I grew up in West Hills/Woodland Hills and moved to Dallas after graduating college. Family still lives in West Hills and I visit a few times a year. My folks marvel at how many dining options are within an easy 15-20 minute drive from the North Dallas suburbs. In contrast, when I visit home, it's an exercise in frustration trying to find a quality restaurant without going over the hill into the city.
BTW - the Valley does have Brent's Deli in Northridge which IMHO is my favorite deli in America (and yes - I've been to Katz's in NYC etc) and I think the sushi at Terry's is phenomenal but SUPER pricey (not sure if that's the name - but the owner's name is Terry . . . it's next to the kosher butcher on Ventura Blvd and Roscoe). I also love Chick's on Valley Circle for roast chicken . . . it's been there since I was in High School in the mid 80's and still rocks.
Can you fellow chowhounds and foodies please help with suggestions for the follwing types of cuisine . . .
- Italian (real italian like carbonara, carpaccio and osso buco etc)
- Pizza (prefer whole pies rather than slices)