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Good reasonably priced Italian in West LA or Santa Monica

wishiwasbond Jan 11, 2008 05:40 PM

I fancy an italian meal with my wife tonight just curious if anyone knows of any reasonablly priced good italian in the westside. Thanks in advance.

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    maudies5 Jan 12, 2008 06:51 AM

    Enzo and Angela at Wilshire and Barrington.

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      Moose Jan 12, 2008 04:45 PM

      I've wanted to try Enzo & Angela for a while now. Any particular dishes worth trying?

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        Servorg Jan 12, 2008 04:48 PM


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          paulfromla Jan 13, 2008 12:15 AM

          go with the specials - they always have a lot of them and if you choose one that sounds good to you, it usually is - real pricey though, esp. the seafood - i had a great lemon shrimp tagliatelli once, a baked seafood risotto that was good though too rich - and a sausage and polenta that was really satisfying - not in love with their ceasar - they do have a nice tomato garlic oregano concoction for the bread which is good

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            maudies5 Jan 13, 2008 07:23 AM

            If you like shellfish, go with the mixed seafood pasta or just a lovely bowl of linguini and clams or mussels. I was just there on Friday night and thought the service was friendly, food was wonderful and the prices were reasonable. Most dishes are under $20.00 and portions are generous. They are now open Sunday night for dinner (which gives Sunday diners in the neighborhood a less expensive option than Toscana).

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          dragonanna Jan 11, 2008 11:30 PM

          Playa Del Rey is near by. Always enjoyed the food at:

          Caffe Pinguini
          6935 Pacific Ave.
          Playa del Rey, CA 90293

          Take Jefferson blvd going towards the beach, turns into Culver Blvd. to the very end. There are some street parking. Romantic, indoor and outdoor dining. The coconut ice cream is to die for.

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            Chewy Jan 11, 2008 08:00 PM

            My boyfriend and I really enjoy Fritto Misto on Colorado and 6th!

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              fdb Jan 11, 2008 08:56 PM

              I was just going to say Fritto Misto. See their menu with price here:


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                ns1 Jan 11, 2008 11:31 PM

                very cheap, pretty good, $2 corkage. be warned, it gets LOUD

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                DMojoD Jan 11, 2008 07:16 PM

                I'd also suggest Antica Pizzeria in Marina del Rey in the shopping center at Lincoln and Maxella. They have the most authentic Italian pizza outside of Italy.

                Also, if you are willing to drive to West Hollywood on a Friday night I'd go to Angeli for delicious and affordable food.


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                  aventinus Jan 11, 2008 06:13 PM

                  Tanino in Westwood is very good. I prefer to Il Forno, which is good. Especially like the spaghetti with sea urchin.

                  1. J.L. Jan 11, 2008 06:10 PM

                    Cafe Angelino

                    Excellent flat pizzas, al dente pastas... By Cedars-Sinai, on 3rd, near Robertson


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                        Servorg Jan 11, 2008 06:15 PM

                        One other thought: http://www.sprazzo.net/home.html

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