Italian Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

Eclectic American Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Pestolini (Up to 33% Off)

Pestolini

Los Angeles

Italian dishes mingle alongside other American favorites such as pancakes, grilled sandwiches, and a range of coffee and tea options

$18 $12

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers and Wine at Palermo Ristorante Italiano (Up to 41% Off)

Palermo Ristorante Italiano

Los Feliz

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

$67.45 $40

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$9 for $18 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at 161 Street Pizzeria

161 Street Pizzeria

Hollywood Hills

More than 20 toppings such as barbecue chicken rest atop crust and house-made sauce alongside pasta, subs, and chicken parmesan

$18 $9

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$10 for $20 Worth of Family-Style Italian Cuisine at Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

Gather family and friends for unique Italian-American dishes that include Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

$20 $10

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

Old Pasadena

Classic Italian dishes such as chicken parmigiana with spaghetti, meat lasagna, sausage rolls, and Sicilian-style pizzas

$20 $11

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$19 for $30 Worth of Italian Fare and Drinks at Miceli's Italian Restaurant - Universal City

Miceli's Italian Restaurant - Universal City

Universal City

Home of the “Singing Waiters” and where chefs use generations-old Sicilian family recipes to craft pizzas, pasta, and seafood entrees

$30 $19

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Italian Lunch or Dinner at Corleone Italian Restaurant (40% Off)

Corleone Italian Restaurant

Downey

Chef Salvatore uses seasonal ingredients to craft Italian dinner items such as linguini calamari in a marinara sauce & spaghetti misto mare

$20 $12

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All-You-Can-Eat Gourmet Pizza for Dine-In or Pizza for Carry-Out at Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza (Up to 43% Off)

Bella Vista Brazilian Pizza

Washington Culver

Ham, cinnamon, green peas, Brazilian-style cream cheese, condensed milk, fresh fruit, and beef stroganoff crown 30 types of gourmet pizzas

$29.98 $17

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Three-Course Italian Dinner with Wine for Two, Four, or Six at Polentoni (Up to 70% Off)

Polentoni

Culver City

Traditional Italian dishes served in an eatery with rustic brick walls, exposed ceiling rafters, and rich wooden floors

$142 $49

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Italian Food at Sinopoli's Real Italian, formerly Cafe Aldente (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available

Sinopoli's Real Italian, formerly Cafe Aldente

Studio City

Traditional fare includes lasagna with braised-beef ragu, butternut-squash ravioli, salmon piccata, tiramisu, and Mama Sinopoli’s meatballs

$24 $14

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$17 for $25 Worth of Delivery or Takeout at Jovinos Pizza

Jovinos Pizza

Long Beach

Eight signature pies topped with ingredients ranging from sausage and mushrooms to coconut and cherries, plus rib tips, calzones, and subs

$25 $17

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four, or Black-Truffle Dinner for Two at Locanda Positano (Up to 39% Off)

Locanda Positano

Marina Del Ray

Fresh seafood, seasonal produce, and handmade pastas highlight a menu of authentic Italian cuisine

$111 $69

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$75 for $100 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Vito Restaurant. Groupon Reservation Required.

Vito Restaurant

Mid-City

Trio of Italian immigrants runs 34-year-old restaurant, which serves classic, Old-World recipes in space with vintage charm

$100 $75

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$149 for 5-Course Italian Dinner for Two with Dessert and Wine at Michelin Starred Valentino ($250 Value)

Valentino

Pico

Prosecco or wine complements dishes such as shrimp-stuffed calamari, gnocchi with prosciutto, and lobster risotto in a fine-dining setting

$250 $149

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$20 for $35 Worth of Italian-American Food at Earth Wind & Flour

Earth Wind & Flour

Santa Monica

Italian food with a California touch, like eggplant pizza and spinach salad with artichoke hearts, at a restaurant with dog-friendly patio

$35 $20

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Pizza and Italian Food for Two or Four at Pedone's Pizza (40% Off)

Pedone's Pizza

Hermosa Beach

Hot sandwiches and classic italian pastas make tasty individual meals, and specialty pizzas fill small groups of bellies

$20 $12

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Italian Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Opera (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Opera

Monrovia

Cooks craft from both traditional and inventive dishes from Italy and beyond within an elegant, hyper-modern space

$80 $48

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$49 for an Italian Dinner for Two at Raffaello Ristorante (Up to $85 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Raffaello Ristorante

Central San Pedro

Eatery's cozy Old-World ambiance is highlighted by a menu replete with succulent seafood entrees and pastas topped with house-made sauces

$85 $49

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$18 Towards Take-Out or Large Two-Topping Pizza, One Large Salad, and Four Sodas at Combo's Pizza (Up to 35% Off)

Combo's Pizza

Fullerton

Take home your favorite pie, or dine in for a meal of one large two-topping pizza, a large salad, and four sodas

$22.48 $14.50

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Growing up in Naples, Diego Ortoli developed a passion for traditionally prepared Italian cuisine. When he moved to LA, he found the classic recipes he craved were actually somewhat hard to come by. So, in 2010, after years in the restaurant industry, he decided to open Portofino Cucina Italiana, his own little slice of Naples.

He assembles an extensive menu of Italian dishes, such as homemade gnocchi in gorgonzola sauce or roasted whitefish topped with black olives and capers. He pairs the food with an equally lengthy wine list that focuses on Italian vintages. This combination of tradition and quality earned Ortoli praise for his authentic cuisine in Singular Magazine.

464 S Main St
Los Angeles,
CA
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At both its downtown and Silver Lake locations, Garage Pizza serves up freshly baked pizzas whole or by the slice, as well as zesty wings and hearty sub sandwiches. Guests sink their teeth into sauceless white pizzas topped with ricotta and garlic, traditional margherita pies, or the ominously-dubbed Annihilator??covered in meatballs, sausage, pepperoni, and mushrooms. At the downtown restaurant, diners pair their pies with wine and craft beers, while both locations cap off main courses with chocolate chip cookies crowned with vanilla ice cream.

100 1/2 W 7th St.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Mexican-style steak and eggs, seitan sandwiches, and prosciutto pizzas all grace the menu at Tiara Cafe. The hodgepodge of cuisine is a relatively tame fusion of ethnicities and techniques, given chef, owner, and “idea man” Fred Eric’s reputation. “I’ve known Eric for almost 20 years now,” wrote LA Weekly’s Jonathan Gold in 2008, “and he has always come up with a density of ideas that makes it almost impossible to comb the brilliant from the cockamamie.” Gold's quip refers to Eric's tendency to have his finger in every pie (so to speak), from velvet-rope restaurants to coffee shops, each of which he spikes with his telltale innovations, such as foie gras corn dogs and decadently delicious vegan feasts.

Tiara Cafe is no exception to the rule of Eric. Here, the chef has created what he calls "fashionable dining." He carries the theme from brunch through lunch, serving carefully created dishes laced with organic produce plucked from where else but his own backyard. In the morning, guests can imbibe mimosas and enjoy grilled vegetable frittatas, breakfast burritos, and challah french toast. Eric’s pizzettes, which are the highlight of the lunch service, feature everything from prosciutto and farmer’s market greens to chorizo and grilled poblano peppers.

127 E 9th St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Though its seven-ounce stature isn't the largest, Lazy Ox Canteen’s namesake burger is definitely the tastiest in the city, according to LA Weekly. The allure lays in what surrounds the patty: Bravo Farms white cheddar, whole-grain mustard, and a toasted, house-made bun. The burger epitomizes head chef Travis Chase’s approach to food: he strives to make it aesthetically pleasing and chock-full of local ingredients, just like the village art thief's safehouse. That’s why the ingredients hail from nearby farmers and purveyors, and most wines and beers are born within state borders. Some of the menu’s other dishes (mostly small plates) feature California’s own La Noglera walnut oil or butter that's churned in-house. Even the décor reflects a love for earth and community: weathered slats of wood cover the walls, and long rows of tables grant plenty of space for communal meals.

241 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Cicada Restaurant stands as a golden monument to the art deco movement. Built in 1928 for prestigious haberdasher Alexander & Oviatt, the building rewards the eye with florid geometric designs in every direction. The lobby ceiling glows with smoked-glass assemblages designed by Rene Lalique, and golden sunburst emblems that emblazon the lobby doors lead into a two-level dining room. Here, a chandelier illuminates carved-wood columns inscribed with art-deco designs that peak on the mezzanine tier. The stair rails and zig-zag paneling between the two floors likewise cast a historic air over guests, who feast and dance beneath a 30-foot ceiling. Their dinners are inspired by the cuisine of Northern Italy. Appetizers of baked camembert cheese precede pastas such as fettuccine with filet mignon and mushroom ravioli with pan-seared duck breast. Deciding on a dessert deserves just as much deliberation as choosing your main course or your waiter's pet name—the variety includes tiramisu with espresso sauce, chocolate molten cake, and a selection of handcrafted cookies.

617 S Olive St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The poultry patrons at Big Wangs give smashmouth sports fans their fill of multiple HD screens, affordable drinks, and gigantic, tasty wings at a lively East Coast–style bar atmosphere. Browse the menu to find an array of tangy sauces, from garlic buffalo to chipotle barbecue, to deck out the plump drumettes ($6.49–$18.75). Pair a frothy 34-ounce brew, such as Sierra Nevada ($9.50), with the tasty tater tots ($3.50) to lovingly douse the championship coach within your stomach. Diners can also dig their digits into savory handhelds such as the blackened ahi sandwich ($12.49) or Big Wangs burger ($9.99).

801 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US