Il Buco gives way to this new Italian restaurant with cooking from the regions along Italy's A1 Autostrada from two Alto Palato alums. Thin-crusted pizza, pasta in slow-simmered ragù or sauced with fresh artichokes and mint star on A1's moderately priced menu. A great neighborhood spot.
Location: 107 N. Robertson Blvd. (at Wilshire Boulevard), Beverly Hills, (310) 657-1345, http://www.a1la.com.
Prices: Dinner appetizers, $4 to $14; pizzas, $13 to $16; pastas, $14 to $17; main courses, $18 to $25; sides, $5; dessert, $9.
Details: Open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; and for dinner 5 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Corkage, $15. Street parking, or valet, $5.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times