Los Angeles, CA

Here are your Los Angeles neighborhood gems in the diners' choice top 100 restaurants in America

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When dining out at new places, your best bet is to get recommendations from people you know or online reviews. Therefore, we have sourced the top three restaurants in Los Angeles, California, according to OpenTable Diners' Choice list of neighborhood gems.

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Diners' Choice lists acknowledge outstanding restaurants. Thousands of people nominate their favorite places to dine on the OpenTable website. OpenTable compiles the feedback and creates the Diners' Choice lists to honor the best local restaurants.

The "Top 100 Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in America" is about celebrating restaurants in your community. The list includes restaurants you can eat at every day or on special occasions.

From the list, we have sourced the top three restaurants in Los Angeles, California. Keep reading to find out who they are and why you should travel to eat there.

South End

Who doesn't love pizza? When you combine it with a wine bar, it's even better!

A new lively pizza-wine bar in Los Angeles offers rustic pies with a glass of wine. The Venice offering from Mozza chef Frank Fermin and sommelier Mario Vollera (Antica Pizzeria, Piccolo, Barbershop) provides an extensive wine menu from all around the world to cover all tastes.

Guests enjoy and love the rustic artisan pies, crisp-tender sour dough-style pizzas, the salads, and Mario's small bites such as Charcuterie, Crostini Burrata, Farrato, Onion & Brie Black Tart, and Burrata Ball.

They pride themselves in sourcing a vast range of Italian cheeses, local California ingredients, and seasonal products.

"What a great date place. Excellent wine selection and very tasty food. I'm a pizza snob so that's a lot coming from me. Make sure you get the burrata ball!" - OpenTable Diner from Los Angeles, Dined on Dec. 8th, 2021.

2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, Los Angeles, California.

See their Website for more information.

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V's Restaurant & bar

V's Restaurant offers a fusion of new American, Mediterranean, and Italian cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As far as menus are concerned, one peek at this Malibu restaurant's menu, and we are sold.

Your taste buds will be in for a treat with exciting starters such as Sautéed Fennel P.E.I. Mussels, or Warm Spanish Octopus.

The beckoning meals include Chicken Sausage Rigatoni, Wild Mushroom Truffle Tagliatelle, Seafood Linguine, Pan Seared Diver Scallops or Salmon.

Additionally, guests can enjoy hand-crafted cocktails.

The hip and rustic atmosphere, the intimate dining, and the upscale offerings make V's Restaurant a perfect option for a special occasion.

If you cant make the trip to the Malibu restaurant, V's restaurant is also available for, Take out amd delivery by DoorDash.

"Great cocktails, excellent service. My husband and I stay in Malibu often and we just discovered V's. We had drinks and appetizers a few times, delicious every time. Bartenders are super nice, the servers are efficient and attentive, the host is awesome. We usually sit in the little bar area, it's cozy and cute. Great way to start a night in Malibu! :-)" - Krogala, TripAdvisor.

22821 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California.

See their Website for more information.

Bistro De La Gare

Boasting Chef Made signature craft cocktails and an extensive selection of imported wine and beer; this local gem has been rated as one of the best restaurants in South Pasadena.

Diners enjoy traditional French and Italian cuisine and farm-to-table local California produce with the freshest ingredients available. The menu includes delicacies such as Escargots de Bourgogne, Moules Marinieres, Braised Lamb Shank, and Pan Seared Trout Filet.

For those who prefer something simpler, the fine Pasadena restaurant offers Chef Bruno's Burger a huge 1/2 lb. of chuck prime beef with caramelized onion, Emmental cheese, tomato, served with garden salad, and French fries.

Even if you usually skip dessert, you will definitely want to include it at this Los Angeles restaurant. Tantalizing offerings include Crème Brûlée, Tarte Tatin - house-made apple tart with roasted almond and vanilla ice cream, and Crepes Suzette - crepes flambé with Grand Marnier caramel sauce.

"A petite jewel with French charm. Incredible food in a very charming environment that somehow blends a modern feel to itself. From appetizer to dessert, you'll feel the love that infuses each course. You'll be sending love letters to the kitchen to say "Merci" to the chef." - Mary B, TripAdvisor.

921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, California.

See their Website for more information.

Have you been to any of these restaurants? What do you think? Please leave a comment at the bottom of this story and tell us your favorite neighborhood gem restaurant in Los Angeles, California, and if it's worth traveling from interstate to visit?

(Source: OpenTable)

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