Italian, Wine Bars
Price Range : $11-30 ($$)
Adress: 3865 Cardiff Ave, Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: (310) 204-1222
- turned_in_notHealth ScoreA
- turned_in_notHappy Hour SpecialsYes
- list_altTakes ReservationsYes
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForDinner
- local_parkingParkingValet, Garage, Street
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- music_noteGood For DancingNo
- local_barAlcoholFull Bar
- turned_in_notGood For Happy HourYes
- calendar_todayBest NightsThu, Fri, Sat
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingYes
- tvHas TVYes
I'm chill AF right now, and that's all thanks to UGO.
I came in needing a relaxed "me-only" night, and Ugo delivered. Quiet table, outside. Check. Wine? Check. The food was great (I had the chicken marsala) and the kitchen was happy to modify my very WeHo habits (for an extra charge).
And Rebecca. Thank the good lawd that someone in this damn down gives a fork about providing a quality experience. No question unanswered and she seemed to *know* when to leave me be or chat me up. And that smile. You go, Girl.
The bill was around $80, including two drinks, one entree, a dessert, and gratitude. Y'all know what's priceless? Peace of mind, that's what. Shoot -- I'm so happy I'm bringing home chocolate mousse. (Don't tell WeHo.)
While overall incredibly happy, two tips for the chicken Marsala: A tad more cream, and a bit less on the edges. It was a wee bit tough, but, truly, the entire meal and experience was so good that were really just nit-picking, at this point.
No matter what kind of week you're having, a bowl of good handmade pasta goes a long way. Topped that with delicious handmade gelatos, this laid back cafe vibes are sometimes all you need.
Ugo restaurant, located off Cardiff and Main Street in Culver City, is a cozy Italian cafe with an extensive outdoor seating. Specializing in Italian cafe food, so expect antipasti, insalate, pizza and pasta rather than the standard spaghetti and steaks fare common at most Italian restaurants.
For this meal, we sat outside on a beautiful Saturday night. The weather was close to perfect and the noise level was pleasant even with the evening strollers and night street traffic. There was enough lighting to see your food but not enough to take clear pictures giving me a another reason to return.
While Ugo's may not be known for the best Italian food in Los Angeles, our server Irena is one of the best in LA. From beginning to end she took care of us as if we were guests in her home. So from all of us, to you Irena, thank you for a wonderful Saturday night dinner.
Ordered a Caesar salad which had almost no dressing and
The pasta was equally tasteless
I feel that very little effort is being put in
to make the food tasty and attractive
Perhaps it is time to get a kick in the pants
and take it up a notch or two, Ugo
Ugo was the venue for an event that one of my organizations held and I thought they did a great job. We had rented out a private room and the service for our group was fantastic. Staff was attentive to the water and wine levels of glasses, I'd look away from my empty glass and look back and I'd have water again. I am truly impressed.
The food was pretty good. We started with a cheese and meat tray with salami and prosciutto among other things and I almost got full on that and the bread. However, they brought out the flatbread (pizza?) which, while not the most amazing I've ever had, was still delicious and satisfying. I thought this sampler of Ugo's offerings was pleasant and I would certainly return to try more on the menu. For a solid choice in Culver City, I don't think you can go wrong with Ugo.
Mondays mean half price entrees. I haven't been here in forever and was surprised by how much the space has expanded. The desserts look amazing and their case tantalizes upon entry.
We sat way in the back. I like the exposed brick walls but this room was cold. I kept my jacket on the whole time. The service was not good this night. Our server was nice but apologized for the long wait for our food. My pizza had black olives. I asked for none. Still the pizza was delicious. The crust was light, fluffy and not burnt unlike how many LA pizza crusts are. My friend's Chicken Marsala was great except there was noticeablely more vegetables than chicken. The bread and olive oil/balsamic was average.
I'm not sure I would come back. Maybe for dessert and coffee. Oh wait. I just remembered the women's bathroom smelled of mildew. Yikes. There are other places for a good meal in this happening downtown.