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terwilliger Mar 31, 2008 01:40 PM

A few of my girlfriend's relatives are coming to town in a couple of weeks, and one night we wanted to take them somewhere fun and Hollywoody, but also not ridiculously expensive. My first thought was Pizzeria Mozza, but I called and the only reservation we could get was for 11:30pm, so that's not going to happen. Any ideas for other fun places in a similar price range that we might want to check out?

Hollywood/WeHo/BH is ideal, since the rest of the trip is going to be spent on the Eastside and we want to show them something else, but don't necessarily feel like trekking all the way west.

Also, no sushi, since that's what we're doing the night before.

Thanks for the help!

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    Obessed RE: terwilliger Mar 31, 2008 01:45 PM

    Terroni? They don't take reservations tho.

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      terwilliger RE: Obessed Mar 31, 2008 01:47 PM

      We probably want reservations, since the idea of waiting around for a while or, worse, driving around all night looking for something else with a bunch of angry, hungry out-of-town future in-laws in the car is kind of my worst nightmare. Otherwise, Terroni would be great.

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        LAcupcake RE: terwilliger Mar 31, 2008 01:50 PM

        have you tried angelini oesteria? it's on beverly and somewhat close to terroni. It's nice in that it's in W Hollywood but not near the nightmare sunset traffic, etc.

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          Woolsey RE: terwilliger Mar 31, 2008 01:51 PM

          Waiting at Terroni has not been a problem, I've found. Terroni pinch hit well when we left Pizzeria Mozza during a bit of a problem on a Saturday night around 7:00. Got into a booth in about five minutes. I never saw huge crowds waiting while I was there. If you do have to wait too long, you could have a back-up reservation at Cobras & Matadors a few doors down, which is fun and not too expensive. Food's good, not groundbreaking, but if you're more about having a good time, it fits the bill nicely.

      2. Servorg RE: terwilliger Mar 31, 2008 01:57 PM

        http://www.tascawinebar.com/index08.html

        1. Ciao Bob RE: terwilliger Mar 31, 2008 02:22 PM

          How many are you? Walk-ins can get seats at one of P.M's bars generally without too formidable a wait. But that's kind of hard for more than 2.

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            terwilliger RE: Ciao Bob Mar 31, 2008 02:26 PM

            We're going to be 4 or 5. I thought about walking in, but I just don't want to risk it.

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              Woolsey RE: terwilliger Mar 31, 2008 02:34 PM

              Even at two, the nighttime bar wait can be an hour depending on the evening. For four or five to sit together, it could be even longer. The bar's really not for large groups. Moreover, what could be killing you is reserving a table for five: There are only four tables that can accommodate five or six people, while they can seat groups of four along the back two rows of the restaurant, too.

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