Food & Drink in South El Monte

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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

Mediterranean Express Grill’s menu lists traditional Mediterranean dishes augmented with new flavors. The persian koubideh beef ($7.75) and cornish hen ($8.95) surround themselves with salad, pita bread, and a choice of fries, rice, or olive branch, and falafel pita and gyro sandwiches ($6.49) snuggle against a bed of fries or salad. Fill unoccupied hands with the mediterranean grilled cheese and spicy soudjouk panini ($5.99) before filling an empty purse with hummus or garlic fries ($2.35 for a small).

1616 Town Center Drive
Montebello,
CA
US

Sunlight filters through the pergola framing Piccolo Mondo’s outdoor patio, where diners enjoy their meals amongst hanging plants and fresh air. The mottled stucco-style walls both inside and out complement the menu of traditional Italian cuisine. Nuggets of potato-based dough soak in marinara or gorgonzola sauce for the housemade gnocchi, and oven-baked pizzas—topped with ingredients such as shrimp, sundried tomato, and prosciutto—bring to mind the old country more effectively than watching the Three Tenors serenade a plate of pasta.

886 N Garfield Ave
Montebello,
CA
US