Italian restaurants always have a certain charm. Worth indulging in.
Italian pasta and wine.
If you want to give yourself a treat in Los Angeles, and you're too worried about the cost, a good option to consider is the Cicada Restaurant (www.cicadarestaurant.com). The restaurant is housed in one of the Exhibition Park buildings, on 617 South Olive Street. It offers a select menu with traditional northern Italian dishes, as well as a wide range of carefully picked wines, topped off with live piano music. Another good Italian restaurant is the Trastevere (www.trastevereristorante.com), which currently has two venues. The first of these is on 1360 Third Street Promenade, in Santa Mónica, and has a beautiful patio with views of the sea. The other, on 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, is a great option for those who wish to enjoy glamorous Italian food after visiting the Dolby Theatre and Walk of Fame. Many consider Valentino (www.valentinorestaurants.com) to be, without a doubt, the best Italian restaurant in the United States. Situated on 3115 Pico Boulevard in Santa Mónica, it opened its doors in 1972 and bit by bit earned the fame which allowed it two opened two new restaurants in Houston and Las Vegas. The food on offer is of the highest quality, as is the wide array of wine available.