Tag Archive: italian

Beverly Hills: Scarpetta at the Montage

After drinks at Ten Pound Bar, we headed to dinner at Scarpetta. I started with the Modena cocktail (Don Julio reposado, Carpano Antica vermouth, balsamic, strawberries, cucumber). It was refreshing and savory at… Continue reading

Westwood: Skylight Gardens

Skylight Gardens in Westwood opened a few months ago in February. I checked it out recently before checking out the new Made in LA exhibit at the Hammer Museum. I started out with… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Italian Meets Japanese at Yojisan Sushi

Giacomino Drago recently opened Yojisan Sushi in Beverly Hills. Named for his business partner and chef, Yoji Tajima, the restaurant serves inventive Japanese with Italian touches. I asked Chef Giacomino about the concept… Continue reading

West Hollywood: New Cocktails at Cecconi’s

I was invited to check out the new cocktails at Cecconi’s recently. Chris Ojeda, the Creative Bar Director for Soho House and Cecconi’s has come up with a list of classics with a… Continue reading

DTLA: Il Mare Now Open

Downtown has a new Italian restaurant. Il Mare quietly opened in South Park earlier this year much to the relief of pasta-starved crowd in the surrounding area. I had noticed it was being… Continue reading

Mid City: Negroni and Pasta at Terroni

Terroni has always been on my list and I finally had a chance to check it out a couple of weeks ago. They don’t take reservations so we had a drink at the… Continue reading

DTLA: New Winter 2012 Cocktails at Drago Centro

Drago Centro launched their new Winter cocktails just after the holidays just when I was embracing the Fall cocktails. The cocktail list is the genius of Bar Manager Jaymee Mandeville. Former Drago Centro… Continue reading

Highland Park: Maximiliano

  Before the holidays, I tagged along to a dinner at Maximiliano. I had already eaten a first dinner at Starry Kitchen. I am really glad I didn’t finish my bowl of pho… Continue reading

West LA: Back at Sotto

  A couple of weeks ago, the Dapper Diner was in town and we went back and forth on where to go for dinner. We decided on Sotto where I talked up the… Continue reading

Studio City: Slow Mondays at Ombra

Ombra opened in September this year in Studio City. Chef Michael Young has cooked at many of LA’s great Italian restaurants including Il Grano, Valentino, Drago, Piccolo and most recently Domenico. Ombra comes… Continue reading