Twenty-five years ago Jean-Louis DeMori and Antonio Tommasi opened the romantic Locanda Veneta on 3rd Street. They’ve since cut ties with the restaurant and now are attempting a more humble osteria downtown.
It’s a modest little place in a mini-mall, with Roman trompe l’oeil on the walls and homestyle cooking in the kitchen…
One of the main watering holes for the powers that be at Paramount, this family-run restaurant has an enthusiastic following.
The upstairs bar here has long been our favorite drinking hole in Hollywood—not for its handsome stained-glass windows but because of the piano perched above the dining room below
The Tower Beverly Hills hotel is now Mr. C, an opulent New York transplant from the Cipriani Group, and with it comes an upscale Italian restaurant by the same name.
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
This is as action packed as dairy gets. Fresh buffalo mozzarella is flown thrice weekly from Italy to LAX, where a special customs agent ensures the cheese arrives at the restaurants still dripping with cream…
Neighborhood: Century City
Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Nancy Silverton’s osteria and pizzeria share a street corner, but their true link is chef Matt Molina’s fearless culinary approach at both.