The years-long battle over Billy, the Los Angeles Zoo’s best-known pachyderm, didn’t end when he moved into a new $42 million enclosure. He’s part of a plan to save the very survival of a species—not wild elephants but the ones that live in zoos
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796 Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90291
The little yellow house that was once Amuse is now home to chef Antonio Murè (formerly of Piccolo and Il Carpaccio)….
Neighborhood: Los Angeles, Venice
Category: Italian, Restaurants
11712 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
When one Italian restaurant closes on San Vicente, another opens in its place.
8478 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Perfectly cooked pastas come piping hot at this sleek showcase (co-owned by Robert De Niro)…
Neighborhood: Los Angeles, West Hollywood
4002 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90292
This tiny, always busy minimall restaurant is famous for pizza and spaghetti and meatballs…
Neighborhood: Los Angeles, Marina del Rey
3731 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,, Los Angeles, CA 90362
The place is cavernous, with live jazz, a fireplace in the lounge, and a nice patio…
Neighborhood: Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks
143 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
A buzzing patio or a quieter room inside with beamed ceilings and a fireplace are the seating options here…
Neighborhood: Fairfax, Hancock Park, Los Angeles
8868 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Owner Alessandro Polastri has borrowed his mother’s old-world cookbook…
2538 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90402
This is another restaurant from the Amici folks, and it’s got the warmth and authentic Italian cuisine we’ve come to expect…
Neighborhood: Los Angeles, Santa Monica
7313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Gino Angelini grew up on the green lasagna his grandma made in Rimini and came to L.A. to help Mauro Vincenti open Rex in the mid-’90s.
2903 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Chef Edín Marroquín, formerly of Valentino, owns this intimate Silver Lake operation…
Neighborhood: Los Angeles, Silver Lake
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