The San Fernando Valley, aka The Valley, is bordered by mountains and hills. But imagine it to be bordered with dough, cheese, pasta, and a lot of toppings. I can see the drools already! So get going and explore! Don’t wait; because you have access to the best restaurants and The Valley which is home to famous iconic film studios and amusement parks.
This article is a guide to lead you to the top 10 Italian restaurants awaiting your presence.
After becoming a back-to-back winner in making the best pizza on L.A.’s Hot List, they’ve been on the top ever since! Antonio’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant has been a family tradition for sixty years and continues to be one of the most loved restaurants.
Location — 13619 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
2) Domingo’s Italian Deli :
They have been in the business since 1948. The chefs use some of the finest imported Italian ingredients. To preserve their heritage, Domingo’s Italian Deli can go to any extent to give you the perfect experience of, as they say, ‘Little Italy of the Valley.’
Location — 17548 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
3) Spumoni Restaurant :
People from all over Los Angeles say that this is the go-to Italian restaurant. Positive comments and five-star reviews have been raining over Spumoni Restaurant. Above all, their diverse menu is why you need to try it now!
Location — 14533 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oak, CA 91403
If you’re in Northridge, then visiting Maria’s Italian Kitchen is a must. Some of the most mentioned dishes from the menu are Chicken Piccata, Tiramisu, Classic Caesar Salad, Shrimp Scampi, and an abundance of homestyle Italian dishes.
Location — 9161 Reseda Blvd Northridge, CA 91324
Gio Cucina Napoletana is one of the most exclusive Italian restaurants. Why you ask? Their menu includes gluten-free pasta and dairy-free soups! Adding on, they also have a wide array of specials. So don’t miss out on this local gem!
Location — 15826 Ventura Blvd Ste 226 Encino, CA 91436
6) Prosec Dco Trattoria :
Located in Toluca Lake and near Disney Studio Facilities, everyone in LA says Prosecco Trattoria will never disappoint. If you plan on visiting soon, which I say you must, then don’t forget to end your meal with the delicious Panna Cotta.
Location — 10144 Riverside Drive Toluca Lake, CA 91602
The owner Antonio is quite well known among his customers for being hospitable. Along with this, Noi Due Trattoria is known for making traditional south of Italy recipes and the best pizza in town!
Location — 29020 Agoura Rd Agoura Hills, CA 91301
This restaurant is filled with traditional Italian classic dishes at its best. The specialty is that they make their sauces, dressings, and soups in-house daily.
Little Toni’s is known for the Pepperoni Pizza and Toni’s Special Pizza among other dishes. So pizza lovers, gear up for a burst of cheese!
Location — 4745 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91602
9) Grandi Italiani :
It was the year 1963 when spaghetti and pasta were about to become the staple food on every American table. Years later emerged Grandi Italiani. Their philosophy is as elegant as their chefs’ expertise. They believe in serving wholesome and satisfying Italian meals at very reasonable prices.
You better hurry because you wouldn’t want to miss out on this one!
Location — 21730 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303
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10) Barone’s :
It is home to the original thin-crust rectangular Neopolitan pizza. Established in 1945, Barone’s has been a family-owned and operated restaurant. As known, the pizza is one of the best dishes here, so don’t miss out on trying the varieties!
Location — 13726 Oxnard St, Valley Glen, CA 91401
The number of Italian restaurants is doubling in California. But not like the ones in ‘The Valley’. If you enjoyed this joyous ride through delicious Italian meals, then these are your go-to/must-visit restaurants!