl). Mrs. Baldi floats throughout the dining room ( the table next to me said she is a ballet dancer) greeting everyone as if they were a valued friend, celebrity or not. My girlfriends and I were made to feel welcomed and important.
Yes the waiters are lets just say tense. When I asked to modify a dish you feel it. Evidentally this stress comes from the kitchen as Chef Baldi does not like to change the way things are made. Did anyone think maybe he knows best?
You can always see him, the tiny man, looking out the kitchen window watching the action in the dining room.
If Mrs. Baldi isn't there your left to the mercy of a few hostesses that honestly are clueless, but try their best. Unlike the door at Giorgio's where if your not famous forget it you;'ll wait over an hour for your table even if you have a reservation and the main girl is as rude and unappealing as can be.
Why this very busy restaurant is closing is unknown to me.
Will all my freinds and I ever eat that well and be made to feel as special again, is the question.
Dreadful service – The waiter was just plain snotty the whole time. Pushed the 3-course thing (appetizer, pasta, main course) saying portions are small--not true. But they committed the worst sin right at the end, I had asked for a decaf cappucino and was assured it was decaf but it wasn't. Didn't sleep all night, pulse racing etc. I HATE when waiters do that, I used to suffer from seizures so have to make sure my diet is stimulant free. A very bad end to a marginal evening.
great salads, fish dishes and pasta! – I understand why other reviewers have complained about the service. However, one bite of the proscuitto and mozzarella appetizer and you will forget the fact that you had to wait 20 minutes after your reservation time for your table...Try the risotto with truffles, dover sole, desserts are all amazing..
bad food, bad service, rude ownership – I have never taken the time to review a rest.
I was entertaining 4 women at EBaldi last night. We each ordered starters, pasta, and a main course.
When the main course arrived, two of us ordered the salmon. The smell was fishy, the taste was just as bad. When i called the waiter over, and told him, he listened and went to the kitchen. upon his return he told us that the fish was fresh. Kindly, i told him that we didn't like it, regardless of Fresh, it was overcooked, and very fishy. He asked me if i want it packed to go! I told him if i didn't like it here, why would i take it home?..he just looked rudely at me and walked away. I told him politly don't worry i will pay for it just take it away. He rufused!!! I asked to speak to the owner, no one came to the table except the bus boy. He asked if i wanted to take the food away and i gladly said yes!! The waiter showed up and told him to pack it up for me to take home!!! thats when i got mad. I told him how many time do i have to tell you to take it away. Bottom line, i demanded the attention of the owner. The wife came, i explained what happened and she told me 'there Italian", and it must be a communication problem. She explained that the waiter is a fav amounst women. That was it!
when the bill came ($466) it included both salmon orders. They didn't take it off the bill, and frankly they were so rude and disrespectful that i was shocked!
I totaled the order without a tip and left! We cancelled our meal at Spago's for this!! never again will i go to this place.
Cannot believe there is any relationship whatsoever to Giorgio Baldi. This place is terrible. The location- small, sterile & cold. The crowd- mostly euro. The food- horrible. Service- slow. Don't bother going, there are better places to waste your money.
Best handmade ravioli and pizza in Beverly Hills – I have had three exceptional experiences at E. Baldi, even choosing to go there for lunch on my birthday with a few close friends. Yes, the quarters are a bit cramped, and the restaurant almost resembles a ship in the sense that it's a narrow space lined with windows, but my dining experience there was impeccable each and every time. The pizzas are crispy and light, with a pleasantly (but not cloyingly) sweet tomato sauce and the right amount of mozzarella. The crust is ideal for fans of Italian-style thin crust pizza, crispy but not "transparent" as many crusts of this style are. The Agnolotti di Granturco I believe it's called is an absolute delight. Little fluffy pockets of ravioli bursting with corn flavor and generously doused with truffle butter, little bits of truffle, and cream. The handmade ravioli at E. Baldi is truly incredible, the best I've had in Los Angeles it would be safe to say, due to its delicacy, something you don't see often to be frank. My only complaint is that the portion sizes are miniscule. I find myself having to order multiple ravioli dishes as well as a pizza SIMPLY for myself, and I hardly tip the scales at 110 pounds. Then again, I could be ordering more of these ravioli dishes purely because I love them so much. The salmon crepe is also quite delicious; accented with lemon, the dish really pops. The fare at E. Baldi is straightforward and simple but wonderful. Highly recommended.
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