Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Los Angeles

Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Downtown

Price

14 restaurants available nearby

A photo of Cicada restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1011)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
Booked 6 times today
Cicada offers an exceptional experience of Italian cuisine, nestled in a historic, art-deco building in downtown Los Angeles. The taste of Italy is evident throughout their menu, with a variety of antipasti, from Tartare di Tonno to Bresaola, and delightful mains such as Vitello Scaloppini Piccata and Ravioli ai Funghi. According to reviews, the ambiance and service are highly praised, often described as excellent, stylish, and friendly. Patrons commend the food quality, indicating it as better than expected with dishes like leg of lamb, branzino, and short ribs specifically highlighted for their delicious flavors. Its unique atmosphere of live music and periodic clothing only adds to Cicada's distinct charm.
A photo of Settecento DTLA restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
Coming Soon Summer 2024! More details to come soon!
A photo of Rossoblu restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2034)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
Booked 11 times today
Rossoblu is an incredible Italian restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles that has received praise from customers for its amazing service and delicious authentic Italian food. The restaurant cleverly modernizes Italian cuisine, leaving guests impressed with their outstanding dishes such as their homemade pasta, eggplant appetizer, and tortellini in crema. Their pizzas have been reviewed as some of the best in LA and their drinks menu, including homemade ginger beer and original Italian cocktails, have left a significant impression on customers. From the atmosphere to the attentive and accommodating staff, the charm of Rossoblu and its culinary excellence has made it a favorite and a must-visit for Italians food lovers.
A photo of BRERA Ristorante restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2417)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
Booked 23 times today
BRERA Ristorante is a highly appreciated Italian cuisine restaurant located in Los Angeles. The restaurant consistently receives glowing reviews for its authentic and creative Italian dishes, attentive service, and enjoyable ambiance. One reviewer, a Northern Italian resident in LA, applauds the chef and his team for their excellent food that satisfies his nostalgia for true Italian cuisine. The menu favorites include pappardelle al ragù and branzino. The reviews also mention the restaurant's industrial-chic atmosphere and high-quality wine selection. The establishment is celebrated for being a favorite choice for special occasions, as well as a delightful spot for casual lunches, and is highlighted for its excellent service.
A photo of Antico Nuovo restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(706)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Hollywood
Booked 47 times today
Antico Nuovo in Los Angeles is beloved by many for its exceptional Italian cuisine, as seen by its rave reviews and perhaps the city's best Italian eatery. The dishes, from the focaccia to the pastas and lamb shoulder chops, are reportedly made with love and are consistently superb. One reviewer, well-versed in Italian cuisine, even declares it one of the best they've ever encountered. Diners particularly love the authentic dining experience Antico Nuovo provides, with an attentive and warm staff that further enhances the meal. Many highlights include the accommodating nature to allergies, expert wine recommendations, and a relaxed atmosphere that allows for enjoyable conversation.
A photo of Drago Centro restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3650)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
Booked 20 times today
Drago Centro in downtown LA is highly commended for its authentic fine haute Italian cuisine with an impressive variety of dishes, as echoed by countless rave reviews. The reputed master chef Celestino Drago crafts spectacular Italian dishes, including Sicilian ones, establishing it as the crème de la crème in Italian restaurants in the area. The restaurant boasts a five-star service and a wine list that's second to none, with its seared scallops dish gaining a particular mention for its unparalleled taste. Notably, the restaurant's charming ambiance encapsulates a true dining experience, while the staff's attentiveness leaves guests feeling valued. Despite occasional slower service on busy nights, the overwhelming consensus is that Drago Centro is a must-visit location for the best Italian food in LA.
A photo of Vicini restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(68)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • West Los Angeles
Booked 6 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 Via Alloro restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1517)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Beverly Hills
Booked 15 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 Olia - The Glenmark Hotel restaurant
2.2
(25)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Glendale
Booked 3 times today
Olia at The Glenmark Hotel in Glendale provides an extraordinary Italian culinary experience. The restaurant thrives on its excellent service, as highlighted by various reviews. One guest pointed out how they were gratified to enjoy a special pasta dish not on the menu, indicating the restaurant's dedication to fulfilling its customers' diverse Italian food cravings. Reviewers have praised the restaurant's food quality, with one exclaiming, "Food was a 10!!!". The fact that one reviewer has dined there four times, underscores the consistency of its exemplary services. Besides, the availability of convenient street parking is an added advantage for the guests.
A photo of N10 Restaurant restaurant
4.4
Awesome(770)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • West Hollywood
Booked 2 times today
N10 Restaurant is highly lauded as one of the best Italian restaurants not only in Los Angeles, but in the United States as well. Customers frequently cite the authenticity of the Italian cuisine, with dishes such as pasta, pizzas, veal Milanese, and a variety of classic Italian desserts receiving particular praise. The cozy and chic atmosphere, combined with excellent service - including a commendable manager - enhance the dining experience. The restaurant's owner, soccer player Alessandro Del Piero, is credited with assembling a superb team that delivers culinary creations on par with the best in Rome, Venice and Milan. N10 Restaurant comes highly recommended by satisfied patrons who promise to return.
‘About the restaurant’ descriptions have been generated using an artificial intelligence model comprised of OpenTable proprietary data that has not been independently verified by OpenTable. The content is presented as-is, for informational purposes only.
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo