Italian

Valentino

3115 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90405

310-829-4313

The Santa Monica institution is a refuge for old-school restaurant ways.

Website: http://www.valentinorestaurantgroup.com/

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Via Veneto

3009 Main St., Los Angeles, CA, 90405

310-399-1843

The room and tables are small, but the atmosphere’s vibrant and Italian to its soul…

Website: http://viaveneto.us

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Vincenti Ristorante

11930 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90049

310-207-0127

Nicola Mastronardi’s cooking is intelligently robust. He muscles up butter lettuce with warm polenta croutons or bastes a spit-roasted pork shoulder as it slowly turns.

Website: http://vincentiristorante.com

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Vitello’s

4349 Tujunga Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91604

818-769-0905

It’s a restaurant; it’s a social club; it’s got a life-size model of Vito Corleone…

Website: http://vitellosrestaurant.com

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