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hitting the echo tomorrow night.
looking for a great affordable dinner spot for two in downtown.
specifically, i heard about this place a while back that was a nearly blank storefront that housed two sisters running an italian restaurant, but i don't remember where it was/what it was called.
if anyone knows this place or has any other suggestions, let me know!
thanks!

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  1. Not 2 sisters but maybe this is what you're thinking of?

    colori kitchen

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/553883
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/497478
    http://www.chow.com/places/2707

    I totally vouch for this place.

    HOWEVER, I think they are only open for dinner Wed - Sun.

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    1. re: ns1

      damn!
      it sounds like this might have been it and yes, they're only open for dinner wed-sat.
      thanks for that though.
      any other suggestions?
      remember, i'm looking for reasonably priced food.
      thanks!

      1. re: alkylyou

        Have you tried Tranquility Base? How about Wood Spoon, the Brazilian restaurant on W 9th St.?

        http://www.tranquilityla.com/About.html

        1. re: Servorg

          Have you been to Tranquility Base recently? How was it?

          1. re: lotta_cox

            I enjoyed Tranquility Base when it first opened. I know that it recently tweaked its menu (to include a brunch, among other things), so maybe it's better, dunno.

          2. re: Servorg

            Just an update to say that Tranquility Base has crash landed. They closed their doors and put up a word about the closing on their old web site saying the economic melt down did them in. http://www.tranquilityla.com/

            The restaurant business is an easy way to make a large fortune smaller....

            1. re: Servorg

              that's unfortunate. however, every time I tried to go, the outside patio was closed for a private party. like 4 times. i stopped trying.

      2. My tow downtown budget faves are Colori Kitchen, natch, and Izayoi.

        1. Not downtown , but you might want to check out The Park down the street. Surprisingly good food, especially for the money.

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          1. re: scurvy

            and about 5 minutes from downtown. GREAT food.

          2. Any ideas for a Monday night, walking distance of the Biltmore at 5th and Grand (where we 3 co-workers are going for a cocktail, first).

            Colori would have been perfect if open.