Pies at Pizzana West Hollywood.
Photo courtesy of Pizzana West Hollywood

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LA’s Ode to Italian Red-Sauce Eateries


Though Los Angeles will never have the piazzas, Vespas, and romantic charm Italy has, there are two things the City of Angels and boot-shaped country have in common: bountiful, seasonal produce, and the chefs who make the most of it. Chefs from either end of the world cherish these local ingredients, using wood-fired ovens and hearths, and stringing pasta by hand. And to get a taste of LA’s Italian obsession, look no further: here’s where to go for the best pizzas, pastas, and cheeses in just about every neighborhood.