The Best Italian Restaurants in Los Angeles

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Everyone knows that Los Angeles is the home of cinema and the film industry. There are countless sites throughout the city that remind visitors of its storied past, from the Hollywood Walk of Fame to the TCL Chinese Theater to the Hollywood Sign high in the hills above town. What many people don't realize, however, is that Los Angeles is also a standout city for dining—especially when it comes to Italian food. There are hundreds of Italian restaurants in Los Angeles that serve up delicious meals night after night. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. For visitors in the City of Angels looking for delicious pizza, pasta, parmesan, and more, these are the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles.

Restaurants:Vincenti Ristorante, Pizzeria Mozza, Osteria Mozza
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Pizzeria
Neighborhoods:Brentwood, Hollywood

Vincenti Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Brentwood
479 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Vincenti Ristorante has thrived on Los Angeles' West Side for more than 20 years. The Italian restaurant is cozy and warm inside, with dark wood tables and brick walls. The kitchenRead more
100% recommended
Best Food in Los Angeles
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Pizzeria Mozza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Hollywood
5,503 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Some of the best pizza in all of Los Angeles gets made at Pizzeria Mozza, a restaurant that uses only ingredients from within California. The restaurant is the brainchild of celebrRead more
92% recommended
Best Food in Hollywood
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Osteria Mozza

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
5,139 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Osteria Mozza is the sister restaurant of Pizzeria Mozza. It is also the brainchild of the same celebrity chefs. But, unlike the Pizzeria, Osteria is upscale and fancy—and eating hRead more
89% recommended
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Marino Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
934 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Another spot in Hollywood that is one of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles is Marino Ristorante. The restaurant is a classic, open since 1983, and its warm brown walls anRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Hollywood
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Via Veneto

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Monica
719 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Via Veneto is a restaurant that oozes romance. Bring a date to this dark, candlelit interior and cozy up in a space that is quiet enough to hear the person across the table whisperRead more
89% recommended
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Piccolo Paradiso

$$$$·Italian·
Beverly Hills
851 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Piccolo Paradiso is aptly named after a classic Sicilian movie. This restaurant attempts to offer diners a sense of “warm nostalgia,” with comfort food, a front-of-house staff focuRead more
94% recommended
Italian in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Cecconi's

$$$$·Italian·
West Hollywood
2,833 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Romantic
West Hollywood's best Italian food might just be at Cecconi's. Located at the corner of Melrose and Robinson, this outpost of an international chain serves homemade pasta, seafood,Read more
90% recommended
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La Scala - Beverly Hills

$$$$·Italian·
Beverly Hills
579 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
La Scala in Beverly Hills has been operating for more than 60 years and is one of the area's best Italian restaurants. There are multiple locations of La Scala throughout Los AngelRead more
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Pecorino Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Brentwood
965 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
One of the coziest, most romantic Italian restaurant in Los Angeles is Pecorino, a restaurant designed to model the sharp, rustic, innovative taste of the famous cheese. Pecorino hRead more
94% recommended
Special Occasion in Westside
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Il Segreto

$$$$·Italian·
Bel-Air
543 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The name of Il Segreto translates to “the secret.” Diners will wish this restaurant was their own little secret once they dine because it serves some of the most incredible ItalianRead more
93% recommended
Italian in Westside
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La Cava

$$$$·Italian·
Sherman Oaks
604 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
La Cava has a Florentine menu with simple recipes and basic, fresh ingredients. Some examples of house specialties include Spaghetti di Mare and Gamberoni alla Griglia (grilled praRead more
86% recommended
Late Night Find in San Fernando Valley / Valencia

Il Moro

$$$$·Italian·
West Los Angeles
1,196 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Il Moro opened in1993. Since then, the restaurant has been serving seasonal Italian food to diners in an elegant, contemporary setting. Il Moro shines for its pizza options, which Read more
99% recommended
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Panzanella Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Sherman Oaks
1,483 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Panzanella's dining room is framed by floor-to-ceiling windows, and the walls without windows are covered in mirrors. Thanks to the setup, the interior is bright and airy, which maRead more
95% recommended
Best Food in San Fernando Valley / Valencia
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Celestino

$$$$·Italian·
Pasadena
2,422 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Celestino, an upscale Italian restaurant with an understated, casual interior, is in beautiful Pasadena. Don't be fooled by its low-key look, though. The dishes are known for bold Read more
93% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
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Toscanova - Century City

$$$$·Italian·
Century City
728 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Toscanova is a visually stunning upscale restaurant, with oversized chandeliers for lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, and tables adorned with white tablecloths. The atmosphere woRead more
96% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Westside
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Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Beverly Hills
1,940 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Il Cielo has a history of wowing diners in the LA area since 1986. The interior is stunning, with fairy lights adorning the outdoor dining space. Many people think of it as one of Read more
85% recommended
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Amici Brentwood

$$$$·Italian·
Brentwood
455 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
Amici Brentwood has a rustic farmhouse-like interior, with wood-beamed ceilings, a pitched roof, and antique wooden chairs. That fits in with the restaurant's overall goal of beingRead more
100% recommended

Ca Del Sole

$$$$·Italian·
Toluca Lake
2,576 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Ca Del Sole has been in business since 1994, serving classic Italian fare in Toluca Lake. Ca Del Sole is a popular spot for celebrations, since the atmosphere is upscale but also bRead more
98% recommended
Good for Groups in San Fernando Valley / Valencia
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BRERA Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,376 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: BRERA Ristorante is a TRATTORIA inspired by the -Cucina Povera- typical of the Country SRead more
90% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Downtown / South and East LA
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Forma Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Santa Monica
762 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Forma is both a restaurant and a cheese bar. The restaurant, thus, has tons of cheesy dishes on the menu, including pasta served Dalla Forma—finished and tossed inside large cheeseRead more
95% recommended
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