By Karyn Beadle
A classic, Italian eatery with white tablecloths, well groomed staff and a bustling atmosphere.
700 S Grand Ave
Situated in amongst the skyscrapers and gritty streets of Downtown, this location within the historic Beaux Arts Brockman building could easily be mistaken for Paris or New York. Reservations are not taken, so make sure you put your name down before becoming distracted by the animated scene of the open kitchen, busy staff, and towers of macarons at the patisserie counter. Based on a menu of Italian-style sharing plates, the best picks are the Modena salad, Buratta & Roasted Vine Tomatoes, and the Portobello fries which are a must.