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runcmg727 Aug 19, 2006 08:45 PM

Hey I'm looking for a great italian restaurant in the Marina area tonight. Something that wont break my wallet, but is a great value for the quality of food. Any recs?? Thanks in advance!

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    Dutchmojo Aug 20, 2006 04:44 AM

    C & O is good and it has 2 locations on Washington by the water and after Abbot Kinney.

    1. Xericx Aug 20, 2006 04:38 AM

      has anyone been to fioretto lately? Is it still around? It was raved, then reamed a while back around these parts....

      1. Das Ubergeek Aug 20, 2006 12:36 AM

        Try Sapori, in Fisherman's Village. We've been several times... the food is very tasty, the chef is actually Italian, and the service is usually very good.

        1. DanaB Aug 19, 2006 09:20 PM

          For VERY casual and inexpensive Italian, you could try Alejo's, on Washington and Lincoln (in the mini-mall). Personally, I like Alejo's more for take-out rather than eat-in, because it gets pretty crowded. It's very "red sauce" italian. I like their chopped salads alot, as well as the seafood marinara.

          Alejo's
          4002 Lincoln Blvd
          Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
          310-822-0095

          There's also Antica Pizzaria, in the mall where the movie theater is on Maxella. This place gets mixed reviews on chowhound, but they are one of the few places in LA that serves authentic neopolitan-style pizza.

          Antica Pizzeria
          13455 Maxella Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
          2nd Floor Marina Villa Marketplace (same floor as movie theater)
          (310) 577-8182

          As another poster noted, for more upscale and finer quality Italian, you'll have to head to Santa Monica or West Los Angeles. One of the best Italian places in town is on the border of SM/West LA, Valentino.

          http://www.welovewine.com/valentino_s...

          On Montana, in Santa Monica, I like Locanda Portofino, although be warned, it can be pricey.

          Locanda Portofino
          1110 Montana Ave
          Santa Monica
          310-394-2070

          1. westsidegal Aug 19, 2006 08:59 PM

            imho, there is no great italien food in the marina area.
            try going north to santa monica or brentwood.

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