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You do not need to travel far for a bit of romance while living in Los Angeles at Vida apartments for rent in Studio City. We’re all for ordering takeout and enjoying a romantic dinner from our Sun Deck, but we also love exploring our local restaurants. Here are our recommendations for the perfect date night restaurant near you. 


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La Cha Cha Cha 

Our first romantic restaurant is just a short drive away into the arts district in DTLA. Its neon green lime sign will help you find it if google maps fails. This spot offers endless views, amazing food and even better cocktails on their full bar menu. Because of this, it is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants near your studio city apartments. From family recipe classics to dishes with a Californian flare, you and your date are sure to leave here satisfied. 


There are tons of incredible restaurants just over the hill from studio. Sparks are flying over at Yamashiro. Yamashiro, the Japanese word for mountain place, is the perfect description for this sushi spot in the Hollywood Hills. Similar to the views from your luxury apartments at Vida, you can enjoy expansive views of the inner city of LA while dining here. Dishes are untraditional and globally inspired. Be sure to plan ahead and make reservations in advance, as this hidden gem in the hills is not so hidden & easily fills up on the weekends. 


Photo Credit: Yamashiro Hollywood


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 Il Cielo 

This list wouldn’t be complete without an authentic Italian restaurant. They’re not hard to find in LA, but we decided to include Il Cielo in Beverly Hills. 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 with various rooms for dining, including an outdoor garden. They are known for their spaghetti and meatballs, but we are partial to their bolognese. 

Firefly Studio City

We might’ve saved the most romantic date night restaurant for last. Firefly is right in the heart of studio city, so you don’t have to go too far to experience this one. Firefly has sheltered outdoor dining, and ambient lighting throughout their terrace and lounge. While this option might be at a higher price point, we think the experience itself is worth the price tag. We recommend grabbing a drink and enjoying it in the unique library bar.


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Any one of these restaurants will treat you right for you and your special someone. Don’t forget to enjoy dessert from home on your Rooftop Lounge or Pool Oasis at your luxury apartment in Studio City while enjoying the Los Angeles night sky.