Downtown sizable L.A.'s new Italian wants to be known for chef Ori Menashe's house-cured salumi, wood-roasted Neapolitan, and hand-made pasta.
Marzipan fruits from an order of silent nuns, natural wine from Mt. Etna, and 25 cooks in the kitchen marked the occasion.
With handmade pastas using ancient techniques, a porchetta spit, and wood-burning stove, who really needs a Rao's?
The location veers away from the city's tourist epicenter, but should appeal to L.A.'s more label-conscious elite.
At least the raw clams and zeppoles were better than Adam Carolla's jabber.
Jason Neroni's inventive pastas and salumi might just be the best thing about the block's sudden conversion from sleepy surf town street to the "next Abbot Kinney."
The West Hollywood audience will appreciate a kale and vegetable soup, and salads in both small and entree proportions.
The Italians are sticking to their code of omerta on what we can only guess is a neighboring sandwich concept.
Two new deals at West Hollywood Europeans take their names from the days of the week.
The owners of Al Mare are pushing a new proposal to combine dining and coastal views.
Vic Casanova's tiny new restaurant is a stand-out among the recent flood of Italians.
Chef Gianfranco Minuz will cook four dishes with bison as part of his "Morso del Bestia" series.
Sascha Lyon's focus is on straight-forward servings of authentic Italian, plus one signature bacon burger.
Celestino Drago's more casual offshoot is now serving on The Sunset Strip.
The Italian now offers dessert and a nightcap in one single scoop.
The outside patio has a swimming pool feel, while the inside takes its odes to Venice culture tastefully.
Noting that Alain Giruad is one of the few L.A. chefs capable of commanding a giant kitchen, J. Gold feels "it's hard not to expect more."
Probably not in a neighborhood selling live octopus and sea cucumber skeet.
The chef's appointment marks promising news for anyone who misses Drago's eponymous flagship.
Menus fall under the expertise of Delphine chef and Balthazar veteran Sascha Lyon.