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Good, Hearty, Authentic Italian Restaurant on the Westside?

Bored with the usual places around here- anyone have a good suggestion for a small authentic italian restaurant in the Beverly Hills/West LA/ Culver City area?

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  1. Rather liked Sor Tino in Brentwood when I went recently. Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills is always really good too, as is Ugo in Culver City. I'm not Italian and never been to Italy, so couldn't tell you authentic Italian from Chef Boyardee, but these places are all good.

    1. Would Firtto Misto count?

      1. What do you mean by "usual" places? Great Italian places on the westside are on just about every block (especially San Vicente in Brentwood).

        1. I like Vito Restaurant on Ocean Park Blvd in Santa Monica. They have an incredibly delicious chopped shrimp in pink sauce over linguine dish and their tiramisu is incredible. Having a 30% discount card also doesn't hurt. :) You'd have to ask for it when you get there and you can use it on future meals.

          1. If you go to Culver City, in my opinion, you're far better off going to Brunello Trattoria than Ugo. The owners are from Naples, the food is affordable, and it's great for low-key dining.

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            Brunello Trattoria
            6001 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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            1. re: noahbites

              2nd Brunello Trattoria. Very good, and homey.

              and, I haven't been in a few years but I used to really love Da Pasquale in BH.

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              Brunello Trattoria
              6001 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232