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With summer coming up and restrictions being lowered, it’s time to finally go to the cute restaurants that you’ve been seeing on Instagram. Here are a few options for this summer:

L’antica Pizzeria Da Michele

Originating in Naples, Italy and finally opening its doors this past year, this restaurant is the perfect place for summer. It has an open-air courtyard and is a cute spot for a date night or a night with the girls. Their pizzas are out of this world, and the pasta is amazing as well! Reservations are a must.


Zinque has three locations in Los Angeles: Venice, West Hollywood, and Downtown. It has a cute garden area and has a more minimalistic look to it. The food here is amazing as well. They have a wide range of options from flatbreads to salads to pleats of fish and meat. They also have a large drink menu. 

Cara Restaurant

Cara Hotel is Instagram’s popular spot currently. Located inside of the Cara Hotel in Los Feliz, this place is definitely somewhere you need to go for the aesthetic. The restaurant seating area surrounds a pool, and there are palm trees all around. The food here is great too, and they have a Californian-Italian mix of a menu.

The Butcher’s Daughter

Located on Abbot Kinney, this restaurant is one of my favorites. It’s a cute spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Although I am personally not vegetarian, this vegetarian restaurant has plenty of options for those who do and do not have this dietary preference. They have great pizzas, and their pad thai is definitely the best.


Located near the Venice Boardwalk, Opsi is a cute restaurant serving Italian food. The food here was amazing, and you have to try their crispy mozzarella! They have both indoor and outdoor seating, and both are cute.

Sasha is a Psychology major and Sociology minor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
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