California on the road: where to eat
We're talking about United States of America, where giant donuts, muffins and delicious burgers will make you forget to be Italians.
Here is our own list of places where you should eat in case you are planning to follow the same stops for your California on the road itinerary.
In-N-Out Burger | 333 Jefferson St., Fisherman’s Wharf
A classic of USA: fast food hamburger & french fries. Mustard, ketchup & Cherry Coke free refill stations: need I say more?
Flour + Water Pizzeria | 702 Valencia St., Mission District
Naples-nostalgic, we're always looking for a slice of pizza abroad. This one was not bad at all, the staff was nice and we found it a perfect quick stop during our Mission District visit.
The Hook | Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf
Clam Chowder & spicy fish wraps, try SFO local cuisine sitting on a pier looking at the ocean.
Pat’s Cafè | 2330 Taylor St., North Beach
Best Brunch in town: huge pancakes, Eggs Benedict & French toasts all washed down with maple syrup & tons of crispy bacon.
Denny’s | 3120 N Blackstone Ave
One of the best burgers of our life, not kidding. Big, fat & delicious!
Texas Road House | 3203 Ming Ave
A baseball match on a big screen, sweet little welcome cinnamon bread rolls with sweet honey butter at our table, sudden 'Happy Birthday!' songs and dance for guests: 100% made in USA!
Gordon Ramsey Pub & Grill | @ Caesars Palace
The Caesars seems more like a huge Mall than a luxury 5-start hotel, there's a Starbucks at every corner and any kind of restaurants on the ground floor. We decided to try the popular Gordon Ramsey chef restaurant, a lovely traditional English pub experience.
Dam Bar & Grill | 644 N Navajo Dr.
Every time we think about those tender and juicy beefs, we would like to come back there in a second.
Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner “D” for Dunton | 105 E Andy Devine Ave
The perfect 50s diner with pink couch, a jukebox, check board floor and a vinyl record shaped Menu: we could have met Danny and Sandy sitting at the table drinking a banana milkshake.
The food was great, one of the best pulled pork sandwich of life & Vanilla Coke with no limits.
Connie and Ted’s | 8171 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood
The Lobster Roll heaven, 2 options: hot with butter or cold with mayo. Try the hot one and you'll want to eat at least 5 more.
Malaka Brothers | Ocean Front Walk, Venice Beach
Pita Gyros in Venice Beach? Sure, sitting on the walkway watching the guys playing basketball with the ocean and palm trees on the background. You have to eat any kind of food during your on the road trip, Greek cuisine included.
Sushi Dan | 11056 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City
We've heard that the best Japanese restaurants of the Country are located in Hollywood and we believed them. This was a great fusion one, interesting ingredients combo.
Stout Burger & Beers | 11262 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City
Young staff, unusual burgers and Cali atmosphere.
Cheesecake Factory | 189 The Grove Dr.
It was probably the best cheesecake of our life, a slice of salted caramel *heavenly* one.
Phil’s Deli & Grill | 6333 W 3rd St. #540 @ The Original Farmers Market
You can't miss a pastrami sandwich during your USA trip; if you've never heard about it, you'd better have one soon: pastrami is spicy smoked beef thin sliced and put into a sandwich in overlapping layers. Thanks us later.