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Northwest San Fernando Valley Italian Food

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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    1. re: Emme
      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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      1. re: arobin2you
        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


        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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          1. re: omakase
            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.

            1. re: SauceSupreme
              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.

            2. re: omakase
              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.

              1. re: markn
                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.


                The Station
                21515 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, CA 91311

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