The Best Italian Restaurants in Los Angeles for Christmas

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Los Angeles is full of great places for italian, Here are some of the best places to find authentic italian dishes around town.


Nerano Beverly Hills This Southern Italy gem offers the quintessential Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes menu. The menu is à la carte and so you can mix and match between squid ink pasta with king crab; braised octopus stew with grilled country bread; Dover sole with Amalfi lemon sauce and more, then finish with Italian vanilla cheesecake with coffee crumble.

Viale Dei Romani West Hollywood  highlights the principles of Italian cooking with broader Southern French and North African influences, making a real Moorish impact, which includes wood-fired seafood, raw fish preparations, hand-rolled pasta, world-class pizza, notable items such as traditional chickpea crêpe ceccina, chicken tagine and various fried rice dishes

The Factory Kitchen Downtown LA  is in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District. This trattoria-style restaurant prepares dishes using fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients, handmade pastas and the simplicity of traditional, local recipes. The Factory Kitchen takes its name from the street it’s located on and the complex that hosts it, but the restaurant’s soul is purely Italian.

Orto Santa Monica Italian for vegetable garden, provides classic and elegant Northern Italian food inspired by the local ingredients and organic herbs grown at their restaurant, and the wine list focuses on sustainable and organic producers.

Avanti Italian Bistro Pasadena one of the pioneers in wood-fired gourmet pizza, has stood the test of time with their fantastic homemade pastas and authentic Italian dishes in a beautifully upscale environment since 1987.


Scopa Italian Roots is a restaurant by owners Mario Guddemi, Salvatore Aurora, Chef Antonia Lofaso and cocktail duo Pablo Moix and Steve Livigni. The team has taken a similar approach to their popular Studio City venue Black Market Liquor Bar by bringing great food, wine, cocktails and beer to an intimate and inviting environment.  The menu and design are inspired by by the groups Italian American upbringing both here in Los Angeles and New York.


Osteria La Buca Hollywood  In the vein of a traditional Italian Osteria as a casual, local gathering place for food, friends and wine, Their menu reflects a less complicated classic grass roots approach to Italian country food inspired by regional ingredients.

Dan Tanas West Hollywood Located next to the Troubadour, this Italian restaurant has been a staple of West Hollywood for over 50 years. For generations, both Hollywood elite and regular families have sat at neighboring tables and called this restaurant home. It is not because they keep up with the latest fads; quite the opposite. They come here because they know that their favorite Italian food is on the menu.