1858 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002734.104830 -118.291648
Hours: Mon 11am - 10:30pm Wed Thu Sun 11am - 12am � Fri Sat 11am - 1am
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Los Feliz
Italian anyone? – Been going to this restaurant for over 20 years and never have I been disappointed. The owner always welcomes his customers with smiles and feeds them great food! If you want some good authentic Italian food, then look no further! Thanks Tony!
Bad service at palermo Ristorante in Los Feliz – To all patrons even thinking of eating here;
I usually don't take time to write reviews and it takes a great deal to get me to do it..with that said I, along with 2 friends went to have breakfast this morning and ordered our food. My order was wrong and when I told the waitress she responded that "no, that's not sausage it's bacon!". Clearly I know the difference just from the appearance. I asked for a to go box so to give it to the homeless guy on the corner who uses Palermos bathroom and told the host what had happened. He appologized and asked if he could remake the order and I told him I didn't have the time (the original order took over 30 minutes to arrive) and my friends had already finished thier breakfast. After I paid, and yes she charged me for a wrong order, the host walked out with me and again appologized and said "well at least you didn't pay for it". I told him I did and his response was that he had asked her not to charge me since the order was wrong. I told him that not only was the service bad (not including him) but the waitress's attitude was bad. I highly recommend not going here. This is the second time this has happened to me in the past month at Palermos and it seems they don't care. I gave them the second chance and they failed me. There are many other local Los Feliz eateries that far surpass this place.
The Best Place I've been to – This by far has been the best place, not just the best italian food but the service was so good. I would recommend this to everyone. And the owner Tony is so nice, this was our first time going and we were leaving he told us to sit back down and when we went back the waitress came we dessert and said "Tony said 'you must have dessert and it's on the house.'" We will definately go back with out a doubt. And the prices are worth for what the BIG portions they give
A fan for 30 years. – The first time I went to Parlermos they were located on Hillhurst Ave., and I was just a kid. Then they moved to their current location on Vermont and grew the business to what it is today. Its always felt like home and their food has remained consistent over time. The "Special Pizza" is my favorite, it comes with a bit of everything (including anchovies) and a couple of slices go a long way. I also recommend ordering any of their pastas "baked." I mean if you're already eating there, what's a couple of more calories between friends? They also have a full bar in back in case you need a cocktail. Everyone works hard there, no stand around modeling from the crew. Everyone is busy doing something, trying to get you seated, bringing you water, your order, checking up on you, etc... The place is good for large parties, birthdays, and kids. Its also a favorite of the local police department and you often see uniformed personnel there. They have valet parking in the back but it fills up quickly. I often have to find parking in the surrounding streets, which I have always found to be safe. The area has grown quickly and there's lots of activity from the nearby movie theater and other dining locales, so budget another 15 to 20 minutes to find parking.
21 year customer – By far the best Italian food anywhere. Best service. These people are like family members you actually like. We just moved to WA. and are missing you.
Good Prices, Good Food, Good Environment...What else do you want? – I went to Palermo's the other night, and let me just say it was wonderful. I had their homemade Chicken Ravioli's with Alfredo sauce. Included with my meal came my choice of Soup or Salad, and Garlic Bread. I had the Chicken soup which, btw, was great. It's not your normal chicken soup. I asked my server what made it so different and she explained it was a tomato based soup. I was also reading some other reviews on here and I have to ask, where did you people park? They have a lot right behind the restaurant with free parking if you get your ticket validated inside. What's a couple bucks for a tip if you get free parking. Reasonably priced food, the environment was home-like (I'm Italian so the loudness reminded me of home), and the employees seemed to really enjoy what they do there. All in all, it was a great experience and I'd definitely return.
Disappointing! – My, how time changes things! It's been about a year since my last visit to Palermo. Decided to try Delivery. The fact that my food arrived 14 minutes after I hung-up [on a Friday eve - during "rush-hour"] makes me wonder how long it had been sitting around. The Chicken Picata was VERY tough. The spaghetti sauce was so bland, it could have been from a jar, as far as I could tell. (Ragu?). The soup, which I had to remind the lady on the phone came with the order, was "OK". Then, to add insult to injury, the delivery man didn't even have change for a Twenty, so I wound up giving him a 30% tip. Oh, yeah....the Garlic Bread was good. Avoid going Wednesday thru Monday.
Good happy hour deals for average food. Don't bother with the normal prices! – During happy hour this restaurant actually deserved a 5....the half price appetizers makes the small sauceless, tasteless pizzas seem a decent bargain for 5 dollars. The bruschetta is also a decent app but just know you receive a very small portion of three pieces...also 5 dollars. If you have the money to try some of the higher priced dishes than Palermo offers a great ambiance and quick service to make an enjoyable night out. If you're looking for cheap eats or a good pizza I would stay away. Also a heads up that parking near Westwood is a nightmare and you may need to fork over the 5 dollars and walk a few blocks. Reservations recommended.
Two strikes and I'm out – This place has a lot going for it in character, comfort and aroma, but the food is average. The best part was the little pizza bread things they bring out with the water. I gave it a second chance and was left unsatisfied, again. Great Italian -American food is all about the red sauce. Their sauce is forgettable and dolloped out as such.
Absolutely the best value for Italian food – I don't think I could do better than Palermo's. Every time I have been there has been a delight, even on those evenings when there is a long wait (like Sundays). The pizza is absolutely delicious, the pasta dishes are tasty and filling, the salads are good, the wine is delightful and affordable. I love everything about this place! It's probably my favorite restaurant in town, and that is saying a lot. Warning: they are closed on Tuesdays!
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