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From a team that's done time at super-hyped locations like Rustic Canyon, Pace, and Porta Via, Sirena's a darkly lit, date-friendly bistro with food that leans Italian, but not, like, leaves-the-top-four-buttons-unbuttoned Italian, with a focus on fresh seafood, massive servings of meat, and wood-fired pizza.
Each seating area's pretty romantic (awww), including the brick-wallsy interior you just saw, and this foliage-laden patio filled with wooden tables and plenty of heaters.
This antipasti platter has more meat on it than literally any story that's ever been written about Manti Te'o's relationships, with cured cuts hand-sliced on a retrofitted machine from the '40s.
Plus there's a woodburning oven churning out nutsiness that doesn't include Manti's maybe-girlfriend, including this prosciutto/arugula 'za.
This yellowtail crudo is made with w/ prosecco, crispy fingerling potatoes, and zero Manti Te'o references.
Moving on: this dino-sized lamb shank dish's stuffed w/ black kale, pecorino romano, olives, and pine nuts.
If you're lucky, they'll have this when-it's-in-season bad boy, too: Nantucket bay scallops w/ caviar and crispy green garlic.
This? Oh, it's their temperature-controlled wine room, focusing on Northern Italy and also more unusual vino like macerated "orange" wines, which you'd be bananas not to try. Pineapple.
Like your one friend who actually finished Law school, they're fully barred-up, with a constantly-changing specialty cocktail list and a shload of classics, including this lemon-wedged Negroni. 8265 Beverly Blvd; 323.852.7000; SirenaRestaurant.com