I might've blogged about this place before and I am not going until later tonight, but I am so excited about it I want to remind you right now:
Speranza is this PRECIOUS restaurant on Hyperion (and I mean precious; they give you blankets to cover yourself if it's chilly in the twinkly-lit garden where the tables are) that has one chef serving WONDERFUL homemade pastas among other dishes. You can also bring your own wine and there is no corkeage fee, although when I was there I had an awesome Malbec that we ordered off the menu (I think Daniel of Mongolian BBQ fame picked it, so thanks Daniel). Mmmmmmm. In advance.