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Your Guide to Celebrity Sightings in Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades' Top Celebrity Hotspots

Secret Celebrity Hangouts:
Unveiling Pacific Palisades' Hidden Gems


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Updated on Jun 19 2024 7:17am

Visit Pacific Palisades California
Visit Pacific Palisades California
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Pacific Palisades some of the best dining experiences on the Westside from seafood to Italian cuisine

Tucked away in the serene expanse of Pacific Palisades lies a treasure trove of hidden gems frequented by discerning celebrities seeking both relaxation and a taste of the extraordinary. From the culinary delights of iconic establishments such as Gladstones and Vittorio's Ristorante & Pizzeria to the tranquil haven of the Pacific Palisades Recreation Center, where the likes of Adam Sandler and Harrison Ford engage in leisurely activities with their families, this neighborhood exudes an understated allure. As the sun sets over the hills, Erewhon emerges as the quintessential hotspot for celebrity sightings, offering not just organic delights but also a glimpse into the everyday lives of Hollywood's elite, from the Kardashians to Hailey and Justin Bieber. In Pacific Palisades, the line between the ordinary and the extraordinary blurs, revealing a world where culinary delights and leisurely pursuits intertwine seamlessly amidst the backdrop of stardom.

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RESTAURANTS

Vittorio's Ristorante & Pizzeria

Vittorio's Ristorante & Pizzeria is another family-owned and operated restaurant that has been a staple of Pacific Palisades since 1984. Owned by Mercedes Pellegrini, Vittorio's specializes in Southern Italian cuisine, catering to generations of families and Hollywood stars. Nestled in the hills of Pacific Palisades, Vittorio's offers a warm and friendly atmosphere, making everyone feel like part of the family. Their fresh seafood and succulent veal and chicken dishes allow you to taste the old country, bringing you a true Italian experience that you are sure to remember.


Vittorio's Ristorante & Pizzeria, 16646 Marquez Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Casa Nostra Ristorante

Casa Nostra Ristorante is a cozy and relaxed Italian restaurant located in the hills of Pacific Palisades. Casa Nostra Ristorante is passionate about bringing the tastes of Italy to your table, using high-quality, imported Italian products, and the freshest locally grown produce. This restaurant offers classic Italian cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner or a family gathering, Casa Nostra Ristorante is the perfect spot.


Casa Nostra Ristorante, 1515 Palisades Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

GROCERY STORES

Erewhon

Erewhon holds an esteemed status as the quintessential Los Angeles hotspot for celebrity sightings, with its multiple locations across the city. From Silverlake to Studio City, Pacific Palisades to Venice, this upscale grocer is the go-to destination for the "see and be seen" crowd. Renowned for its celebrity-endorsed smoothie collaborations—like Sofia Richie Grainge's recent addition—the store epitomizes LA's health-conscious culture. Erewhon's allure extends beyond its organic offerings; it has become a backdrop for reality television, notably appearing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Regular patrons include A-listers like Eva Longoria, Hailey and Justin Bieber, and of course, the Kardashians themselves, often sporting a relaxed, everyday aesthetic amidst the aisles.


Erewhon, 15285 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Gelson's

Gelson's Market in Pacific Palisades serves as a magnet for celebrity sightings, attracting stars from the Santa Monica/Malibu area to its gourmet offerings. While part of a small chain of markets in upscale locales like Marina Del Rey and the Century City Shopping Center, it's the Pacific Palisades branch that steals the spotlight with its star-studded clientele. Situated about a mile inland from the beach, on Sunset Boulevard between Santa Monica and Malibu, this market has welcomed Hollywood luminaries like Sally Field, Billy Crystal, and Cindy Crawford, who are frequently spotted browsing its aisles. Over the years, icons such as Jane Fonda, Glenn Close, and comedy legends Jayne Meadows & Steve Allen have also graced its premises, adding to the market's allure as a prime destination for celebrity encounters. Even Beach Boy Brian Wilson and comedians Martin Short and Chevy Chase have been seen here, solidifying Gelson's Market in Pacific Palisades as a must-visit spot for those hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars during their grocery runs.


Gelson's, 15424 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

RECREATION

Pacific Palisades Recreation Center

Nestled close to the beach and mountains in Los Angeles, the Pacific Palisades Recreation Center offers a perfect blend of exercise, relaxation, and a connection with nature. This hidden gem attracts celebrities residing in their beachfront homes who frequently visit the Recreation Center to enjoy its amenities. With various play areas including playgrounds for kids, baseball fields, and basketball and tennis courts, the center becomes a hotspot for celebrities to spend quality family time. Notable personalities like Adam Sandler, Taylor Hawkins, Harrison Ford, and Sugar Ray Leonard are often spotted at this picturesque location, engaging in leisurely activities with their children and adding a touch of stardom to the serene surroundings.


Pacific Palisades Recreation Center, 851 Alma Real Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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