Italian Restaurants

108Da Pasquale

Address: 9749 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA  90210   Make a Reservation
Da Pasquale
A very traditional Italian trattoria, Da Pasquale has been around since 1989. This comfortable restaurant features outdoor dining warmed by heat lamps and also indoor settings with the tastefulness of home. Italian dishes range from pastas to pizza and every serving made by the family-run business is full of dedication and flavor. Almost everything is handcrafted and made from scratch so one can feel that they have just stepped out from home to another ‘home dining’ setting. De Pasquale also offers an extensive list of Italian wines that can accommodate any taste. Learn More »

108Amalfi

Address: 143 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90036   Make a Reservation
Amalfi
Exposed wood beams and a fireplace make for a romantic setting at this lovely newcomer at the northern edge of the La Brea Restaurant Row, where the beautiful people flock for fabulous Italian fare including “perfect fritto misto” and amazing pastas washed down by a good selection of wines; the lovely patio, hospitable service, and great value are other reasons it’s always crowded. Learn More »

108Madeo

Address: 8897 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90048   Make a Reservation
Madeo
The cozy and urban Madeo features a warm and comforting atmosphere, with an immense wood bar and curved booths set among old black-and-white photos of old Italy. The immensely popular hangout offers a varied selection of Northern Italian cuisine, with dishes that include mouth watering veal-stuffed ravioli, classic pizza Margherita, and whole striped bass. The made in-house desserts are the finale to this authentic show, with delights such as mille-feuille with pastry cream and ricotta cheesecake. Learn More »

107Cafe Montana

Address: 1534 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90403   Make a Reservation
Cafe Montana
Whether you are out on the town for a lively night of entertainment or you’re settling in for a lazy Sunday with the morning paper, Café Montana is eager to suit the occasion with its subtle SoCal charm and distinguished California cuisine menu. Weekend visitors may savor the thoughtful brunch menu that caters to multiple palates and diets. Dishes like the Lox Benedict and the Montana Angus Beef Burger are worth getting out of bed for. The evening menu is equally eclectic and satisfying with highlights like the Seared Scallops, the Pumpkin Ravioli, and the Blackened Prime Rib. And did … Learn More »

108Aroma Restaurant

Address: 2903 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90026   Make a Reservation
Aroma Restaurant
Aroma settles in a quaint venue that is nestled away off West Sunset Boulevard. Patrons can feel like they are in a very homey Italian eatery surrounded by friends and family. The atmosphere is laid back and classy at the same time due to the inclusion of several paintings across the walls. Enjoy a great wine before dinner while browsing a menu full of pastas and meats with savory flavors. The staff and chef are always complimentary and love meeting customers and getting their opinions of the dishes. Learn More »

108Cafe Del Rey

Address: 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA  90292   Make a Reservation
Cafe Del Rey
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Gaze out over the marina and allow your mind to drift lazily like the boats against the docks as you savor the fresh and tantalizing fare Executive Chef Niederkorn serves up daily. Only twenty minutes from the harried rush of LAX, Café Del Rey transports diners from the bustle of humanity to the calm oasis of a foreign seaside town. Chef Niederkorn presents elegantly prepared and simply adorned seafood dishes that shine by their own freshness and flavor. The Black Spaghetti is made with prawns, calamari, lobster, and bay scallops; and the Mediterranean Meatloaf is taken to another level by … Learn More »

107Enoteca Drago

Address: 410 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA  90210   Make a Reservation
Composing a colorful mosaic of Italian small plates, or enotecas, Master Chef Celestino Drago brings the heart of Italy to his aptly named Beverly Hills restaurant, Enoteca Drago. Rustic authenticity is the key to this regional Italian cuisine menu, and seasonal and artisanal ingredients bring the flavors to life. Before one takes a single bite, he or she may gain insight into Chef Drago’s vision by noticing the décor – the cherry wood communal dining table set center stage hopes to encourage a shared dining experience, while the use of weathered stone and touches of terra cotta transport us far … Learn More »

107Bottega Louie

Address: 700 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90017   Make a Reservation
Bottega Louie
Downtown receives a touch of dining genius with the establishment of Bottega Louie. This traditional Italian café and gourmet market invites visitors to linger a while over hand-crafted pastries, specially coordinated entrée dishes, and stone oven pizzas; then they may humor their own culinary inspirations by perusing the market’s selection of artisanal cheeses, infused oils, pastas, meats, and other hard-to-find items. Head Chef Sam Marvin takes care to ensure his menu pleases the most discerning palates: Pasta dishes are served in slightly more petite portions to encourage patrons to sample any of the many tasty side dishes. Learn More »

107Gino's Italian Restaurant

Address: 819 W Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale, CA  93551   Make a Reservation
Gino's Italian Restaurant
Satisfy that craving for classic Italian cuisine at Gino’s Italian Restaurant in Palmdale. Home of the Big Baron Pizza Sandwich, Gino’s has garnered a reputation for offering tasty offerings at reasonable prices. In addition to serving tried favorites like Eggplant Parmigiana and Lasagna al Forno, Gino’s also prides itself on featuring such specialties as Osso Buco and Veal Milanese. Of course, pizza has its rightful place on the menu with 17+ variations of the beloved pie offered daily, and steak sandwiches and submarines round out the menu nicely. Learn More »

107Osteria Mozza

Address: 6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90038   Make a Reservation
Osteria Mozza
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An experience at Osteria Mozza is one of a kind. The brainchild of super-trio Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joseph Bastinach, Osteria Mozza is a modern, urban interpretation of the Italian trattoria. Exquisite preparations start at the Mozzarella bar, which sits in the center of the room and serves as a showcase for Silverton’s hand-made cheeses. Her creations can be sampled alone, but also find their way onto the rest of the menu, joining hand-made pastas, artisanal smoked meats, and inspired main courses, turned out by Executive Chef Matt Molina. Add exceptional service, a lively, energetic setting, and an Italian-centric … Learn More »

107Terroni

Address: 7605 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90036   Make a Reservation
Terroni
Terroni is a West Hollywood restaurant that serves authentic southern Italian cuisine, using fresh and traditional ingredients straight from Italy, priding itself on using the same cooking techniques used in Italy 100 years ago. This restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so it is key to arrive before the crowd. The combination of a rustic and modern decor creates a feeling of comfort for all. Terroni’s specialty is the pizza, which is thin, delightfully airy, and uncut with 30 different options to choose from. Some of these options include Terroni originals like Smendozzata and Li Pecuri. Give Terroni’s a try, your taste … Learn More »

107Panini Cafe

Address: 9601 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90210   Make a Reservation
Panini Cafe
With a blend of Old World styles and a healthy European flair, the Panini Café only serves the finest quality ingredients. Combining the best of both the New and Old World, the café has extraordinarily fresh and healthy food, and upholds the tradition of authentic European cuisine. With a commitment to quality and creativity, the Panini Café is one of the places to dine for those in search of flavorful European food. With a passion for fine cuisine at excellent prices, the Panini Café offers diners a way to take a culinary holiday while never leaving the comfort of Los … Learn More »

108Bistro 45

Address: 45 S. Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91101   Make a Reservation
Bistro 45
Don't be surprised if you see the ever-present owner Robert Simon welcoming you to his restaurant. The cozy atmosphere is paired wonderfully with the classic, luxurious appearance of the restaurant. Some tasty bistro classics like baked brie and apples and maple leaf farm duck two ways are great dishes to try. Don’t leave without trying their chocolate soup, a chocolate soufflé served with vanilla bean ice cream. While the restaurant does offer great bistro classics, a majority of the food is a fusion of French and California tastes and cooking styles. With creative and delicious dishes, you will want to … Learn More »

107Via Alloro

Address: 301 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA  90210   Make a Reservation
Via Alloro
Via Alloro is the brainchild of brothers Giacomino and Tanino Drago. The restaurant, named after the street that they grew up on in the town of Galati Mamertino in Sicily’s Messina region, boasts an authentic family oriented atmosphere. The menu features a range of dishes from Italy, including soups, salads, pasta, pizza, risotto, as well as appetizers and entrées based on fish, chicken, beef, lamb, and sausage. Maintaining fine dining aspects with a heated patio and formal location, Via Alloro is a great place to host a party or sit down for some authentic Italian cuisine. Learn More »

108Chi Chi's Pizza

Address: 5145 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA  93063   Make a Reservation
Chi Chi's Pizza
For a causal night out with family or friends, Chi Chi’s Pizza is the place. This Italian-American restaurant dishes up hungry patrons in the Simi Valley area an assortment of sandwiches, pastas, and pizza in a bustling environment. In the pasta department, Chi Chi’s homemade Spaghetti, Springs, Shells, Rigatoni, and Whole Wheat noodles are smothered with sauce. Pizza lovers can create the pizza pie of their dreams by pilling toppings ranging from classic pepperoni, to anchovies, to Fried Jalapeño peppers, for an extra kick. Those looking for the American side of the menu can order the “Famous Golden Pressure Fried … Learn More »

108Piccola Trattoria

Address: 18302 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita, CA  91351   Make a Reservation
Piccola Trattoria
Piccola Trattoria is a family owned and operated restaurant serving freshly prepared Italian cuisine to the Santa Clarita Valley. The intimate dining area is a great place for a night out with that special someone, while patio dining offers guests the chance to enjoy an outdoor meal. The kitchen is home to a Sicilian pastry chef who has diners raving about the tiramisu and cannolis, so be sure to leave room for dessert. Popular dishes include the homemade lasagna and risotto that changes recipes on a daily basis. In Santa Clarity, check out Piccola Trattoria for some of the finest … Learn More »

1010Il Grano

Address: 11359 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90025   Make a Reservation
Il Grano
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Chef-owner Sal Marino, has delighted Los Angelenos for the past decade with his contemporary, market-driven approach to traditional Italian cuisine. Centrally located near the intersection of the 10 and 405 freeways, Il Grano draws a steady crowd of well-heeled Westsiders craving pristine crudo, house-made pastas, and unpretentious entrees. He writes a new menu every month, to capitalize on “whatever swims in the ocean and grows on Mother Earth.” Noted sommelier Peter Birmingham keeps pace with inspired wine pairings and pastry chef Corinne Sidelsrud’s desserts share Marino's seasonal approach, minus the swimming ingredients. Learn More »

107La Botte Ristorante

Address: 620 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
La Botte Ristorante
A hop, skip, and a jump down from the main thoroughfare of Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, you'll find La Botte. Meaning “wine bottle” in Italian, La Botte is owner Stefano de Lorenzo’s upgraded version of his popular, postage-stamp-sized Piccolo Ristorante in neighboring Venice. The wine concept glows in a warmly elegant décor of variegated wine stained wood flooring and wine cask wainscoting. A “vino paradiso” exists in La Botte’s 1,600 bottles of wine. Chef Luigi Fineo creatively infuses contemporary freshness into the Northern Italian appetizers, pasta, and entrees for an authentic Italian dining experience that will have you … Learn More »

107Ado

Address: 796 Main Street, Los Angeles, CA  90291   Make a Reservation
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Adopting the iconic canary-colored building familiar to many Venice locals is Ado Ristorante, the brainchild of Co-owner Paulo Cesaro and Chef Antonio Mure’. This rustic Italian cuisine eatery marries the understated sophistication of its earthy décor of exposed wood beams and simple wood seating with a welcoming menu of unpretentious authentic fare. The Taagliolini Rossi is a rich dish of homemade red beets pasta in a Marsala quail egg ragu, and the Tagliata di Cinghiale is a savory delight of grilled wild boar tenderloin served with a white port and raspberry sauce. Learn More »

108Ristorante Mamma Gina

Address: 73-705 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA  92260   Make a Reservation
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Ristorante Mamma Gina has been serving authentic Florentine cuisine in Italy since 1956 and in California since 1986. Located in Palm Desert, this restaurant offers a wine bar with an exceptional happy hour menu that runs from opening until closing. The lunch and dinner menu is comprised of soups, salads, appetizers, Paninis, pastas, and entrees. The Brodetto Di Pesce Fresco is a specialty: Cioppino style fish stew with fresh catch of the day, calamari, mussels, clams, scallops, and shrimp in a light saffron and tomato sauce. Another favorite is the Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola: Homemade potato dumplings with a gorgonzola cheese … Learn More »