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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Highland Park

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A photo of Olia - The Glenmark Hotel restaurant
2.3
(26)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Glendale
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 Antico Nuovo restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(710)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Hollywood
Booked 34 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 BRERA Ristorante restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2420)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
Booked 12 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 Rossoblu restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2036)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
Booked 8 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 Drago Centro restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3651)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
Booked 6 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 Cicada restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1012)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
Booked 4 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 Da Barbara restaurant
5.0
Exceptional(22)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Hollywood
Welcome to Da Barbara, the winner of the prestigious Gambero Rosso International's 2024 Top Italian Restaurants award. Our restaurant is the perfect place where you can experience the essence of Italian culinary tradition in the vibrant city of Los Angeles. Our elegant environment boasts 16 seating arrangements across two floors, providing an unforgettable dining experience. Here, you can indulge in our Tasting menus or choose from our Menu a la carte. Da Barbara was born from the culinary dreams of Chef Barbara Pollastrini, and we are committed to serving you only the best Italian cuisine.
A photo of Settecento DTLA restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown
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