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Los Angeles Restaurants


  • 617 S. Olive St. Map It
  • Italian

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

One of the most romantic and architecturally dramatic dining venues in L.A., Cicada occupies the ground floor of the 1928 art deco Oviatt Building. Carved maple columns soar two stories to a gold leaf ceiling, and a mezzanine-level bar overlooks the spacious dining room. The menu leans on Italy, but with global influences, featuring dishes like tuna carpaccio with lemon-ginger sauce, and lamb chops with rosemary-mirin sauce. Fans rave about the restaurant's Lalique glass

accents, live music, and widely spaced tables. Others complain about its banquet hall feel and so-so food.

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617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, California, 90014, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon. No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 04/14/2014


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By jahlie

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Feb 18, 2009

Romantic choice

One of my favorite romantic restaurants because of the ambience; low lighting, art deco charm, and the hush of quiet conversations. The food is very good and service top notch.

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