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Zagat Ranks Milo & Olive Among Best New Eateries

The Santa Monica "hot spot" makes a Zagat list of L.A.'s top five new restaurants.

"Near perfect" wood-fired gourmet pizzas and "fabulous" breads and sweets have earned Santa Monica restaurant gurus Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan's Milo & Olive a place on Zagat's list of the five best new restaurants in Los Angeles.

The casual neighborhood hangout is one of L.A.'s hot spots, the restaurant reviewers said, noting there are long waits and cramped communal tables.

"Fans 'only wish is that it were twice the size'–luckily it’s 'great for takeout,'" Zagat wrote.

Tweeted one such fan on Tuesday: Zagat '13 Released: So happy to see M&O at the top!! http://t.co/VpOpuSIq via @EaterLA

At 2723 Wilshire Blvd., Milo & Olive is Loeb and Nathan's newest Santa Monica establishment. When they opened it late last year, the couple was already operating Huckleberry, Rustic Canyon and Sweet Rose Creamery.

Milo & Olive came in at No. 4; Baco Mercat at No. 3; Bouchon Bakery at No. 2; and Ink. at No. 1. In the No. 5 spot was 800 Degrees in Westwood.

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mimi October 27, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Everything is delicious. The kitchen tends to have a heavy hand with the olive oil, which may or may not please everyone's palate.

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