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Looking for Great Mid-City Italian (not Mozza)

sku Jan 21, 2011 02:03 PM

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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    Clyde Jan 21, 2011 02:11 PM

    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. ipsedixit Jan 21, 2011 02:19 PM

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

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

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        J.L. Jan 21, 2011 09:07 PM

        Second the rec for Marino.

      2. Ciao Bob Jan 21, 2011 02:36 PM

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

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          coffeebrownies Jan 21, 2011 02:41 PM

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

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          1. re: coffeebrownies
            sku Jan 21, 2011 02:45 PM

            Do folks like Angelli Cafe better than Angelini Osteria?

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

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              Clyde Jan 21, 2011 04:05 PM

              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!

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            baloney Jan 21, 2011 05:42 PM

            Mayhaps, Osteria Mamma? Gnocchi, Gnocchi, Gnocchi.

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            Osteria Mamma
            5730 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

            1. aching Jan 21, 2011 06:18 PM

              Scarpetta?

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              Scarpetta
              225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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              1. re: aching
                goodhealthgourmet Jan 21, 2011 09:33 PM

                no question mark there! definitely Scarpetta.

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                Scarpetta
                225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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                New Trial Jan 22, 2011 12:54 AM

                Culina is excellent.

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                Culina
                300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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                  nimo Jan 22, 2011 09:07 AM

                  You can't go wrong with any of the below, but in order of preference:

                  1. Angelini Osteria
                  2. Scarpetta
                  3. Osteria Mamma
                  4. Marino

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

                  Osteria Mamma
                  5730 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

                  Scarpetta
                  225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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