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Jan 3, 2008 07:52 PM

Northwest San Fernando Valley Italian Food

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

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  1. 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

      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

        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

        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

          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

      3. 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.

        1. 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

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

          2. 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

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