There’s something incredibly comforting and nostalgic (for many) about a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs served atop a red checkered tablecloth. While there’s no shortage of contemporary California-Italian restaurants around town, red sauce Italian joints have a timelessness and charm that can’t easily be matched. Here now are 18 old-school Italian restaurants in Los Angeles.
Removed: La Dolce Vita, Mama D’s Italian Kitchen, Andre’s, Prosecco Trattoria, Frankie’s, Isabella’s Italian Kitchen
Added: Grandi Italiani, Osteria la Buca, Marino, Di Pilla’s Italian, Alex Di Peppe’s, Scardino’s, Cafe Corleone
Some restaurants have resumed or begun limited patio seating, while others continue to offer takeout and/or delivery only. This should not be taken as endorsement for on-site, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Los Angeles Public Health website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More