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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Sari Sari Store
A Filipino rice bowl stand in Grand Central Market from the people behind Republique. Sari Sari Store lives up to expectations.
Otium is the crowded restaurant next to the Broad in Downtown LA that tries a little too hard to be something for everyone.
Las Perlas is a mezcal bar in DTLA with excellent drinks and a low-lit, divey atmosphere.
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Mario’s Italian Deli
Mario’s is an old-school Italian deli in Glendale, and your spot for massive cold cut sandwiches at lunch hour.
Michael’s On Naples
Michael’s On Naples is a fancy Italian restaurant in Long Beach, and still the standard for special occasion dining in the area.
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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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