The Washington DC area is not necessarily noted for its Italian food. But there's a gem in Bethesda, Maryland called Pines of Rome that has unique pizzas, great white pizza and tasty, fresh traditional Italian fare. There was also the legendary A&Vs downtown which isn't the same since A died (or was it V?). Anywho . . . Los Angeles has great Italian food but, alas, nothing quite like Pines or the old A&Vs, especially the pizza. Does anyone, who's familiar with these DC establishments, know a comparable restaurant in the Los Angeles area? Thanks.