WHY Terrific, refined Italian fare without having to go over the hill.
WHAT Florentine native and sometime actor Armando Pucci has created a delightful spot for fans of light, sophisticated Tuscan food. We are slaves to the chalkboard daily specials (the pappardelle with Dungeness crab and cherry tomatoes is sublime), but the regular menu has plenty of temptations, including thin-crust pizzas, fresh salads and excellent pastas (try the spaghetti with seafood in a light tomato sauce). The Italian desserts are house-made and authentic.
WHO Young foodies to Valley retirees who wonder why eggplant parm isn’t on the menu.
Region: East Valley
Neighborhood: Sherman Oaks
Features: Dinner, Lunch, Patio Dining
Price Range: $10-$16, $17-$24
Cuisine Type: Italian