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Like a your favorite pair of jeans. Comfortable, dependable, and cheap. At Robbie Mac's, you know exactly what you're getting, and that's why you keep coming back. Baked ziti is a goopy treat, and ... read more
Bowery restaurant owner George Abou-Daoud brings a mellow, East Coast vibe to Hollywood with his new Italian gastropub. The cozy spot features an oak wood bar, pressed-tin celings, brick arches, le... read more
Modern Italian is served, along with the only crudo bar in Los Angeles. It's such a celebrity hot spot (the hotel owns press junkets in the city) celebrity sightings are de rigeuer. Larry Flynt has... read more
The new kid sister to Dominick’s has a cozy bistro vibe that’s made it an instant success. With oversized booths, flattering lighting, checkered-tile floors and kitschy figurines, it could be a Kei... read more
Want to be in Italy? Or at least North Beach in San Francisco? The Sunset Strip has a surprise for you. Neighborhood’s tacky, so close the door behind you. Tiny little space with big personality, b... read more
Toronto favorite comes to L.A. by way of former employee. Then, a dishwasher, now, nightlife queen Shereen Arazm. She's a name. She gets impatient. Action-packed in the open kitchen, on weekends, f... read more
Old Monterey Park: Famous for Chinese food. New Monterey Park: Let’s get some Italian. Thinnest crusts you’ve ever seen by a guy who studied the art in Italia and brought it back to his homeboys. T... read more
Sometimes what you want is a five-course pasta dinner with two desserts. Italians aren’t known for desserts, but Batali & Co. do them well. Or something from a world-famous mozzarella bar. Yeah, a ... read more
Unpretentious, old-school pizza joint with no-fuss pies. Thick, gooey mozzarella pizza, perfect for New Yorkers looking for a slice of the old neighborhood. Also perfect for nighthawks who've had o... read more
Gail Silverton runs this locals-friendly gelato shoppe in Studio City. That's Gail, not Nancy, the bread-loving Mozza owner. Still, the sisterly affiliation gives it cred. Product not made in-house... read more
No more chilling at the Holiday Inn. Now we're moving on up to the Westside! Sub-Getty tower-in-the-round hovers over northbound afternoon traffic. Banquets and dark wood recall our Old World vende... read more
Dine in the attractive cellars of a rich (anal-retentive) wino. Do we have to see your Amontillado casks, sir? Stacks of bottles frame white linens and wood floors nearly as hard as the chairs. Pas... read more
SilverSun mall is across from Silverlake Lounge, there's a band named after it, and the dude at the quick mart calls everyone "friend." It's a perfect storm of hipness. Wander into Aroma with your ... read more
Paparazzi post up at this Celestino effort. Authentic pizzas, Paninis, and perfect pastas reign along more serious pork cheeks with sausage, charred Piedmontese beef steak, and truffles. Pretty, si... read more
Brick walled band of happy Italians cook for you, serving osso buco, chicken parmigiana and smoked mozzarella pizza with warmth and smiles. The cooking isn't newfangled, just the sort Mama used to ... read more
Ultra-popular! Daily specials promote game, minus crazy Compton adventuring. Want oven-roasted rabbit? Kick in their door. Barry Manilow lovers, back lot despots, cougars and daddies, plus desperat... read more
This is where the linen suit set of Nova Venezia take refuge from the spraypaint-toting, 'deck dudes on the streets. It's all very Jets and Sharks, really. Wall-bound Carnivale masks welcome the ar... read more
Stiff pours from the Rat Pack, and extensive menu of pastas and salads in a cream-colored, checkered tablecloth charmer of oh-so-many black and white photos. Musical waitress might sling you garlic... read more
Very good-looking, if older, crowd for ass-booting Italian. Hey, there's Raquel Welch, for example, sitting in the small elegant room of softly high-lit artwork and small white draped tables. Simpl... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
How do you say "sexified, neck-craning hot spot" in Mandarin? Becau...
Chef Jeff Mahin's Hollywood pizza joint has some fan favorite pies ...
Meant to decisively invoke all the sensual allure of its namesake d...