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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

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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

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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.

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