For a heartwarming helping of spaghetti and meatballs, Grissini Ristorante Italiano is a great place to wine and dine your sweetie with top-rated Italian.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Grissini Ristorante Italiano.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Book a room at Grissini Ristorante Italiano so the only you have to worry about is what great dish you're going to order.
For comfortable outdoor service, Grissini Ristorante Italiano sets up a seasonal patio.
Take advantage of the restaurant's reservation system, and book a table for your party.
Grissini Ristorante Italiano goes easy on the dress code — business casual is expected, so no need to squeeze into your finest attire.
Call Grissini Ristorante Italiano for catering if you have a big event coming up.
This restaurant lets you stop by or stay home for your food.
The lot adjacent to Grissini Ristorante Italiano provides free parking for diners.
At Grissini Ristorante Italiano, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Taste the greatness Grissini Ristorante Italiano is serving up with meals around $30.
Major credit cards are accepted as a form of payment, so patrons are advised to charge responsibly.
Looking to share an authentic Italian meal in an unforgettably romantic setting? Be sure to check out Grissini Ristorante Italiano.
See for yourself why Grissini Ristorante Italiano's Italian food is so highly considered.
For authentic and delicious Italian cuisine, look no further than the highly-rated Grissini Ristorante Italiano.
Make your way to the table at Padri Italian Cuisine, and chow down on swanky Italian cuisine.
Quit fat and gluten at Padri Italian Cuisine, where low-fat fare and G-free offerings are the norm.
You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar.
Sized just right for big groups, the private room at Padri Italian Cuisine would be an ideal pick for your next birthday party or family gathering.
Eat outdoors Padri Italian Cuisine (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
If sitting still is not your style, feel free to take the dance floor and hop to the beat of the bar's live DJ.
The bar is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers.
Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table.
Jeans are just right for a meal at Padri Italian Cuisine, which embraces a casual vibe.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Padri Italian Cuisine cater for you.
At this bar, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Valet, street and garage parking options are readily available near Padri Italian Cuisine.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Padri Italian Cuisine.
Prices at Padri Italian Cuisine are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
Come to Padri Italian Cuisine, where you can expect delicious Italian cooking in a fun, trendy atmosphere.
Do you hear your stomach growling? Answer the call with a tasty Italian meal from Padri Italian Cuisine.
Sip on some of the freshest java in Downtown at Starbucks.
The chefs at Starbucks know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Starbucks.
Starbucks is located near endless parking options, allowing diners to find quick and easy parking.
Starbucks offers safe bike parking outside.
Cut out the sky-high price tags, add incredible flavor and an awesome menu and what do you get? Starbucks is the answer to finding great food at even better prices!
When you need an energy boost, head on over to Starbucks and enjoy a delicious cup of Joe.
For an eclectic blend of flavors from cultures all over the world, check out Agoura Hills' The Cheesecake Factory.
At The Cheesecake Factory, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — The Cheesecake Factory's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
Fed up with difficult parking? At The Cheesecake Factory, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats.
So check out the incredibly diverse menu at The Cheesecake Factory, your new favorite eclectic restaurant.
Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Agoura Bistro and Wine Bar in Agoura Hills will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds).
We don't expect you to keep driving around the block to find metered parking. We've got some space for you here.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Voted one of the top US spa's by Conde Nast Traveler, The Spa at the Four Seasons Westlake Village overflows with opulence. The spa's lush gardens feature an authentic Chinese pagoda, adults-only serenity pool, and 10 cabanas, as well as an ample supply of frozen fruit and sunscreen. The grandeur continues inside the 41,000-sq.-ft. facility, an airy, tranquil space housing 28 treatment rooms where aestheticians offer 30 skincare treatments and massage therapists perform 12 types of massages. Read on to learn about some of the most luxurious treatments taking place inside:
La Alternativa: This facial treatment employs Natura Bissé's Inhibit skincare line to non-invasively reduce expression lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent future ones.
California Dream: A favorite of theFashionSpot, this body treatment begins by sloughing off dead skin cells with a combination of sugarcane extract, shea butter, and noni seed and safflower oils. A peppermint clay body mask then works to remove toxins and other impurities before an application of body butter caps everything off on a nourishing note.
Somadome meditation: The Spa at the Four Seasons Westlake Village is among a handful of places in the country that features this cocoon-like meditation pod. The Somadome's 20-minute sessions may help to relieve stress and improve vitality thanks to a blend of color therapy, meditation, and energy healing.
Ordering a Dodger Dog is a ritual. Customers queue up in one of two lines—one for grilled dogs and the other for classic steamed. They inch ever closer to the counter where stadium workers dole out foot-long franks that stretch far beyond the confines of steamed buns. Finally they head over to the condiment stations to load up on mustard, ketchup, chopped onions, or relish.
Dodger stadium’s divide-and-conquer approach is the product of years of experience. Many estimate that the millions of Dodger Dogs sold each baseball season outrank sales of any other frank in the league. But once foodies have had their fill of the gargantuan Dodger dogs at the stadium, or even purchased at local markets, they’ve only just begun exploring the diverse hot-dog scene in Los Angeles.
Take the Korean-style franks of Seoul Sausage Co.. They’re a bit harder to track down than a ballpark frank. Without a food truck or retail space to call home, these succulent, grilled delicacies crop up at street fairs and catered events all over LA, where their inventive cooks offer up a kalbi-flavored sausage topped with tangy kimchi relish, and a spicy pork sausage crowned with apple-cabbage slaw.
For a taste of the increasingly hard to find LA street dog, enthusiasts can hunt them down at Skooby’s, where decadently bacon-wrapped franks nestle into fresh buns delivered by a local bakery.
Perhaps the crowning glory of LA’s hot-dog inner circle is the chilidog, which local favorite The Hat has been slinging since 1951. Pink’s, on La Brea and Melrose since 1939, is now practically a regular set piece on TV shows and movies set in LA for its addictive dogs and cheerful, familiar sign. Their ode to the chilidog is a love letter to its loyal patrons written with all-beef franks slathered in chili, mustard, and onions.
Elsewhere in the city, more progressive—even avant-garde—culinary sensibilities shape the future of the humble hot dog. At Let’s Be Frank, nitrate- and hormone-free dogs are made fresh from grass-fed beef and layered with toppings and veggies sourced from local farms. At The Stand, diners can customize their low-fat turkey dogs or chicken-apple sausage with quintessentially Californian toppings including avocado and corn salsa. At Vicious Dogs, the whimsical 8-bit-inspired art of cook Stacey Hughes colors the walls. The eatery’s Thanksgiving turkey dogs arrive smothered in all the trimmings—stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Adventurous patrons can even go off the menu and try their hand at topping Stacey by building their own creations, including Latin-inspired, deep-fried doggie flautas.
If the film industry resides in Hollywood, the greater city of Los Angeles is its backyard. Filmmakers have taken to exploring this backyard in their movies, and local residents have come to accept that a routine trip to the deli can quickly turn into a cameo in the latest blockbuster. Though tourists have taken to camping outside celebrities’ homes for a glimpse of fame, there’s a less invasive—and far tastier—method of stargazing. Here, we follow the cameras to seven restaurants made famous by their appearances in film.
If you’re flying in to LAX, your first stop should be Randy’s Donuts on West Manchester Avenue. No, Randy’s was not named after Randy Newman. It was, however, briefly featured in the music video for the singer’s 1983 paean to his native city, “I Love L.A.”. When the giant donut that sits atop the shop isn’t appearing in action films such as 2012 and Iron Man 2, it acts as a beacon, enticing pilots to visit during long layovers at the nearby airport.
Next, take a drive over to Canter’s Deli in the Fairfax District. Though countless celebrities have feasted on Canter’s pastrami sandwiches since 1931, Walter Matthau bears the rare distinction of doing so on camera in Neil Simon’s I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982). Current owner Marc Canter recently penned a book about Guns N’ Roses, whose frequent visits to his deli evince the band’s appetites for things other than destruction.
If pastrami and hair metal don’t satisfy your taste for decadence, head to the lavishly appointed Cicada Restaurant downtown. In a memorable scene from Pretty Woman (1990), Julia Roberts flings a snail across the restaurant’s art deco-inspired dining room. Her costar, Richard Gere, would return to the restaurant just a few years later in Final Analysis (1992). Perhaps he was drawn back by the mallechort elevator doors or gold-leafed ceiling—traces left over from the restaurant’s former life as a 1920s haberdashery.
Cicada’s transformation seems minor compared to that of J & J Sandwich Shop. The 6th Street delicatessen was stripped of its walk-up sandwich counter and injected with a dose of 1950s noir for L.A. Confidential (1997). Recast as the Nite Owl Coffee Shop, J & J became the scene of a multiple homicide and ground zero for the movie’s pulpy action.
Hop on the 101 freeway and exit at Franklin for a post-lunch coffee or milkshake at the appropriately named 101 Coffee Shop. Restaurateur Warner Ebbink carefully designed the shop’s interior—complete with swiveling counter chairs and plush leather booths—to mimic the funky diners of the 1960s. According to the New York Times, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn frequented the diner back when it was called the Hollywood Hills Coffee Shop. They repaid the hospitality by immortalizing the shop in their hit comedy Swingers (1996).
Get back on the 101 and take it out to the San Fernando Valley for the last stop of our tour, which brings us to a nondescript strip mall in Granada Hills. This is the site of Vincenzo’s Pizza, which the filmmakers behind the neo-noir Drive converted into Ron Perlman’s latest criminal lair. Though one of the film’s most violent scenes takes place inside the renamed Nino’s Pizzeria, it’s worth risking your life for a slice of Vincenzo’s New York–style pepperoni.