Natasha Leggero
Deemed one of the few female comediennes and known for her feminine sense of humor, Natasha Leggero came into the limelight as one of the judges on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Alongside other comedienne, Chelsea Handler, Leggero lays out her witty commentary on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” as a show regular. She has also dabbled with other endeavors such as Comedy Central’s “Ugly American,” where she lends her voice to the animated show, and Leggero is currently working on a stand up special for the television station. Aside from her funny girl antics, Leggero portrays her philanthropic efforts through work with non-profit organizations such as the Malaria No More Campaign in order to create awareness of the disease. Not only is Natasha Leggero beautiful and funny, but she also has a keen eye for all things great in Los Angeles, located in our Haute Secrets section.
Where were you born ?
Rockford, Ill.
How long in Los angeles:
Eight years
Silver Lake
Favorite Restaurant:
Cliff’s Edge Restaurant
Best Sushi:
Matsuhisa International
Best Ethnic Food:
Tantra in Silver Lake has amazing Indian!
Best Italian:
Little Dom’s
Best place for late night dining:
NYC! LA restaurants always close early because all the waiters have auditions the next morning.
Best dessert:
Mango with sticky rice at Bulan Thai Vegetarian Kitchen
Best place for a romantic date:
Café Stella. Get the Duck confit!
Best Sunday brunch:
Paradise Cove Beach Café Restaurant in Malibu
Hautest Club/Lounge:
Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel
Best place for a power business meeting:
Pacific Dining Car Restaurant
All-around favorite spot in Los angeles:
Point Dume State Preserve and the view from the Griffith Observatory.
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena is nice. Really anywhere that’s not my couch!
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Somewhere that sells Dear Creatures, my favorite new brand!
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Do girls buy jewelry for themselves?
Best Spa:
Two Bunch Palms at the Palm Springs Hotel in Palm Springs, spend the night!
Favorite Charity Event:
Malaria No More. Specifically when they send me to Africa.
Favorite Cultural Event:
Comedy is Dead at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and The Disney Concert Hall
Best Aspect of Los angeles:
The company! This is where the most talented people are.
Best Steakhouse:
I don’t eat steak. I’m a lady!
Best Pizza:
Casa Bianca Pizza Pie in Eagle Rock
Best Lunch:
The array of food trucks on Wilshire between Fairfax and La Brea. Some favorites: India Jones, Nom Nom Truck and the Kogi Truck.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
I like the Griffith Park Vermont Canyon Tennis Courts.
Best Massage:
Nuch Massage. Amazing $40 Thai massage across from Jumbo’s Clown Room. Ask for Linda.
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
I take the LAX Fly Away Bus to the airport. $7/25 min from Union Station. Take it to your private jet and you won’t feel so guilty!
Best Museum/Exhibit:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The strip mall where the legendary Garden of Allah used to be on Sunset. In the 1920s it was the Hollywood Algonquin. Now it’s a Nails 4 Less and a Bank of America. It hopefully serves as a reminder to not turn The Chateau Marmont Hotel into a Koo Koo Roo.
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