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Located in Van Nuys, El Criollo is a well-known Italian restaurant that has a delicious menu. This restaurant delivers an unforgettable dining experience set in a laid-back ambience. The great quality will have you visiting again and again.
If you're trying to plan your week, people will be quick to point out that Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are the best evenings to visit. There's no particular required attire, so feel free to dress comfortably.
For those who are interested, the robust menu does feature items that are gluten-free, low-fat, and vegetarian. Plus, it's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. WiFi is available if you want to get some work done, and in addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you. Or, if you're looking for the perfect spot to unwind after work, it's got a phenomenal happy hour and a pretty stout selection behind the bar.
A good spot for both lunch and dinner, chances are you won't walk away from El Criollo disappointed. The restaurant is easily reachable by public transit, and visitors who drive have access to a private lot nearby (or can park on the street). Prefer to pedal there? Bicycle parking is also provided.