semi-romantic new american or italian restaurant in the Valley?
I'm gonna be stuck in the valley with my gf tonight. We're looking to grab some food and catch up. Anything decent around? Not looking for anything too fancy or too casual. We live in Hollywood. My favorite restaurants are in Silverlake. Anything near Studio City or Encino would be fine.
We ended up at Spumoni. Amazing service. Not exactly a romantic restaurant but it was cozy. The food was okay. Wouldn't return but glad we checked it out! Plenty of restaurants do Italian much better. In terms of food quality. Speranza comes to mind. Wish there was one in the Valley.
Not fancy or "wow", but DH and I like Café Bizou for casual meals. Decent food, not overwhelming, not too loud, etc. It's not amazing, but it's fine for what it is.
I like Spumoni for Italian. LOVE their gnocchi!
There's also Carnival if you're in the mood for Mediterranean food.