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ISO meal near La Cienega

Jeff Dec 15, 2005 10:42 AM

Hey all, I'm looking for a nice meal to celebrate a birthday on Sunday. I'd like to find an Italian restaurant near the La Cienega area, north of the 10. Price is not problem. Thanks.

  1. j
    jcwla Dec 15, 2005 12:34 PM

    For a cheaper and less fancy alternative you might like Caffe Carrera on the W side of La Cienega between Wilshire and Gregory. Cute little Italian joint -- although a little of the proprietor goes a long way.

    Link: http://spaces.msn.com/members/jcwla17

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    1. re: jcwla
      Kurt Dec 15, 2005 12:37 PM

      Carrera is good, also in the same vane is:

      Il Buco
      (310) 657-1345
      107 North Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

      1. re: Kurt
        the word girl Dec 15, 2005 01:50 PM

        Armando at Caffe Carrera is very sweet - and if you want something that's not on the menu, they'll make it for you!

        1. re: the word girl
          farber Dec 6, 2007 05:09 PM

          ossobuco is incredible, great wine lists, lentil soup like in Sicilia, great little pizzas, dont fill up on the bread, and if your lucky, Armando sings while you dine ala Frank Sinatra.

          1. re: farber
            Local Dec 6, 2007 07:31 PM


            their penne arrabiata is good and they'll also do a penne puttanesca on request.

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      Silverlaker Dec 15, 2005 11:28 AM

      Angelini Osteria is the best Italian in town and it's not super expensive -- I've gone there for my bday but it's not on the super fancy side. It's near La Cienega, on Beverly. Below is the website -- do a search, much discussed.

      Link: http://www.angeliniosteria.com/pages/...

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      1. re: Silverlaker
        New Trial Dec 6, 2007 06:55 PM

        Or if you want someplace a little less crowded and noisy, its excellent sister restaurant, La Terza, is just a few blocks East of La Cienega on 3rd.

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