Forego the burger and Coke at the Lakers game and, instead, get all Mama Mia beforehand at this swanky Italian restaurant near the Staples Center.
Recipes bring to mind old-school Italian. The wine list is terrific and the outdoor courtyard truly amps the romance factor, so much in fact that you won't even remember there was a Lakers game in the first place.
825 West 9th. St. (At Figueroa St.)
Los Angeles, CA. 90015 Next to the Famous Pantry Cafe
Tel. (213) 362 3311
Fax. (213) 362 3322