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Quiet Dinner on the Westside

Going with friends to dinner on Friday night. Any ideas for a restaurant that is moderately priced and on the quiet side? Santa Monica, West L A , Venice or the Marina are all fine. Any type of food although great Italian would be fantastic.

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  1. Guido's http://www.guidosla.com/ is quiet and we like the food but "moderately priced" is not a precise term that means the same thing to everyone.

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    1. re: Servorg

      Guidos is a good idea and very close to me. Moderate meaning not more than $25 without drinks and alcohol

      1. re: Servorg

        I love Guido's! Great suggestion.

      2. My pick for you, for great Italian fare: Cafe Angelino, near 3rd & Robertson (by Cedars-Sinai).

        Il Moro in West LA may also fit the bill.

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        1. re: J.L.

          the last time i went to il moro for just cappucino and dessert, the tab after tax BEFORE tip came to over $20/pp.
          dunno that i'd consider this "moderately priced," but since the OP didn't give us a specific number, might be ok. . . .

          1. re: westsidegal

            Wow, Il Moro has raised their prices since my last visit!

          2. re: J.L.

            Il Moro's quality has severely gone downhill the last couple of years IMO. We used to go there regularly before the menu revamp and decline.

          3. Another thought is the excellent Japanese tapas at Morinoya, located at Olympic & Sawtelle.

            1. La Bruschetta on Westwood. Quiet, very reasonable and excellent food and service.

              1. Sor Tino @908 S Barrington Ave In Brentwood, just above S.M.
                Quiet, moderately priced, good service and good food that is authentic Italian; we enjoy the
                Caprese, fish and pizzas. We don't eat meat, so can't comment. To me, Sor Tino is your
                best bet for what you have indicated. Toscano is a great little restaurant, a little pricey, but
                your chances of seeing Sharon Stone are really good!
                Toscana
                www.toscanabrentwood.com/ - Cached - Similar
                11633 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles
                (310) 820-2448

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                Osteria Latini

                11712 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles
                (310) 826-9222

                Vincenti Ristorante
                www.vincentiristorante.com/ - Cached - Similar
                11930 San Vicente Boulevard, Brentwood
                (310) 207-012
                11628 Barrington Court, Los Angeles
                (310) 476-7379

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                Divino
                www.divinobrentwood.com/
                11714 Barrington Court, Los Angeles
                (310) 472-0886

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                Caffe Luxxe
                www.caffeluxxe.com/
                11975 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles
                (310) 394-2222

                Personally, every good Italian restaurant seems to be in Brentwood. I recommend Toscano and
                also Vincenti Ristaurante. Go to Brentwood, definitely. Not too late to make a reservation now!