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Where This Writer Finds Italian Gifts and Foodstuffs on Melrose

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Los Angeles has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around LA that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.

Image via Curbed LA

After working for Magnolia Pictures and James Caan's company JEC Productions, Stacey Lindsay moved on to the world of freelance. Lindsay is now a contributing Los Angeles editor for online interior design and living publication Remodelista where she is responsible for social media, fresh site editorial and more. We asked her where she likes to shop in LA and she told us about her favorite spot for rare Italian gifts and foodstuffs.

"Of course you say the name Nancy Silverton or Mario Batali anywhere and the heads of the gastronomically hip turn. But when you say those names in Los Angeles, someone will likely ask if you can get them a table at Mozza, their now iconic osteria and pizzeria with Joseph Bastianich.

As much as I love to dine there, my favorite part of this fantastic enterprise actually lives around the corner at Mozza 2 Go. Sure, it's an amazing place to pick up what will likely be your best to-go order in LA, but I love it for the rare Italian finds for gifts. Soaps, Italian pastas and imported olive oils all make for the best last-minute gift while en route to a dinner party or event. There is something in here for everyone."

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Mozza 2 Go

6610 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038