So this is one of the few times during the year we travel to the valley to eat...La Loggia is closed for a large party (that's our usual choice), Mistral has some early time choices only that we can't make (seems they have 2 seatings since they're so small), Gorikee's atmosphere is not great, Roys - too late (even though I think they're mediocre at best), Panzanella was super noisy last year, Pinot Bistro is o.k. (but when you have a such a vast amt of choices on the westside- why go there?), Bistro Garden (15 years ago - it was totally overpriced ), tried Max when they first opened and wasn't enchanted at all, Bizou is out, is there anything left that that I missed? Doesn't need to be on Ventura??? Prefer Italian but will try anything Good!