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Jan 21, 2011 02:03 PM

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.

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).

    Madeo Restaurant
    8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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

      Previous discussion here:

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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?

            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.

            Osteria Mamma
            5730 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038