Authentic Italian food only started really becoming popular in LA in the late 1980's-early 1990's. Today there are a ton of Italian restaurants to choose from. Which are the ones that will save you from getting on a plane to Italy when you crave a great pizza/plate of pasta/gelato? Read on!
One of the best pizzas in the city. Super thin crust.
Toscana is a Brentwood favorite, where you can get wonderful Italian food and maybe even spot a celebrity or two. Very private!
Love their gnocchi here! One of the best in the city! You wouldn't expect such good food in their location (fancy strip mall), but it is great. The space is small, which is perfect for a romantic night.
Sor Tino is a lesser known but equally delicious sister restaurant to celebrity filled Ago on Melrose. The best is their outdoor seating, which is covered and heated during the colder months.
Beautifully decorated, chic Italian restaurant. You can get all your favorite dishes here. Good place for a business lunch.
Let the cheesemonger pick the plate. Each Thursday there is a new menu. Great place for a date.