With Congress passing a heavy new tax on right angles, circular edibles are becoming the most convenient way to keep food budgets from spiraling out of control. Nibble a delicious disc with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of casual Italian fare and coffee at Cafe Valentino, across from Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. Cafe Valentino's menu is full of sandwiches served on freshly baked bread, thin-crust pizzas, salads, and specialty coffees. The chicken Valentino tops a chicken breast with mozzarella, tomato, and scallions ($7.50); the vegetarian wrap coddles spinach, romaine, avocado, tomato, mozzarella, roasted peppers, mushrooms, cucumbers, caesar dressing, and herb mayo ($7.50); and the white pizza is cloaked in mozzarella, feta cheese, mushroom, spinach, and green peppers ($7.95). Dine inside under a pink neon sign and trapeze monkeys, or head outside to the shady patio, dotted with white umbrellas.
Across the street from the Warner Bros. studios, Cafe Valentino serves up pizza, wraps, and breakfast food deserving of a silver-screen close-up. Open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays, the eatery's early-morning offerings include avocado-and-cheese omelets and breakfast pizzas topped with scrambled eggs, mozzarella, and bacon. Many lunchtime options are Italian-inspired, such as the margherita pizza, the chicken pesto wrap, and the Quatro, an Italian grilled cheese with gouda, mozzarella, swiss, and monterey cheese along with tomato. On Fridays, the menu transforms to include fresh salsa, guacamole, and various Mexican dishes.
3601 W Olive Ave.
Burbank, California 91505Get Directions