The Perfect, Sexy Outfit For L.A.'s Best Date Spot

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If Alice fell down the rabbit hole in Italy, she'd probably land in Il Covo's mystic West 3rd Street patio. Mad hatters Sean MacPherson and Jared Meisler of Swingers, Roger Room, and Bar Lubitsch fame, had big shoes to fill when glamifying the old Orso environs, but the new, ethereal space exceeds all expectations. The candlelit courtyard is a study in mood lighting—the bohemian lanterns floating among the trees and the cozy fireplace are sure to turn up the date-night heat.
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But Il Covo isn't just a one-trick pony. GM Eric Rosenfeld (look out for his hot Beatles haircut) is so on his toes, he'll have your glass full before you even know it needs replenishing. Charm aside, the food's pretty sexy, too. Nothing says glamour like a lush mush, and the Mezzelune Ravioli is oozing with truffles that will melt in your mouth. We also highly recommend the Black Cod alla Livornese, and, if your belt isn't already bulging, you'll inhale the Nutella Crostata with Pistachio Cream and Vanilla Gelato. Our recommendation for the final act? A nice Absinthe to finish off your experience—they offer five different types. Wonderland, indeed. And, with a seductive ambience like this, you’ve obviously got to get your steam on. We’ve styled you in a flirty little red number that has imagination (and leaves a little for his, too).
Il Covo, 8700 West Third Street (At South Hamel Road); 310-858-0020.
Clockwise From Top Left: Balenciaga Motorcycle Jacket, $2,865, available at Barneys; Maslo Jewelry Yucca Earrings, $76, available at Need Supply Co; Nasty Gal Kassia Bustier Dress, $88, available at Nasty Gal. NARS Cosmetics Lipstick, $24, available at Bloomingdale’s; Rachel Comey Mars Combo in Nude/Black, $301.99, available at Need Supply Co.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Via Barneys, Need Supply Co., Nasty Gal, Bloomingdale's, and Need Supply Co.

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