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Hoboken, next door to Matteo's

kevin Jun 11, 2010 11:11 PM

how is this place?

2323 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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    brandygirl Jun 12, 2010 05:23 PM

    When I worked in the area years ago, I would often go there for dinner. Loved it. Really good old fashioned meat sauce.

    1. Baron Jun 12, 2010 05:37 PM

      The food at Hoboken is quite good - especially for the price. A no frills kind of place but with very decent Italian food run by the Matteo's folks. Matteo's use to be the place to go on Sunday night. It was known as Sinatra's hangout and was great for star gazing. big red leather booths, waiters in tuxes, etc. I haven't been to Matteo's in years, but Hoboken is a less fancy substitute at half the price, or less.

      2323 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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        lapizzamaven Jun 13, 2010 09:43 AM

        Definitely second Hoboken...NY style Italian marinara...the baked ziti, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, caesar and chopped salads excellent...

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          Snoopy Jun 13, 2010 02:33 PM

          Ate there for the first and last time over two years ago. Had the eggplant parm. Very bland and blah. Had some artichoke app. that was also blah. Nothing memorable (in a good way) about my dinner or my husband's. Too bad because it's pretty close to our house.

          1. J.L. Jun 13, 2010 05:43 PM

            Skip it. Many other better options nearby. Same with Matteo's.

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              kevin Jun 13, 2010 05:46 PM

              what would be teh better nearby options except for pastina?

              how's pomodoro on westwood (not to be confused with the saccharine pomodoro chain of course), i heard it's pretty good for margherita pizza and veal milanese?

              how's sprazzo?

              and what about campagnola?

              1. re: kevin
                J.L. Jun 13, 2010 06:21 PM

                Pomodoro >> Pastina > Campagnola = Sprazzo, in that order, in my opinion.

                In that area...

                Mio Babbo's (on Gayley, in Westwood) is decent, if you're hankering for red sauce Italian-American fare...

                Tanino is Westwood is solid.

                1553 Westwood Blvd, Westwood, CA 90024

                1043 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

                1. re: J.L.
                  kevin Jun 14, 2010 03:37 PM

                  which of the top four would have the best veal parm and tiramisu probably??? oh, you like pomodoro the best out of those four? that's good to hear since it's the most reasonably priced out of pomodoro, pastina, campagnola, sprazzo ???

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              alf1052 Dec 10, 2011 03:15 PM

              Great meatballs and spaghetti, clams in white clam sauce, most pastas. Depressed manager with silly service. Paper napkins all at a very high price. Not a value.

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