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What's the best Italian in the Hollywood area?

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  1. La Buca on Melrose.

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    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! www.spacecraftgroup.com 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.

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            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.