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Keith Gilabert: Sisley Italian Kitchen is Exceptional fresh homemade Italian Done Right.

Keith Gilabert Apr 15, 2012 03:19 PM

I highly recommend this restaurant in Valencia, even my New Yorker friend that complains he can’t find authentic Italian food in Los Angeles was won over. I ordered the pesto pasta with chicken. It was creamy but not too creamy and the noodles were just right. I could really taste the flavor of the noodles, chicken and pesto coming together.

I definitely give Sisley’s 5 out of 5 stars for food and service.

Thanks to the chef & staff for a terrific dinner!

  1. Das Ubergeek Apr 17, 2012 01:57 PM

    It's reliable as a place to take Fussy Aunt Mabel when she gets sick of Café Bizou; that's all I'll say about it.

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      Servorg Apr 17, 2012 02:39 PM

      I thought that (the Aunt Mabel 2nd default destination) was Taix's?

      1. re: Servorg
        Das Ubergeek Apr 17, 2012 03:33 PM

        You want to sit in a car with Aunt Mabel and her can't-quite-reach-to-clean-all-the-folds smell for an hour in commute traffic to Echo Park?

        1. re: Das Ubergeek
          Servorg Apr 17, 2012 03:52 PM

          I sending Auntie M in a Taix's "anagram transport vehicle" and we'll be meeting her there... ;-D>

    2. LA Buckeye Fan Apr 16, 2012 12:20 PM

      I live by the one in Valencia. I've always found the food to be good. Not great. But considering the location, we don't have many choices. I do disagree on the breadsticks. They seem just live Olive garden, but with rosemary. I don't waste the calories. There is a chicken goat cheese pasta I enjoy, along with a spinach salad. I also like their roasted broccoli which I add goat cheese to and make it a meal. The service has always been very nice and attentive. Not a destination, but if you are in the area, and want italian, it's better than your other choices that are pretty much Olive Garden and Macaroni Grill.

      1. The Chowhound Team Apr 16, 2012 08:17 AM

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        1. Bob Brooks Apr 15, 2012 05:55 PM

          You've got to be kidding. I've lived a block away from Sisley in Sherman Oaks for the last 25 years. I've tried it maybe four times. It's among the worst shite I've ever been served. Pesto pasta with chicken and cream. In what universe is that authentic Italian?

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            carter Apr 16, 2012 11:22 AM

            Agree with you totally Bob regarding that Sherman Oaks Sisley. But it is probably no worse than at least half the Italian places in Sherman Oaks, which is not saying much.

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            foodiemahoodie Apr 15, 2012 04:32 PM

            I used to have lunch at the Sisley on Pico in Rancho Park. The owner was charming and fun and they had these rosemary "breadsticks" which were really long stick-shaped loaves of bread. They were great.

            But the rest of food? Unless they've changed, I always found their food to be pretty medicore. Those breadsticks were addictive.

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              a213b Apr 15, 2012 03:26 PM

              Is this the same Sisley that has a location in Sherman Oaks right by the Galleria?

              I've never bothered, but if it's that good ...

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                BSW6490 Apr 15, 2012 05:01 PM

                If it is dont bother. Really.

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                  Peripatetic Apr 15, 2012 05:05 PM

                  It is: http://www.sisleykitchen.com/location...

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