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A Chic Italian Restaurant Has Sprouted Up in Downtown’s Financial District

Giulia is a European retreat for the office working crowd

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Even with so many Italian eateries opening this year in Los Angeles (The Ponte, Rossoblu, and Felix, just to name a few), apparently the city still isn’t at maximum pasta capacity. Entering the bustling corner of 7th and Hope is Giulia, a restaurant where carb-overload is very much the point. Soft opened since March 20, they’ve picked up a few solid online reviews over the past two months.

Located just a block from the metro station, the restaurant is a convenient stop for those needing Italian classics. Find Italian-leaning sandwiches for lunch, and, of course, plenty of pizza and pasta all day long. At dinner, tack on a smattering of small plates like brussels sprouts-topped marrow bones and larger secondi like tomahawk pork chops and gorgonzola ribeyes.

The space is marked by curved lines that seem to take a modern interpretation of Art Nouveau style. That translates to a swooping staircase and an beautiful, undulating bar that exudes European vibes. There’s a daily happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m., and they’re open until 2 a.m. on the weekends, making it a convenient stop for a late-night pizza after a night of overindulgence.

Giulia opens daily at 11:30 a.m., and closes at midnight from Sunday to Wednesday and at 2 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday.

701 W. 7th Street 90017
Los Angeles, CA