Jon & Vinny's

The namesake of the "Lords of Fairfax", Jon & Vinny's is a modern take on an old school, pizza and pasta joint. The place is also a favorite of bloggers like Aimee Song. Oh, and Kanye is apparently a fan too.

Located just a few blocks up from the Grove and across the street from LA's beloved Canter's Deli, the minimalist Italian-American spot dishes out home-cooked fare on classic, green and white China. Popular dishes include Marinara Braised Meatballs, Spicy Fusilli, and "Flower Child" pizza. One caveat: don't expect to leave feeling a food-coma from all the carbs. Portions are pretty small, despite the price.

Price | $$$

Must Try | Cavatelli w Fennel Sausage & Cavalo Nero, Marinara Braised Meatballs

Parking | There is very limited free parking in the surrounding residential neighborhoods, and metered parking on the street.

Pro Tip | Make a reservation via Resy at least a day before. This place is always busy.