Taste of home and simple, traditional gestures: Angelini has been a certainty in Los Angeles since 2001. Born near Rimini, Gino Angelini has created a reliable and solid restaurant, well stocked with top-quality Italian ingredients and a careful selection of local products. Like any trattoria that knows its stuff, prosciutto di Parma, mortadella, speck, salami, burrata and mixed baby greens make for a great start. The pasta is homemade, such as the pumpkin tortelli or the generous portion of green lasagna. Think of grilled swordfish with rapini ripassati and sun-dried tomatoes among the main dishes. Excellent wine list for a typical Italian trattoria, boasting top-notch Italian labels, a few American and French ones, plus a superb Riserva selection.
The best trattorias/bistrots are marked with 1,2,3 shrimps according to their quality grades.