Los Angeles is full of great restaurants. Finding a great Italian spot can be a little tricky. Now, you have Pistola (8022 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.951.9800), which is opening Wednesday. Vic Casanova’s new Italian steakhouse with minimal decor, red sconces, dark wood and sleek, leather booths, and marble counter tops.
There’s also a patio with a retractable roof. It would be the perfect spot to order from the menu filled with Meatballs with Sunday Gravy, Veal Chop alla Parmigiana, Mafalde (Lamb Neck Ragù, Mint & Pecorino), steaks, wood-oven roasted Branzino, Campanelle (Caramelized Parsnip, Green Apple, Crispy Bacon & Sage) and a variety of butters and sauces to slather on your steak and chops.