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camilla Aug 20, 2007 07:21 PM

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!

  1. Emme Aug 20, 2007 11:42 PM

    Palmeri on San Vicente in Brentwood.

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      Diana Aug 21, 2007 06:51 AM

      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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        vinosnob Aug 21, 2007 09:11 AM

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

        http://www.angelicaffe.com/

      2. russkar Aug 21, 2007 07:56 AM

        La Terza has been really good lately.

        1. Ciao Bob Aug 21, 2007 08:09 AM

          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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            kotter Aug 21, 2007 10:42 AM

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

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              wilafur Aug 21, 2007 10:51 AM

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

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                Ciao Bob Aug 22, 2007 10:22 AM

                Didja go?

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                  wilafur Aug 22, 2007 10:26 AM

                  i think kotter was planning on going tonight. =)

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                    kotter Aug 22, 2007 06:22 PM

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

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                      Ciao Bob Aug 23, 2007 06:49 PM

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

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                        droyal Aug 23, 2007 09:45 PM

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

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              JeetJet Aug 21, 2007 09:25 AM

              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

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                Obessed Aug 21, 2007 09:18 PM

                My post might be too late, but I would recommend Vivoli in West Hollywood.

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