Italian

Capo

1810 Ocean Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-394-5550

More than a decade later, the quaint Italian spot on Ocean Avenue (but sans an ocean view) is still packed, thanks to the consistency of chef-owner Bruce Marder.

Website: http://caporestaurant.com

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Casa Ado

12 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90202

310 577 2589

You won’t find the tablecloths and quiet conversation of Ado, the older venture from the charming team of chef Antonio Mure and maître d’ Paolo Cesaro.

Website: http://www.casaado.com/

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Casa Bianca

1650 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90041

323-256-9617

Yep, you’re going to wait 40 minutes for a table, and we wouldn’t recommend straying far from the pizza…

Website: http://casabiancapizza.com

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Cecconi’s

8764 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

310-432-2000

Aston Martins are parked out front, air kissing abound on the patio, and chef Andrea Cavaliere is in the kitchen.

Website: http://cecconiswesthollywood.com

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Celestino

141 S. Lake Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91101

626-795-4006

Celestino Drago serves regional and seasonal dishes ranging from prosciutto and melon in port to swordfish…

Website: http://giacominodrago.com

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Cheebo

7533 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

323-850-7070

You’ve got orange walls, multicolored glass windows, and a cup of crayons on the table…

Website: http://cheebo.com

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Colori Kitchen

429 W 8th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90014

213-622-5950

Warm ciabatta arrives first, along with a garlic-garbanzo spread. Next, gorgeous slugs of burrata floating…

Website: http://www.colorikitchen.com/

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Craig’s

8826 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

310-276-1900

After 23 years at the West Hollywood landmark Dan Tana’s, maitre’d Craig Susser has branched out on his own, and the crowd at the bar seems to have followed him.

Website: http://craigs.la/

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Da Pasquale

9749 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90210

310-859-3884

This authentic trattoria serves first-rate pasta, pizza, and fish…

Website: http://dapasqualecaffe.com

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Dan Tana’s

9071 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

310-275-9444

This old-fashioned hangout is a favorite among those who live for great steaks and chops served by waiters who have been around…

Website: http://dantanasrestaurant.com

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Della Terra

7675 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

323-933-7675

A sprawling corner patio beckons off Beverly Boulevard long before you catch the scent of the wood fire. The imported Italian oven is put to good use…

Website: http://dellaterrarestaurant.com/

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Deluca’s Italian Deli

889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA, 91210

877-701-3354

The Americana at Brand’s gourmet Italian deli is an offshoot of Trattoria Amici next door. Avoid drooling on the glass case…

Website: http://delucasdeli.com

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Divino

11714 Barrington Ct., Los Angeles, CA, 90049

310-472-0886

Another of the many Italians in Brentwood, this cozy room in a retail cul-de-sac has washed-denim walls…

Website: http://www.divinobrentwood.com/

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Drago Centro

525 S. Flower St., Ste. 120, Los Angeles, CA, 90071

213-228-8998

Drago Centro is refined enough that an empty bowl for shells accompanies the linguine alle vongole, but on occasion chef-owner Celestino Drago and chef de cuisine Ian Gresick will roast a whole suckling pig.

Website: http://dragocentro.com

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E. Baldi

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

310-248-2633

Edoardo Baldi, formerly the chef at his dad’s celeb-giddy restaurant in Santa Monica Canyon, has opened an Italian place of his own…

Website: http://ebaldi.com

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Farfalla Trattoria

1978 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-661-7365

An Italian café with mildly attitudinous service but great thin-crust pizza…

Website: http://farfallatrattoria.com

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Fresco

514 S. Brand Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91204

818-247-5541

Chef Armen Markaryan stirs his remarkable risotto in the kitchen…

Website: http://frescoristorante.com

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