“Where to eat” is an ongoing list series that will be updated frequently
$: Price per person, before alcohol, under $20
$$: Price per person, before alcohol, under $40
$$$: Price per person, before alcohol, under $60
- Bottega Louie ($$-$$$) While the grand space (think 20+ foot high ceilings) that houses the dining room and swanky chocolate/petit-fours counter is chic and polished, its casual sophistication is 100% not-intimidating. If you think that you can’t get decent pizza outside of New York, I dare you to sample any one of Bottega’s impressive pies.
- Terroni ($$) Quite possibly, the best Italian food that I've had in LA, to date. From the fresh, gratis sliced bread and fragrant olive oil served post-seating, to the house-made pastas and outrageously delicious pizzas, Terroni is a winner.
- Katsuya at L.A. Live ($$-$$$) Worst. Service. Ever. And seriously not-fresh fish (think spongey crab legs and gummy, jaw achingly-chewy crispy rice). What a disappointment! The location in Hollywood is much better.
- LA Pizza Company ($) Perhaps it’s the fact that LAPC delivers to its next door neighbor, Sunset Beer, but even a seasoned New Yorker will agree that these pies are surprisingly solid. Sober or not.
Cuisine: Small plates
- Perch ($$-$$$) Perched high above downtown LA (think 15 floors) sits a bi-level bistro and bar with 360-degree views of the City of Angels. Sip on a refreshing ‘Aperol Spritz’ while you nosh on the likes of baked brie, ahi tuna tartare, and gougeres.
Lindsay, Beverly Hills Bites