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Regular Hours
Mon - Sun:
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Phone: (213) 318-5505

Primary Phone: (213) 318-5505

Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
East LA, Silver Lake
AKA

Aroma Restaurant

Restaurant

Categories
Italian Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Pizza, Restaurants

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joel01

04/06/2012

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
The best Italian in Los Angeles,

We are all from the east, and we know Italian food. Don't miss this one people !

carl2percival

01/19/2011

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Overall
I will return.

On the recommendation of friends we have been there twice now and believing in the adage, 1st impressions are the best. We like this place. For the freshness and quality of our meal, top of the list. Our 2 different steaks, excellent. For the very pleasant ambiance which was enhance by our waiter on both occasions. Our waiter was remarkably knowledgeable, from the way it was cooked to the ingredients. For his choice of wine. All there are very attentive. Next time I go will add our waiters name to this. Cons. Just don’t judge the place from out side. Its like “don’t judge a book by the cover”. Go in, you will like it.

alex gerstenzang

08/16/2010

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Silver Lake Italian

Aroma ... the exterior is no reflection of the delightful inside. A small well done casual place with a tough of class. The food is Italian home cooking like you haven't tasted. Every dish is just a flavorful experience and love is infused in each plate. Probably some of the best gnocchi ever and a solid selection of wine.
The specials were incredible and all four of us were raving about the evening!
Enjoy!

DiscerningOne

04/29/2010

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Overall
Scrumptious Italian in Silverlake!

Been going to Aroma for a few years now and had to finally sit down and write a well deserved review.
We go there when we are celebrating and get all dressed up AND we go there when we just want to have a delicious dinner out. Once your inside the mimi-mall fades away quickly.
There menu is big (so you can get a good classical Italian dish any time) and they always have a bunch of specials to add to your choices. These are usually so melt in your mouth delish! I've never had room for dessert so I have no idea how that is, but I can tell you all the apps and mains are terrific.
Also the staff is friendly, attentive (with an understanding of timing and when to approach the table) and it's obvious that they love the food too... they are no fools. Do yourself a favor and GO to this delicious gourmet Italian restaurant.

jolaca

08/30/2009

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
good food, but won't return

Food was good, but the brusk, cranky waitresses i can do without. I had a bill of $21.00 and left $40 in the folder and was asked if needed change when i clearly left the folder open and the waitress was visually upset cause she wanted the whole thing. Is she nuts. change was returned but i won't. skip this joint. looks nice from the outside but the true worth is how they treat you.

mich2384

04/03/2009

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Overall
Enjoyable dinner!

My husband and I just returned from our first dinner at Aroma. Wonderful! The restaurant has a cozy dining room, and an excellent and friendly staff. We called ahead to book a table, which helped us avoid a 45 minute wait. Ask for a table in the dining room as opposed to a table next to the kitchen. Wide variety of specials, and the food was really good and flavorful. The restaurant is in a strip mall on Sunset, but don't let that influence you. Aroma is definitely worth trying!

joel01

02/21/2009

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Overall
the best !

coming from boston i know good food & service thay have it ! a must go place ! get thare early it fills up fast and no area for wating !

miratb

07/11/2008

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Best Italian food in LA!

I have to start this by saying that I have never reviewed a restaurant. This restaurant is so amazingly good that I had to say something about it. If you are looking for quality Italian food this is the place to try. You will never believe that a restaurant in such a random strip mall can be this good but it is. As everyone has said the specials are the way to go and definitely try the flan!

buchef

10/29/2007

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
good place to go

Aroma restaurant is a place you can enjoy every time you go, they have a exellent specials, good wines
and a exellent service. I love the place. if you planning to have a party go there you will enjoy it.
food is exellent
service exellent
wine exellent

si quieres comer bien, ve a AROMA RESTAURANTE. Ellos tienen muy buena comida, buenos vinos y buen servicio, muy buenas especiales todos los dias , yo disfruto cuando voy a comer a Aroma
restaurant, puedes ver a los cocineros y al Dueno/chef, cocinando para ti y tambien puedes ver que todos los que estan cocinando estan bien limpios y presentables eso es muy bueno .
el ambiente es muy bonito.

del 1 al 10... un 10 para AROMA RESTAURANT

jgmc2

09/23/2007

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
The best little Italian restaurant in Los Angeles

Excellent!! Everytime I go I usually order their specials and it's always great. Well last night was the best by far. Right now they have mozzarella that is flown in once a year, very tasty a must have while they have it. The lobster pasta was great and the quail was splendid. We shared it all and they will divide it for you too and they don't charge like those other restaurant. Those of you who haven't gone has to go at least once and you'll keep going back like we do. Oh and the owner is always there, you see them cooking in front of you (well on the side where you walk in). The place is small so the food is always cooked fresh! You can't beat that. Two of the waiters must have been there a long time (not sure how long) but they describe the food as if they had made it themselves. TRY IT. You'll be glad you did! and it's worth the drive if you're not in the neighborhood. It's in an outdoor shopping center so you may miss it. But don't let the exterior of the location change your mind because it's worth every bit!! The selection of wine is just as good, so you won't be disappointed in anyway except when it's crowded and you have to wait but you get to see all the food that goes out which may make your decision easier. ALWAYS ASK TO HEAR THE SPECIALS BEFORE LOOKING AT THE MENU. We usually don't look at the menu. I think we did twice of all the times we've gone. Oh and sometimes you can ask to make something special and they might be able to too.

rufustf

06/30/2007

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Best secret of the UGLIEST strip mall ever!!!

I live about 2-3 blokck from this place, and had biked/drove by w/my lady a number of times and we'd said things like ""what an ugly place"" ""geez, what a dumb name"" and a # of other derogatory things.
Wow, could we not have been further off base. It's ALL ABOUT THE FOOD! and service too.
Looking at the menu one day while getting beer, I thought, why not? It's got pasta, and lots of veal (love it), so WTF?
We went, and never even opened the menu. It's really all about the specials. Split a mushroom/parm appetizer, it had a texture like a tasty sponge on cheese chips. Fantastic. My lady had the sea bass (a special) and I had the veal chop, in a sauce w/sun dried tomatoes. I had had the veal chop at Valentino's a while prior to this, and it was every bit as delicious, mabye more so. Anyhow, don't be put off by the location/looks of the place: in this city we're lucky to have a place that really puts it all into the food. No pretentious B.S., just world-class food.
Also, our waitress was OUT-F***IN-STANDING!! Rarely have I had such professional well thought out service. She handled everything with grace and ease. Never over-present and very helpful with everything.
Dessert. Well, the lady is a chocolate freak, so much as I would have liked to share a tiramisu or creme brule it wasn't gonna happen, so we went with the chocolate whatever it was. Wow. It was almost better than s&x. It actuall WAS better than some s&x I've had, to be honest. Anyhow, if you're thinking about trying this restaurant out you should do it. About $100 for two. It's worth every penny.

asplatt

06/22/2007

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Best Italian in LA, especially the specials!!!

One of the best restaurants in LA. The menu is great but don't make a decision until you've heard the specials. Once you've been there a few times and they recognize you there are even more specials they let you know about, and if they ever have the gnocci, order it. The best I've ever had. It's a great hidden treasure, with agreat food, service and an open kitchen so you can watch it all happen.

jgmc

02/09/2007

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Overall
Better then any restaurant in Beverly Hills . ..

I lived on the west side for many years and my fiance loves to eat. We use guides to tell us what's new, where to go to find a good meals. We moved to Los Feliz and kept doing our research, well, we came across Aroma, now we have a favorite restaurant. It use to be Hungry Cat, now Aroma is #1. And the bread . . .the variety of the specials and oh the service is great, you see them cooking right out in the open, nothing to hide. The owner is there too unlike a lot of other restaurants. It's small so you might want to check to see if you can get in.

gerryjim

02/04/2007

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Overall
GOOD FOOD, BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR IT.

As everyone says, the food is quite good. For some reason they haven't gotten it together in regard to setting up reservations. Last night we waited 45 minutes beyond our reservation time. The visit before that an hour. I think most people do not sit down at their reserved time. Waiting for this restaurant requires you either wait in the restaurant's small waiting area, or outside in the strip mall where you can sit on a cold tile ledge.

choicefantasia

01/30/2007

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Overall
Good Job Guy's. !!!

Few days ago, I did enjoy the best food and service in town, well manered.- Fresh foor, friendly service and well manered.

Again thanks for all guy's. !!!

linda651

11/20/2006

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Overall
Great service, great food!

My husband & I decided to give this place a try, after reading the other positive reviews on CitySearch. We definitely were not disappointed! Your meal starts with complimentary bruschetta, followed by a basket of warm bread. We had the spinach ravioli and linguini and clams, both were fabulous! The service is GREAT and the food was really delicious. Don't let the outside appearances fool you (it's in a non-descript strip mall), it is small inside but very cozy and lovely. We'll be back!

99michelle

07/07/2006

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Overall
The BEST italian food I've EVER had!

Aroma restaurant is a small restaurant near silverlake. I heard about it from a friend who swore it was the best food, so I figured I'd try it out for myself. It has a very friendly atmosphere. Its relaxed, the staff is very attentive, and the chef Edin greets each customer with a sincere smile. I started with a mango seafood salad, and that was to die for, it melts in your mouth, I wanted to ask for more and more but figured I should try the rest. Afterwards I had a ravioli pasta, WOW! and my friend had filet mignon and WOW! the food was amazing, we looked at the people around us and they had the same expression on their face as we did when wevfirst had a taste of the food, a huge smile crossed their face and their eyes gently closed as they savored the most delicious food ever. We ended our meal with tiramisu and again we were shocked at how incredibly delicious each piece of food we put into our mouth was. If you want great food, this is the place to go, the food and service are AMAZING!

russkar

02/16/2006

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Overall
Upscale Italian in a Strip Mall

What a special place in an unlikely location , located in a Strip Mall.
The Food speaks volumes about the Chef's experience at Valentino for 15 yrs.
Very good food and reasonable prices, you can't go wrong! Wine Friendly also.

bob15650

02/13/2006

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Overall
Loved this Place

Oh my god, I loved this place. The food was terrific. The service was VERY attentive. I'm so happy to have found this place and have been back very often. Hurry, you won't be sorry.

togi55

01/31/2006

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Overall
A hidden gem!

This place has a deceptive location -- a cramped space in a rather low-rent strip mall -- but the food and the service are four if not five star! Wonderful, creative dishes, doting servers and a relaxed, smart but not pretentious feel (kinda like Silver Lake itself). Make a reservation because it fills up fast and diners linger. A welcomed addition to the area's meager culinary options.