Location: 15306 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. (424) 581-4000
Date: October 21, 2018
Rating: Good for the palisades
The Village development isn’t the only thing opening recent in Pacific Palisades, we have a new Italian — in a town that is over-swamped (percentage wise) with (mediocre) Italian offerings.
It’s located in the old Tivioli space right across from the village.
Has a large outside patio.
The menu has lots of tasty sounding options.
Interior has been nicely redone.
They have grisini — although not the best brand ever.
Insalatina. Mixed greens, arugula, hearts of palm, cherry tomatoes, avocado, toasted almonds, balsamic.
Special pumpkin ravioli in a butter sage sauce. Classic.
Boscaiola. Rigatoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, peas, tomatoes, cream. An unusual slightly red Boscaiola.
Overall, while the menu looked good, this was a slightly disappointing meal. Mostly because the service was abysmal. We had a reservation, but had to wait 30-40 minutes. Then were ignored and spent an easy extra 40 minutes more at the table than we really needed to. Even at the end I had to go inside and force the bill out of them — in response to which they were defensive.
Food itself was ok. Good for the Palisades — where food quality is horrible on average — but not that great by city-wide standards.