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Jun 20, 2013 08:22 AM

Best bets West SIde

I've got the outtatowners here and need some suggestions for West Side/Hollywood mid priced and not too hip. Please help!

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  1. Not sure what "mid priced" means to you. That said, how about Sotto or Pizzeria Mozza?



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    1. re: Servorg

      Good choices. Is Mozza still hard to get in?

      1. re: Thor123

        Not so bad these days. Opentable shows availability for P.Mozza this Saturday from 12-130. When it first opened, these spots were booked 3 weeks in advance. LA pizza scene has improved significantly since P.Mozza first opened and there is also one in Newport now. It literally, is no longer the only player in town.

        1. re: Porthos

          Although I just tried dinner 3 weeks out on a Monday for a party of 2 at 7 PM and all they showed on Open Table was 5 or 5:15PM. Then I tried for 9:30PM and all they offered was 10 or 10:15PM.

          1. re: Servorg

            Call. Sometimes they hold the prime time spots from Opentable.

            Not to say it's empty these days, just not nearly as busy as before. The line for walk-ins isn't close to what it was before.

      2. re: Servorg

        PM is on the west side?! I know, I know, not looking for a debate, it just seems like that imaginary line keeps moving Eastward..... Soon we'll be calling Hollywood the Westside....

        Never mind, just reread the OP and it does mention H'wood. My apologies!

        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

          The OP said "Westside/Hollywood." Nobody is implying that PM is on the Westside.

          1. re: jgilbert1000

            She corrected herself after she reread the OP

            "Never mind, just reread the OP and it does mention H'wood. My apologies!"

      3. You don't mention any type of cuisine.......

        Red Medicine (may be more than you want to spend, too hip or both, lol)
        Ink (may be too hip, but I'm going more on $$)
        Night + Market
        Hostaria del Piccolo

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        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

          May as well throw in the new Paiche http://paichela.com/ as well if they are "groovin on Peruvian.

          1. re: Servorg

            Have you been? I have heard mixed things. Originally, that portions were very small and that the wine list was way overpriced. Dont know personally. Do like Picca a lot.

            1. re: Thor123

              I have a lot of taste similarities to PeterCC and was using his reviews as a gauge. I think it was Peter, (or another poster possibly) that said they had increased the size of their portions based on feedback from sites like CH.

              Post about bigger portion size found here (by PeterCC): http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8996...

              1. re: Servorg

                Yep, if you go up a few comments from the one you linked to, you'll see the pics that I took showing the size/portion increase: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8996....

                Another example of the portion increase, compare the calamari relleno from my first visit (http://www.chow.com/photos/952826) with ones other people have had on more recent visits (from Yelp: http://s3-media1.ak.yelpcdn.com/bphot...)

              2. re: Thor123

                Haven't been to either Picca or Mo-Chica but I am sold on Paiche. My full review of Paiche: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/905146. Can't wait to see what all three restaurants do for Tacolandia this Sunday...

                1. re: PeterCC

                  I liked Mo-Chica (have been there 2-3 times in the new location) but the tiny (if very tasty) portions were off-putting (and place is a bit of scene).

                  When I used a 30% of Blackboard Eats, I thought it was a respectable value. I vaguely recall a poster stating that the owners/chef/whoever were aware that some customers were unhappy and were considering increasing portion size....