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Bella Pita (West L.A.)

1945 1/2 Westwood Bl., Los Angeles, CA, 90025

310-475-4070

A midnight carb craving inspired Yahya Sanadidi to create the Wowshi, a calzone-meets-pita concoction baked to order at the two Westside locations of Bella Pita.

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Bella Pita (Westwood Village)

960 Gayley Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90024

310-209-1050

A midnight carb craving inspired Yahya Sanadidi to create the Wowshi, a calzone-meets-pita concoction baked to order at the two Westside locations of Bella Pita.

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Byblos

1964 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90025

310-310-4373

Middle Eastern dining is all about the late night…

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Cafe del Rey

4451 Admiralty Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90292

(310) 823-6395

The marina view echos the relaxed atmosphere inside this dockside escape.

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Café Habana

3939 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, CA, 90265

310-317-0300

The funky café pours caipirinhas as strong as the chili oil is hot.

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Cleo

1717 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA, 90028

323-962-1711

Sam Nazarian of SBE is finally exploring his Persian heritage.

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Fig & Olive

8490 Melrose Pl., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

310-360-9100

This Tuscan-modern place–with two-story ceilings and an enclosed rear courtyard–seems an appropriate fit for the chichi Melrose Place strip.

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Little Next Door

8142 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

323-951-1010

The Little Door folks had Parisian cafés in mind when they conjured their gourmet food market

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Panini Cafe

9601 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90210

310-247-8300

Remember the Airstream lodged into the facade of that diner on Little Santa Monica? Gone. The place is now a cheerful indoor-outdoor café…

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Primitivo Wine Bistro

1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291

310-396-5353

This place is packed, as much for the huge selection of interesting wines by the glass as for the tapas…

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Sam’s by the Beach

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

310-230-9100

Owner Sam Elias’s Syrian roots show in the parsley-intense tabbouleh and the hummus that’s silky…

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The Little Door

8164 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

323-951-1210

The place is such a poorly kept Industry secret that it doesn’t even need a sign…

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The Tasting Kitchen

1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291

310-392-6644

Casey Lane’s is a style of fluency: market-driven and pastoral but conveyed with compressed force.

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Upstairs 2

2311 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90064

310-231-0316

Over the past 20 years the Wine House, owned by Bill Knight, has become something of an oenophile clubhouse…

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