It’s hard to screw up burrata, and the menu at Burrata House - a small stall in Grand Central Market - doesn’t. The cheese is creamy, and pairs well with the seasonal tomatoes in the Caprese Bowl, but when there are so many other interesting spots within (literally) 12 feet of you, this is a place you can skip.
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Colori is a solid, family-run Italian spot downtown, and one of the last of its kind.
The Oyster Gourmet
The Oyster Gourmet in Grand Central Market is a great place for raw seafood, even if you feel weird about eating it there.
The Lobby At The Nomad Hotel
Lobby Bar at the NoMad in downtown is one of those bars that will make you stop in your tracks, and not just because it’s in a converted bank.
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Bianca Bakery is an upscale addition to the Platform in Culver City that serves pastries, pastas, and more.
For Italian food in Los Angeles, it still doesn’t get any better than Bestia in the Arts District.
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Alimento was one of Silver Lake’s first destination restaurants, and now it’s one of the best restaurants in the city.
Cento Pasta Bar
Cento, a lunch-only spot inside Mignon Wine Bar in DTLA, serves some of the best pasta in the city.
The Factory Kitchen
Factory Kitchen tends to gets overshadowed by its famous Arts District neighbors, but it’s one of the best Italian spots in Los Angeles.
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