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iiinthewestside Sep 20, 2006 06:42 PM

Any suggestions on an actually good italian restaurant somewhere in LA? I'm talking good by New York City or Italy standards!!

Thanks

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    slacker Sep 20, 2006 07:12 PM

    Trattoria Tre Venezie on Green Street in old town, Pasadena. Northern, authentic, molto delicious, very romantic. Not enough posting on this board. You can look up SIV's review from a few years ago, menu a little different now, but quality is still way up there.

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      ozzygee Sep 20, 2006 07:20 PM

      I second Tre Venezie for both the romantic and food factors.

      It might not be what is considered NY Italian food, since it is Northern Italian cuisine, but it is definitely great, authentic and sophisticated Italian food.

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      yogachik Sep 21, 2006 01:09 AM

      Via Venetto on Main Street in Venice is always outstandingly good.

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        Francesca Sep 21, 2006 06:34 AM

        Il Moro on Olympic and Purdue.

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          ckbear Sep 21, 2006 05:14 PM

          I like Madeo's or Locanda Veneta, over near the Beverly Center.

          1. ipsedixit Sep 21, 2006 05:36 PM

            Consider IL SOLE in WeHo. Solid Northern Italian fare.

            Il Sole
            8741 Sunset Blvd.
            West Hollywood
            310-657-1182

            1. kellydeez Sep 21, 2006 05:59 PM

              La Buca is great, need reservations. Can get crowded. Very reasonable.

              5210 1/2 Melrose Ave
              Los Angeles, CA 90038
              (323) 462-1900

              Drago is also amazing. More pricey but worth it.

              2628 Wilshire Blvd
              Santa Monica, CA 90403
              (310) 828-1585

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                pizookie75 Sep 23, 2006 05:36 AM

                Valentino in Santa Monica was probably the most memorable I've had.

                http://www.pieroselvaggio.com/valenti...

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                  cleandaisy Sep 23, 2006 02:12 PM

                  Il Cielo in Beverly Hills, often mentioned as the most romantic in LA

                  1. Das Ubergeek Sep 23, 2006 02:17 PM

                    Sapori in MdR, for the feasting-by-candlelight-on-the-water romantic scene... the food's very, very Italian.

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