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Apr 7, 2009 09:53 PM

Fine Italian places for a Date?

I'm looking to take a girl I'm dating to a nice Italian restraunt. Price isn't an issue, and formal dress is the standard I'm setting for my search. Suggestions?

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  1. Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica is a very, very nice date place, especially if price isn't an issue. It's as far west as you can go without falling into the ocean, but that can certainly add to the experience.

    Giorgio Baldi Ristorante
    114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

    1. The two best for that purpose on the Westside would probably Valentino and Vincenti. Both are upscale and excellent. Downtown, the choices would be the Art Deco Cicada (not sure about the food there as I haven't been in years) or the stunning new Drago Centro.

      Valentino (Santa Monica)
      3115 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

      Vincenti Restaurant
      11930 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

      Drago Centro
      525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071

      Cicada Restaurant
      617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

      1. All these restraunts appear to be equisite. Definitely a great help! I'm going to go with Drago Centro for this date, it looks promising. And after the damage done to my wallet subsides, I will check out these other ones. Thank you for the advice.

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