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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. 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).

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/388268

      http://www.welovewine.com/valentino_s...

        1. 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. re: Servorg

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