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Oct 18, 2007 07:38 PM

Looking for Italian in Burbank?

Heading to Burbank in 3 weeks. Are there any good Italian restaurants in the Burbank vicinity. We are coming from NYC and its our first time out there. Looking forward!!

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    1. re: Foodandwine

      I just might!!! After all, I am 15 minutes from Arthur Avenue!

    2. I would go to Prosecco in Burbank adjacent Toluca Lake. It is a small place with some great food.

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      1. re: chuck

        Thankyou, our trip may be put on hold due to the fires but i will write this one down,

        1. re: JoeyCannoli

          It's honestly not that bad -- still a bit of ash falling but the fires themselves have been confined to the canyons at this point.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            It is if you have respiratory problems.

            1. re: maxzook

              I do, and I'm home, and it's worse than usual but not unbearable. In any case, I haven't been up to Burbank, I've been visiting my usual haunts down here first.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                I live in L.A. and work in North Hollywood -- I take the Red Line to work -- and Wednesday and Thursday were hell until the winds changed. The last few days have been better, esp. yesterday when I was able to stay indoors and catch up on my sleep.

                In any event, no reason the fires should put a damper on anythimg unless you were directly affected. I'm going to San Diego next weekend, as it happens.

      2. If you are coming from NYC, I'd skip the Italian. You get great Italian where you are. Try some real Szechuan in the SGV. Or some traditional Oaxacan/Mexican in a variety of places.

        1. Nice northern Italian at Ca' del Sole, 5 minutes from Burbank in North Hollywood, near Universal Studios.

          1. Ca'del Sole and Prosecco are both solid Italian choices for the Burbank area. I've been to both and can vouch for both, with an edge towards Ca'del Sole - 4100 Cahuenga Blvd. There's also Market City Cafe at 164 E. Palm Ave. However, if you want great, go to Glendale, just a hop skip and a jump east from Burbank, and dine at FAR NIENTE - 204 N. Brand Blvd. The best Minestrone Soup, perfect fried calamari, fantastic pastas, and a wide variety of specials on the weekends. If you go on a Sunday, they usually have my favorite, lasagna. So good. Enjoy!!

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            1. re: omakase

              JoeyCannoli.. skip it go with what we have here.. Sushi, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, ethnic whatever. But Italian you will be dissapointed. Its Like going to Rome and looking for a Taco. Maybe you will find one but you have a much better chance in Mexico..