Peter Facinelli Shares His Haute Guide To Los Angeles


Peter Facinelli knows Los Angeles like the back of his hand: he has, after all, been living and acting in the City of Angels since 1995. Most recently, the star—who turns 44 on Nov. 26 despite looking decades younger—starred in The Wilde Wedding, a film loosely based on filmmaker Damian Harris’ mother’s fourth wedding, playing the son of Jonn Malkovich and Glenn Close, the “wild” child of the Wilde family. Facinelli has also completed production on Michael Caton-Jones’ thriller Asher, starring opposite of Famke Janssen, Ron Perlman and Richard Dreyfuss. Past credits include, most recognizably, the Twilight series films, and Can’t Hardly Wait.

Not only does he act, but in 2010, Facinelli started a production company, A7sle Films. A7sle Films’ first feature, Loosies, was a fast-paced dramatic comedy that Facinelli wrote and starred in about a successful pickpocket in the New York City subways, among other films. Adding to his writing repertoire, Peter co-authored a YA novel with New York Times best-selling author Barry Lyga. After the Red Rain, which was distributed by Little Brown Company and released on August 4, 2015. He has several scripts that he has written in development currently, and has just signed on to Executive Produce a series for CRACKLE, based on an original idea he pitched to them.Beyond that, Facinelli is also quite philanthropic, recently hosting a dinner for the Orthopedic Institute for Children (OIC) benefit in Los Angeles.

Here, this jack-of-all-trades shares his haute secrets to Los Angeles.


Where were you born: New York

How long in LA:  22 years.

Neighborhoods: West Hollywood, Studio City, Toluca Lake

Occupation: Actor

Favorite Restaurant: Katsuya Hollywood

Best Sushi: Katsuya

Best Italian: Prosecco’s in Toluca Lake 

Best dessert: McConnell’s Ice Cream

Best place for a romantic date: Pace

Best Sunday brunch: Beachwood Cafe

Best place for a power business meeting: Olive and Thyme

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Mondrian Los Angeles

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Mohawk General Store in Silverlake        

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches:  Rodeo Drive

Best Spa: Four Seasons

Favorite Charity Event: The Orthopedic Institute for Children

Favorite Cultural Event: Friday Night Car shows at Bob’s Big Boy 

Favorite Cultural Institution: The Broad

Best Steakhouse: BOA 

Best Pizza: Pizzeria Mozza

Best Lunch: Sweet Salt

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Rise Movement

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Uber

Best Museum/Exhibit: LACMA

Describe your city in three words:  Sunny, Cool, Laissez-Faire

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Jim Morrison Cave

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: Hiking Fryman Canyon

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: The Hollywood Sign ;)


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