Originally Posted by CityHunter
Advice needed! Italian restuarant recs!
My brother is back from overseas and is taking my family out to dinner before he leaves again (we haven't had a full family dinner is YEARS). Being the traditional Asian parents that they are, their favorite restaurants are IHOP, Chinese food from SGV, and if they are feeling fancy, Olive Garden (they love Italian). We decided on exposing them to an Italian restaurant that they would have never opted to go to, but would still enjoy. That said, I've come up with this list:
Superba Snack Bar
Scopa Italian Roots
I personnally would go for Baco Mercat, Sotto, or Gjelina.
But I think Angelini Osteria, Tasting Kitchen, or Factory Kitchen would be more my parents' speed/safe. Any recommendations?
My number 1 choice was Bestia, but that place is always booked
Do you really mean Italian, or do you just mean someplace that serves pasta and/or pizza? Because I don't think of Gjelina, Tasting Kitchen, or Superba as Italian by an stretch. (Pretty sure that's true of Baco Mercat as well, although I haven't made it there yet.)
If you wanted to go Italian in the Venice area (sort of as replacements for those three on the list) there's Ado and Honoria. Valentino is Valentino - not knowing your folks, they could really enjoy, or be really intimidated by, the gracious old school service.