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Sep 29, 2006 08:51 PM

Dinner in Culver City

Hi everyone. Looking for a not too expensive (~$40pp) suggestion for Saturday night dinner in Culver City. There are quite a few behind the theatre on Washington but I don't know the name of any of them. Or the name of the theatre for that matter. I'm thinking of the block where Starbuck's is on the East tip. We're passing on Ford's Fluffing Station. Thanks!

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Sounds lovely, have you been? I always love reading your posts....

      1. re: DreinLA

        Dropped in for lunch a while back.

        Good food, cool/casual atmosphere, and solid service.

        Rabbit sloppy joe (yes, rabbit) was probably one of the mostest delicious sloppy joes I've ever had.

        A special of asparasgus paired with vanilla bean soup was good as well, but then I'm sucker for anything with vanilla bean.

        Try it, it's not that bad. Better than Ford's place and it's better than Tender Greens IMO.

    2. I second Wilson's. Highly recommend the tortelli in parmesan fondue. Also tasted the scallops w/shaved truffles special but found it to be a bit on the salty side. Nice service too.

      1. I have always liked Novecento on Main St. Small, friendly, great service, solid food, reasonable. It can get loud if full. Have them fax a menu to you, not sure if they are online.

        Novecento Pasta and Grill Italian Cuisine
        3837 Main Street

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        1. re: Jesdamala

          I think Giovanni's has great Italian food as well.

          Metro Diner (or is it Metro Cafe) is nice, too. It's on Washington Place.

          1. re: Jesdamala

            We just returned to Novecento last evening after about 2 years! We had a wonderful dinner...I had their gnocchi with bolognese sauce (very authentic) and my husband had the steak. We shared their special salad and treated ourselves to a "holiday" tiramisu. The entire meal was wonderful and we chastized ourselves for staying away so long. Recommend reservations. It is a tiny place and if there is not a table available you have to wait outside. Last night about two parties waiting looked cold!

          2. I went to WILSON about a month ago with a few friends, and we were all was VERY disappointed. We had the tasting menu and 3 bottles of inexpensive wine, and the bill came to $125 per person. Way too expensive for what we got, and none of us were impressed by the food, it was just too rich and too salty.

            1. I think Wilson is interesting, but I probably won't return either. The prices aren't as reasonable as I'd like to see and the main dishes are very rich with limited choices. He uses very interesting fresh ingredients, but the only thing I'd run back for was the desserts!