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Fairfax District
1.7 km from Melrose Avenue
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Those namesake chefs, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, bring serious talent and experience to this easygoing Italian-American café—they are in fact two of t...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Italian, Pizza
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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was EXCEPTIONAL! Susie was extremely friendly and personable. Pizza was great. Red wines by the glass were unique. The ravioli were perhaps the best I’ve ever had, and my grand mother and parents are Italian 🫢 I’ve never had a ravioli with such thin...dough, that stuck together so well when filled with ricotta like that, very special care and skill! Cavatelli were also lovely! My only issue was the suggested order portions. We were suggested to share an appetizer, a pizza and two pastas. We did just that, minus the appetizer, and it was still SO MUCH FOOD. Too much. It was all delicious, but at the end of the meal I couldn’t enjoy it as much as if I had ordered only an app and a pasta. I don’t know if management tells staff to up sell item count, but all it does is backfire when the customer leaves feeling uncomfortable because they are too much. It’s a little loud and the music is 98% rap/hip hop. If you don’t think you’ll like that, you can eat outside. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don’t like eating dinner, paying expensive (but fair) prices and then finding out when I get the bill the restaurant adds an 18% fee on top of their menu prices and explicitly states the 18% goes to the restaurant not the servers and is...not considered as part of the tip. Honestly, why would servers work for this place. They must get railroaded on the tip all the time when the restaurant is using a bait n switch on their menu prices like this. Will avoid this restaurant at all costs in the future. Dishonest prices on the menu and obviously poor treatment of the front house staff.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022

First time visit to this restaurant in LA. With the meal we had two tasting of three Greek "orange" wines for $25 each. A tasting of three small layers per glass. Such prices give high expectations. One of the three wines was litteraly vinager. It...looked hazy and tasted like pure vinager. I have opened many bottles of wine in my life but not a single one has turned into vinager. The bottle out of which they served this wine must have been open too long. One can imagine with susch small glasses served. Hygiene, hygiene. I had a Linguini with clams. The clams where cut very finely. No fresh clams,no shells. The sauce was horrible. I wonder if Jon and Vinny have ever been in Italy. A very different experience.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022 via mobile

Great customer service beginning with hostess. Marcos and Daniel were our servers great attitude Marcos gave us a few recommendations on the food which was very helpful this was our first time here on s Slauson and will not be our last GREAR CUSTOMER SERVICE...thank youMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2022

We had researched online for our visit in West Hollywood and decided to check this local Italian restaurant primarily due to the menu selection and review by CN Traveler online. Only until we arrived did we know what the challenges would be to first park...our car and then hope for a decent, safe table. It's a small place with limited seating and tight quarters; not the ideal setup for a covid restrictive environment. Still, it seemed worth the risk if we got in early dinner, which we did. Be prepared to give extra time for finding a parking location nearby. We finally did end up parking along a neighborhood street which appeared relatively safe. When we walked down the sidewalk to the front entrance, we noticed that in front of the restaurant was what we thought was some sort of construction blocking store front parking. In fact, it was their outdoor seating arrangement. We chose to sit inside. The tables were close together. Still, staff did their best to follow protocols at the time. Jon & Vinny's is known for their "spicy fusilli" but I chose the Kids Pomodoro. For the life of me, I can't think of why I did that. The pomodoro was very good though. I also had the heirloom tomato salad with shaved parmigiano which was also good. My wife had the Apple Salad with persimmons. She really enjoyed that, along with a spiraled zucchini side. All the food items were very good. I think we were just a little nervous about the smallness of the space under the circumstances. When restrictions are more lifted, we may return for another visit. By the way, inside the restaurant is a separate tiny wine shop. I took the opportunity to check it out. Of course, they sell wines that they also have offered in the restaurant. I can't say I was overly impressed with the selection though or the prices. The photos on their website give the impression that the wine shop is bigger than it really is.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed February 16, 2022

Don’t recommend eating here. It was the worst restaurant of our trip. The food was swimming in oil and very ordinary otherwise. Pasta was as if it was from the kid’s menu. And the bill came out to be the same as what we paid...at The Four Season. Service was even worse. It was as if she was doing us a favor by taking our order and bringing our food. Ungrateful with a side of attitude. There are plenty of other amazing restaurants in the area. Save your time and money and go somewhere else.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022 via mobile

You can eat in or outside or get a take away. Eating out is great as there are large heaters for cool evenings. The food is delicious and served speedily there is an extensive wine list or you can play corkage. The staff are friendly,...welcoming and really helpful.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 15, 2022 via mobile

Popular Italian spot with takeout options. For this latest visit, we got takeout for a group of 5. The person who took the order tried telling us we needed 3 of each dish, which was overkill. We ended up 3 pizzas, 2 sets of meatballs,...2 sets of 3 different kinds of pizza, and 2 sets of burrata, and we had enough food leftover for a birthday party with 9 girls (though to be fair, we also got Kazu Nori for that birthday). In short, don’t feel obligated to over-order; even though portions appear smaller, the food is dense. You’ll be veeeeery full after a meal of Jon and Vinny’s. The spicy fussili was good when I had it at the Brentwood location, but it didn’t taste as spicy from this location. The white pizza is my favorite one; the crust is Neapolitan-style and the pizzas were cut in 6 slices, so it’s good for sharing. The meatballs are huge and come with grilled bread on the side. The burrata was standard. The food descriptions are pretty clear and there are vegetarian options available. Credit cards accepted. They do take reservations online for dine-in.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 30, 2021 via mobile

We made reservation and had a wonderful Sunday lunch. It started with a delightful avocado toast and a refreshing, excellently seasoned crisp gem lettuce salad. Both the house made spaghetti in a tasty heirloom tomato sauce, and the spicy fusilli with delicious basil vodka sauce...were superb! The two thin-crusted pizzas that followed (Sarah super shroom, and creamy cheesy white lighting) were also fantastic. Our outdoor seating in one of the curbside wood cabanas that lined the sidewalk outside the restaurant was spacious, ideal for privacy and social distancing. James, our server, took very good care of us. Finding street parking was not too challenging on a Sunday.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 20, 2021 via mobile

Great food, but the service makes you leave feeling unvalued and forgotten. Initial ordering + sit down went smoothly, but after that the server completely ignored / forgot about us. Food continued to be delivered as our order was fulfilled but nobody asked about food...quality, and they only delivered the first round of our multiple round wine flight. Was disappointing that we were forgotten and weren’t able to pair all of the great wine that is on offer with the amazing food. In the end we were comp’d for our non-arriving wine flights. It was appreciated but didn’t quite cover the less missed opportunity for great wine pairing and such amazing food.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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The dishes I enjoyed were not gluten free- pizza and pasta but there were plenty of good choices that were not gluten+.
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Jon & Vinny's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5