The Best Italian Restaurants in Los Angeles

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Vincenti Ristorante, Pizzeria Mozza, Osteria Mozza
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Pizzeria
Neighborhoods:Brentwood, Hollywood
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Vincenti Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Brentwood
590 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 kitchen in Vincenti is open...

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Fit for Foodies in Westside

Pizzeria Mozza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Hollywood
5,824 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 celebrity chefs Joe Bastia...

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Best Food in Hollywood
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Osteria Mozza

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
5,594 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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 here is more of an ex...

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Best Overall in Hollywood
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Marino Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
1,062 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 and comfortable booths...

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Best Overall in Hollywood
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Via Veneto

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Monica
875 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 whispering. The menu featur...

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Piccolo Paradiso

$$$$·Italian·
Beverly Hills
1,036 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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 focused on friendliness,...

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Italian in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Cecconi's

$$$$·Italian·
West Hollywood
3,389 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion

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, and meat dishes usi...

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Italian in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Pecorino Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Brentwood
1,047 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies

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 has a simple menu fea...

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Fit for Foodies in Westside

Il Segreto

$$$$·Italian·
Bel-Air
647 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Notable Wine List

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 Italian food in town and of...

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La Cava

$$$$·Italian·
Sherman Oaks
749 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

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 prawns). The owners of ...

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Il Moro

$$$$·Italian·
West Los Angeles
1,417 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch

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 come with either a r...

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Best Ambiance in Westside

Panzanella Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Sherman Oaks
1,638 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 makes for an upbeat, c...

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Italian in San Fernando Valley / Valencia

Celestino

$$$$·Italian·
Pasadena
2,700 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 flavors, and the res...

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Best Value in Pasadena / San Gabriel

Toscanova - Century City

$$$$·Italian·
Century City
854 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups

Toscanova is a visually stunning upscale restaurant, with oversized chandeliers for lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, and tables adorned with white tablecloths. The atmosphere wows as much as the fo...

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Great for Lunch in Westside
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Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Beverly Hills
2,203 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 the most romantic It...

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Amici Brentwood

$$$$·Italian·
Brentwood
566 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 being a neighborhood spot...

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Ca Del Sole

$$$$·Italian·
Toluca Lake
3,054 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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 bustling and bright. ...

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Italian in San Fernando Valley / Valencia
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BRERA Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,857 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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 Side along the River ...

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