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mkm710 Nov 26, 2007 12:21 PM

Thanks in advance for the suggestions and recommendations. I'm looking for a pasta restaurant, preferably with a romantic atmosphere but not too pricey. Does anyone have some place in mind where they always go when they're in the mood for pasta? Your help is much appreciated! Thanks!

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    ns1 Nov 26, 2007 12:41 PM

    colori kitchen in DTLA



    i like their: spaghetti, ceasar salad, choppino
    don't like so much: full order of bruschetta

    also: free corkage

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    1. re: ns1
      ipsedixit Nov 27, 2007 01:26 PM

      While I really like Colori, I'm not sure it fits the description of "romantic atmosphere". It is very good, however, and a great bargain.

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        ns1 Nov 27, 2007 01:30 PM

        cheap and romantic rarely go hand in hand IMHO

        but god, colori's food is so cheap and good lol

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          ipsedixit Nov 27, 2007 01:32 PM

          Indeed ... except for maybe a picnic in a park.


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      echo eater Nov 26, 2007 01:38 PM

      Osteria La Buca for gnocchi (and any of the other housemade pastas). Melrose and Wilton.

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        meganinlosfeliz Nov 27, 2007 11:42 AM

        Is the newly remodeled room open now? I had heard they were seating a few people in there in Oct. but that it was not fully open.

        Also, any update on the corkage? 4 of us are going on Friday and I hoped to bring one and buy one, but I don't know if La Buca waives corkage in that instance.

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        silverlakebodhisattva Nov 27, 2007 09:22 AM

        Pasta Primavera 7th St.;
        Bella Cuccina Figueroa at Olympic
        both downtown; both inexpensive; neither romantic; B.C. has a liquor license; PP doesn't.

        Aroma, Sunset roughly at Silverlake; more upscale; could be considered romantic

        Hardly a "pasta restaurant" as I think you mean it, much more upscale: Zucca, on Figueroa.

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          lnbish Nov 27, 2007 02:15 PM

          cube is good and reasonably priced. it's more on the casual side, but i like the atmosphere. free corkage as well, i believe.


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            djdebs Nov 27, 2007 02:51 PM

            I like Farfalla, on Hillhurst in Los Feliz.

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              TailbackU Nov 27, 2007 03:09 PM

              il capriccio on Vermont and Farfalla on Hillhurst. Both in Los Feliz, which is b/w DT and Hollywood.

              Both reasonable prices and "romantic" if you like the small NY restaurant feel.

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                Mr. Cookie Nov 27, 2007 03:13 PM

                Second Zucca DT and Farfalla in LF.

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