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A photo of Barrio Italian Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • East Los Angeles
Located between San Diego and Dodger Stadium, Barrio Italian Bistro has garnered a stellar reputation for its authentic and creative Italian cuisine. Patrons constantly applaud the restaurant's warm and inviting ambiance, matched with an equally impressive level of service. Reviews rave about the 'fresh, flavourful, and plentiful' food, referencing 'delicious' meals that were so good they 'wanted to lick their plates.' Many were surprised by the excellent service and personable staff, with one customer citing feeling like being in a small restaurant in Italy. The Barrio Italian Bistro is considered a gem, with customers pledging to return time and time again for their Italian food cravings.
A photo of Bestia restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 163 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 Bacari Silverlake restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Silver Lake
Booked 166 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 BRERA Ristorante restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 29 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 The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 39 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 Mi Piace restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Pasadena
Booked 33 times today
Mi Piace, located in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, is widely celebrated as a top-quality Italian restaurant. Many customers consider it their "favorite Italian restaurant of all time", praising not only the delicious food but also the fantastic service and ambiance. Mi Piace's menu offers an exciting variety of traditional Italian dishes, with a particular emphasis on homemade pasta. They consistently deliver superb Italian food while maintaining a high level of energy that diners appreciate. Reviewers have lauded their authentic, excellently-prepared spaghetti and meatballs, and their remarkable homemade ricotta. Whether you're looking for a special location to celebrate a birthday, a comforting place to dine while visiting Pasadena, or a delightful spot for date night, Mi Piace comes highly recommended for the finest Italian cuisine.
A photo of Gale's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Pasadena
Booked 27 times today
Gale's, located in Pasadena, offers a notable Italian dining experience that has made it the "Go-To" spot for many patrons over the years. With its reputation for serving the "best traditional southern Italian in Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley," the establishment boasts a selection that ranges from fresh-made Caesar dressing to creamy and delicious Lemon Shrimp Spaghetti. Several testimonials praise the consistent quality of the food, going as far as to claim it to be amongst the "top three Italian places in all of Southern California." The personal touch by the owner, Gale, her consistent use of the finest ingredients, and the attentive staff make Gale's an embodiment of authentic Italian cuisine that never fails to deliver excellent meals.
A photo of Celestino restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Pasadena
Booked 25 times today
Celestino is a gem in the heart of Pasadena, offering exquisite Italian cuisine that has been wowing its patrons for decades. Several loyal customers testify to its enduring quality and service, with one affirming its status as "one of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, if not the United States". Touted as authentic and consistent, the food at Celestino is praised for its variety and tastiness. The chefs are often applauded for their innovative and delicious specials. Furthermore, customer service is highly valued, with one reviewer commenting that their server Antonio "made us feel like we owned the place". Celestino's Italian cuisine is said to be, without a doubt, a delightfully memorable experience.
A photo of Hearts and Flame restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Little Tokyo
Booked 12 times today
Hearts and Flame in Los Angeles is highly praised by patrons for its exceptional Italian fare, particularly its Tuscan dishes. With a chef formerly working in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Florence, the cuisine is lauded as some of the best Italian food in LA. Menu highlights include the Octopus, pasta, Crudo, Steak, Bolognese and the honey cake. Patrons also commend the restaurant for its excellent service, picturesque ambience, and detailed attention to dietary requirements. The restaurant is often described as a perfect date spot, offering an authentic, high-standard Italian dining experience rich in the flavours and techniques of traditional Italian and Tuscan cuisine.
A photo of Malbec - Pasadena restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Pasadena
Booked 25 times today
Please note, our outdoor seating is first come first serve. If you have a reservation through OpenTable, you will be seated, however please allow a few extra minutes to ensure that we can properly sanitize your table.Argentina is world famous for its cuisine. From homemade salads, pastas and fish to an abundant selection of our signature grilled meats, Malbec Argentinean Bistro brings you the best authentic cuisine prepared on our genuine Argentinean grill.
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