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Cafe Carolina

17934 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91316-3632
+1 818-881-8600
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gnocchi” (6 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
17934 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91316-3632
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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 17 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 24 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
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Family members enjoyed multiple layer lasagna and pasta with bolognese sauce. Am huge homemade gnocchi fan and was not disappointed with my gnocchi selection which I had with delicious pesto sauce. Homemade apple strudel and the carob coconut torte were tasty treats at end too!

Thank kkr67
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I love this little neighborhood gem in Encino. They have an excellent regional Italian menu, which has new offerings all the time, and a warm and friendly staff. The quality of the food is excellent and the corkage fee is marginal. We've...More

Thank rnewcomb33
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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