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Sep 12, 2007 05:39 PM

New to area - restaurant suggestion needed for visiting parents

Hey there chowhounders! I am new to Los Angeles and my parents are visiting this Saturday. I want to take them to a nice restaurant (either Italian, Chinese, or Steakhouse) with a good wine list, not too over the top in price and a cool vibe. Do you have any suggestions? I live in West Hollywood.

Thanks so much!!

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    1. Go to Orso on W. 3rd and sit on the patio.

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      1. re: Servorg

        if you want a beautiful patio setting, the atmosphere and food are better at pane e vino.

        or forget the patio, and just go for the best italian food at angelini osteria.

        for steak, you might try boa on sunset, although it can get very loud in there. i know there have been some negative reviews in the boards, but i had a great meal there, and my parents - picky food snobs from new york - loved it too.

        Angelini Osteria
        7313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

        Pane e Vino
        8265 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        Boa Steakhouse
        9200 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

      2. This suggestion would not meet your requested types of cuisine, but I would say that above all you should take them to A.O.C. on third street off fairfax. The food is outrageous small plates (a whole page of cheeses and chartucerie, a page of fishes and meats, a page of veggies and items from the woodburning oven). Simple, rustic food done right. And it's partially a wine bar, so the wine list is amazing across the range of prices and they offer fantastic flights. You can also buy carafes instead of full bottles so you can try multiple things to pair with the wine. It's my parent's favorite spot in LA, by far.

        If you insist on something else, Angelini Osteria on Beverly is the best Italian in LA (if not the country) by my standards (authentic fare, nothing too jazzy).

        1. Angelini Osteria on Beverly or La Terza.

          1. Definitely Angelini Osteria. Make reservations though, it's a small dining room and they do fill up quickly.