Alright foodies, I have been to a few legit places in LA county and SF, but I have had trouble finding legit italian in the south bay.
Frascati - Decent, but nothing to write home about
Mangiamo - The most promising
Caffe Pierre - Not fully Italian
Il Boccacco - decent, especially given its location
Buona Sera - Only really great dish is th pumpkin ravioli
Il Chianti - Love the Japanese fusion and is good, but not top tier pure italian.
On the top of my places to try is
These places sound pretty promising, especially Saluzzi!
Anyhow, if any of you have tried Saluzzi or Coccole, please let me know what you thought.
The only top tier Italian I have had in the south bay has been La Sosta Enoteca in Hermosa Beach. Great location (for me at least), great rustic decor, and nice wait staff. The prices are a tad bit too high, but this is LA, so what can you do. Everything about this place is great, however the cutting board is the shining star making this the best italian restaurant in the south bay in my opinion.
Anyhow, if anyone can help me on my quest to match la sosta enoteca, please pass me the info. Also, I encourage you to try it if you havent.
Saluzzi is still new and unkown, so it would be great to hear from people who have tried it.