I like Divina Cucina too. But if you can make a 15 min drive, I highly suggest Colori Kitchen in downtown LA. It's better than Divina in my opinion. It's better than Bottega Louie and most other Italian restaurants. Osteria Mamma is great and I haven't tried Angelini yet.
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We've enjoyed Columbo's in Eagle Rock on multiple occasions - VERY old-school, bar is just a little better than the kitchen, but then the bar is very, very good. Live music Saturday nights - take that as either an announcement or a warning. I don't know if they even do pizza; red sauce pasta and steaks are their thing. It's the kind of place the villain in "Big Night" ran. There is probably an autographed picture of Sinatra on a wall in there …