Italian restaurant in the Hollywood/WeHo adjacent area
I am meeting a friend for dinner tonight and we would like to have Italian.
We have been to Osteria Mozza and loved it, but would like to try out a new place.
Any recommendations would be appreciated!
Hungry and Helpless,
One of the most overlooked Italian restaurants in the city is Marino on Melrose at Wilcox. The food has always been excellent when I've gone, particularly the cold antipasti and fish dishes. It's an older place, so I think it does not have the hype of the other places, but the owners will make you feel very welcome.
Awh man i love when food is referred to as pedestrian.
La Buca is spectacular and i would say it is your best bet.
Angelini Osteria is good also but i would venture to say smaller and more expensive.
Girasole on Larchmont is good but even smaller than the aforementioned places.
Farfalla Trattoria and Il Capriccio are good but casual, also Michelangelo is a little out of the way and there has been talk it has gone to shit since the move.
Saving the best for last i would say you HAVE to try Louise's Tratoria... just kidding, if i were a stodgy fellow i would call that pedestrian but i'm not so it's just a step above olive garden... okay maybe a big step but still.
I discovered Melograno late last year after a couple of friends of mine took me there. It's on Hollywood blvd. at little west of Wilcox. The cooking is true Italian with no pizza in sight. I love their tagliatelle with boar ragu but their raviolis are amazing too. It's very subtle cooking and the flavors are amazing. I don't know why this restaurant hasn't been talked about more but it's one of my favourites.
6541 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028