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Tesoro Trattoria (Italian): "..." Los Angeles Restaurant Tip by Phalaenopsis03

Los Angeles Restaurants: 920 reviews and 1,035 photos

  With Nini and Andy, 12.05
by Phalaenopsis03

Nini (VT'er ognini) brought me here for a belated birthday / New Year's Eve dinner celebration and what a delightful experience that was. Food was scrumptious, service was pleasant, ambience was just lovely, and company simply perfect! Thank you Jeanine! You're the best and I love ya doll!

Primarily frequented by downtown's business people, residents, and pre-theater crowd, Tesoro turns out Northern Italian dishes amidst a beautiful waterfall backdrop. Consequently, if possible, sit facing the curved glass wall for the best view of the waterfall fountain. Weather permitting, have you and your partner seated outside to enjoy a cozy romantic dinner.

Favorite Dish: The items, which I selected for my four course meal included the following:
- Shrimp Bisque = Warm and soothing. Garnished with two small perfectly cooked shrimp.
- Baby Field Greens with Roasted Peaches and Goat Cheese = Great combination of tastes and textures.
- Double Roasted Lamb Chops with asparagus risotto, golden chantrelles and porcini mushrooms = Nicely season chops and subtle tasting risotto. Magnifico!
- Hot Chocolate Soufflet topped with vanilla ice cream = Yummy, but not the best I've had.

The New Year's Eve menu cost $85 per person. However, meals for non-special events are reasonable.

Address: 300 S. Grand Ave., California Plaza, Downtown LA
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Tucked below the Museum of Contemporary Art. Parking is available in the Cal. Plaza parking and if you're lucky, street parking might be too. For valet, go to the Omni Hotel.
Phone: (213) 680-0000
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 4
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 12, 2006
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