Villetta Expanding With New Pizzeria Project

Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

We’ve heard loose talk that Santa Monica’s Villetta, itself a bit of a newbie around here, is already planning a follow-up restaurant in the former home of Stefan’s on Montana. A rep for the restaurant confirms that a separate project dedicated to pizza, is indeed in development for this space. The new shop will be more casual than Villetta, and will go under a working name that’s a diminutive of Villetta. We speak Spanish, not Italian, so for now, let’s just call it “Ville-tita!” 1518 Montana Ave. Santa Monica.