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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Marina del Rey


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A photo of Locanda Positano restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Marina del Rey
Booked 8 times today
Locanda Positano is a gem of an Italian restaurant that guarantees an "authentic Italian experience" with every visit. Visitors consistently praise the "outstanding" food, specifically the salads, clams, calamari, vegetables, fish, pasta, and desserts. Whether you're going for their mid-week special summer black truffle dinner or dining in their quaint courtyard, the experience is recognized as a "pleasurable and amazing culinary journey". The restaurant's intimate ambiance gives a feeling of dining in a small Tuscan village. Reviewers have even hailed it as the "best Italian food" they have ever encountered. The service, described as "amazing," "superb," and "immediate," garners equal praise, making Locanda Positano a "go-to" Italian spot in LA.
A photo of Vicini restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • West Los Angeles
Booked 3 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 Toscana - Brentwood restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Brentwood
Booked 35 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 9 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 Stella West Hollywood restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • West Hollywood
Booked 53 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 North Italia - El Segundo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • El Segundo
Booked 62 times today
North Italia - El Segundo is renowned for its good Italian cuisine, serving up a variety of traditional dishes with a contemporary flair. Reviewers are consistently pleased with the restaurant's offerings, praising dishes such as the "Chicken Pesto" and "Salmon" as "absolutely delicious", and the "Bolognese (House Specialty)" as reminiscent of "really good Northern Italian taste". Indeed, the high praise extends to their desserts with the "Affogato" being described as "scrumptious". The "Zucca Chips" and "Italian Farm salad" also come highly recommended. The excellent service, pleasant atmosphere, and accommodating staff are repeatedly acknowledged, contributing to North Italia's reputation as a favourite among Italian food lovers.
A photo of Via Alloro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Beverly Hills
Booked 27 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 17 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.
A photo of Mangiamo restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Manhattan Beach
Booked 14 times today
Mangiamo is adored for its excellent and authentic Italian cuisine, located in the heart of Manhattan Beach. Guests frequently commend the richness and variety of flavors across pasta, seafood, and meat dishes. One guest stated the restaurant as "absolutely, hands down, by far the best dining experience in Manhattan Beach for Italian," complimenting the cozy ambiance, attentive service, and reasonable pricing for top-level cuisine. Its wide array of dishes has satisfied all food restrictions and tastes, making it a top choice for any event, from business dinners to cozy family gatherings. With staff frequently praised as "fabulous," the service is second to none, providing an all-round enjoyable dining experience. Many vow to return, offering their highest recommendations.
A photo of Caffé Delfini restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Santa Monica
Booked 13 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.
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