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Nov 1, 2007 04:41 PM

Anniversary Italian?

Hey all,

Does anyone have suggestions for a great, romantic Italian restaurant in LA (preferably on the westside?)

I wanted to go to Peppone in Brentwood for our wedding anniversary, but they're closed for repairs.... :(


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  1. Angelini Osteria is my favorite Italian place at the moment. It's pretty cramped and usually crowded though, so I don't know about the romantic part?
    Maybe Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills?

    In Brentwood there's also Pecorino which is pretty good. Nothing too fancy or special, but good food, and no crowd


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    1. re: burumun

      I would recommend La Terza. Same chef/owner as Angelini, but totally different atmosphere (much more romantic and quiet). I think the food might even be a little better these days since Angelini is there most of the time.

      Another suggestion would be All' Angelo.

      1. re: Obessed

        Second on La Terza. Much quieter and far better service than Angelini, which can be outrageously hectic on weekend nights. Great food at both and reasonable prices for the quality.

    2. Either Valentino's (Pico near Centinela) or Vincenti (San Vicente near Bundy) would be great choices for a celebration.

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      1. re: New Trial

        On a more reasonable scale Vitos on Pico.. nice spot too and good food too..

        Vitos Italian Restaurant
        2807 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

        1. re: Foodandwine

          Vito's is hardly an anniversary place unless you want to dump your SO. While the food is great and in my mind the best pizza in LA, it has zero ambiance. Do yourself a favor and go to Valentino. Nuff said!

          1. re: Schweinhaxen

            not Vito's - Vito. Completely different. Vito's - pizza, Vito - no pizza.

      2. Really romantic and Italian?
        Buy your better half some tchochkes at Bulgari's or Ferragamo, then walk to the Enoteca on CaƱon Drive.

        1. LA DOLCE VITA - 9785 Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Attentive service, romantic ambience, excellent Italian. This is not a pizza joint. This is an upscale, white tablecloth restaurant. You will fall in love all over again.

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          1. re: omakase

            Yes-La Dolce Vita!~ Omakase said it perfectly. And you'll never return to Peppone after going to La Dolce.

            1. re: omakase

              WOW: Has something changed? This place was out of date in the 70's.

            2. Via Veneto is my favorite really.

              To second another poster, I do like Pecorino as well, but prefer my first rec.