It’s really all about the happy hour at this upscale Denny Triangle Italian restaurant, because it becomes a little too pricey otherwise. During these non-peak hours (3 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight Monday to Saturday), you can share a bottle of white, red, or rosé wine for $18 (or pay $4.95 a glass), and get 50 percent off the bar menu, which is actually pretty impressive, and touches on the plump house made ravioli, natural shoulder tenderloin steak, local clams in a rich arneis wine broth, and nibbles like the mixed antipasto and cheese and accompaniments plate. Dessert is worth the splurge—try the warm Panettone bread pudding. LEILANI POLK
1940 Westlake Ave,
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-3pm, 4:30pm-10:30pm; Sun 10am-3pm, 4:30pm-10:30pm
Bar/Happy Hour, Fine Dining
Full Menu, Happy Hour
Daily 3-6:30 pm (half off all bar food, $5 glass/$18 bottle red, white, rosé wine, $3.99 beer), 10 pm-midnight (half off all bar food, $5 glass/$18 bottle red, white, rosé wine, 3.99 beer); Sun all day (half off all bar food, $5 glass/$18 bottle red, white, rosé wine, $3.99 beer).