Italian

Ado

796 Main St., Los Angeles, CA, 90291

310-399-9010

The little yellow house that was once Amuse is now home to chef Antonio Murè (formerly of Piccolo and Il Carpaccio)….

Website: http://adovenice.com

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Ago

8478 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

323-655-6333

Perfectly cooked pastas come piping hot at this sleek showcase (co-owned by Robert De Niro)…

Website: http://agorestaurant.com

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Alejo’s Presto Trattoria

4002 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90292

310-822-0095

This tiny, always busy minimall restaurant is famous for pizza and spaghetti and meatballs…

Website: http://www.alejosrestaurant.com/

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All’ Acqua

280 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90039

323-663-3280

The Barbrix team opens an enjoyable Italian restaurant and wine bar.

Website: http://allacquarestaurant.com

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Amalfi

143 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

323-938-2504

A buzzing patio or a quieter room inside with beamed ceilings and a fireplace are the seating options here…

Website: http://amalfiristorante.com

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Amarone Kitchen & Wine

8868 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

310-652-2233

Owner Alessandro Polastri has borrowed his mother’s old-world cookbook…

Website: http://www.amaronela.com

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Amici Brentwood

2538 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90402

310-260-4900

This is another restaurant from the Amici folks, and it’s got the warmth and authentic Italian cuisine we’ve come to expect…

Website: http://amicibrentwood.com

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Angelini Osteria

7313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

323-297-0070

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.

Website: http://angeliniosteria.com

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Bar Toscana

11633 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90049

310-826-0028

Brentwood’s Toscana restaurant has taken over the space next door for this sleek, cocktail-centric spot that lowers the area’s age bracket by 15 years…

Website: http://www.toscanabrentwood.com/bartoscana.html

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Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery

1517 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-395-8279

With the still warm loaves of ciabatta baked in batches every few hours, the mix of Boar’s Head and imported meats…

Website: http://bcdeli.com

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Bestia

2121 7th Place, Los Angeles, CA, 90021

213-514-5724

Ori Menashe, his wife, Genevieve Gergis, and restaurateur Bill Chait envisioned a warehouse east of downtown as a testa-serving, guanciale-curing, pasta-extruding temple of authenticity, and darned if they didn’t achieve it.

Website: http://www.bestiala.com/index.php

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Bottega Louie

700 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90017

213-802-1470

Downtown’s most popular breakfast, lunch, and dinner destination is an Italian restaurant, high-end patisserie, and cocktail dispensary rolled into one.

Website: http://www.bottegalouie.com

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Briganti

1423 Mission St., Los Angeles, CA, 91030

626-441-4663

Locals pile into this modest space for what is the neighborhood’s most elevated Italian cooking…

Website: http://brigantisouthpas.com

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Ca’ Del Sole

4100 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91602

818-985-4669

It’s the fireplace, patio, and country-club vibe that make this a good venue for romantic dinners or Roman banquets…

Website: http://cadelsole.com

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Caffè Delfini

147 W. Channel Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 90402

310-459-8823

This cozy hideaway specializes in authentic pastas and uncomplicated entrées…

Website: http://caffedelfini.com

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Caffe Primo

8590 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

310-289-8895

After the success of their gelato bar, the owners of Primo moved into a bigger space in Sunset Millennium Plaza and expanded the menu…

Website: http://iloveprimo.com

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Caffe Roma

350 N. Canon Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90210

310-274-7834

Ago Sciandri of Ago owns this indoor-outdoor spot that amounts to a local club…

Website: http://cafferomabeverlyhills.com

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California Pizza Kitchen

207 S. Beverly Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90212

310-275-1101

CPK continues to redefine the word pizza and agrees pretty much anything goes with a disk of dough and cheese…

Website: http://cpk.com

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