So my son is moving to Valencia next week (we're in the Bay Area) and I'm looking for some good, casual places. When we were down there a week ago all I noticed were the usual chain restaurants. I'd love to find good Italian, Mexican, BBQ and a great breakfast place. Oh yeah, and we've got to find great pizza. Is there any hope for a NY style deli (without having to drive to Brents in Northridge)? His place is on Magic Mountain Parkway but I realized that everything in the Santa Clarita Valley is practically 10 minutes from wherever you are.
Are there any places that don't require reservations, are reasonably priced-under $25.00 per person not including alcohol (we're not big drinkers and I'm always driving) that aren't the usual chains?
I know I'll be visiting as often as I can (or he'll let me) so some variety will be most apprreciated.
Thanks very much.