Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Are you hungry? Where to eat in L.A.

Recently I was asked by someone to provide a list of some of my favorite restaurants in the L.A. area.  I had fun compiling it and thought I'd share that list with my fellow foodie blog readers.  

I can't take the time to list all my favorite dishes at these places but if you do want to know about a certain place, feel free to drop me an email at  

Also please comment if you have a suggestion for my list-  I love recommendations of new/unknown places to eat in this great city.

On my current list of places to try:  
Casa Bianca - Eagle Rock
Proof Bakery - Silver Lake 
Canele - Los Angeles
L.A. Cafe - Los Angeles
Nobu - Malibu 
Pedaler's Fork - Calabasas (been for coffee but not food)
Some of the restaurants here are longtime old favorites (and/or nostalgic L.A. eateries) and some are new discoveries.  Enjoy!

Italian & Pizza
Boccali’s – Ojai
Tony’s Bella Vista – Burbank
Dino’s Pizza  - Burbank
Pitfire Pizza – North Hollywood
Pizzeria Mozza – Los Angeles
Spaghetti Factory – various locations
Il Piccolo Ritrovo – Pacific Palisades
Gjelina -Venice
Piccola Trattoria – Santa Clarita

Cacao Mexicatessen - Eagle Rock

Off Vine – Hollywood
Green Street – Pasadena
Urth Caffé – Los Angeles & Pasadena (coming soon)
Aroma Coffee & Tea – Studio City
Philippe – Los Angeles
Oinkster  - Eagle Rock
Bottega Louie -  Los Angeles
Sweet Salt - Toluca Lake
Gjelina  - Venice

Crab Cooker – Newport Beach
Malibu Seafood –Malibu
Roy’s – various locations

Jewish Deli
Brent’s – Northridge or Westlake

Green Street – Pasadena
Black Cow Café – Montrose
Marston’s – Pasadena & Valencia
Bricks & Scones – Larchmont village
Aroma Coffee & Tea – Studio City
Urth Caffe– Los Angeles & Pasadena (coming soon)

Back Door Bakery – Sunland
Berolina – Glendale
Porto’s – Glendale or Burbank
Bottega Louie - downtown L.A.

Ginger Grass – Silver Lake
Luscious Dumplings – San Gabriel
Golden Deli - San Gabriel

Middle Eastern
Zankou Chicken – various locations
Raffi’s Place – Glendale

Pie n Burger – Pasadena
Umami – various locations
Bob’s Big Boy – Toluca Lake
Hook Burger – various locations

Ice Cream
Haagen Dazsvarious locations
Bulgarini -  Altadena
Carmela’s – Pasadena

Urth Caffé – Los Angeles & Pasadena (coming soon)
Intelligentsia – various locations

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Serving and Seeking said...

Thanks Karen! I look forward to trying some of these. Joe and I are enjoying going out and enjoying good food at fun places more. We just took a road trip and we really had a good time finding one of a kind places to eat. I finally did some blogging of our trip. I always enjoy yours! Michelle

Mrs. Thistle said...

If I still lived there and had this list? T-R-O-U-B-L-E!