[Mid City]

Power lunch landmark Pane e Vino has been reborn as an under-the-sea meets under-the-tree Italian destination. The back patio is the draw, dotted with poppy blue wrought-iron chairs. In the shade of Philippine rosewood branches (or the glow of heat lamps at night), average wood-fired pizzas somehow seem crisper, the house-made tagliatelle with shellfish somewhat less oily. But plenty of dishes need no assistance: Salads are standouts, featuring such pedigreed ingredients as greens from Coleman Family Farm. The leg of lamb—stuffed with cavolo nero, Pecorino Romano, olives, and pine nuts—is redolent of wood smoke. » 8265 Beverly Blvd., 323-852-7000 or