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Jul 9, 2007 06:02 AM

What's the best Italian in the Hollywood area?


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  1. La Buca on Melrose.

    La Buca
    5210 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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    1. re: sku

      I don't get the love for La Buca. Had an awful meal there. A fish dish that was so "fishy" we had to send it back. And the burrata dish was so pedestrian I forgot it almost immediately.

      I enjoy both Angelini Osteria and La Terza.

      1. re: sebi

        It's all about the gnocchi.

      2. re: sku

        YES IT IS.... and the best design! for more designs from Kris Keith!!

        1. re: russkar

          agreed. not technically in hollywood but close enough.

          1. re: russkar

            Absolutely! Easily the best lasagna in LA!!

          2. Assuming you're not going to go all the way to Melrose for Angelini, my vote is for Fabiolus on Sunset.

            Fabiolus Cafe
            6270 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

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            1. re: SauceSupreme

              My last meal at Fabiolus will be my last meal at Fabiolus. It was a Sunday lunch, about a year ago. I ordered shimp and linguini. The linguini was overcooked. The shrimp tasted like they'd been pre-cooked and dumped into the sauce. I took the leftovers home but couldn't bring myself to eat them.

            2. Hands down Angelini Osteria (or the sister restarant La Terza -- but more West Hollywood area).

              1. East of La Brea: La Buca
                West of La Brea: Angelini Osteria
                Can't go wrong with either.