My mom is coming to visit, and I thought about taking her to C&0 Trattoria, but her plane doesn't arrive until 9PM on a Sunday night and they close at 10PM. I'm worried that by the time we gather her luggage, get to the car, get things settled, and drive there, that it could be 9:45, etc.
Any suggestions for a nice place to have dinner around 10PM not far from LAX near the beach or even with a seaside view? (She doesn't drink, so alcohol doesn't matter). I prefer not to take her to Denny's and want it to be non-chain, but I don't know that side of town well. (I'm a transplant from out-of-state living in Pasadena for grad school).
I want it to be a memory-maker, but not a bank-breaker! Thanks!