Strangely, it's not the robata that wows L.A.'s number-one critic at Robata Jinya.
Available through April, the Santa Monica Italian will serve foie gras, 63 degree duck egg, duck confit risotto, and three other riffs on the poultry.
A publicist confirms that partners are actively looking for locations, though the whole idea is simply being "considered." Hmm?
The founding family claims you can't get a decent cup of espresso in L.A., so they started their own roasting facility and cafe chain.
The Italian trattoria's attempt to stay alive with small plates had unfortunately not worked as planned.
Is Gjelina without all eyes on your $700 yoga pants still going to be in-demand?
Will this New York import be the next success like Scarpetta or more like the Obika of olive oil?
Closed after serving Old Town for 20 years, the pizza and pasta restaurant has a tiny new home.
Roberto Maggioni, last found at Locanda del Lago, will be executive chef at this new authentic Italian.
"I thought, I'll have a glass of Chianti, fuck it, 'cause I'm stuck at home taking care of the sick. I'm basically Nurse Ratched over here."
The patio, now called Piazza, serves inexpensive antipasti all day, unlike the restaurant that houses it.
Taking over Chez Mimi, the Italian restaurant's exec chef is a New York vet and the pastry chef used to be on Star Trek.
Could doner panini and kebab cacciatore be in our future?
The menu “will not be run-of-the-mill of every wine bar in the city,” says Luca Di Pietro.
Since there's an actual gelato university, we can only imagine this gives a glimpse into a gelato-heavy future.
Before the pop-up shuts down, the restaurant will offer a take on the Italian Christmas Eve tradition.
One lucky reader takes the prize, with dreams of some sophisticated cooking equipment.
Stuzzichini back Toscaritas at this Brentwood space inspired by the look of modern Milan.
The high-end Italian has become more accessible with a central Santa Monica location and affordable menu of pizzas.
"San Marzano" tomatoes from California: watch out.