I'm looking for a great place for a delicious meal at a relatively low cost. Lula's and Primitivo have been suggested and are up for consideration. I generally don't like Mexican food that much (I like heat, but generally not that style of heat), so I'm leaning more toward Primitivo, but I haven't heard a lot of great things (here or elsewhere).
Here's what we need:
1) Around $20-25ish per person (cheaper is, obviously, better)
2) Around the Santa Monica/Venice area.
The rest is up for grabs. Things that are off-limits for various reasons:
Any help would be great!