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Italian spot in Los Feliz, Glendale or Pasadena?

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radman123 Apr 1, 2011 09:33 PM

Need a place good for a group of 6 -- no local pizza joints - more like a restaurant restaurant

Thanks

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    Robert Thornton RE: radman123 Apr 1, 2011 10:10 PM

    Little Dom's in Los Feliz is fun.

    If you want to go high end and fairly unique, Tre Venize in Pasadena has really good alpine inspired Italian. But it's pretty expensive.

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

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      tissue RE: Robert Thornton Apr 5, 2011 09:11 AM

      I like Little Dom's... they have good chicken parm and pappardelle.

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

    2. ipsedixit RE: radman123 Apr 1, 2011 10:18 PM

      Gale's in Pasadena.

      http://www.galesrestaurant.com/

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        Jwsel RE: ipsedixit Apr 2, 2011 09:36 PM

        I went to Gale's for the first time last month and was very surprised since I had never heard of it before. I had a wonderful branzino and my friends loved their pastas.

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          ipsedixit RE: Jwsel Apr 2, 2011 09:53 PM

          Yup, sort of a hidden gem. Can drive right past it without ever noticing.

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            Jwsel RE: ipsedixit Apr 3, 2011 01:10 AM

            I actually did -- twice -- before I found it.

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          maxzook RE: ipsedixit Apr 4, 2011 01:45 PM

          Catching up on links ...

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          Gale's
          452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

          Trattoria Tre Venezie
          119 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105

          Michelangelo Pizzeria
          2742 Rowena Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039

          Far Niente Ristorante
          204 1/2 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

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            Will Owen RE: ipsedixit Apr 4, 2011 05:23 PM

            We went to Gale's in December for Mrs. O's birthday, and though the food was very good the meal was a disaster, thanks to a large gang at an adjacent table who could not talk below a bellow. I'm sure this is not a nightly occurrence, but there are no soft surfaces in either of the rooms, and if you want to converse you might want to arrange a Plan B. Pity, because the food and service are excellent and the prices are friendly.

          2. perk RE: radman123 Apr 1, 2011 10:32 PM

            Also Michelangelo in Silverlake. Very nice people....good food. I like Little Dom's as well...but it can get crowded, depending on what night you go.
            Little Dom's is a bit more of a trendy neighborhood place. Celeb spottings. But good food and good service.
            Michelangelo is more of a neighborhood place with good food. More traditional. Run by an Italian family.

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

            1. burumun RE: radman123 Apr 2, 2011 02:09 AM

              Celestino in Pasadena is pretty good. I like the mushroom souffle and their orange ricotta cheesecake.

              I've been meaning to try the previously-1-Michelin-starred Tre Venezie too.

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              Celestino Restaurant
              141 S Lake Ave Ste 102, Pasadena, CA 91101

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                Peripatetic RE: burumun Apr 2, 2011 04:10 AM

                > I''ve been meaning to try the previously-1-Michelin-starred Tre Venezie

                FWIW, even J Gold thinks it's not what it used to be:

                http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/20...

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                  ipsedixit RE: Peripatetic Apr 2, 2011 09:54 PM

                  I would avoid Tre Venezie.

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                    Peripatetic RE: ipsedixit Nov 12, 2011 04:23 PM

                    > I would avoid Tre Venezie.

                    This is now easier to do thanks to its closing in October.

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                  mc michael RE: burumun Apr 3, 2011 09:25 AM

                  If you like pasta, Celestino.

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                  Celestino Restaurant
                  141 S Lake Ave Ste 102, Pasadena, CA 91101

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                    lil mikey RE: mc michael Apr 3, 2011 01:28 PM

                    I also like the pasta at Celestino. Very friendly service, good quality food.

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                    Celestino Restaurant
                    141 S Lake Ave Ste 102, Pasadena, CA 91101

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                  omakase RE: radman123 Apr 2, 2011 11:57 PM

                  One of my favorite Italian restaurants is Far Niente in Glendale - 204 1/2 North Brand Blvd.

                  1. WildSwede RE: radman123 Apr 4, 2011 12:02 PM

                    Lots of good recs here. For Italian in Glendale, I like Scarantino's. Typical red sauce.
                    Gale's is also really good as is Michelangelo's.
                    http://www.scarantinos.com/

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                    Scarantino's
                    2055 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

                    1. avivale RE: radman123 Apr 4, 2011 12:43 PM

                      We always enjoy Briganti in South Pasadena. Their enclosed brick patio is a pretty spot to sit over a meal.

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                      Briganti
                      1423 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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                        Clyde RE: radman123 Apr 4, 2011 02:26 PM

                        Farfalla in Los Feliz. Yum!

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                          radman123 RE: radman123 Apr 5, 2011 10:07 AM

                          Thanks everyone - chose Little Dom's for friday-- out of town guests coming (so the possibilty of them seeing a celeb is good, wanted to try this place as it may come to Studio City, and location is where I needed it to be)

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

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                            sushigirlie RE: radman123 Jul 31, 2011 07:53 PM

                            I've so many good experiences at Little Dom's. It's on Jonathan Gold's 99 essential restaurants list, but otherwise It doesn't seem to get much attention. The smoked salmon pizza is better than Spago's, in my opinion, due to the excellent flatbread crust. The roasted potatoes with garlic are wonderful. The cedar smoked salmon sandwich is terrific too.

                            (Not that the food is very Italian...)

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                            Spago
                            176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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

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