Organic Panificio on 1324 2008

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It took a while to figure out how to pronounce this newly opened Marina Del Rey restaurant’s name, but it’s worth learning. OP serves both Italian fare — pasta, pizza, calzone, gelato — and burgers and steak salads, all made from organic ingredients. Medium price range. Tasty indeed! Overlooking the Marina and Mother’s Beach. Try the organic wine.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Canali Café on 1324 2008

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Osteria Latini’s chef and owner Paolo Pasio’s brand new Venice Beach Italian restaurant next to the canals on Washington in the reappointed site of Marguerite Cafe. Exceptional sandwiches. Good crowds but not crowded. An auspicious opening.

Pasta Factory on 107 2008

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Locals go here for classic Italian in a low-key environment (read: not C & O theme park). Full bar, natch. Did I mention the little loaves of bread and garlic oil? That’s because I don’t want you to know.

C & O Trattoria on 0927 2008

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One of the busiest restaurants in L.A. Pasta by the shovelful, garlic knots till you burst, endless wine for your thirst. All this, and it’s painted like a movie set. Or a theme park.

Piccolo Cipriani on 0211 2008

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I miss 5 Dudley, which used to be in this spot. However, I hear the food at Piccolo Cipriani is excellent. Cozy little place right off ocean front walk only open for dinner.