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Foodie Paradise in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is in my backyard. It is sometimes hard to get around, but when there is a will there is a way, when food is concerned. As an avid foodie, this is your guide to the ultimate foodie paradise.

Good for
  • Foodie

12 Places

2 City Tips

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12 Places

Day 1

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Zoos, Gardens

Venice Beach

Beaches

Soleto Trattoria & Pizza Bar

Restaurants

Day 2

Hollywood Sign

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas

Apollonia's Pizzeria

Restaurants

Dodger Stadium

Arenas & Stadiums

Engine Co. No. 28

Restaurants

Day 3

California Science Center

Science Museums

Mondo Taco

Restaurants

Pantages Theatre

Theatres

3Twenty Wine Lounge

Restaurants

OCFoodDiva's City Tips

  • Bring your navigation device with you and take note of speed limits on streets and freeways as they are constantly changing.
  • The best way get around Los Angeles is in a rental car. You can come and go as you please without the hassle of figuring out bus schedules.
    Day 1
  • Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
    Zoos, Gardens
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    OCFoodDiva Says:

    The Los Angeles Zoo is a great place to take your time and see many different species you might not ever see in their natural habitat.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Plan to arrive when they open. The cooler it is, the more animals you will see.
    • Wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #75 of 578 things to do in Los Angeles
    • Gr8 Zoo! 08/12/2018
    • Great time for the kids 05/12/2018
    • Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
    Address:
    5333 Zoo Dr
    Los Angeles, CA 90027-1451
    Phone:
    +1 323-644-4200
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Venice Beach
    Beaches
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    OCFoodDiva Says:

    Venice Beach is a picturesque sand and surf that any first time visitor would like to see. Muscle Beach is also here where Arnold Schwarzenegger got his start.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Parking can be hard to find. There are some pay lots, but best bet is to find street parking.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 578 things to do in Los Angeles
    • Rollerskating 12/12/2018
    • Interesting, but sketchy 11/12/2018
    • Venice Beach
  • Soleto Trattoria & Pizza Bar
    Restaurants (Italian)
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    OCFoodDiva Says:

    Authentic Italian food whether you want a pizza and/or pasta. The flavors are just amazing!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Parking lot is less than a block away from the restaurant. On weekends, the parking is around $5, which is a bargain for LA.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Popular Easy Go "Watering Hole" 2 Blocks from the Convention Center 13/06/2015
    • Nice restaurant, very very quiet. 20/05/2015
    • Soleto Trattoria & Pizza Bar
    Address:
    801 S Figueroa St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017-5504
    Phone:
    +1 213-622-3255
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    11:30 - 22:00
    Sat
    17:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Hollywood Sign
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    OCFoodDiva Says:

    The perfect place to enjoy a view and grab a picture is at the Griffith Park Observatory.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #62 of 578 things to do in Los Angeles
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Finally! 10/12/2018
    • No real address but worth the drive 09/12/2018
    • Hollywood Sign
    Phone:
    +1 213-473-0800
    Other:
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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    OCFoodDiva Says:

    Find your favorite movie star or musician on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Wear comfortable shoes as the Walk of Fame is pretty long.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #85 of 578 things to do in Los Angeles
    • Very childish, very funny and very egocentric, but still awesome! 13/12/2018
    • Must see but fairly average 13/12/2018
    • Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Address:
    Hollywood Blvd at Vine St
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Phone:
    +1 323-469-8311
    Other:
  • Apollonia's Pizzeria
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza)
    OCFoodDiva Says:

    One of the best places to get hand-tossed pizzas with rare toppings like rattlesnake or alligator sausage. They also have the favorite toppings as well if you're not feeling adventurous.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 507 of 7 208 restaurants in Los Angeles
    • Best Pizza in LA! 27/10/2018
    • the BEST pizza in the CITY of Angels 19/10/2016
    • Apollonia's Pizzeria
    Address:
    5176 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90036-4303
    Phone:
    +1 323-937-2823
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 22:00
    Tue - Thu
    11:00 - 22:00
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Dodger Stadium
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    OCFoodDiva Says:

    If visiting during baseball season, attending a Dodgers game is a must. If you're not a Dodgers fan, go for the love of the game.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 578 things to do in Los Angeles
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Concert venue review only 09/12/2018
    • Interesting 27/11/2018
    • Dodger Stadium
    Address:
    1000 Elysian Park Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Phone:
    +1 323-224-1507
    Other:
  • Engine Co. No. 28
    Restaurants (American)
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    OCFoodDiva Says:

    Why not dine in a historical place? Engine Co. No. 28 is housed in the first fire department in Los Angeles. Lots of nostalgic fire-fighting decor and great food!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Parking lot is less than a block away from the restaurant. On weekends, the parking is around $5, which is a bargain for LA.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #675 of 7 208 restaurants in Los Angeles
    • Family of 3 from Oz 16/09/2018
    • Dinner with team 11/09/2018
    • Engine Co. No. 28
    Address:
    644 S Figueroa St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017-3411
    Phone:
    +1 213-624-6996
    Price range:
    US$31 - US$40
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    07:30 - 22:00
    Sat - Sun
    11:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • California Science Center
    Science Museums
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    OCFoodDiva Says:

    The Endeavor Shuttle is on display and it is amazing. Viewing it on the TV and then in real life is totally different. It is amazing to see how huge it is.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make reservations for viewing on the California Science Center's website. It will guarantee that you will see it on your visit.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 578 things to do in Los Angeles
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Awesome Experience 12/12/2018
    • David and Margaret from Queensland Australia 12/12/2018
    • California Science Center
    Address:
    700 Exposition Park Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90037-1254
    Phone:
    +1 323-724-3623
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Mondo Taco
    Restaurants (Mexican, International)
    OCFoodDiva Says:

    At Mondo Taco, you can eat around the world without leaving your seat. The taco is the vehicle that will take you across the US and the World with amazing flavors.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #313 of 568 restaurants in Santa Monica
    • Great Variety and Options, Good Pricing 28/06/2017
    • Fun tacos! 23/04/2017
    • Mondo Taco
    Address:
    2200 Colorado Ave
    Santa Monica, CA 90404-3571
    Phone:
    +1 310-310-8922
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Pantages Theatre
    Theatres
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    OCFoodDiva Says:

    Catch a Broadway show like Wicked in this historical theatre. You'll be amazed by architecture inside.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Reserve your tickets in advance to get the seat you want.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 578 things to do in Los Angeles
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Bronx Tale 11/12/2018
    • Stunningly beautiful restored ArtDeco theater 02/12/2018
    • Pantages Theatre
    Address:
    6233 Hollywood Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90028-5310
    Phone:
    +1 323-468-1770
    Other:
  • 3Twenty Wine Lounge
    Restaurants (French, American)
    OCFoodDiva Says:

    After the show, relax with some wine and small plate foods at 3Twenty Wine Lounge. It's intimate and learn about wines from around the world.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Great food and wine 29/04/2014
    • Fantastic food and wine 03/01/2014
    • 3Twenty Wine Lounge
    Address:
    320 S La Brea Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90036-3526
    Phone:
    +1 323-932-9500
    Price range:
    US$31 - US$50
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    18:00 - 22:30
    Fri - Sat
    18:00 - 23:30
    Other:
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