I've searched the boards but can't seem to find what i'm looking for.
I've got one glorious week here to dine to my heart's content in my old hood, and want to know what are the best new openings from this past year or so that I've missed out on since I moved to LA.
Specifically, I'm looking for outstanding Italian since LA isn't really up to par, but am open to other new cuisines as well. Cheap to midrange, (<$18 entrees), and pref'ly below 14th St, in E Vill/W. Vill/ LES and possibly Brooklyn. neighborhood spots also preferable, as i've had my share of spacey, upscale lavish atmospheric places in LA. What i miss are the cramped, hole-in-the-wall, cozy atmospheres of spots like Frank, Freeman's, Clinton St, Caracas.
I've heard lots about Torrisi and Maialino. Any other must-try's while I'm here for the week?
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