Cheese, charcuterie, and pasta lovers take heed: this seasonally inspired Italian restaurant will ruin you for all the others. With more than 30 varieties of cheese, an enviable salami selection, picture perfect pastries and a passionate staff, this former pasta company turned café and gourmet market is one of L.A.'s more affordable culinary gems. Take a seat at the bar, order the cheesemonger's choice, and pair it with a glass of Italian wine. For dinner, start with
the antipasti of braised octopus, then move on to the English pea tortellini or cavatelli with housemade sausage served with sprouting baby broccoli.