I know your parents are from the midwest and it's probably better not to take them to
I know your dillema with having to search out food in LA...I am a foodie and can give you a couple good leads:
Versailles- has 4 locations including Motor/Venice, Pico/LaCienega/ Sepulveda Blvd in Manhattan Beach and Ventura Blvd in Encino. Great Cuban food for $10.00 or so.
Remember, if your new here stay away from those trendy places that most of the
Sorry your not getting the feedback you desired...You must realize that most of the westside people replying never leave the west side so prices are relative to their world. In reality you will not find a down to earth, checkered tablecloth, simple, nice Italian restaurant. This is not New York or Chicago.