Bottega Louie

Downtown’s most popular breakfast, lunch, and dinner destination is an Italian restaurant, high-end patisserie, and cocktail dispensary rolled into one. The kitchen pulls off Italian standards—from pizza margherita to eggplant Parmesan—balancing the requisite generosity with an attention to detail. The bright, cavernous room feels au courant.

Best Restaurant with Free Wi-Fi/ Best French Onion Soup, August 2012

Plenty of cafés in town let you surf the Net with a coffee and a snack. But when only a manhattan and a burrata pizza will do for filing that major report, plug in at Bottega Louie. Wi-Fi is free throughout, and as long as the cacophony doesn’t distract, the gleaming white space has everything you need to get the job done. Head to the front café to linger with your laptop; there are numerous outlets, and it’s closer to the bar. Keep one hand on the keyboard with finger foods like portobello fries and duck prosciutto crostini. When you’re done, celebrate with a Negroni. » 700 S. Grand Ave., downtown.