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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Baldwin Hills


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A photo of Toscana - Brentwood restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Brentwood
Booked 29 times today
Toscana, located in Brentwood, is acclaimed for its outstanding Italian cuisine and fantastic ambiance. Known for its delicious pasta, authentic pizza, and innovative dishes like pear and spinach salad, this eatery has also earned praise for excellent service and attention to detail. The restaurant is celebrated in many reviews: "Toscana consistently serves outstanding, delicious food served by an EXCELLENT wait staff. It's the only place to dine for great Italian food"; "Toscana is some of the best Italian food in LA. Great service and amazing food." These attestations solidly place Toscana as a favorite among Italian restaurants in West Los Angeles.
A photo of Bar Toscana restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Brentwood
Booked 3 times today
Bar Toscana is a highly recommended Italian restaurant known for its contemporary take on traditional Italian cuisine. It has been consistently receiving positive remarks for its excellent food and exemplary service. Guests have praised their creative twist on Burrata, pizzas, and pastas, and particularly noted their gnocchi and the specially prepared cold cuts and cheese platter. The place is described as modern and interesting, offering an upscale yet casual atmosphere perfect for dining experiences. Patrons also commend the restaurant's fantastic bartenders and servers, specifically Miguel, and the knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff. Whether it's for a quiet early evening meal or a lively night out, Bar Toscana is praised as one of the best Italian spots in LA.
A photo of Caffé Delfini restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Santa Monica
Booked 7 times today
Caffe Delfini, located in Santa Monica, is highly recommended for its authentic Italian cuisine. Many patrons consider it a 'gem' and a neighborhood favorite. As per the reviews, the restaurant not only provides consistently delicious meals but also offers attentive, caring, and professional service. The fresh ingredients and homemade pastas transport diners straight to Italy with every bite. The squid pasta, sea bass, and red beet salad, among others, are singled out for particular praise. Caffe Delfini also accommodates dietary restrictions, offering tasty gluten-free options. Its cozy and romantic atmosphere further enhances the dining experience. Truly, it's like dining in a Tuscan home, right in Santa Monica.
A photo of Stella West Hollywood restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • West Hollywood
Booked 58 times today
Stella represents an expression of artistry across the mediums of cuisine, art, and design. Italian for ‘star’, Stella is inspired by the traditions of the traveling hearth of the coastal and pastoral communities of Southern, Central, and Northern Italy, enriched with local, seasonal California ingredients.A creative collaboration between restaurateur, Janet Zuccarini, and Executive Chef Rob Gentile, Stella brings modern twists on age-old Italian culinary traditions to West Hollywood.Inspired by 1950s Italy and created by award-winning designer Wendy Haworth, the restaurant features bold architectural details, rich woods, and vintage-inspired furniture. The multi-level restaurant is complete with private dining rooms and an intimate terrace.With an emphasis on unique dining experiences at every turn, Stella offers a refreshing take on time-honored Italian recipes, where the quality of ingredients takes center stage.
A photo of Terra E Mare restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Studio City
Booked 6 times today
Terra E Mare, an Italian restaurant in Studio City, is heralded by reviewers as an excellent spot for contemporary Italian dining. Patrons single out the restaurant's authenticity, with dishes like Salmon Carpaccio, Red Snapper Special, and Cacio e Pepe receiving high praise. The restaurant's fine dining ambiance, coupled with attentive service, is consistently noted. The wine list, featuring Italian red wine and local choices, is praised for perfectly complementing the dishes. Unique offerings like the risotto with half lobster on top are highlighted as culinary masterpieces. Terra E Mare's beautiful private terraces add to the overall dining experience, making it a local gem worth repeated visits.
A photo of Vicini restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • West Los Angeles
Booked 5 times today
Vicini Ristorante & Wine Bar, a concept celebrating Chef Lucio Bedon’s familial roots from the Veneto region of Italy, is located in West Los Angeles’ Cheviot Hills neighborhood. Informed by years of cooking throughout Italy and Los Angeles, including Michelin–starred restaurants, Chef Lucio’s seasonal menu spans crudo, cichetti, handmade pastas, larger-format plates and more, made with impeccably sourced ingredients elegantly prepared. Vicini is open for dinner daily with a welcoming dining room, bar and private room. At Vicini you’re sure to experience a getaway to Italy no matter the occasion. With comforting dishes, a thoughtfully curated wine and cocktail menu and an inviting atmosphere, there’s always room for our friends and neighbors at Vicini.
A photo of HOM Italian Eatery restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Woodland Hills
Booked 38 times today
HOM Italian Eatery is celebrated as a paragon of fine Italian cuisine, hailed by patrons for its top-notch service, sumptuous dishes, and congenial ambiance. Known for specializing in authentic Italian fare, the restaurant consistently earns high praise for its exceptional pastas, seafood dishes, hand-crafted pizzas, and mouthwatering desserts like tiramisu. One reviewer celebrates it as "the best Italian restaurant in the West Valley," while another asserts that HOM's offerings are homemade, fresh, and worth every penny. Notably, customers also appreciate the restaurant's excellent wine collection, particularly its Italian selections. Furthermore, the owners' warm welcome and dedication to quality have established HOM as a beloved go-to hub for Italian food lovers.
A photo of North Italia - Topanga restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Canoga Park
Booked 52 times today
At North, we focus on what we do best: Italian from scratch. Enjoy any of our handmade pastas and pizzas, created with seasonal ingredients and inventive flavors. Or, try a different signature dish, prepared with our fresh flavors from the garden, farm, and sea. We’ve hand crafted seasonal cocktails that pair great with our food, creating a real modern Italia experience perfect for any occasion.
A photo of Via Alloro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Beverly Hills
Booked 25 times today
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Via Alloro is renowned for its sublime Italian cuisine. The restaurant's reputation for excellent food and service is consistently highlighted by its patrons. Frequent visitors admire the chef's mastery and authenticity, relishing in dishes like the tasteful Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe, prepared table side with a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese wheel. With a well-curated and vast wine list, the establishment is also noted for its high-quality in-house selection. The owner, Tanino Drago, is often praised for his warm welcome and attention to detail. Many regard Via Alloro as the best Italian eatery in Beverly Hills, always returning for its great ambiance and delicious meals.
A photo of Nerano restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Beverly Hills
Booked 12 times today
Nerano, a gem nestled in LA, is a frontrunner for authentic Italian cuisine. Rave reviews hail it as "the best Italian in town," with a seamless fusion of high-quality, gourmet, and comforting flavors. The menu boasts unique award-winning dishes, such as the Gnudi, a pasta that was recognized as the "sexiest pasta in LA." Patrons are enamored not just by the delectable food but also by the extraordinary service, with the staff’s knowledge matching the culinary excellence. Customers echo praises of a warm, attentive staff, creating an atmosphere that transports you to the Amalfi Coast. Experience the allure of Nerano for a stellar Italian dining encounter.
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