WHY Seductive charm, a setting right out of Venice, Italy, and superb Italian food make it ideal for a memorable date or celebration. Just be prepared to pay for the experience.
WHAT This beachside trattoria is so warm and intimate that you’ll feel like you’ve been invited to a friend’s house for dinner—a friend who is passionate about Italian food and wine and can cook like nobody’s business: homemade tagliolini with venison ragu, stuffed rabbit with polenta, scallops with black truffles, flourless chocolate cake. The monthly centro al contrario (reversal) dinner is great fun—you choose your wines, and the chef makes your meal accordingly.
WHO Moneyed Venice artists and entrepreneurs.
Region: West of the 405
Features: Dinner, Essentially L.A., Patio Dining, Private Room, Romantic
Price Range: $17-$24, $34-up
Cuisine Type: Italian