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Bianconi

Los Angeles
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Fabrizio Bianconi’s self-titled, 140-seat restaurant does elegant Italian with Mediterranean flair in a dark and sexy space on West 3rd Street. Pastas, seafoods, and steaks are executed traditionally, and you can taste the wood-fired cooking in mains like grilled blue lobster and herb-marinated chicken. The front bar offers a more casual experience, where drinks like the Hot Italian Lover (tequila, Aperol, grapefruit, lime, orange, Napoleon, jalapeño) and small bites like truffled arancini balls and crab croquettes are served under uber-modern chandeliers.