All of us must have tried an Italian dish one time or another and we all know that Italian food can be one of the best if cooked to perfection. For all the people living in or visiting Los Angeles there is no loss of Italian restaurants, but which ones are good?
11604 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles 90049
At Mayfield Ave
If you want to feel as if you are in Italy while in Los Angeles then this is the right place for you. The deco, the staff, the background music and the food all add up to a great Italian atmosphere. A great restaurant for a romantic dinner. If you have never ate an Italian dish before then you should go to this restaurant for great first impressions. The dishes (any dish you choose) are immaculate and cooked to perfection. The staff treats all patrons with courtesy and great respect and even suggest the best bottle of wine that will compliment your choice of dishes. Unfortunately the price of the check will be on the expensive side but at the end it will be all worth it.
Vince’s Spaghetti Restaurant (www.vince-spaghetti.com)
23609 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance 90505
At W 236th St
Spaghetti is a one typical Italian dish and at Vince’s you can rest assured that you will have a good one. The place can get loud but Italians are famous for that and it is decorated with old styleItalian dÃ©cor. The service could not be any better and the staff is very friendly and always willing to help. The prices are reasonable and you can get an extra large order of spaghetti for $10.95.
Prizzi’s Piazza (www.prizzispiazza.com)
5923 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles 90028
Btwn Tamarind & N Bronson Ave
Each time you go to this place prepare to be greeted by the owners and that instantly adds to a true Italian atmosphere and can also give you a feeling of a bistro type place. The place is a little small but you will be seated easily, especially if you have a reservation. The food is something like you have never tasted before and the flavors will not stop. The prices are very good considering the huge amounts of food that you will be presented with.
5403 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles 90058
At E 54th St
If you are looking for a great atmosphere and great food then look no further. And that’s not all. The food will be presented to you hot and fresh by friendly staff and you can have all this for a very low price. Definitely worth it.
Il Tiramisu Restaurant (www.il-tiramisu.com)
13705 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks 91423
At Woodman Ave
This restaurant will show you what true European family hospitality is. The owners also serve the patrons and that is not something you see in every restaurant. This kind of atmosphere cannot be beat easily. The food is authentic Italian and always arrives at your table fresh out of the kitchen. And the name says it allâ€¦try their tiramisu, so make sure you leave some space for that. Pricewise, you should not be concerned as it is really good.
Novecento Pasta & Grill
3837 Main St, Culver City 90232
Btwn Venice & Culver Blvd
This is about as close as you can get to Tuscany. As soon as you walk in your will almost forget that you are in Los Angeles. The food is to die for especially the appetizers and the soups. The service could not be any friendlier and the prices are really on the good side and the check will not drain your pockets.
15928 Ventura Blvd , #113, Encino 91436
Btwn Gaviota Ave & Gloria Ave
What’s Italian food if pizza is not included? D’Amore has the best pizza in the area. The atmosphere is great, the service is even better. And you can get thick 12 slices of pizza for $18.95.
6001 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90038
At Wilcox Ave
This family owned placed will give you a homey feeling as soon as you go in. The service is stellar and they will make you feel as if they have known you for a long time. The food is simply delicious and you could easily tell that the chef uses the best ingredients in his dishes. You can have a great night out with someone special here without going bankrupt.
Da Vinci Ristorante (www.davincibeverlyhills.com)
9737 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills 90210
Btwn N Linden & N Roxbury Dr
The decor in this place is surely not going to disappoint you and the romantic feeling will continue adding to the great atmosphere. The service is very sleek and the staff truly know how to serve their patrons. If you don’t see something on the menu, don’t hesitate to ask the staff as not everything is listed on the menu. Try one of their soups and as for main try their Scampi alla Diavola if you are a fish lover. The prices are expensive but you will also be paying for the location and the beautiful views.
2731 Pacific Coast Hwy,Torrance 90505
Btwn Rolling Hills Way & Crenshaw Blvd
If you are a fan of old Italianrecipes then this place is a must. The place is both romantic and homey and that adds to a great atmosphere. The waiters are very friendly and they go to extremes to make sure that every table is served right. The pork is something you can’t miss here. They really know how to grill a pork tenderloin to perfection which costs $16. Where else can you find a perfectly grilled pork tenderloin for that price?