Connect
To Top

5 Must Try Italian Spots Near DTLA

From Bottega Louie’s perfectly crafted pizza to the pasta at Bestia, DTLA’s Italian Cuisine game is on point.  Check out some of our favorites below.

Bottega Louie

1 BOTTEGALOUIE_HOSTDESK-min BL_LA_VANILLE_PASTRY-min BL_LOUIE-min BL_MACARONS_2-min

Address: 700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 802-1470
Yelp link: (4 stars with 13700+ reviews)
Website

  • Excellent Pizza
  • Try their Portobello Fries (even if you hate mushrooms)
  • Their macarons and other desserts are famous

Maccheroni Republic

Address: 332 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 346-9725
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1300+ reviews)
Website

  • Great spot for date night
  • Only gripe: no reservations…

Masa of Echo Park

Dining Room-min Bread Pudding-min

Chicago Deep Dish

Images courtesy of Roman Roze

Address: 1800 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (213) 989-1558
Yelp link: (4 stars with 3000+ reviews)
Website

  • Amazing Bread Pudding
  • People love the deep dish pizza – order ahead of time (takes 45 minutes)

Bestia

Address: 2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Phone: (213) 514-5724
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with 3400+ reviews)
Website

  • Can be hard to get a reservation, plan ahead
  • Their pasta is out of this world good

Colori Kitchen

Address: 429 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone: (213) 622-5950
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1200+ reviews)
Website

  • Chef Luigi Barducci Contessi is brilliant and it started at a very young age.
  • Born in Gorizia, Italy and raised in Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, Luigi grew up by observing his mother Lidia cooking each meal for the family, and Sunday Luigi’s father would make his special home made fresh pasta. He was only 13 when he enrolled in “Bardolino Chef School” and after gradution he immediately started working in restaurants. However, because of his passion for Harley Davidson, blues music, and overall an attraction to American culture, he decided to move to the United States, where he worked at “Locanda Veneta” for few years and then moved “Ca Brea” resturant where he become and remained the executive chef for 16 years. It was only after meeting his wife and becoming a father then he embarked in the adventure of opening his own restaurant thus Colori dream started.

More in

  • LA’s Most Inspiring Stories

    Every neighborhood in LA has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates...

    VoyageLA StaffMay 23, 2017
  • Fun Things to do in LA in May

    The editorial team shares some of the most noteworthy events in LA over the next few weeks. Check them out below...

    VoyageLA StaffMay 22, 2017
  • The True Renegades

    Cindy Whitehead is a 70’s pro skateboarder who was inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame in 2016, she is the...

    Cindy WhiteheadMay 11, 2017
  • LA Art’s Inconvenient Truth

    Xandra Myers, Founder & CEO of i3 Arts Fest, opened our eyes the potential public art installations hold for the city...

    Xandra MeyersMay 3, 2017
  • Summer Bod Game Plan

    Sai & Joeslyn from The Sai Life are some of our favorite fitness pros in LA and they put together a...

    Sai KrishnanMay 3, 2017
  • 90th Anniversary of LA’s Oldest Bowling Alley

    In association with Los Angeles Times Food Bowl, Highland Park Bowl embraces its Prohibition-era roots by transporting to yesteryear with music,...

    VoyageLA StaffApril 27, 2017
  • Breaking Free of the Golden Handcuffs

    Jennifer Berson, the founder of JENERATION PR, shares her incredible story of breaking free from her golden handcuffs and pursing her...

    Jennifer BersonApril 25, 2017
  • Rooftop Cinema Club Announces Their June Film Slate

    The masters of outdoor screenings have returned to LA for a third season to nearly sold out screenings in April and...

    VoyageLA StaffApril 19, 2017
  • A Shahs of Sunset Star Shares His Favorite Persian Spots in LA

    Shahs of Sunset star Shervin Roohparvar shares with VoyageLA some of his top places for Persian cuisine in LA below! It’s...

    Shervin RoohparvarApril 6, 2017