Searching for la dolce vita? A fine slice of the sweet life can be found around Beverly Hills when you know where to look for it. A Venetian-inspired luxury hotel, iconic Italian automobiles for rent, stylish European bikes to ride and, of course, a plethora of Italian-inspired food, drink, art and shopping options will round out your stay. Buon viaggio!
1224 Beverwil Drive
A modern version of old-world simplicity and stylish European glamour, the Mr. C provides guests with comfortable, elegant and effortless living that blends contemporary amenities with discreet, personalized service. Giuseppe Cipriani founded the legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice, and four generations on, the Cipriano empire has grown into a world-renowned hospitality brand. Signs of the company’s Italian roots can be found in its food, furnishings, design, events and unique customer service offerings.
The Restaurant at Mr. C
Traditional Cipriani dishes like carpaccio, baked tagliolini, grilled specialties, savory pizzas, risotto and garden-fresh salads are available all day, every day. Guests are presented with the property’s signature Bellini at check-in, a surprising and welcome touch after a day of travel.
Rooms With a View
The property offers 137 rooms and suites with private balconies providing incomparable Beverly and city views. Interior features include exquisite Casa Rovea bed linens, handcrafted Italian furniture by Tedeschi and bathrooms of the finest Carrera marble.
Cycling vs. Driving Luxury Italian Automobiles
Italy continues to produce some of the world’s finest high-performance bicycles and most accomplished cyclists. Guests of the Mr. C. can borrow a Colnago bike (with lock and helmet) between sunrise and sunset to cruise the city or the coastal highways and channel their inner racer. Santa Monica Pier is an easy 7 miles or the beaches of Malibu a longer trip at around 25 miles.
The concierge can also arrange to rent luxury Italian automobiles such as Ferraris and Lamborghinis through Legacy Car Rental, if that is more to your liking.
Every Tuesday at 7pm
Just like in Italy, life in Beverly Hills is meant to be lived outside. Beginning in June, the Mr. C will offer weekly film evenings enjoyed from the comfort of your personal lounge chair. Screenings will be preceded by a pre-fixe menu including Cipriani classics, cocktails, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and – if you still have room – fresh popcorn. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Instituto Italiano di Cultura – Italian Art & Events
1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles
The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles is dedicated to the promotion of the Italian culture in the United States. Check the website for upcoming public events including exhibitions, festivals and movie screenings in collaboration with major arts and culture institutions around Los Angeles.
Fashion & Accessories
The neighborhood hosts a whole range of fabulous Italian fashion houses and brands. Here is a selection to get you warmed up:
Gucci Flagship Beverly Hills
347 North Rodeo Drive
343 N. Rodeo Drive
Dolce & Gabbana
312 N. Rodeo Drive
401 N Rodeo Drive
9533 Brighton Way
9536 Wilshire Blvd.
A classic Italian brand headquartered in Rome and traditionally favored by the likes of actors Marlon Brando and Humphrey Bogart, Battistoni opened a flagship property in Beverly Hills. Offerings include luxury men’s and women’s collections plus leather goods and accessories. Jude Law thinks you should try it, too.
9622 Brighton Way
One regular client says Ferrarini will make you homesick for the Old Country even if you aren’t from Italy! The café’s menu includes everything you crave: panini, piadine (Italian flatbread), tagliere (platters), a dozen kinds of focaccia, a solid list of dolci (sweets) and a coffee menu worthy of ‘home.’
9605 S. Santa Monica Boulevard
According to co-owner Cristiano Sereni, Amorino gelati and sorbets are made in typical Italian fashion using only the freshest free range organic eggs and whole milk. Try single scoops of traditional flavors or create your own signature Amorino “Rose,” combining as many flavours as you wish.
210 N. Beverly Drive
Their generous selection of local and international wines includes a carefully-curated selection of Italy’s finest wines beginning at $20 and up to $1,000 a bottle.
445 N. Rodeo Drive
Established in 1860, Frette produces the highest quality linens and home furnishings from its bases in Monza and Milan, using only the finest fibres and artisans. Historically, Frette linens could be found in exclusive places from the altar of St Peter’s Basilica to the dining car of the Orient Express and on the beds of more than 500 European royal families.
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