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Villa Piacere

22160 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91364


This elegant hideout with a romantic garden specializes in California cuisine, including seared ahi, duck, pastas, giant salads…

Website: http://villapiacere.com

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2454 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90403


With its two bars, indoor dining room, patio, and cigar lounge all cleverly divided, Wilshire doesn’t feel as big as it is.

Website: http://wilshirerestaurant.com

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Xiomara Melrose

6101 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90038


For years, Xiomara Ardolina’s Cuban restaurant served as L.A.’s foremost example of the Nuevo Latino style that swept the east coast in the 1990s…

Website: http://xiomararestaurant.com

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