Eataly LA

Italian in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Opened in 2017, LA's branch of this multistory Italian megamarket and restaurant hall is so big that it offers maps at the entrance. Stall after stall sells top-notch Italian delicacies – from coffee to cannoli, fresh pizza to pasta, packaged foods to pastries – and counters proffer gorgeous produce, meats, fish, salumi (cured meats) and cheeses. Grab a glass of wine and stroll around.

Among the mix of quick-service counters and sit-down restaurants, La Pizza e la Pasta (mains $16 to $29) nails the classics (pizza chefs come from Naples); Il Pesce Cucina collaborates with local fish maestro Michael Cimarusti of Providence and Connie & Ted's; and there's often a queue for Roman-style Pizza alla Pala. Around La Piazza, stalls sell smaller plates from lasagna to salumi and panigacci – dubbed Italian-style tacos, these are soft, round flatbreads that you fill with your choice of sliced meats, cheeses, fig jam and more.

There are plans for a rooftop restaurant. Until then, balcony seating gives great views all the way to the Hollywood Hills.

Most products are from Italy, but there's also a decent selection of locally sourced foods and wares. Eataly LA's other green initiatives include wild-caught fish and water recycling.