This intimate neighborhood haunt in Los Feliz has served dependably delicious Italian-American fare for the last 15 years from its charming corner on Hillhurst. With its brick facade, wood-paneled walls, and leather booths, this spot channels a nostalgic Rat Pack vibe that’s practically begging for date night. An all-day menu starts with Scrambled Eggs Bruschetta and Ricotta Pancakes for breakfast before transitioning to comfort food favorites for dinner—like deep-fried rice balls bursting with melty cheese, umami-charged Squid Ink Mafaldine with uni butter, and cracker-thin Pizza Margherita with choose-your-own toppings. On any given night, you’ll find this place giving off major New York or San Francisco restaurant vibes—with diners leaning over cozy bistro tables lined up on the sidewalk and stealing bites of decadent Meyer lemon icebox pie.
How to book: Make reservations online.
If you want to do your turkey deep-fried without the potential for injuring yourself and/or causing your yard to catch on fire, order one up from this Los Feliz neighborhood haunt that’ll be selling deep-fried 12-pounders with gravy. You can also pick up savory sides including wood-oven-roasted heirloom carrots, a shaved Brussels sprouts salad, and fennel-sausage-and-mushroom stuffing. Pastry chef Ann Kirk will also be baking up twists on classic pies, including brown butter pumpkin and bourbon and cane syrup pecan.
Takeout details: $80 for a turkey with gravy that serves six to eight people. Sides are $45 each. Pies are $42 each.
How to order: Call 805-749-7400 to order for pickup on Thanksgiving Day. Bonus: You’ll get a free spiked coffee when you arrive to get the goods.