Italian Restaurants in Avocado Heights

Up to 41% Off at Palermo Ristorante Italiano

Los Feliz

$67.45 $40

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Appetizers of prosciutto and melon precede entrees such as lasagna bolognese, veal picata, and tilapia in a marsala sauce

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Hostaria del Piccolo Venice

Venice

$50 $26

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Prime tri-tip with eggs and creative frittatas give way to ricotta-potato gnocchi, slow-roasted pork belly, and more than two dozen pizzas

Up to 42% Off Prix-Fixe Dinner at Amalfi Ristorante

Mid-Wilshire

$85 $49

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Rustic Italian tavern's prix-fixe menu includes dishes such as filet mignon, lobster ravioli, and creme brulee

Up to 41% Off Italian Dinner at Lago D'Argento Pizzeria

Silver Lake

$40 $24

Risotto balls and cajun alfredo linguini segue into gourmet pies such as white truffle or roasted duck with gouda

51% Off Dinner for Two or Four at Portofino Cucina Italiana

Downtown Los Angeles

$100 $49

Naples–born chef shares favorite home recipes such as homemade gnocchi or seafood brodetto stew through a tasting menu

50% Off Italian at Casa Nostra Ristorante & Bar

Downtown Los Angeles

$40 $20.99

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Downtown restaurant's ambiance accents menu of traditional Italian dishes and signature creations such as dover sole or branzino

Guido's Restaurant – Up to 43% Off Italian Dinner

West Los Angeles

$50 $31

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Homemade ravioli stuffed with lobster, chicken marsala, and cioppino seafood stew

Up to 53% Off at The Pizza Press

Anaheim

$44 $23

Newspaper-themed The Pizza Press serves made-to-order personal pizzas and local craft beers

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Lamppost Pizza was founded in 1976, boasting a menu of bubbling pizzas and hearty, Italian-American eats to fuel families and sports fans. Meals begin with fresh, antipasto salads tossed with Italian cured meats, pepperoncini, mozzarella, and tomatoes or tales of spicy-sweet romances told by zesty chicken wings. After toasting good company with a garnet glass of zinfandel, pasta-eating pairs excavate layers of lasagna or sop up a ravioli dinner's house-made meat sauce with complimentary garlic bread.

4368 Peck Rd
El Monte,
CA
US

When it came time for the team at Johnny Carino’s to come up with some new recipes, they began rifling through their personal cooking histories. Executive chef Chris Peitersen took his first kitchen job at a barbecue joint when he was 14, so he was primed to create italian baby back ribs. By infusing brown sugar barbecue sauce with balsamic vinegar imported from Modena, he’s given the marinade a more acidic bite than typical barbecue sauces. As the ribs slowly roast and char on an oak grill, he bastes on his creation before finishing the dish with a dusting of parmesan.

The ribs are one of Carino’s many menu items that follow the restaurants’ approach of classic Italian preparations modified by forward-thinking flavor combinations. Diners will find a Black Angus burger capped with mozzarella and fried pepperoni, or sautéed tilapia spiced with garlic and jalapeño. Other signature dishes include the 16-layer lasagna, Skilletinis that sizzle with spaghetti and a choice of meat, and tiramisu made from scratch.

147 N Barranca St
West Covina,
CA
US

14326 Telegraph Rd
Whittier,
CA
US

Rose City Pizza creates Italian cuisine and authentic New York¬–style pizzas using high-quality ingredients and handmade pizza dough. Drawing on their Scuola Italiano Pizzaioli–certified skills, master pizza chefs knead, toss, and transform flour paste into a flurry of large specialty pizzas. Although the selection varies from day to day, Rose City always offers cheese-pie lovers a marvelous variety of tomato sauciness. Cherry peppers and melted mozzarella on a slice of Spicy Pepperoni admirably complement most pool-cleaning parties, and the Spinach Pie (white sauce, garlic, and sautéed spinach) is certain to please cheek-pinching matriarchs and inflatable-forearmed sailor men alike. To celebrate a victory or commiserate over a defeat, sports fans can stick around and indulge in Canadian ham, bacon bits, and pineapple chunks waiting on The Aloha, gulp a slice of Tomato Pesto, or find comfort in a doughy disc of meat-shunning Veggie Delight. Swing by the restaurant or call ahead to see what specialty offerings are available that day.

3588 Rosemead Blvd
Rosemead,
CA
US

Chalkboard Pizza & Subs doesn't rely on the internet for reviews of its food. The first thing anyone sees as they walk into the storefront pizzeria are chalkboard walls filled with drawings, daily specials, and customer comments about the food. Serving both specialty and build-your-own pizzas, Chalkboard boasts a selection of 30 toppings to create unique pies served whole or by the slice. In addition to the pizza, the staff makes sub sandwiches and wraps, and they toss seven different salads with fresh veggies and meats.

462 E Rowland St
Covina,
CA
US

The dough wizards at Papa John's hand toss circular masterpieces with original and thin crusts made from high-protein flour to support warm bouquets of toppings. Hand-cut produce crowns all of Papa John's pizzas, mingling with the sun-soaked sweetness of sauce made from fresh, California-grown tomatoes. By adhering to its brand promise of "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's grew from a back-tavern pizzeria into more than 3,500 restaurants within three decades' time, or the amount of time it takes to grow a single pizzeria from a small seed. In addition to delivering pizzas, Papa John’s reaches out to the community with charity involvement, including partnering with the Boy Scouts of America and Junior Achievement to teach US students about entrepreneurship and the best method of capturing a wild roma tomato.

20772 E Arrow Hwy
Covina,
CA
US