L.A. Italian Restaurants

Los Angeles has become a major foodie city.  Authentic cuisine can be found in every corner of our sprawling city.  Japanese in Little Tokyo, Ethiopian in Little Ethiopia, Chinese in Chinatown, Thai in Thai Town, Persian along Westwood Boulevard in West L.A., and Armenian in areas around Glendale and Little Armenia.  L.A. Italian restaurants are more spread out since we don’t have a Little Italy.  Look no further than Beverly Hills, Hollywood and West Hollywood for incredible Italian food.  Here’s a short list which includes some of our favorite L.A. Italian restaurants: Madeo  Traditional Italian cuisine in a white-tablecloth dining room known for its high-profile celebrity customers. Address: 8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 Phone:(310) 859-4903 Il Pastaio Upscale 

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Beverly Hills Shopping in the Popular 90210

From our friends at Love Beverly Hills: Beverly Hills Shopping From world-renowned fashion houses to one-of-a-kind local boutiques, Beverly Hills offers a shoppers’ paradise located within a compact, easily walkable area known as the Golden Triangle. Experience world-famous Rodeo Drive where you’ll find Prada, Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Dior and Cartier. Discover the crown jewel in the heart of Beverly Hills, Two Rodeo Drive, with quaint cobblestone walkways leading you to the likes of Versace, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany. Blocks east of Rodeo, shop Beverly and Cañon Drives with local boutiques, unique luxury shops, fantastic Beverly Hills restaurants and open-air cafés. Anchoring the southern border of the Golden Triangle is Department Store Row, home to the titans of luxury retailing, 

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New Years Eve in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

It’s only 10 days away, but it may not be too late to reserve dinner and cocktails for New Years Eve in Los Angeles.  Nearby Pasadena will host over a million visitors for their Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game on New Years Day.  Many attending these events will opt to stay a little west in the cities of Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  While Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena is one big street party on New Years Eve, some may want a more intimate affair. Most of the hotels and their restaurants will be offering up special menus and events to ring in New Years Eve in Los Angeles and 2015.  Check out Livello at L’Ermitage, Gordon Ramsay 

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Celebrity Spotting at Beverly Hills and L.A. Restaurants

Celebrity spotting can be very hit and miss in Los Angeles.  One needs to know where to look for the best chances of catching a glimpse of an A-lister, and restaurants are a great place to start. Here’s a few of our favorite restaurants for celebrity spotting:  Craig’s Restaurant in West Hollywood, Spago Restaurant from Wolfgang Puck in Beverly Hills, Mastro’s Steakhouse Beverly Hills, Boa Steakhouse in West Hollywood, Il Piccolino in West Hollywood, Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, Picca Peru in Los Angeles, Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles, ink by Michael Voltaggio in Los Angeles, The Red O Mexican Restaurant by Rick Bayless, Bouchon by Thomas Keller in Beverly Hills, Trois Mec in Los Angeles, RivaBella Italian Restaurant 

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