When you’re in the mood for a little something after work, Il Moro has a much-beloved happy hour, says cvc, who had a nice prosciutto and a baby lamb chop, a great spread for the price of a drink. After happy hour, Il Moro remains delicious, says cvc. Porcini Bolognese is generous and flavorful; shrimp ravioli in lobster sauce has the requisite saltiness and sweetness. And shaved artichoke salad with Parmesan and lemon is perfect. Service is some of the best in the city, says cvc.
Also on the happy hour train is Cafe del Rey, which has a comfy lounge, says westsidegal. The happy hour wine list has excellent suggestions for $6 a glass, and the bartender is friendly, nice, capable, and attentive. There’s very good truffle pizza, big enough for two at $14, and excellent, warm, freshly baked complimentary cheese sticks. The best thing comes last: a little bag of freshly baked pastries planted in the car by the valet.
Cafe del Rey’s happy hour starts at 3 p.m. and goes until closing.
Il Moro [Westside–Inland]
11400 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles
Cafe del Rey [Westside–Beaches]
4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey