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Looking for Great Mid-City Italian (not Mozza)

I want some great Italian this weekend and can't get a Mozza reservation for a decent time. I've had Angelini Osteria and La Buca and am wondering if there is anything new or anything else great between downtown and Beverly Hills. Thanks.

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Angelini Osteria
7313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

La Buca
5210 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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  1. Madeo on Beverly west of Robertson is wonderful (love the burrata appetizer and it's the best salmon farfalle i've ever had, plus they have pasta w/ bottarga!) & I'm a huge fan of Angeli Caffe on Melrose, east of Poinsettia (love the gnocchi of the day, and their bread is wonderful).

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    Madeo Restaurant
    8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    1. A little different, but might want to consider Marino Restaurant.

      Previous discussion here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/725623

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      1. e. baldi on Canon is a great, often overlooked, spot.

        1. Second Angelli--that bread, those gnocchi, the antipasto plate....

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          1. re: coffeebrownies

            Do folks like Angelli Cafe better than Angelini Osteria?

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            Angelini Osteria
            7313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

            1. re: sku

              personally, yes. while i like angelini a lot - i really think it's great- i feel that the better package is at angeli. though, really i am just obsessed with their bread & gnocchi!

          2. Mayhaps, Osteria Mamma? Gnocchi, Gnocchi, Gnocchi.

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            Osteria Mamma
            5730 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038