The Italian restaurants nearby will have you singing Mama Mia in sheer delight – we’ve got some of the most authentic, delicious and well managed Italian restaurants this side of the Mason Dixon.
- Our favorites: Zucchini flowers, lasagna verde and panna cotta
After many years of hard work from her kitchen in Italy, Mamma Loredana decided to share her original recipes with the southern California area. In March of 2010, Mamma Loredana, with the help of her family, opened a true and traditional Italian Osteria, Osteria Mamma. You can expect the true taste of the Veneto region in all of their dishes.
An LA institution, Osteria Mozza is the brainchild of Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Nancy Silverton. In an origin story that has become restaurant lore, Mario asked Nancy to lead the pastry and bread department at the nascent Del Posto in New York. Nancy declined. Two years later, the two set out to collaborate on a Los Angeles project and Pizzeria Mozza was born. After a series of delays, Osteria Mozza followed. And the rest is history.
Pizzeria Mozza pizza is really good because of its simplicity. It’s for those with a sophisticated palette. They aren’t bombarding you with tons of cheese or ingredients – just a few ingredients so you can taste each one. It’s masterful.
Andre’s Italian Restaurant
- Super simple, authentic Italian spot – everything is housemade from the pasta to the sauces and dressings