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refilms Jul 19, 2007 03:37 PM

So I have one dinner to impress friends from Australia. I love Giorgio Baldi but have been there so often. Where else would you go? I was thinking Cappo or Via Vineto. Any thoughts:

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  1. LAcupcake RE: refilms Jul 19, 2007 04:11 PM


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      JBC RE: refilms Jul 19, 2007 04:42 PM

      Valentino - Santa Monica (eastern edge) ~ If wine will impress your aussie friends, they have the biggest wine cellar in LA: over 2,500 selections = ??,000 or is it ???,000 bottles. Over the years, to some, it's been the best Italian in Town (now with a new chef who's been pleasing people).



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        whatsfordinner RE: refilms Jul 19, 2007 05:03 PM

        Definitely Via Veneto.

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          New Trial RE: refilms Jul 19, 2007 06:00 PM

          Osteria Mozza (Highland and Melrose), if you can get in. If not, Capo or Vincenti (San Vicente East of Bundy). Valentino's works best if wine will most impress your guests; the food can vary from brilliant to pedestrian.

          1. Servorg RE: refilms Jul 19, 2007 06:05 PM


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              chris1621 RE: Servorg Jul 19, 2007 07:54 PM

              I second Angelini Osteria. I have never been disappointed there.

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              Cucinamore RE: refilms Jul 19, 2007 07:24 PM


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                maudies5 RE: Cucinamore Jul 19, 2007 11:22 PM

                Toscana never disappoints. Sweet maitre'ds and service. Love the food and prices, although not cheap, are not insanely strospheric like Capo. Capo, while good, does not justify those crazy prices.

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