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Great Italian for 6 tomorrow evening

I am going out to dinner with two of my former Italian professors and a couple of friends. We all studied Italian for a long time, spent time in Italy, and are major foodies. I am coordinating everything and was hoping to find a reasonably priced restaurant with amazing food. I love Angelini, but too expensive for this group, and La Buca is great, but I think too cramped. I would any suggestions.

As far as location goes, anywhere is fine!

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  1. Palmeri on San Vicente in Brentwood.

    1. Valentino's-OK, that's expensive!
      Il Tiramisu in Sherman Oaks -one of my faves!
      Gio in Encino
      Angeli Caffe in WeHo
      Laconda del lago in Santa Monica

      Some people disagree with me on some fo those, but I like em!

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      1. re: Diana

        Second Angeli Caffe since it hits the mark in terms of great food and reasonable prices.

        http://www.angelicaffe.com/

      2. La Terza has been really good lately.

        1. Why not give CAfe Bella Roma a try and report back to rest of us who have not been yet.
          FYI: BYO
          http://bellaromaspqr.vpweb.com/

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          1. re: Ciao Bob

            I think I may try it tomorrow night since I live in the area and have been looking for a new place to eat.

            1. re: kotter

              sweet, i look forward to your review as i have been yearning to try this place.

                1. re: Ciao Bob

                  i think kotter was planning on going tonight. =)

                  1. re: wilafur

                    Yup, going tonight. They apparently don't have their liquor license yet, but the corkage is a whopping $4. Will post a review tomorrow.

                    1. re: kotter

                      Looking forward to your thoughts...I still haven't made it over there yet.

                      1. re: Ciao Bob

                        I went last week. It was great. Owned and personally run by a personable couple. She waits, he cooks. Real, authentic. Deserves support.

            2. Maybe the new kid in town -- Bollini's Pizzeria Napolitana. Check out the menu on the link below. I had the Pizza Napolitana and was pleased with the flavors except for the sausage. I plan to return with a friend soon.

              First post on Bollini's
              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/428055

              Bollini's Pizzeria Napolitana
              2315 S. Garfield Avenue
              Monterey Park, CA 91754

              www.Bollinispizzeria.com