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.
Rossoblu is a fancy Italian restaurant in the Fashion District, and one of the best restaurants to open in LA in a long time.
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Franco On Melrose
Franco On Melrose serves very solid Italian food and a whole lot of it. Why is no one ever here?
Mauro's is a total Weho daytime scene, but unfortunately the food is only mediocre.
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