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Best Los Angeles Italian Restaurants

 

Looking for the best Italian food in Los Angeles? Below you'll find our picks for some of the best Italian restaurants in LA, from the San Fernando Valley to the South Bay.

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Westside
Beverly Hills/Hollywood/Midtown

Santa Monica/Venice
Downtown/Los Feliz

San Fernando Valley
San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena
South Bay

Inland Empire

WESTSIDE

Bucato Restaurant Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Bucato Restaurant, Culver City, CA Helms Bakery
3280 Helms Ave.
Culver City, CA 90034
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Chef Evan Funke brings homemade pastas and breads to the Helms Bakery complex in Culver City. More...

Matteo's Italian
11/20
Dining Room at Matteo 2321 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Menu
An extensive Italian menu is offered in a room where old-world meets old-Hollywood. More...

Pastina Italian
12/20
2260 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Menu
On a stretch of Westwood Boulevard better known for Persian restaurants, this modest Italian trattoria stands out. More...

Sor Tino Italian
13/20
908 S. Barrington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Menu
Italian food lovers have embraced Agostino Sciandri's Tuscan trattoria in Brentwood. More...

Vincenti Ristorante Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Vincenti Ristorante, Los Angeles, CA 11930 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Menu
Simple, flavorful Italian cuisine and an impressive wine list. More...

BEVERLY HILLS/HOLLYWOOD/MIDTOWN

Al Bacio Ristorante Italian
14/20
8741 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Authentic Italian fare in West Hollywood, and a sweet sidewalk patio. More...

Cecconi's Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Cecconi 8764 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Cecconi's attracts a very trendy crowd with its classic setting and comforting and authentic Italian fare. More...

DOMA Italian
14/20
Dining Room at DOMA, Beverly Hills, CA 362 N. Camden Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Elegant Italian restaurant where young chef Dustin Trani expresses his emerging talent. More...

Dominick's Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Dominick 8715 Beverly Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Menu
Chef Brandon Boudet and partner Warner Ebbink own this small plate Italian nod to the original Dominick's. More...

Gusto Italian
13/20
8432 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Menu
A small, neighborhood spot succeeds with a focused menu of small plates, handmade pasta, crusty pizzas and intriguing entrées. More...

Il Cielo Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Il Cielo, Beverly Hills, CA 9018 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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A longtime Beverly Hills hideaway with charming gardens and Italian food and wine. More...

Il Pastaio Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Il Pastaio, Beverly Hills, CA 400 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Bustling Beverly Hills spot offers satisfying, reasonably priced Italian fare. More...

Locanda Veneta Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Locanda Veneta, West Hollywood, CA 8638 W. Third St.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Menu
You'll be dreaming of Venice while lounging over house-made pastas, veal scallopine and braised lamb shank. More...

Mr. C Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Mr. C, Los Angeles, CA Mr. C Hotel
1224 Beverwil Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Menu
Pizzas and Italian classics at the Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills. More...

Oliverio Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Oliverio, Beverly Hills, CA Avalon Hotel
9400 W. Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Menu
The best place to savor Mirko Paderno’s modern Italian cuisine is poolside rather than inside. More...

Osteria la Buca Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Osteria la Buca, Los Angeles, CA 5210 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Osteria la Buca offers a sophisticated but casual dining experience. More...

Osteria Mamma Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Osteria Mamma, Los Angeles, CA 5732 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Menu
"Mamma" and family turn out some first-rate pastas and pizzas at this homey trattoria. More...

Pizzeria Mozza Pizza
13/20
Dining Room at Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles, CA 641 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Pizzas, antipasti and more from epicurean superstars Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich. More...

Terroni Pizza
13/20
Dining Room at Terroni, Los Angeles, CA 7605 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Menu
Pizzas, pastas, salads and a casual atmosphere from a Toronto-based Italian restaurant group. More...

SANTA MONICA/VENICE

Ado Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Ado, Venice, CA 796 Main St.
Venice, CA 90291
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Loaded with charm, this Venice hot-spot dishes up authentic high-end Italian cuisine. More...

Capo Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Capo, Santa Monica, CA 1810 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Pared-down, orderly selection of Italian classics with a hefty price tag. More...

Fritto Misto Italian
12/20
601 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu
This friendly neighborhood trattoria serves simple, very reasonably priced Italian food in generous portions. More...

Hostaria del Piccolo Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Hostaria del Piccolo, Santa Monica, CA 606 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu
This sister restaurant to Venice's Piccolo Ristorante features a menu of pizzas and pastas. More...

Tra di Noi Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Tra di Noi, Malibu, CA Malibu Country Mart
3835 Cross Creek Rd., #8A
Malibu, CA 90265
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Malibu Country Mart favorite for pastas and pizzas. More...

La Vecchia Cucina Italian
13/20
Dining Room at La Vecchia Cucina, Santa Monica, CA 2654 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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For more than a decade, La Vecchia Cucina has enchanted diners at its location right near the Pacific Ocean. More...

Vincenzo Ristorante Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Vincenzo Ristorante, Santa Monica, CA 714 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Menu
Santa Monica neighborhood favorite for Italian cuisine and fresh-baked tarts. More...

DOWNTOWN/LOS FELIZ

Alimento Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Alimento, Los Angeles, CA 1710 Silver Lake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Zach Pollack's Silver Lake ode to regional Italian specialties. More...

Bottega Louie Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Bottega Louie, Los Angeles, CA 700 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Menu
A versatile dining concept combining a gourmet market and Italian restaurant in an historic Beaux Arts building downtown. More...

Colori Kitchen Italian
14/20
429 W. 8th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Menu
You’ll be warmly welcomed at this good discovery for Italian cuisine in downtown L.A. More...

The Factory Kitchen Italian
13/20
Dining Room at The Factory Kitchen, Los Angeles, CA 1300 Factory Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Rustic Italian fare in downtown's Arts District. More...

Little Dom's Italian
13/20
2128 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Menu
Italian cuisine from the owners of Dominick's. More...

Soleto Trattoria & Pizza Bar Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Soleto Trattoria & Pizza Bar, Los Angeles, CA 801 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Menu
This downtown spot serves up pizzas and Southern Italian dishes. More...

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Il Tiramisu Italian
13/20
13705 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Menu
An inviting restaurant with a more sophisticated feel than most trattorias in the area, offering crisp-crusted pizzas, osso buco, cappallacci (thin pasta crêpes) and creative specials. More...

Oliva Trattoria Italian
13/20
4449 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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A charming neighborhood trattoria with uncomplicated Italian cuisine. More...

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY/PASADENA

Celestino Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Celestino, Pasadena, CA 141 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Menu
Part of the Drago family, this Pasadena eatery serves intriguing versions of classic Sicilian and other Italian dishes. More...

Gale's Restaurant Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Gale 452 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Menu
Northern Italian cuisine featuring thin-crust pizzas and pastas served in a pleasantly rustic dining room with touches of elegance. More...

Trattoria Neapolis Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Trattoria Neapolis, Pasadena, CA 336 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Ambitious trattoria set in a dramatic, two-level space in Pasadena. More...

SOUTH BAY

Caffe Pinguini Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Caffe Pinguini, Playa Del Rey, CA 6935 Pacific Ave.
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

This hideaway Italian bistro near the beach offers serious food in a relaxed atmosphere. More...

Mama Terano Italian
13/20
815 Deep Valley Dr.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
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Casual Italian restaurant in Rolling Hills Estates. More...

Michael's on Naples Ristorante Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Michael 5620 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
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Sophisticated Italian restaurant a stone's throw from the pretty canals of Naples. More...

Paparazzi Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Paparazzi, Los Angeles, CA Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Not your usual airport hotel restaurant, with elegant Italian cuisine by chef Orazio Parisi. More...

INLAND EMPIRE

La Parolaccia Osteria Italiana Italian
13/20
201 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Menu
A solid Italian osteria offering carpaccio with Gorgonzola cream and wood-fired pizzas. More...

Mario's Place Italian
13/20
3646 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Menu
On a good day, this is the closest you'll get to Valentino in the Inland Empire. More...

Tutti Mangia Italian Grill Italian
13/20
102 Harvard Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
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Italian fare with contemporary accents at this bustling restaurant in Claremont Village. More...

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