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Cafe Carolina

17934 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91316-3632
+1 818-881-8600
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (6 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
17934 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91316-3632
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Cafe Carolina is a restaurant worth exploring NOT just for the delicious food, but also for the friendly, family-owned vibe, and the regional tours that Chef Giuseppe curates. My personal favorite pasta is pesto, and it's hard to find GREAT pesto. What's great pesto? It...More

Thank Aviva V
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We’ve been coming to Cafe Carolina for years (since before they had a liquor license) and always have a good experience. Our stop this time was on a Friday night and it was unusually not so busy for a Friday night. (So please go there...More

Thank rickpoet
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

If your looking for a great family owned Italian restaurant that is reasonably priced and has some healthy choices look no further. Cafe Carolina has gluten free choices that are great tasting. Never have had a bad meal! Has been here for years and is...More

Thank re1117
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We've dined at Cafe Carolina on many occasions and have always had a great experience. Wonderful Italian dishes, great service and very reasonable wine corkage fee. Cheers!

1  Thank rnewcomb33
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Nice staff, pretty quiet, good soups, I think is was much better when it was smaller. I think it is worth a shot. At worst pleasant dinner, at best pretty good

Thank iwilltrain
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We originally tried this hidden gem because they offered gluten free choices for my celiac diagnosed granddaughter. Our entire family loves this family run restaurant. Not unusual for 8 or more orders of their gnocchi for our group of 12! My very Italian husband passed...More

Thank DesertRatCalifornia
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I absolutely love this place! The best italian restaurant in the valley! The food is absolutely delicious and the service is phenomenal! I highly recommend this place. There's really nothing for me to complain about. There is metered street parking available.

Thank nlee1220
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for quite some time...for years, as I drove down Ventura Blvd and passed it I would tell my husband, "Oh man, I want to try that place...". Saturday night was the night. We drove by, pulled over,...More

Thank Chachairis
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Our group of ten enjoyed a great dinner last night. Red sauce was excellent. Salads good too. Pastas and pizza all above average. Prices are reasonable for the area. Recommend without hesitation.

Thank ef10s2
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Our Anniversary - My daughters treated us to this wonderful culinary experience. The food was prepared so well. I am Sicilian and , Wow, there were wonderful spices and flavors combined for superbness upon my palate. Linguine Adriatico [Fresh Shrimp] was a delight. Funghi Linguine...More

Thank kaatok
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17934 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91316-3632
    (Zelzah Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Ventura Blvd at Zelzah Ave. (west of White Oak.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-881-8600
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