Italian on the west side
My mom is coming to town from New York and staying in Santa Monica. I'm looking for a good italian restaurant that is unpretentious...something like La buca on Melrose.
Any thoughts for BH, Brentwood, Culver City, westwood, Santa Monica?
Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills is fantastic! I haven't been in many years, but I used to love Pizzicotto in Brentwood.
400 N. Cañon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
11758 San Vicente Blvd.
(bet. Gorham & Montana Aves.)
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Piccolo is nice, but with that wait list it's nothing but unpretentious. Sure it's a neighborhood joint, but it's hard to stay low key when you're waiting 45 minutes for a table. You could theoretically wait outside on the boardwalk, but most people just opt to sit on the stairs and sip on wine.