The Back Patio. Sit in this section or just go home.

DineLA Week is a tricky SOB.

You think you’re getting a deal.

You get excited, make several reservations to snooty places and then end up spending the same, if not more, money than if it was any other week.

In a word, you’re dumb.

I added it up, in some cases (such as with Il Covo) you get about $10 off. You’re basically getting a free dessert. Which I do appreciate, not trying to sound like a cheapskate here.

However, if you’re broke ass is shelling out loot you don’t have for a $10 savings and then ends up ordering an extra drink, it doesn’t really make much sense, now does it?

All that being said, I LOVE Il Covo.

Super cute (romantic even), very friendly, great food. All the usual traits of a solid restaurant.

All THAT being said, DineLA has successfully raped my wallet and partially filled my belly. Welcome to the LA food scene.

Burrata alla Caprese with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Octopus Carpaccio with Celery, Radish, Olives

Porchetta and Mustard Crostini

Tagliatelle Bolognese with Braised Beef and Parmigiano

Jidori Brick Chicken with Broccoli Rabe and Polenta

Meyer Lemon Cannoli with Maraschino Cherries

Nutella Crostata with Salt and Vanilla Gelato