Jess Basser SandersLA Managing Editor
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Jess has lived in Los Angeles for four years and is now fully assimilated. She drives everywhere, hates cold weather, and somehow even enjoys exercise. As a child, she only ate about five foods - six if you count things that come off "the barbie" as one. Obviously things have changed. She also recently educated the rest of the team on the Australian sport of "net ball" which is objectively not a sport.
Here are the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, according to us.
Pasta Sisters is a tiny shop in Mid-Wilshire that happens to have some of the best pasta in Los Angeles.
El Sombrero is a low-key Mexican joint in Manhattan Beach
Blue Plate Taco is a rowdy, but solid option for tacos in downtown Santa Monica.
Patrick's Roadhouse is a kitschy diner in Santa Monica that's always worth a visit.
The Anchor is a local-filled spot in Venice that does a solid brunch.
There's a 20-item long French toast section at 26 Beach in Marina del Rey, which is all you really need to know.
Cafe Milan is the local's pick for breakfast in Playa Del Rey.
Uncle Bill's Pancake House is a Manhattan Beach breakfast classic for, you guessed it, pancakes.
The Topanga Canyon vibes are strong at the Inn of the Seventh Ray, especially on the excellent patio.
Ollie's Duck & Dive is a neighborhood gastropub in Malibu with an easygoing vibe.