Authentic Italian from a Beverly Hills mainstay

Where in LA can you go out for authentic Italian pastas and perfect Dover sole, and continue your night in a lounge watching live music? Caffe Roma. This Beverly Hills mainstay—owned by Agostino Sciandri, the man behind Ago, Sor Tino, and Toscanova—is celebrating its 35th anniversary this March. Can you say “staying power?” Try the delicate handmade tortellini, stuffed with ricotta and spinach and set off with a tangy marinara. And the strong salumi selection is just what you’d expect from a Tuscan chef who plays it close to the vest. So go on, get your fix of foodie and nostalgic LA—a la classy lounge with live music—all under one roof.

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chew on this
In a neighborhood where very little is cheap, the daily happy hour here—from 3 PM until closing—keeps the scene from feeling too proper. The Saturday night DJ and live music Tuesday through Thursday (after 8:30 PM) also serve to liven things up.

sweet seats
Grab a marble-topped table at the dimly lit front bar, which is open to the warm night air and passersby on Canon. There’s a candlelit dining room in back, but an impertinent flat-screen TV dampens the mood.

Medium to loud


Mon–Thu 11:30 AM–midnight; Fri 11:30 AM–1:30 AM; Sat 11:30 AM–2 AM; Sun 11:30 AM–11 PM

price range

$10 (baked eggplant Parmesan) to $39 (18-oz grilled Angus rib eye with potatoes)