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Has anyone tried Robert Blake's favorite restaurant Vitello's

Dylan Yolles Apr 18, 2002 09:23 PM

Vitello's in Studio City is mentioned as being Robert Blake's favorite restaurant in articles about him (alledgedly) murdering his wife. Apparently they had had dinner there just before she was murdered.

Blake may be an (alleged) murderer, but perhaps he has good taste in Italian food. Has anyone been to the restaurant? (And is it still open?)

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    roger simon Apr 19, 2002 01:05 PM

    Maybe I posted about this (can't remember) but out of the Dominick Dunneness of it all (and in the continuing pursuit of a good red sauce) we went to the place just after the murder. Food n.g. (I've had Brookly red sauce and this is no Brookly red sauce.) Ambience pretty good. Opera night in one of the rooms with various geezers singing Traviata, if you like that (I do). Worth a trip as a curiosity, especially for those of you that tried all those Brentwood OJ haunts, but eat first.

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      Can Apr 19, 2002 11:23 AM

      There was a blurb in the L.A. Times about the restaurant. They have a dish named after Blake, spinach and pasta of some sort. The manager said they won't take it off the menu until it becomes unpopular. There's nothing tastier than notorious pasta!

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        j Apr 19, 2002 12:16 PM


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        johanna Apr 18, 2002 11:01 PM

        As a matter of fact I just got back from a yummy dinner there. I have been eating there for about 20 years...
        I declined to be interviewed, thank you very much.

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          Samantha Apr 18, 2002 10:11 PM

          I went about six years ago and really liked it. Can't remember what I had and this was before I was really into "eating," so I can't say that it would be good based on my standards today. They did have a violin player while I was there, which was romantic, and there were lots of couples. Why don't you try it and let us know how it was?

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            Stan Apr 18, 2002 11:23 PM

            I've attached a link with a map to it.

            Link: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/print.ad...

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