Westwood Italian Dinner
We will be at the Hammer in the late afternoon and want to have a nice, not-too-pricey birthday dinner before we hit the freeway south; the b-day boy is leaning towards Italian. These names have come up on the LA board. Please contrast/compare (and further recommend if necessary):
Should we have dessert at Diddy Riese, as someone has suggested?
Thanks so much. The Child Bride.
While it is not on the OP's list, my first choice would be Matteo's. Don Dickman (former chef at Rocca) changed the menu (taking off a lot of the red sauce Italian standbys and adding his Rocca signature dishes) and updated the wine list. While the ambiance is certainly not Rocca's, the food is. I dream about the pan roasted Maine mussels.
I like Mio Babbo. Haven't been to the other places, so I can't compare/contrast. Although diStefano's is Mio Babbo pre-name change, so that knocks one off the list! It's actually gotten better since the renaming.