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Porky67 Jan 3, 2008 07:52 PM

Anyone know of any great independent Italian restaurants in the Northwest or West San Fernando Valley?

  1. Emme Jan 5, 2008 10:08 PM

    Nicola's in woodland hills

    Buon Gusto

    Italia Deli

    Cavaretta's Italian Deli

    Il Paradiso in Encino ain't bad

    Villa Piacere has a nice patio, but its food ain't so awesome

    Not west enough most likely, but Oliva Italian Grill on Van Nuys is good too.

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      Diana Jan 7, 2008 10:52 AM

      If you're near Olivia, might as well try Gio or Il Tiramisu.

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      arobin2you Jan 5, 2008 08:45 PM

      Just got home from another fantastic meal at Alessio's. Service is great, food is consistent, and prices are reasonable. What more can you ask for?

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        SauceSupreme Jan 6, 2008 05:50 AM

        Isn't there also a gelato place nearby? I've never gone, but coworkers always mention it.

      2. CarlieInLA Jan 4, 2008 10:11 AM

        I like Cafe Carolina's in Encino, not sure if that is far west enough but food is very good and the service is very good. Also its $2 corkage

        http://organiccafecarolina.com/

        17934 Ventura Bl., Encino, CA 91316. 818.881.8600.

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          omakase Jan 3, 2008 08:20 PM

          I hear Alessio's is good - 9725 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. One that I have been to is Adagio's - 22841 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills.

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            SauceSupreme Jan 3, 2008 11:26 PM

            I can vouch for Alessio's, but I haven't been in years. Back when I worked in Calabasas, we'd go to Alessio's in West Hills or to Fabrocini in Agoura.

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              WildSwede Jan 4, 2008 06:32 AM

              I vouch for it also. I love the fact that they will still make my favorite dish for me even though they took it off the menu.

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              markn Jan 4, 2008 08:43 AM

              Yep, Alessio is definitely the place!!

              Also there is a new place in Chatsworth called the Station.....looks interesting but I haven't tried it yet. Supposedly they have 2 chefs, one French and one Italian. The Italian chef was formerly at Tra di Noi in Malibu. Looks like it might be worth a try.

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                Linara Jan 5, 2008 06:05 PM

                I went to The Station today and had a wonderful experience.

                The bread was sooo delicious. I had the pumpkin ravioli (loved it) and my boyfriend had the spaghetti bolognese and two Italian beers.

                My only complaint is that my water didn't get refilled.

                http://thestationrestaurant.net/index...

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                The Station
                21515 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, CA 91311

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