Being whisked away to Italy for a spontaneous date seems to only happen to the luckiest gals in the movies. So romantic, yet so not realistic. Well, in Los Angeles, there is one place were you can go to for a day that will make you feel like you’re dining in Italy; you will forget that outside those walls is the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.
We’re of course, talking about the Maddalena Restaurant inside Los Angeles’ own urban winery, the historic San Antonio Winery. This 99-year-old winery sits in what was once Little Italy of Los Angeles. The Maddalena Restaurant is tucked away inside the winery and it’s quite the gem. The restaurant serves authentic Italian and American fare – full sandwiches, gourmet salads, hearty pastas, hefty meats, and delicate desserts. The walls of the restaurant are lined with century-old redwood casks. The live music and dim lighting also help set the romantic Italian mood.
Because the Maddalena Restaurant is inside the San Antonio Winery, you can also spend some time enjoying a wine tasting and tour. All this packaged with dinner or lunch at the Maddalena Restaurant and you’ve got yourself a romantic date planned for Valentine’s weekend – or anytime for that matter! San Antonio Winery and Maddalena Restaurant are open 7 days a week. The winery is open 9-8 daily but the restaurant has separate hours. Please go to SanAntonioWinery.com to see all hours, according to day, as well as the menu, because you know you want to check that out!
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