First Date Suggestions
So I'm going out on a first date. We've gone out before, but this is the first "formal date." I'm looking for suggestions for places from Hollywood to BH that aren't too expensive, but still pretty decent. Something along the lines of Cobras & Matadors, Cube (considering), Buddha's Belly (I know people around here hate it, but I like it)...something in the $70 final bill range.
Don't know if that 70 bucks includes wine, tax, tip, etc.
I love the patio at Pane e Vino, but depending upon what that $70 means, it may or may not work.
In Beverly Hills, the newly opened Villa Blanca on Brighton.
Porta Via on Canon has a nice covered front indoor/outdoor patio.
Not everyone here loves it, but I think Il Pastaio has its charm.
For more fun, less romantic, also consider Mako in BH.
Cheaper, but also fun, might be 25 degrees in Hollywood.
I love Angeli Caffe on Melrose - amazing lasagna and the complimentary pizza bread is to die for.
Might also consider Terroni on Beverly - fun atmosphere, but they don't take reservations.
BLD (across the street on Beverly) is also fairly reasonable, though I do prefer it for brunch than for dinner.
7450 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
7274 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
7605 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Intimate, great Italian food, and won't break the bank.
On 3rd, near the corner of Robertson (by Cedars-Sinai)