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Special Occasion Restaurant in Newport/Laguna Beach Area

Thanks for the recommendations. I think Beachcomber is more of the style/ambiance we are looking for. This is a surprise retirement lunch and I think Beachcomber gives the relaxed, casual atmosphere that she would enjoy. If another places that capture that same vibe come to mind, please let me know.

Thanks so much for the advice.

Jun 13, 2015
angeleno641 in Los Angeles Area

Special Occasion Restaurant in Newport/Laguna Beach Area

Thank you! Unfortunately we can't get reservations for Beachcomber, but we might just chance it and wait. I'll check out Pelican Grill.

Thanks again.

Jun 12, 2015
angeleno641 in Los Angeles Area

Special Occasion Restaurant in Newport/Laguna Beach Area

I'm looking for a special occasion restaurant (preferably NOT fine dining) with a waterfront view in Newport or Laguna for a lunch. Food and view are more important than ambiance.

Thanks in advance!

Jun 12, 2015
angeleno641 in Los Angeles Area

Pizzeria in Florence--Affe di Bacco?

Thanks, DavyTheFatBoy! Both places look really good. We will be at San Miniato immediately before dinner. I'm wondering if there are any good pizzerias in the Oltrarno that are large enough to accommodate a bigger group?

Jun 08, 2015
angeleno641 in Italy

Pizzeria in Florence--Affe di Bacco?

I'm looking for a good, inexpensive pizzeria for a large group in Florence. I have been recommended Affe di Bacco. Has anyone been there? Or can anyone recommend another pizzeria that is large enough to accommodate a large group

thanks!

Jun 08, 2015
angeleno641 in Italy

Bar or Restaurant Recommendations in Certaldo, Tuscany

Hi Brian, thanks so much for your reply. Yes, our coordinator suggested Bar Bocaccio, not the enoteca. She has also suggested the restaurant in Albergo di Castello, which looks really lovely. Do you know if the outside terrace has a view of the countryside? It's hard to tell from the online photos.

She also recommended Taverna Antica Fonte, which from the reviews I've read online has fantastic food. Unfortunately we won't be able to have a meal in Certaldo, but would love to have our guests relax for a bit with some prosecco, small bites, and a lovely view.

What did you think of the Palazzo Pretorio for your ceremony? I'm curious to know if it's really as charming in person as it looks online.

Thanks again.

Mar 07, 2015
angeleno641 in Italy

Bar or Restaurant Recommendations in Certaldo, Tuscany

Hello,

I'm looking for a bar or restaurant where I can take my wedding guests immediately after our wedding ceremony in Certaldo Alto in Tuscany. I am looking for a place where we can have a celebratory toast and some simple snacks. My wedding coordinator has recommended Bar Bocaccio, but I'm not sure if that's the best option. I've looked at several other restaurants and their reviews, which all seem fine. But, would appreciate some guidance and inside information from those who know Certaldo Alto. Can anyone please recommend a suitable bar or restaurant that would allow a small group, possibly has a view and/or outdoor space, and great ambiance?

We're not looking for a meal, just a beautiful place for a prosecco toast and some light nibbles to tide us over until our dinner reception.

Please help!

Thanks very much!

Mar 05, 2015
angeleno641 in Italy

Recommendations for Florence

Hello!

I will be visiting Florence in the fall and am starting to put together my list of restaurants now. I will be traveling with a group (many of whom have never been to Italy).

I'd really appreciate recommendations for osterias, trattorias, fine dining, gelaterias, pizzerias, etc. What are the best in the city and shouldn't be missed? We'll be staying outside the city center and will have a car.

Thanks in advance.

Feb 20, 2015
angeleno641 in Italy

Not to Miss Eateries in Rome

Hello!

I will be visiting Rome in the fall and am starting to put together my list of restaurants now. I'd really appreciate recommendations for osterias, trattorias, fine dining, gelaterias, pizzerias, etc. What are the best in the city and shouldn't be missed. We'll be staying in Trastevere, if that's helpful.

Thanks in advance.

Feb 20, 2015
angeleno641 in Italy

Buy Christmas Pudding in LA?

Hello!

Does anyone know where I can buy a good Christmas pudding in LA? I know many import shops carry Matthew Walker, Glenfiddich, etc. but I'm wondering if there are any English bakeries in the area that actually make them in-house?

Thanks!

Nov 23, 2014
angeleno641 in Los Angeles Area

Wedding Caterer or Private Chef for Wedding in Florence

Hello!
I'm looking for a catering company or private chef recommendation for a small wedding reception dinner in Florence. I'm looking for a rustic, seasonal, and earthy presentation and food. Nothing on toothpicks or tasting spoons. I want the food to be totally evocative of Tuscany and very approachable for my guests. My wedding reception will be very small, 20-25 people, so perhaps a private chef could work. I would greatly appreciate any recommendations.

Thanks very much!

Oct 21, 2014
angeleno641 in Italy

Restaurant recommendations for Wedding (Lake Maggiore/Lake Orta area)

Thank you ejbjr, I'll look up that restaurant. I really want to stay away from the very touristy areas, which from my experience don't always have the best or most authentic food. I want our guests to feel that they really have a sense of the food of the Piedmont region.

Mar 21, 2014
angeleno641 in Italy

Restaurant recommendations for Wedding (Lake Maggiore/Lake Orta area)

Hi,

My fiance and I are trying to find a restaurant in either Lake Maggiore or Lake Orta for our wedding reception and dinner. I have been searching online, but don't see anything that seems fitting. Our wedding coordinator has suggested a few restaurants, but it's really difficult to tell if the food is any good.

A few details about what we're looking for (besides amazing food):
-Lakeside or lakeview important
-Does not have to be fine dining, but that could also work
-Large party 20-30 people
-Outdoor seating, or at least a terrace
-Would be a bonus if there were beautiful grounds

Thank you, Chowhounders!

Mar 21, 2014
angeleno641 in Italy

Looking for Thanksgiving Catering in LA Area!

Thanks! Any recommendations for east side? Near The Grove/Farmer's Mkt, Hollywood, Larchmont Village, Los Feliz, Silver Lake?

Nov 13, 2012
angeleno641 in Los Angeles Area

Looking for Thanksgiving Catering in LA Area!

Joan's is always a good option! Thanks!

Nov 12, 2012
angeleno641 in Los Angeles Area

Looking for Thanksgiving Catering in LA Area!

I don't need the turkey--just the sides. I've looked into The Kitchen for Exploring Food and Julienne and both look good. Thanks!

Nov 12, 2012
angeleno641 in Los Angeles Area

Looking for Thanksgiving Catering in LA Area!

I'm looking for a good Thankgiving catering company in or near LA. I don't need full-service, but am looking for a pre-order, pick-up and go option, where I can reheat at home. I've heard of Julienne in San Marino, but don't know how good they are. Any recommendations would be really appreciated! Need a little extra help this Thanksgiving!

Thanks in advance!

Nov 12, 2012
angeleno641 in Los Angeles Area

DC RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS--BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Also looking for great bars and lounges. Favorite bars with great mixologists. Thanks again!

DC RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS--BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

I was thinking Komi, but I'll have to look up Rogue24 and Taro. What makes Rogue24 so amazing?

Thanks so much!

DC RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS--BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Yes! Blue Duck has been on my list for awhile now--can't wait to try it! Thanks!

DC RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS--BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

This list is amazing! Thanks so much for taking the time! I do love Ethiopian and remember all the great restaurants in Adams Morgan.

DC RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS--BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Super helpful! Thanks so much! Does anyone have any favorite breakfast spots in DC? Great bakeries or lounges? Thanks again!

DC RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS--BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Thanks so much for your reply and sorry for my late response--was having issues getting Chowhound to work properly. Anyway, thinking of going to Gettysburg for a dose of Civil War history--just wondering if anyone knew of decent places to eat while there.

DC RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS--BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Thanks for your reply and sorry for my late response, as mentioned above, I was having issues getting Chowhound to let me "reply". Anyway, was thinking of visiting Gettysburg as a day trip as it's not that far from DC. Just wondering if anyone knew of decent places to eat while there. But, really looking for great restaurants in DC for breakfast, lunch and dinner--such as local institutions, must-not-miss, and favorite places. Also going to be spending time in Old Town Alexandria, so any restaurant recs in that area would be greatly appreciated as well. Thanks!

DC RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS--BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

It's a tall order, I know, but I'm looking for some restaurant recommendations in DC, Old Town Alexandria, and Gettysburg. Staying along Red Line in Woodley Park and familiar with the city. Looking for restaurant recommendations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with some awesome coffee joints, bakeries, and bars thrown in, too. Adventurous eaters. Cheap eats, fine dining, DC institutions (think Ben's Chili Bowl), historic restaurants, hot spots, must-not-miss, etc. Love ethnic, French, Japanese, modern American, gastropub, Middle Eastern, Italian, etc.--we're not fussy. Budget is flexible. Any recommendations would be totally appreciated! Thanks!