I cant believe I'm telling you all this...I know now I'll never get a reservation. However, A new spot called La Botte on 7th and Santa Monica Blvd just openned. My wife and I went last night and had one the best meals since our days in Lucca. Brilliant red beet Tagliolini with quail sausage and butter; amazing filet mignon...Seriously I could have eaten for two days straight and exploded into epicurean bliss. Amazing interior design as well, all woodwork floors and walls are crafted from wine barrels. Give it a try.