Los Angeles film and TV locations
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Cicada Restaurant( Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images )
617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles
Walls rich in texture are key to filming in restaurants, says FilmLA's Smith, and this Art Deco-designed Italian restaurant has the detail down. "If it's just a plain white wall, you don't see anything," says Smith, who also mentions Kendall's Brasserie and Bar at the Music Center as another example of a restaurant with interesting detail. "If you're going for a close-up, all you see is a head and that's not very interesting."
Pictured: Producer David E. Kelley attends the "Boston Legal" series wrap party at Cicada, Nov. 15, 2008.