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You don’t need to travel far for a bit of romance while living in Culver City at Upper Ivy luxury apartments. We are all for having your romantic dinners at home, but if you choose to take date night out and explore the food in Los Angeles, try these first. Here are four options for date night in Los Angeles.


Photo Credit: La Cha Cha Cha via Instagram

La Cha Cha Cha 

Our first romantic restaurant for dinging in Los Angeles is a short drive away from Culver City in downtown LA. You know you’ve arrived at La Cha Cha Cha when you see a neon sign in the shape of a lime. This 11,600 square foot rooftop oasis is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants near your apartment for rent in Culver City.

Well-guarded family recipes fill up this delectable menu. You can try the NY strip steak with charred tomato and cactus, but we also guarantee you will fall head over heels for their ceviche. 

Il Cielo 

This list wouldn’t be complete without an Italian restaurant. There are tons of them in LA, but we decided to include Il Cielo in Beverly Hills for this particular blog post. This romantic restaurant has been around since 1986!

Upon arrival, you are greeted with twinkling lights and ivy vines draping the walls. The interiors are cozy with a country-style home vibe and various dining rooms, including an outdoor garden. They are known for their spaghetti and meatballs, but we are partial to their bolognese.


Photo Creds: Mike T. via Yelp


There are tons of incredible restaurants in Hollywood near your apartments for rent. Sparks are flying over at Yamashiro. Yamashiro is a Japanese word for mountain place, the perfect description for this sushi spot in the Hollywood Hills.

Similar to the views from your luxury apartments for rent in Culver City, you can enjoy expansive views while dining here. Dishes are untraditional and globally inspired, from sushi pizza and bone marrow bruschetta. 

Tree of Wishes

Last, but certainly not least, is one of our favorite restaurants on Fairfax— 5 miles from your Culver City apartments for rent. Tree of Wishes is on the casual side, but the outdoor patio will keep the romance alive. This new neighborhood spot near Melrose features a delicious Mediterranean menu. They have plenty of vegan options and a Mezze plate to start your dinner off right. 


Any one of these restaurants will treat you right for you and your special someone for date night in Los Angeles. However, feel free to enjoy dessert from home on the private balcony of your Upper Ivy apartment, and enjoy the Los Angeles night sky. If you decide to try out one of our recommendations for dining in Los Angeles, let us know by tagging us in your stories of the restaurant’s Instagrammable food.