Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Gjelina

Carve out a slip on the communal table between the hipsters and yuppies, or get your own slab of wood on the elegant, tented, stone terrace, and dine on imaginative small plates (raw yellowtail spiced with chili and…
Top Choice Italian in Hollywood

Pizzeria & Osteria Mozza

Osteria Mozza is all about fine cuisine crafted from market fresh, seasonal ingredients; but being a Mario Batali joint, you can expect adventure (squid-ink chitarra freddi with Dungeness crab, sea urchin and jalape…
Top Choice Italian in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Bestia

The most sought-after reservation in town can be found at this new and splashy Italian kitchen in the Arts District. The antipasti ranges from crispy lamb pancetta to sea urchin crudo to veal tartare crostino. Did w…
Italian in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Maccheroni Republic

Tucked away on a still ungentrified corner is this gem with a lovely heated patio and tremendous Italian slow-cooked food. Don't miss the polpettine di gamberi (flattened ground shrimp cakes fried in olive oil), and…
Top Choice Italian in Santa Monica

Milo & Olive

We love them for their small batch wines, incredible pizzas, terrific breakfasts (creamy polenta and poached eggs anyone?), breads and pastries, all of which you may enjoy at the marble bar or shoulder to shoulder w…
Italian in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Terroni

Traditional southern Italian cuisine, by way of, um…Toronto? Facts is facts, and you will love the carpaccio di tonno, the thin-crust pizze and exquisite pasta al limone. Just don’t expect pizza cutters or substitut…
Italian in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Scopa

Venice cool has leaked into the Marina Del Rey border regions with wonderful results. This place is big and open with polished concrete floors and an expansive marble L-shaped bar. The crudo bar serves scallops and …
Italian in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Gusto

This neighborhood Italian joint feels like it's belonged here since forever, though it opened in 2012. That's when it was named one of Esquire's best new restaurants. We suggest you start with the octopus with heirl…
Italian in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Tra Di Noi

A dependably good, classic Italian kitchen in the heart of Cross Creek, with ample patio seating, good wines and pastas, and almost always a full house. But we're actually partial to the Tra Di Noi Express window at…
Italian in San Fernando Valley

Caitoti Pizza Cafe

Once set in Laurel Canyon this long-time, long-loved Italian cafe serves salads, bison burgers and Italian sausage sandwiches, as well as some terrific pizzas and pastas. All served in an attractive concrete-floor c…