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ISO NY Italian recs on Westside for bday dinner

fangler Apr 7, 2010 09:48 AM

Looking for old school/NY Italian recommendations for DH's bday dinner tomorrow night. He likes lasagna, gnocchi, and pasta bolognese. Carmines and Matteo have gotten mixed reviews here, so I'm wondering if there's anything better anywhere on the Westside and as far as El Segundo. Also, will have 2 kids in tow.

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  1. wilafur RE: fangler Apr 7, 2010 10:08 AM

    how about guido's?

    1. perk RE: fangler Apr 7, 2010 10:24 AM

      Also Dan Tana. Or Matteo.

      Dan Tana's Restaurant
      9071 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

      1. Servorg RE: fangler Apr 7, 2010 10:28 AM

        Give Peppone a try.

        Peppone Restaurant
        11628 Barrington Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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          Emme RE: Servorg Apr 7, 2010 08:28 PM

          old school makes me think Peppone too.

          another thought would be Via Veneto in Santa Monica on Main.

          Via Veneto
          3009 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

          Peppone Restaurant
          11628 Barrington Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90049

          1. re: Servorg
            J.L. RE: Servorg Apr 7, 2010 11:19 PM

            I like Peppone also, but this topic has also made me think about that little hole-in-the-wall in Westwood Village called Mio Babbo's. I haven't been there in years. Is it good these days?

            Peppone Restaurant
            11628 Barrington Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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              Servorg RE: J.L. Apr 8, 2010 05:05 AM

              I don't recall ever trying it? In fact I can't even remember walking by it. It must be a "hole in the wall" for sure...

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                Bria Silbert RE: Servorg Apr 8, 2010 08:14 PM

                I was there about a year ago. It will definitely qualify as old school Italian - you won't be blown away by anything but I remember it was a good value for the price and everything was serviceable.

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                  nosh RE: Servorg Apr 11, 2010 02:28 PM

                  Mio Babbo's is on the east side of Gayley across from the barber shop -- it changed its name from something starting with an "S" a couple years ago.

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                    Bria Silbert RE: nosh Apr 19, 2010 01:01 PM

                    I think it used to be called Stefano's?

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              ElissaInPlaya RE: fangler Apr 9, 2010 10:08 AM

              Vito's on Ocean Park. Old School and tasty:)

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                Snoopy RE: ElissaInPlaya Apr 9, 2010 10:30 AM

                I was thinking that as well. We went there about a year ago with a 1 year old and it was fine. One caveat--my brother had the fish and pasta and while he really liked the pasta, he didn't think the fish (I believe it was sole) was that great. For whatever that's worth.

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