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susiequeue Jan 25, 2010 01:13 PM

Anyone ever been to Lucas Trattoria? I can't find anything about it. I like Bistro Provence (same owner, same strip mall on Pass) and I've been to Third & Olive, located at ( shock o shocks) 3rd & Olive in Burbank and while I prefer Bistro Provence, perhaps that's because I prefer the smallness, "hidden gem-ness" of the place.

Any idas? Suggestions? (Hold the chains, please!) Thx!

  1. Servorg Jan 25, 2010 04:49 PM

    Have you tried D'Cache? Small plates Latin American food. Even entertainment if you are into that.

    10717 Riversde Drive, Toluca Lake, CA 91602

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      mc michael Jan 25, 2010 04:57 PM

      Ribs USA, Coral Cafe, Harry's. Chains: Poquito Mas, Morton's.

      1. bgazindad Jan 25, 2010 07:24 PM

        Portos-corner of Magnolia and Hollywood way. This a bakery that serves lunches. Always busy.
        Tony's Buena Vista-Magnolia Blvd-Italian
        Century Dragon- Magnolia Blvd-Better than average chinese food for the area.
        sushi Nishi-ya-Actually in Glendale-Victory Blvd. Maybe the best sushi bar in the area. Very small
        sushi Yuzu-touluca lake-the menu leans toward fusion type of cuisine.
        North End Pizza-
        Big Mista Bar B que-Atwater farmers market-Saturdays only.

        1. Das Ubergeek Jan 26, 2010 10:14 AM

          It sounds like you're looking for higher-end places; Burbank's not really good at that.

          If you're OK with downscale options, I recommend Chinda Thai on Victory (technically in Glendale). It's next to Nishi-Ya, which is also very good sushi but traditional only (you'll drop $40-$50 for lunch, no California rolls, etc.)

          Cafe Bravo, also technically in Glendale on Glenoaks, is very good Armenian food.

          1. maxzook Jan 26, 2010 12:49 PM

            I haven't (yet) been to Lucas Trattoria ... are you aware it's the same owner as Bistro Provence and Third and Olive?


            D'Cache has very good food in a charming, truly hidden-gem location. I've had problems with their service - I wouldn't go on a night when you have theater or movie plans.

            Bistro Provence
            345 N Pass Ave, Burbank, CA 91505

            Third and Olive
            250 E. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505

            Lucas Trattoria
            267 N Pass Ave, Burbank, CA 91505

            1. soniabegonia Jan 26, 2010 01:39 PM

              Malbec in Toluca Lake

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                jackattack Jan 26, 2010 02:09 PM

                You might like Prosecco in Toluca Lake rather than Luca's...which seems to have been in the "growing pains" stage ever since its opening. Same problem with Ciao Cristina a few blocks south of Lucas.

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