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Jun 7, 2008 11:19 AM

Italian or Chinese near Pico and LaBrea?

We dine again tonight with our vegetarian (not vegan) friends, who are bringing Miss Finicky Fourteen along. Italian usually works (think pizza) and Chinese can. We'd like to dine within 5 minutes' drive from this intersection. I'm coming up blank. The popular Culver Junction restaurants are a bit too far and a bit too busy. Can anyone help?

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  1. A bit north on LaBrea you could go to Cube.

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    1. re: glutton

      Neither Italian nor Chines, but veggie friendly and excellent is Bloom on Pico about a mile East of LaBrea. Teriffic place and they have (I believe) pizza. You can't go wrong at Bloom.

    2. I can't believe I'm saying this. How about Twin Dragon? (We actually considered it good 35 years ago.)

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      1. re: Chandavkl

        Twin Dragon is still good.. I take my 10 year old there whenever we are in the neighborhood.. Very low brow, and very old school.. NY Style Chinese..

      2. A little over a mile north on La Brea, you have a couple of decent options for vegetarians/finicky eaters, although none are Chinese. For Italian, you could go to Ca Brea, which has pretty decent food (no pizza, though). Or, a better option might be Luna Park, which is not Italian per se (more of a varied "home style" menu) with decent options for everyone in your party, including pizzas.