Di Vita's: Delicious Pizza on Wilshire (Brentwood)
Here's a non-fussy (or "fifi") place to eat in trendy local spot of Brentwood. Di Vita's is a Westside LA Italian eaterie that has a N.Y. mafia-esque parlor kinda feel. Despite the rise of pizza/pasta prices, expect to pay reasonable prices.
What I love here:
Though in trendy Brentwood, meals are affordable and crowd less pretentious
sandwiches and salads are served
Favorite Dish: pizza with sun dried tomatoes
(can be orderd as a slice or round pizza sized small, medium or large)
the spumoni are also popular here
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D'Amore Pizza: Eat Healthy Pizza-really! (Westwood)
Mentioning health food and pizza together comparativelty is no longer such a farce to say in one sentence. D'amore plain cheese pizza alone is low-calorie (amazingly about 130 cal) and low-carb , if made with a thin crust. Expect nothing but fresh ingredients for toppings, including the buffalo cheese and pure olive oil. Special sodium-free Boston is even used in preparation of the dough. Obviously, great care is taken to make D'amore pizza stand out and this is very much appreciated in the neighborhood. The signature parlor is at Westwood Village, just a few steps away from movie theaters that regularly host Hollywood film premieres. Check website on the interesting history of D'Amore, coupons and more!
Favorite Dish: pizza margherita with thin crust.
Taste the pure goodness of pizza.
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Hop Li to be exact: Hoppa Li
Love this restaurant, this is another Hong Kong Chinese Cuisine type of place. But they make really fresh good food. Parking is problem.. they provide free valet parking but, I don't like anyone driving my car :D
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish at Hop Li would be Mongolian Beef. Their Shrimp Fried Rice is pretty good, and tofu Szechuan style... well, all of their food are good. Can't go wrong with their lunch special. Love their duck and buns. oh, the scallops with mixed vegetables is good too. The spicy egg drop noodle is good as well... what else, the usual beef/shrimp lo mein is awesome.. sweet and sour pork is good also. try to add bean sprouts on your fried rice, it tastes better with a crunch :D
Hop Woo: Another Chinese Restaurant
Another tiny restaurant hidding in a shopping place with florist shop and subway. They do have big signs saying lobster 6.99 HUGE SIGN, but in small caption, it says per pound hehe, that's what caught our eyes. Parking problem yet again... uh, what can I say... but food is marvellous
Favorite Dish: I simply love their duck, I believe it's $7.50 half a duck, $15 for a whole, plus minus 2 bucks... also tried their orange chicken and Kung Pao shrimp, which was pretty good. Fried rice and shrimp was excellent as well.
Great environment. Well, first thing you notice when you walk into the restaurant is the red lighting hehe, but your eyes will settle after a few seconds :) Very friendly staffs very good servers
Favorite Dish: Favorite food is the anti pasto, spaghetti with meat sauce, and linguine with pesto sauce, more to come.
Layla Mediterranean Cafe & Catering: Good food and good friends.
Layla Mediterranean Cafe & Catering is a small restaurant with dim lights that lend an intimate feel to it. The menu is Mediterranean with dishes like the Bruschetta, Smoked Turkey Sandwich, Mediterranean Salad and Penne Siciliana. The simple food and fine flavors have succeeded in carving a place in the hearts of the locals who are fond of the place. The affordable prices make it all the more worthwhile for everyday dining. As professional caterers, Layla Mediterranean Cafe & Catering accepts orders for large parties too. The bar serves some of the most outstanding Sangria that should not be missed.
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