Experts name the top Los Angeles restaurants

As you settle into one of the homes for sale in Los Angeles, you will undoubtedly need a good bite to eat after moving and unpacking. What better way to relax and get acquainted with the vibrant city of Los Angeles than to dine at one of the city's fantastic restaurants? You're fortunate enough to be living in one of the largest cities in the country, and this means your cuisine options are as rich as the soups and desserts these establishments are serving. So pick your dining pleasure and check out one of these pleasant places today.

Best food - Matsuhisa. Using its most recent survey, Zagat created the 2012 list of top rated restaurants for food in Los Angeles. At the top of the list is Matsuhisa, a sushi spot in Beverly Hills on 129 N. La Cienega Boulevard. You might be thinking that a trip to a sushi restaurant in Beverly Hills is pretty pricey, but it might not be as bad as you think. Just for reference, a spicy tuna cut roll is $7, not too much more than you would expect at any sushi joint.

Best Mexican - Monte Alban. This is the place to go if you're in the mood for some cuisine from south of the border. Monte Alban specializes in authentic Oaxacan food, a state of Mexico toward the southern tip of the country. It's located at 11927 Santa Monica Boulevard, and Travel and Leisure Magazine suggests askings for chapulínes - chile-marinated, deep-fried grasshoppers.

Best Italian - Cecconi's West Hollywood. According to LA Weekly, there are 568,000 Italians in the Los Angeles Area, making it the fifth-largest Italian-American community in the county. This means the Italian restaurant options in the city have to be pretty good. In fact, it's difficult to choose just one for the top spot. However, Cecconi's West Hollywood is certainly up there. Located on the corner of Melrose Avenue and Robertson Boulevard at 8764 Melrose, it's a great place for classic dishes like cicchetti or Italian tapas.

Best Indian - Addi's Tandoor. There's nothing like the aromatic and flavorful cuisine of South Asia. Anyone looking for traditional Indian dishes in Los Angeles should consider going to Addi's Tandoor at 800 Torrance Boulevard in Redondo Beach. It has been recommended by The Daily Breeze, Los Angeles Times and Zagat as one of the area's best. Try ordering the beef vindaloo, a fiery-hot and tangy dish.