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The food scene in Los Angeles is always in motion. New restaurants frequently open to keep locals exposed to as many different cuisines as possible. This is also part of what attracts tourists to the city. As a result, many new restaurants have opened throughout Los Angeles.

The distinctly named Fingers Crossed offers an outdoor dining room and a patio that, no doubt, are always packed on weekends and evenings. As a unique Roman pizzeria, the aesthetics and design of the restaurant pay tribute, as does its menu. The extensive cocktail menu has its own section recognizing Negronis. Aside from its pizza and cocktails, its other claim to fame is its pasta dishes.

Another place to get gourmet pasta is Ospi, a restaurant that believes Southern Italian Cooking is the best kind. Highlights of the menu include butter chicken, chilled lobster, Nudji pizza, and spicy pasta.

For an entirely different type of food, locals are flocking to Nueva. Its open-air patio and outdoor seating make this laid-back cantina one of the best places in L.A. for Mexican food. Most dishes feature Middle Eastern flavors that diners can’t seem to get enough of. Some of the menu highlights include its ceviche, carne asada quesadilla, and the restaurant’s generously boozy Frozen Margaritas.

Locals and tourists can enjoy Greek cuisine at Theia, described as an upbeat lounge. The restaurant is open for dinner seven days a week, happy hour five days a week, and brunch on the weekends. The menu highlights include the truffle potato croquette and the Theia burger, which is made with lamb.

Sometimes comfort food is more appealing than more refined cuisine. This is one reason why Moto Ramen is a hotspot for locals. Dishes that the locals rave about include the chicken karaage, Tan Tan Men, and Tonkatsu, a classic style of ramen soup

A quirky cafe that’s already gaining attention is Lady Byrd. They do a brisk business for breakfast, lunch, and brunch. Some of the menu highlights include their coffee drinks, smoothies, and even their Soyrizo breakfast burrito.

Aussie transplants living in L.A. have made Strings of Life (SOL) their own. The cafe is best known for its breakfast menu and its coffee program.