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Saabiar Feb 16, 2010 03:10 PM

Going to be in LA for the marathon next month, looking for a recommendation for mid range Italian or someplace nice that has some pasta selections on the menu.

We will be staying at the LA live Marriot, so around that area or a short cab ride away would be best.

Thanks so much!

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    yogachik Feb 17, 2010 12:53 PM

    Definitely Colori and Bottega Louie. No need to go anywhere else.

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      RobertC Feb 17, 2010 06:21 AM

      I second Colori Kitchen. The chef is from the Milan area and knows how to cook pasta. Bring your own wine (my friend always has a glass the night before he runs a marathon). No corkage fee and you must make a reservation. I also like the pasta at Bottega Louie. Drago will be more expensive but is supposed to be excellent. You can walk to all three restaurants mentioned from LA Live.

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        mc michael Feb 16, 2010 03:23 PM

        Don't know what you mean by midrange, but I love the pasta at Drago Centro.

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          mollyomormon Feb 16, 2010 03:37 PM

          This would be my first pick as well assuming it's not too much money. I've also heard very good things about Colori Kitchen for something less expensive: http://colorikitchen.wordpress.com/

          1. re: mc michael
            Saabiar Feb 16, 2010 05:21 PM

            midrange as in price

            thanks for the suggestions

            1. re: Saabiar
              mollyomormon Feb 16, 2010 05:25 PM

              I think mc micheal meant that he wasn't sure what midrange meant to you since it could mean very different things to different people. Basically, a dollar range might get you more helpful recommendations.

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