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Best Restaurants In Westwood

Situated between Brentwood and Beverly Hills, the enclave of Westwood is most notable as the city where UCLA sits. Aside from the UCLA campus though, there are a bevy of terrific eateries not to be missed.
Napa Valley Grille
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Napa Valley Grille
1100 Glendon Ave #100
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322

As one of Westwood's more upscale eateries, Napa Valley Grille is a staple in the area for fine dining. Serving fine American cuisine, the name of the game here is recipes recreating food you'd find in wine country. Using seasonal ingredients and artisan products, menu items include everything from brick oven flatbreads, steaks of all kinds, as well as other main dishes like oven roasted duck breast, albacore tuna, jidori chicken breast and more. Looking for a great cocktail or fine wine with your meal? No problem. The restaurant, which prides itself on recreating Northern California wine country spirit, offers a generous wine menu of sparkling, white and red wine options, as well as seasonal cocktails. Beer and other unique refreshments are also offered.

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Diddy Riese
926 Broxton Avenue
Westwood, CA 90024
(310) 208-0448

Westwood's Diddy Riese guarantees delicious confections throughout the year. You can spot it by the long line around the block of those waiting to get in to bite into their warm and delicious cookies, ice cream sandwiches and ice cream. The line does move quickly though, so don't be discouraged that you won't get to experience their tasty desserts and treats. Mix and match cookies, make your own ice cream sandwich, and bite into scoops of ice cream with all types of flavors. Diddy Riese also offers sundaes, and more.

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Pitfire Pizza
2018 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 481-9860

Pizza aficionados flock here to create their own pizza pies. Since it's opening, Pitfire Pizza has become the go to pizzeria in town. The Westwood eatery offers a huge selection of options including vegan, cheese and gluten free crust options. Or, opt for small plates, salads, sandwiches, pastas, dessert, beer/wine and a kids menu. If you're here just for pizza, step up to the counter, choose your ingredients, and watch it created in front of you!

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1073 Broxton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 860-6288

Featuring fast and casual Mediterranean food, CAVA uses local ingredients to create delicious grain bowls, salads, pita sandwiches and other unique eats you won't want to miss out on. Los Angeles boasts four other locations for this eatery throughout the city thanks to chef and founder Dimitri Moshovitis. Whatever you order, it blends spices and flavors in every offering. Make sure to try one of their bowls, which include toppings.

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Fundamental LA
1303 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 444-7581

Situated just south of Wilshire Boulevard and Westwood's center is Fundamental L.A. The small eatery on Westwood Boulevard can be tough to find, but once found, you'll be glad you did. Serving up dishes with fresh farmer's market ingredients that are beautiful plated, the menu here changes, however expect items like burrata with almonds, a pork chop with maple, fish sauce and roasted brussels sprouts, a burger with carmelized onions and American cheese, and 1000 Island dressing, and other tasty bites.

Fat Sal's Deli
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Fat Sal's Deli
972 Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(855) 682-4373

Fat Sal's has practically become an L.A. institution over the years. Inspired by New York, Fat Sal's delivers up the perfect Italian sub sandwiches, as well as Philly cheesesteaks and more. Whatever type of sandwich you can imagine, they offer it.

Jordan Schlecter is CBSLA's "Best of LA" and "Best of Orange County" editor. You can find him on Twitter.
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