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A photo of Bestia restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(7853)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 135 times today
Bestia is a renowned dining establishment, celebrated for its robust Italian cuisine. Many diners hail it as one of the best Italian restaurants they've visited, outside of Italy, and it holds a notable status in Los Angeles. The restaurant heralds a unique twist on traditional Italian fare, a combination that has been described as pioneering a new genre - California Italian cuisine. The menu offers a wide variety of dishes, from upscale appetizers like Siberian Caviar and Peruvian Scallop Crudo to hearty mains like Slow Roasted Lamb Neck and Charred Branzino alla Plancha. Customers also rave about the homemade pizza and the pasta dishes which are bursting with flavor and unique combinations. From the insightful service to the lively ambiance, Bestia continues to impress, leading one reviewer to wonder why it hasn't earned several Michelin stars by now.
A photo of Antico Nuovo restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(726)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Hollywood
Booked 38 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 Osteria Mozza restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(7092)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Hollywood
Booked 69 times today
Osteria Mozza stands out as a beacon of Italian culinary excellence in LA, often heralded as the king of Italian restaurants in the city. The restaurant has earned a reputation for its impeccable service, distinguished hospitality and a menu that constantly surpasses expectations. Reviewers rave about its balanced, perfectly executed dishes, from the prosciutto and mozzarella starter to the tender oxtail tagliatelle and the delicate duck confit. Diners also compliment the expertly curated Italian wine list, adding another layer of authenticity to the dining experience. Osteria Mozza is not just a meal - it's a memorable Italian dining experience that has many planning their next visit even as they leave.
A photo of Bacari Adams restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(609)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 41 times today
Distinguished for its high-quality tapas and small plates cuisine, Bacari Adams has gathered continuous praise among its patrons. Reviewers rave about the "dazzling menu of small plates with a Spanish Italian collaboration," emphasizing each dish's outstanding and unique flavors. The food is quoted as "worth every penny", with customers appreciating the chance to share multiple dishes, heightening the communal and social dining experience. Moreover, the service is consistently described as excellent, supportive, and knowledgeable. Furthermore, the restaurant's efficient service and mouth-watering food are undoubtedly appreciated by all, even attracting customers from farther locations such as OC. Bacari Adams' location near USC, and its convenient parking, is mentioned as a plus by several visitors, thus making it a go-to spot for those seeking vibrant tapas cuisine in the area.
A photo of Bacari Silverlake restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3594)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Silver Lake
Booked 198 times today
Bacari - Silver Lake is a highly recommended good Italian cuisine restaurant in LA. Its vibrant, secret garden-like layout offers a unique dining experience that guests describe as an escape from the city. Bacari's menu is a blend of Italian and Mediterranean influences, served tapas-style, and is consistently praised for its flavourful and well-priced dishes. Signature dishes, such as the Noa's cauliflower and asian pear & brie pizza, are commonly highlighted in reviews. The restaurant also boasts a great cocktail menu and is admired for its fast service and fair pricing. Bacari - Silver Lake provides a captivating ambiance, making it a great spot for special occasions or impressing out-of-town visitors.
A photo of The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3541)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 34 times today
Located in the heart of the Arts District in Los Angeles, The Factory Kitchen has garnered rave reviews for its top-notch Italian cuisine. Patrons, many of whom have tasted the authentic delights of Italy, declare it as the best source of Italian food outside Italy, with some even likening the experience to dining in Italy itself. The consistency of the delicious food, made more delectable with handmade pasta, is a prominent feature in the reviews. Despite occasional comments about service and pricing, the outstanding quality of the meals and the knowledgeable hospitality appear to outweigh any negatives.
A photo of BRERA Ristorante restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2428)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 44 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 Drago Centro restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3659)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 21 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 Rossoblu restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2041)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 41 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 CENTO restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(768)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Mid-City
Booked 39 times today
CENTO is a restaurant lauded for its exceptional Mediterranean cuisine, as demonstrated by an array of glowing reviews. Patrons praise the establishment for its festive atmosphere, excellent service, and particularly, its divine food. Guided by a creative and personable chef-owner, CENTO's menu delights with its array of well-executed dishes that carry a touch of the chef's fun and quirky personality. Notable crowd-favorites include the spicy pasta, hamachi crudo, and the unexpectedly delectable pairing of hamachi with coconut milk. The endive salad with a yogurt-based dressing reflects Mediterranean influence. The restaurant's dessert offerings, particularly the date cake, have also received high accolades. The ambiance, described as upscale, casual, and intimate, further heightens the dining experience. CENTO is indeed a treasure trove of Mediterranean culinary delights.
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