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What's Worthwhile in Larchmont Village?

We went up there for the first time to go to Chan Dara. It's a cute little area with several restaurants - anything anyone likes on that main drag or nearby?

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  1. My favorite is Girasole. Tiny little Italian place, it's BYOB with no corkage. Reservations recommended since it's so tiny, but not required. I think they're closed on Mondays.

    Lou on Vine is not very far away (Melrose and Vine).

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    1. re: Slackerchick

      I second the recommendation for Girasole. A great date restaurant. The mushroom soup is excellent.

    2. I really like Le Petit Greek, not for its authenticity but for its freshness, a la tender chicken kabobs, pillowy yellow rice, crispy cukes, etc.

      1. Village Pizzeria. Good pizza with fair prices.

        1. Larchmont Deli. My favorite deli in LA. Greek owned. Get "the Beverly" its half pastrami, half corned beef with melted swiss on rye. So good you'll want to cry.

          1. One could just eat their way down the main village boulevard at different places over a week's time.

            1. I love the pate sandwich at Larchmont Wines. Quite yummy and decadent!

              1. yeah, the sandwiches are delicious at the wine shop. and you would never know there was a sandwich place back there unless someone told you.

                1. I also like Cafe du Village for dinner. Most people think of it as a breakfast or lunch place. They have some nice things for dinner and there is no corkage. Their menu doesn't vary much so I don't go too often.

                  1. I really like La Bottega, its also a tiny italian restaurant with no corkage fee. Try the gorganzola, mushroom polenta appetizer! I also love their homemade ravioli and lasagna.

                    1. I love all the cute little shops and restaurants on Larchmont, makes me forget I'm in the middle of LA. I enjoy lunch on the back patio at Cafe du Village, Village Pizzeria, and love the sandwiches from the wine shop. Warning if you want a sandwich at lunch time, the line gets VERY long, even calling your order in could take 45 minutes on a bad day.

                      1. Village Pizza has LA's "Closest to NY Pizza experience", IMO

                        1. You know, I'm always trolling down 3rd or Beverly for my restaurant fix. What's the parking like there on Larchmont? Yes, it's a short drive, but I want to be able to park and meander there also.

                          1. We park on the residential streets parallel to Larchmont. If you're there to eat why not get a block or two walk in? Otherwise, 1 in 10 times I've ended up with a ticket at the meters which are policed pretty diligently. I was once severely reprimanded for feeding someone else's meter when I saw a meter maid coming.