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Feb 13, 2008 03:28 PM

Good Italian in West Hollywood area

Hi, West Coast Chows!
I am from the east coast and heading out to CA to visit. I love Italian food. Where do you go for a good but not too expensive place for pasta?

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  1. Used to be good Italian in WeHo at a good price was near impossible. Now we have 2 darn good choices:

    Angelini Osteria is a bit pricier but real good as well.
    La Buca is further East, less expensive, and also good

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    1. re: Ciao Bob

      I second the angelini osteria vote. Pizzas there are also delicious. Make sure to make a reservation.

      1. re: Ciao Bob

        terroni is good. actually these are all good recs.

        i'll add angeli caffe, as well as all'angelo.

        in beverly hills, i like il pastaio, and it has a good wine selection.

        and just in case you head westward, in brentwood, pecorino is good, and less expensive than the also good vincenti... and in case you get all the way to santa monica, i'm a big fan of via veneto.

        1. re: Emme

          thanks and it sounds like it will be angeli.

        2. re: Ciao Bob

          thank you so much. sounds as though angeli is a big choice.

        3. Angelino on 3rd St. (between La Cienega & Robertson)--about $10 and $17 or so.
          I think it's a gem--excellent food, cozy, unpretentious.

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          1. re: hippodeir

            Ditto on Cafe Angelino. Awesome dining in Italy.

          2. It's a little outside of West Hollywood (I think it's Beverly Hills) but I love Carrera Caffe which is on LaCienega, 1/2 blocks south of Wilshire. Great Italian food and great bread. At night, you can park for free in the lot right next to it.

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            1. re: ExtraCheesePlease

              Maybe for a second night there. My son will be happy with these recs.

            2. Angeli, as mentioned before is very good. It is just east of West Hollywood on Melrose.

              1. More great choices: Enoteca Drago (on Canon in Beverly Hills) and La Terza (on 3rd and Orlando, East of La Cienega).