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Pizzeria il Fico is one of those quaint, homey Italian joints that everyone who’s been there loves, but that not everyone knows exists. If I lived closer, it would definitely be me “hop on in for a glass of wine and some pizza” spot. If I ever decided to become the type of person that repeated restaurants. Like…a normal person.

This place does everything pretty well, can’t think of a single dish that disappointed.

Neither was anything amazing enough for me to recall since I’m writing this two weeks after I ate here.

Wait, I remember now! Those eggplant rolls were fantastic, I really loved the flavor combo of the marinara, mortadella and mozzarella.

In my opinion, that sums up most Italian restaurants. They serve great food that you’ve had a hundred times before but most times nothing stands out as being life-changing and there’s nothing wrong with that.

For some reason we have a fondness, a nostalgic affection and don’t hold Italian restaurants to as high a standard.

Even if Fico was not very good, I probably would have still enjoyed myself because I would have just drank more wine. Everything’s better with lots of wine.

310 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 271-3426
pizzeriailfico.com

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I do NOT know these people.

I do NOT know these people.

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