You’ve probably heard there’s some good new restaurants downtown. Guess what? There’s some great old ones too. Colori Kitchen isn’t some historic time capsule - just a casual, family-run Italian joint in the heart of DTLA and the kind of place you don’t find down there anymore. The food is delicious and affordable, and it’s also BYOB.
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Cento Pasta Bar
Cento, a lunch-only spot inside Mignon Wine Bar in DTLA, serves some of the best pasta in the city.
Mikawaya in Little Tokyo is the birthplace of one of the greatest inventions in the 20th century - mochi ice cream.
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Bay Cities is a Santa Monica classic that’s been open since 1925. Most importantly, it’s home to The Godmother, Los Angeles’ greatest sandwich.
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