There’s something incredibly comforting and nostalgic (for many) about a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs or cheesy lasagna 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. Many have ample history throughout Southern California, with one that got its start almost 80 years ago. Here now are 18 old-school Italian restaurants in Los Angeles.
ADD: Barone’s, La Parolaccia, Maccheroni Republic, San Antonio Winery, Sunday Gravy, Vince’s Spaghetti
REMOVE: Alex Di Peppe’s, Ciao Cristina (temporarily closed), Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse & Jazz Club, Domenico’s, Matteo’s (temporarily closed), Scardino’s
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