HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >

Italian recommendations near Glendale/ Los Feliz

Nbrake Jul 14, 2008 04:23 PM

Hello. A few weeks ago... people were talking about an Italian restaurant near Glendale or Los Feliz...in that area that has excellent food and good steaks as well. Can anyone jar my memory and help me out? I am looking for a nice place for our 9th wedding anniversary next week. Thanks!!!!!!!!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. DanaB RE: Nbrake Jul 14, 2008 04:46 PM

    Italian with steaks is not ringing a bell for me. If it's straight Italian you are looking for, Farfalla in Los Feliz or Il Capriccio on Vermont are probably the best in the area.

    Maybe you are thinking of Canele, on Glendale in Atwater Village? It used to be an Italian restaurant, and they still have one pasta dish on the menu in tribute to the old owners. They have a nice beef tenderloin entree on the menu.


    1 Reply
    1. re: DanaB
      Clyde RE: DanaB Jul 15, 2008 09:15 AM

      i love farfalla. the truffle oil pasta is amazing.

    2. justanotherpenguin RE: Nbrake Jul 14, 2008 05:39 PM

      the italian with steaks is probably columbo's in eagle rock. it's ok, but not the kind of place i would go for an anniversary. the best italian in glendale is far niente and would be well suited for a romantic anniversary dinner. more expensive than columbo's.

      Colombo's Italian Steakhouse
      1833 Colorado Boulevard, Eagle Rock, CA 90041

      Far Niente Ristorante
      204 1/2 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

      1 Reply
      1. re: justanotherpenguin
        terim RE: justanotherpenguin Jul 15, 2008 07:10 PM

        I agree - the restaurant is very likely Far Niente. Great place, excellent food and service. I don't recall what type of steak is regularly on the menu (pretty sure there is a steak entree) but they also offer a steak on special at times.

      2. Local RE: Nbrake Jul 14, 2008 06:15 PM

        Perhaps Little Dom's? can't actually speak to it since haven't been but another hound review. fwiw, varied opinions on yelp.


        Little Dom's
        2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        1. rednyellow RE: Nbrake Jul 14, 2008 09:40 PM

          Aroma on Sunset by Silverlake blvd is very good Italian and their steaks are very good too.

          1 Reply
          1. re: rednyellow
            silverlakebodhisattva RE: rednyellow Jul 15, 2008 11:31 AM

            The Chowspouse and I don't do beef, but after going to Aroma again last Friday, we'll vouch again for the over-all pretty-close-to-wonderfulness of their food.

            r gould-saltman no avatar

          2. lotta_cox RE: Nbrake Jul 14, 2008 09:54 PM

            i think il cappricio in los feliz has great italian and very good steak.

            1. s
              sabsou RE: Nbrake Jul 17, 2008 05:54 PM

              It may have been either Aroma (on Sunset) or El Caserio (on Silver Lake Blvd). Both are excellent. Aroma might have the best service that I have had in LA. El Caserio is a mix of Italian and Ecuadorian, with great steaks. Either one would be a great choice for an anniversary dinner.

              Show Hidden Posts