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Vittorio's Italian restaurant in the Pacific Palisades leaves something to be desired

A lovely ambiance and a charming, out-of-the-way locale do not make up for the sub-par Italian cuisine served up at Vittorio's Ristorante and Pizzeria in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Sampling several dishes including Chicken Marsala, Chicken Francese, Fettuccini Bolognese, and Baked Pasta, the entire table was left underwhelmed. The Marsala was watery, the Francese so lemony it was hard to swallow. The side dish of green beans was tasty, though hard to alter for dietary restrictions (they were appalled when a diner had a garlic allergy). However, the waiter was so incredibly rude and sarcastic that even the delicious garlic bread didn’t save the experience. Given the mediocre dishes and the attitude of the staff, it hardly seemed worth the rather steep bill. Recognized for over twenty years for their family-friendly atmosphere, one has to wonder if it was an off night. Learn more at Located at 16646 Marquez Ave, Pacific Palisades.