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need to find good italian near West LA or Culver City - pronto!

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Chowhounds,

I have an unexpected friend from out of town who is craving good Italian food - and I just found this out minutes ago. It doesn't have to be fancy, but it should be tasty - homemade pasta is a plus! (Sorry, we find Ugo's to be mediocre).

More importantly, because of their time restrictions, we're trying to find something close to West LA or Culver City area - thanks for any suggestions!

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  1. We've always liked our meals at Brunello's Trattoria in Culver City.

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    Brunello Trattoria
    6001 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

    1. I hear great things about Brunello's and still need to try it. I would also add Hostaria del Piccolo in Santa Monica or Villetta in Brentwood to the list.

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      Hostaria del Piccolo
      606 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

      Villetta
      246 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402

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      1. re: Juji

        Keep it simple and go to the best Trattoria on the westside. Nothing fancy, but I have taken many of my friends who visit from Venice and they love TOSCANA. Casual, fun, every server speaks Italian and your friends will feel very very much at home. I promise you can not go wrong taking Italian friends to Toscana. Pastas are wonderful and they always love the wood-fired steak.

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        Toscana Restaurant
        11633 San Vicente Blvd Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90049