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Nov 26, 2007 12:21 PM

pasta rests. in downtown or hollywood area?

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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  1. 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

      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.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        cheap and romantic rarely go hand in hand IMHO

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

        1. re: ns1

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


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

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      1. re: echo eater

        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.

      2. 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.

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

          1. I like Farfalla, on Hillhurst in Los Feliz.