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akila001 Feb 17, 2007 07:29 AM

Hi,

I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions for good Italian or French restaurants in LA? Thanks!

  1. SauceSupreme Feb 26, 2007 02:59 PM

    Jonathan Gold recently published his 20 Best Italian in LA in the LA Weekly

    http://www.laweekly.com/eat+drink/din...

    You missed out on L'Orangerie, but for French, Ortolan is still open

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      SRosie Feb 26, 2007 02:54 PM

      Frenchy's Bistro is top rated French cuisine in Long Beach.
      and I've heard good things about Cucina Picarelli Restaurant (Italian) in the same area of Long Beach.

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        DonataGuerra Feb 26, 2007 09:28 AM

        La Dolce Vita in Beverly Hills. Other family members swear by Giorgio Baldi's for Florentine-style fare.

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          HungryLA Feb 23, 2007 03:26 PM

          Santa Monica - Giorgio Baldi, italian, the best.

          1. chica Feb 23, 2007 01:57 PM

            I would add a few, in terms of French restaurants:

            Jiraffe
            LaCachette (innovative, with fresh ingredients)
            Melisse
            Hotel Bel Air (beautiful scene to boot)
            Bistro K (very creative, inexpensive)
            Mimosa (focuses on traditional French dishes)

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              umeakai Feb 23, 2007 02:46 PM

              I echo JiRaffe - plus you can make reservations online through OpenTable.

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              hungrygirl106 Feb 23, 2007 01:28 PM

              Hatfield's for California-French, Angelini Osteria and Mozza for Italian.

              1. HPLsauce Feb 23, 2007 01:11 PM

                Marcello on 7th St in San Pedro is excellent.

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                  akila001 Feb 23, 2007 12:47 PM

                  South Bay, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Long Beach. No limit on Price.

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                    mc michael Feb 17, 2007 07:34 AM

                    A little too broad. Narrow down on area, price, etc.

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