Perfect For: Big Groups Breakfast Brunch Date Night Dinner with the Parents Drinks & A Light Bite Girls' Night Out Impressing Out of Towners Lunch Outdoor/Patio Situation Private Dining Small Plates Special Occasions Vegetarians
PHOTOS: Holly Liss

The Sunset Strip is one of those areas that should be full of amazing restaurants, but is just comedy clubs and sex stores. So we were pretty sad when Estrella, one of the few decent spots, closed in July. Luckily, it very quickly reopened with a new chef and a totally different menu. Now, it’s way more Italian-focused, so if you stick to the pastas and appetizers - and their cocktails - you will be very happy with your choices. The only thing that hasn’t changed much is the space, which still feels like you’re in a New Mexico living room whose owner is currently at Burning Man.

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