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wendycooper Feb 22, 2011 09:08 PM

Any recommendations? Thanks!

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    ohmygod Jan 25, 2013 11:55 PM

    If you are with a limited budget or are simply looking for good pasta or pizza, Di Carlo, at the cross of Hollywood and sunset is a must... Not only do do they make their own pasta, but they also bake in a wood oven. + they won't mind you to byob if you ask politely.
    Althought they are on a busy street, they have a quiet patio in the back and an ecclectic non commercial music selection that I'd like to hear more often in restaurants.. Favorite cheap eat in the whole Los Feliz/ Silver lake area... and of course since they do pizza , they also deliver!

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      silverlakebodhisattva Feb 27, 2011 03:59 PM

      I'm surprised at the lack of response here. For the future, Cappricio (the one on Vermont) , Farfalla, Michaelangelo (Rowena at Glendale Bl.) Aroma (just outside of Los Feliz; Sunset at Silverlake Bl.) all have good Italian at various price points; Little Dom's and Speranza I'm less crazy about, at Palermo's I would order nothing beyond the pizza, and I've never tried the place which took over Michaelangelo's old space on SLB.

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      Little Dom's
      2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

      Speranza
      2547 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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        cls Feb 27, 2011 04:12 PM

        Domenico on Silver Lake Bl. When it opened, it was very good. It's cramped quarters, high price point for the area, and a bit inaccessible menu seem to be the death of it and it's gone a bit downhill since opening.
        Although I generally agree with your order, I would disagree that there is any good Italian in the area unless it's relative. There's nothing that comes close to Angelini, Madeo, Drago, Mozza, et al.

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        Madeo Restaurant
        8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        Drago Restaurant
        2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

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          Clyde Feb 28, 2011 10:10 AM

          you're right. it was very good when it opened. i was there a few months ago and didn't think it was nearly as good as the two times i went before when it was byob.

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          carter Feb 28, 2011 07:37 AM

          While not an Italian place, per se, you might like Barbrix on Hyperion at Tracy, which has a bit more eclectic menu, yet last week I had a very tasty pasta/short rib dish. Chef is Don Dickman, who has cooked in many of the better Italian restaurants in LA, and could probably teach most Italian chefs a thing or two.

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            cls Feb 28, 2011 09:56 AM

            You're right, Barbrix does a lot of Italian dishes very well.

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          ronsilverado Feb 25, 2011 09:23 PM

          Has anyone tried Speranza on Hyperion? I don't see it mentioned anywhere on the board...

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          Speranza
          2547 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA

          1. maxzook Feb 23, 2011 08:54 PM

            You might take a look at Il Capriccio on Vermont, about halfway between vermont and Palermo on the west side of Sunset. Reasonably priced pastas and Italian entrees.

            Avoid at all costs Capriccio di Carlo on Hollywood Blvd. north of Sunset, which has gone downhill since the Il Capriccio people sold it and the new owner expanded their menu.

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            Vermont Restaurant
            1714 N. Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90027

            Palermo Italian Restaurant
            1858 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

            Il Capriccio On Vermont
            1757 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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              maxzook Feb 28, 2011 11:08 AM

              "about halfway between vermont and Palermo on the west side of Sunset"

              I meant, of course, the west side of Vermont Ave.

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              Clyde Feb 23, 2011 08:25 AM

              i like farfalla! they also have gluten free pastas, so that's a big plus for me. but their salmon farfalle and the mushroom pasta are great.

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                rednyellow Feb 23, 2011 03:44 PM

                Farfalla is the only consistently good italian in los feliz

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                  crema Feb 23, 2011 06:03 PM

                  Do you like Thai? Wat Dong Moon Lek Noodle on Fountain is always good. Excellent service and you can eat for about 10.00 per person.

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                  Wat Dong Moon Lek
                  4356 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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                    sushigirlie Feb 23, 2011 06:55 PM

                    They deliver too.

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                  carter Feb 23, 2011 07:41 AM

                  Well, if you don't need to have alcohol with dinner, and Persian food might be an option, then try The Sidewalk Grill on Vermont, immediately north of the Bank of America and across from vermont restaurant. Big patio seating area, set up in fast food format, yet everything cooked to order, and is it good. The filet mignon or chicken skewers are realllly tasty.
                  www.thesidewalkgrill.com for details. Nothing fancy, yet good, and if you spent $20 a person, you ate everything on the menu.
                  But Marouch mentioned by others is very good on Santa Monica at Edgemont.

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                  Marouch Restaurant
                  4905 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

                  The Sidewalk Grill
                  1727 N VERMONT AVE #102, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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                    Layne Murphy Feb 23, 2011 06:25 AM

                    I like Little Dom's but sometimes feel old and unimportant there. Prices are about 20% more than feels right but that might just be the old talking. I have never had less than a very good meal with warm, professional service at Farfalla. If you're not locked into Italian, Marouch on Santa Monica is outstanding and very reasonable. Enjoy.

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                    Marouch Restaurant
                    4905 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

                    Little Dom's
                    2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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                      sushigirlie Feb 23, 2011 06:55 AM

                      I second all three recs.

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                      troublemaker Feb 22, 2011 09:26 PM

                      Does it have to be Los Feliz? The options in the area aren't the most ideal. Little Dom's is probably the best out of the bunch but it isn't authentic Italian, more like some mix of new-american/creole-inspired cuisine with an Italian backbone. If you don't mind travelling a little farther, we've had some decent bites at Osteria Mamma. And if you're willing to West Hollywood, you can always do Osteria Mozza, Angelini Osteria amongst others.

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

                      Little Dom's
                      2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

                      Osteria Mozza
                      6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                      Osteria Mamma
                      5730 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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                        wendycooper Feb 22, 2011 09:32 PM

                        A little pricey, and hard to get a rez. Maybe another cuisine in Los Feliz? We're attending at book reading at 5:00 and want to go to dinner after . . .

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                          perk Feb 22, 2011 09:44 PM

                          Vermont is good. As is Blair's. I guess both would be categorized as American
                          cuisine. Barbrix is fun....small plates and great wine selections.
                          And although I agree that Little Dom's isn't authentic, it's really quite good.
                          And there's Canale in Atlwater village. Mostly American comfort food....very well done.
                          Or...for something totally different...Umami Burger on Hollywood Blvd.

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                          Little Dom's
                          2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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                            wendycooper Feb 22, 2011 09:49 PM

                            yikes, guys, i need to bring the price down a little!

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                              cls Feb 23, 2011 06:00 AM

                              Forage on Sunset

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                                Robert Thornton Feb 23, 2011 03:57 PM

                                If you want a reasonably priced, old school red sauce/meatballs/checkered table cloth type of place, there's Palermo.

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                                  cls Feb 23, 2011 04:00 PM

                                  Yes, as long as you don't care about food, there's Palermo.

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                                    Robert Thornton Feb 23, 2011 05:47 PM

                                    Zing! You got me. But seriously, are you simply in principle opposed to that style of food or do you just think that Palermo does it badly?

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                                      cls Feb 23, 2011 07:01 PM

                                      I would like to like Palermo, that type of restaurant has a certain nostalgia for me, and I'm all for sloppy cop restaurants (I used to go to Chicago Pizza Works as a kid, and I am a fan of Eastside Market, for example.)
                                      Palermo is just bad.

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                                      Eastside Market
                                      1013 Alpine St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                                        carter Feb 23, 2011 07:24 PM

                                        Palermo gives bad a new meaning.
                                        Dreadful does come to mind, however.
                                        Gives Olive Garden a good name.

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                              lil mikey Feb 23, 2011 06:26 AM

                              I like Tropicalia, but it's going to be $20 per person with a drink. For less expensive, there's Best Fish Taco in Ensenada on Hillhurst. Or Yuca's (I like the one on Hollywood and Vermont).

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                              Yuca's
                              2056 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

                              Tropicalia
                              1966 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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