Brant CoxLA Editor
Born and raised in Illinois, Brant moved to LA 6 years ago because except for Tilda Swinton, humans don’t naturally belong in winter. In his spare time, Brant enjoys tweeting about the chaos of Trader Joe’s parking lots and attending Corgi social gatherings throughout the region.
Here are the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, according to us.
Big Dean's is a classic Santa Monica Beach bar where the drinks are cheap, the bar food is solid, and the people-watching is second to none.
Prince O’Whales is the essential dive bar in Playa Del Rey and your one and only drink stop after a day at Dockweiler Beach.
Hinano Cafe is a Venice icon and the kind of place you go into for one drink and walk out plastered and maybe with a lower-back henna tattoo.
The Brig is last dive bar amongst the designer swimsuit shops and girls taking photos of coffee on Abbot Kinney Blvd..
Manhattan Beach has no shortage of beachy dive bars, but Ecoles is far and away the best one in town.
Nothing beats sitting on Shutters' patio overlooking the ocean, sipping champagne, and pretending this is your everyday life.
The Craftsman is a relaxed downtown Santa Monica bar and a great spot to hit up after a long day at the beach.
Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio is the perfect remedy for when everybody in the group sick of dealing with the crowds at Malibu Wines.
This tiny strip mall spot has some of the best delivery pizza on the Westside.
Does Ivory have the best food in West Hollywood? No. But it’s still decent enough for big groups and that patio is as good as it gets.