Italy is famous for picturesque villages and sun-soaked cities with distinctive culinary claims to fame: think Puglia, home to burrata, and Naples, birthplace of pizza. Nerano, named after a small Amalfi Coast town, is a newish Beverly Hills restaurant serving seaside Italian cuisine by executive chef Michele Lisi. Try the spaghetti alla Nerano, a decadent pasta dish of cheese, zucchini and squash blossoms. Since Nerano is just across the street from the Peninsula Hotel, expect international star sightings with photographers at the entrance almost daily. Celebrities call them a nuisance but Italians call them paparazzi — another gift from the boot-shaped country.


Cuisine from the Sorrentino Peninsula steps into the spotlight.
You can slide on your shades and push past the photogs like you're Marcello Mastroianni.

9960 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Dinner, Mon.-Weds., 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 5:30-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-10 p.m.
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