I have a few gatherings to attend this wkend in Echo Park, and would like to have dinner close by beforehand (but only if there is somewhere wonderful to go). I don't live that far away from Los Feliz and Silver Lake, but it's far enough that I rarely go over there for dinner (though I have been to Vermont and Vida - I found both decent, neither great).
I thought maybe Il Capriccio on Vermont. Can anyone give me an idea of how it is? The posts I found were all over the map, and due to the search engine, not too recent. Maybe a comparison would help - how does Il Capriccio compare to Girasole (I just tried that last wk)? They sound similar.
Another idea was Madame Matisse. I'd love some new information on there.
We are not dead set on any cuisine, I just don't want a really expensive restaurant- I'd like to keep it about $75 for two. A BYOB makes that much easier, so that's a definite plus.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.