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Favorite Manhattan Beach Restaurants

  • Apr 1, 2010
La Sosta
Truly authentic Italian food, Italian owned and mostly italian wait staff. Like in Italy, it can be a long slow dinner, but it's nice to go and unwind over a great meal with some great Italian wine. The gnocchi is outstanding. It's a bit pricey so be prepared, but you also might run into a celebrity like Matthew McConaughey like we did last time!
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Honestly, the calamari here is reason enough to go. I hate deep fried food, but this is light, crisp, airy and refreshing! Try cutting up the fried lemon wedges it comes with and eating them with the calamari, a splash of citrus surprise. The rest of the food is great too if you like greek food.
I think if you go here, you go burger. I've tried a couple other sandies but the burger is far superior. Fantastic when you want to have a snack outdoors and be near the beach.
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So many great food options, so many great cocktail options, so close to the beach. 'Nuf said.
It's a big menu so a crowd pleaser, the ambience is lovely and sophisticated, especially if you sit in the back "wine cellar room." I love the mushroom crusted salmon the best!
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I have only been twice, so I need to go back when not pregnant, but the fish is very fresh and there are so many fantastic asian flavors offered up. Also, it's a happening spot so you feel like you are out and about even though you are right near the beach (ie: not a sleepy beach tavern).
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Reminds me of Napa style restaurants. Same owners as Simmzy's so you can get the burger here. One note of caution, do not get the short ribs, they have NO flavor. I love going for lunch, splitting the spinach dip with curry in it - a fabulous twist on a california classic.
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One of my favorite old haunts, maybe not as strong as it used to be when the manager Jose was there, but I still love to go. Note, Talia's and Magiamo have the same owner and have been running fantastic wine and appetizer specials on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights. The pheasant nachos are surprisingly well received even by picky eaters, and the potato crusted halibut over risotto is hard to beat. One tip, add a few shakes of Balsamic Vinegar over the top to really bring the flavor to life and you will thank me later!!!
Uncle Bill's Pancake House
Why? Because I am pregnant and pancakes lathered in butter have never tasted better. LOVE this spot for breakfast!!!

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April 01, 2010
Awesome list! I trust a list coming from a pregnant woman ;) Gnocchi sounds so good right about now. Congrats, by the way :)
April 01, 2010
nice!!! great list!! 
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