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rachel ann Aug 17, 2006 08:33 PM

Where else is there at the eastern end of Santa Monica to eat aside from Fritto Misto? Preferably a restaurant with a full bar. We're going tonight, so it can't be a place that needs reservations far in advance. Thanks for your input.

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    silence9 Aug 17, 2006 08:59 PM

    Hey there: Fritto Misto is arguably anything BUT east, as far as Santa Monica goes. With Centinela blvd as the true eastern border of S.M., you have alot of choices actually. How about Violet, on Pico? How about Il Forno, on Ocean Park? How about Literati II, on Wilshire (though technically a couple of blocks east of the S.M./WLA dividing line). A mile yet further east will find the best option, Nook Bistro, on SMB. Don't know about the full bar, though...

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      zoomchic Aug 17, 2006 09:08 PM

      I like Nook too, although that is West LA, I think. Good wine selection.
      Wilshire fits the bill (Hollys West is next door).
      Drago is pretty on the mid-eastern end too. They have a full bar.
      Pacific Dining Car. Never been but now it's open 24 hours. Maybe I'll stop there instead of Izzys late nite.

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        rachel ann Aug 17, 2006 09:18 PM

        All fine suggestions. We aren't that familiar with that part of SM. Thank you very much.

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          torta basilica Aug 17, 2006 10:22 PM

          I've always loved Vito's & it definitly has a full bar!

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            Bria Silbert Aug 17, 2006 10:51 PM

            You can also go to:
            l Fornaio
            www.ilfornaio.com
            1551 Ocean Ave
            Santa Monica, CA 90401
            (310) 451-7800

            or Le Petit Cafe
            Le Petit Cafe
            www.lepetitcafe.info
            2842 Colorado Ave
            Santa Monica, CA 90404
            (310) 829-6792

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              ThatPat Aug 18, 2006 03:04 AM

              Go to Drago--it's pretty far "east." Pacific Dining Car is eastern. Nook is in West L.A. but pretty close to Santa Monica and you usually don't have to wait long. Everybody loves Nook. But this is already probably too late for you.

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