Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Frantone's Pizza and Spaghetti Villa have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
For food the whole family can enjoy, check out the pizzeria's pizza options and pasta choices.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at Frantone's Pizza and Spaghetti Villa.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this pizzeria.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Frantone's Pizza and Spaghetti Villa.
Business casual attire is acceptable, so guests can let go of the "dress to impress" standard.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
Frantone's Pizza and Spaghetti Villa can also cater your next party; call today for details.
With a parking lot adjacent to Frantone's Pizza and Spaghetti Villa, you won't get stuck circling the block.
For those who travel by bike, Frantone's Pizza and Spaghetti Villa offers bike racks for diners.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Frantone's Pizza and Spaghetti Villa has to offer.
Who doesn't love pizza? And who doesn't love pizza with great ratings? Frantone's Pizza and Spaghetti Villa is home to some of the best slices in the neighborhood, so order a hot one today.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Frantone's Pizza and Spaghetti Villa (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
So head on over to Frantone's Pizza and Spaghetti Villa, where the pizzas are always hot and the ambiance is always cool.
When you are craving a little taste of Italy, make your way over to Frantone's Pizza and Spaghetti Villa and indulge in a fresh and flavorful pizza.
The tacos are top-tier and the burritos are nothing short of amazing at El Salto Del Frayle Restaurante Peruano — sift through five-star reviews or just head on over to find out more about this Mexican menu.
Feel satisfied but not stuffed with El Salto Del Frayle Restaurante Peruano's gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at El Salto Del Frayle Restaurante Peruano.
Dress is typically casual at El Salto Del Frayle Restaurante Peruano, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Forget the hassle of street parking and head to El Salto Del Frayle Restaurante Peruano for easy access to parking lots.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, El Salto Del Frayle Restaurante Peruano s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
If you're short on cash, take care of business with one of many major credit cards.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, El Salto Del Frayle Restaurante Peruano is a great dining option for any time of day.
Sample some of the highest rated Mexican dishes around when you stop in for a meal at El Salto Del Frayle Restaurante Peruano.
Come on over to El Salto Del Frayle Restaurante Peruano and enjoy a casual night out and some great Mexican cuisine.
El Salto Del Frayle Restaurante Peruano features traditional and innovative Mexican eats, so visit the restaurant today and give your taste buds a fiesta.
If you're leaning towards Mexican, swing by Gloria's Cocina Mexicana for a mellow meal.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at Gloria's Cocina Mexicana.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
At Gloria's Cocina Mexicana, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
The noise at the restaurant can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Gloria's Cocina Mexicana — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Gloria's Cocina Mexicana for catering.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Gloria's Cocina Mexicana.
If a trip to the ATM isn't on the agenda, visitors have the convenience of paying by major credit card.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Gloria's Cocina Mexicana and taste test your way through the menu.
If you prefer casual dining, head on over to Gloria's Cocina Mexicana and enjoy some Mexican fare in a comfortable setting.
Why not make tonight's dinner a Mexican fiesta with a trip to Gloria's Cocina Mexicana!
Go beyond just beans and rice at Downey's La Perla Del Mar, and fill up on Mexican food that delivers a star-studded performance (according to fans' out-of-this-world, lip-smacking reviews).
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with La Perla Del Mar's complimentary wifi.
The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
Everyone will feel comfortable dining at La Perla Del Mar, where business casual attire is standard.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
La Perla Del Mar can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Driving to La Perla Del Mar? Check out the nearby parking selections and park with ease.
La Perla Del Mar makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Appease your inner-foodie without spending a fortune when you swing by La Perla Del Mar for one of many flavorful (and inexpensive) dishes.
Sample some of the highest rated Mexican dishes around when you stop in for a meal at La Perla Del Mar.
Come on over to La Perla Del Mar and enjoy a casual night out and some great Mexican cuisine.
So head on over to La Perla Del Mar for a tasty meal and keep up with the latest and greatest trends in Mexican cuisine.
The tacos are top-tier and the burritos are nothing short of amazing at Marisa's Restaurant — sift through five-star reviews or just head on over to find out more about this Mexican menu.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Marisa's Restaurant.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Marisa's Restaurant caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Marisa's Restaurant is ultra casual.
You can also grab your grub to go.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Marisa's Restaurant also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
At Marisa's Restaurant, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Marisa's Restaurant accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Sample some of the highest rated Mexican dishes around when you stop in for a meal at Marisa's Restaurant.
So kick back and enjoy some delicious Mexican food at Marisa's Restaurant.
Marisa's Restaurant certainly will have you begging for more Mexican cuisine, even after ordering your second plate!
For fresh maki, Downey's Tokyo Garden has got you covered.
Health nuts will love Tokyo Garden for its gluten-free and low-fat menu options.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at Tokyo Garden with their charming outdoor seating.
At Tokyo Garden, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Tokyo Garden, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Can't get enough of Tokyo Garden's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Parking is made simple at Tokyo Garden, a local restaurant with nearby street and lot parking options.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Tokyo Garden.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Tokyo Garden is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
Tokyo Garden's famed dessert selection is the perfect sweet ending to a meal.
Head on over to Tokyo Garden for authentic Japanese food that just can't be beat in taste.
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.