We made a reservation at 6 p.m. on Sunday and when we got there, it was already packed. The place is very small (can probably fit 30 people or so) so reservation is a must on weekends. We had an amazing Travelozoo deal where 2 glasses of wine, 2 appetizers, 1 pizza or pasta, 2 entrees are only $65 for two! For appetizers, we tried Baccala (whipped salt cod croquettes. salsa rossa) and Fichi (figs. whipped sheeps milk ricotta. saba). Baccala was good but a bit too salty and wasn't my favorite. Fichi, on the other hand, was amazing. I loved it. The next course was pizza; we chose Margherita D.O.P. (tomato. mozzarella di bufala. basil.). This was our waitress's #1 recommendation but it was very disappointing; it wasn't good at all. For entrees, we had Agnello (colorado lamb chops. potatoes. artichokes. black olive) and Port Braciole (neapolitan ragù. swiss chard). Both are very good but not the best Italian dishes I've had. The restaurant was packed so it took forever to bring the food; we didn't mind since we were not in a hurry but I saw two separate guests that night complaining to the manager. Our waitress was very apologetic and checked on us many times and they gave us free dessert so that was nice. I didn't see any self parking space or valet but you can find paid meter parking; but only 1 hour max so we had to leave the restaurant to feed the meter again while waiting for the food. Overall, I liked the restaurant and its ambiance and because of the Travelzoo deal, it was very good deal. But, I'm not too sure if I would come back here again anytime soon (I would rather want to check out other Italian restaurants in the area...)
8412 W 3rd StLos Angeles, CA 90048
From Business: Founded in 1996 by Raphael Berry and his wife, Hortensia Magana, Berri's Cafe has been named ""TOP 25 BEST RESTAURANTS IN LOS ANGELES"" by Gayot.com for Spring 2014…
Eating at Enzo and Angela's Restaurants was one of the highlights of our vacation. We were exhausted and getting ready to return to Chicago when we decided to dine out. Upon entering, it was the perfect remedy for a stressed packed day. The ambiance was charming and inviting. The waiter was extremely personable. It was almost like walking into another world. The waiter brought warm bread to our table and I can honestly say, it was the most delicious bread we have ever had in our lives. I personally am not a "salad" person, but the salad was fabulous...fresh, crisp and inviting. Next came the homemade pasta which we thought was "out of this world." Angela, one of the owner's, came over to our table and was absolutely charming. We had such a wonderful experience that we returned the next week only to discover that it was closed for vacation time. We were so disappointed that we decided to tell all of our friends to eat there. We also have made a vow to never visit LA unless it includes another wonderful dinner at Enzo and Angela's. Would I recommend it? Absolutely! Ironically, Chicago is known for its fine Italian cusine, but for what it is worth, I would rate this restaurant up with the best that we have in Chicago... Perhaps higher because the prices were soooooo reasonable. Joyce Moone' and June Ryl-Kuchar Palos Heights, Illinois
Cheebo apparantly prides itself on being 'organic.' Here is the beauty of that. I've eaten there about a dozen times, as it is just up the street, and I've taken many visitors from out of town to Cheebo as I feel it is a great spot to eat and squeeze in a little entertainment. For one, the location almost guarantees a celebrity sighting and the paper table cloths and Crayolas at every table give you the opportunity to conduct impromptu Rorschach tests on your guests. But that is beside the point. Point is, I had no idea they were organic. The food is traditional but always tastes above par for the course. Salads, sandwiches, pizzas and pastas are all on offer in many varieties. Not your typical organic menu no? Sounds somewhat everyday, but as I said, all of these seem to be a bit more than you'd expect in flavor and presentation. Specialty entrees are always plated beautifully though I've never ordered one. I come to Cheebo for their pizzas. The crust is amazing and their choice of toppings always fresh. Finding out that ingredients are organic puts to rest that lingering question I've had about Cheebo. Why is the cheese so good? I guess organic mozzarella is the way to go. It is creamy and stringy and stretchy and just so right on with their wild meshroom and pesto pizza. You can eat on the cheep at Cheebo, but by adding one beer you tack on about ten dollars to your tab. So, keep that in mind if you are planning on making this your local haunt.