Hollywood's 25 Top Power Lunch Restaurants
The scene can get loud, with boldface names from Bob Iger to Robert Downey Jr. to Arnold Schwarzenegger routinely spotted in one of the 50 seats at the cozy trattoria.
A Brentwood mainstay since opening in 1989, the hotspot is family-friendly, with pizza served from its wood-burning oven a favorite among kids and their A-list parents. Kelly Meyer proclaims Toscana her “favorite lunch spot,” and Jack Nicholson deemed it “best in L.A.” in 2007’s The Bucket List (director Rob Reiner is a fan).
Its Northern Italian fare hasn’t deviated much in 24 years -- even the lobster spaghetti “special” is available most of the time, and regulars can expect to be greeted by name and have their orders on the table without cracking a menu.