Restaurant: Scopa Italian Roots
Location: 2905 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292. (310) 821-1100
Date: March 24, 2018
Rating: New style rustic Italian
Scopa (and it’s long winded colon name) is near Washington and Venice, right down the street from one of my favorite Indian places.
Rigatoni, vodka sauce, chili flake, basil, fresh ricotta.
Lasagne. Italian sausage, meat sauce, parmesan locatelli. The new rustic style loves the curly parm. This lasagna was solid. I would have liked a more intense sausage flavor but it was good.
We didn’t have a chance to order that much, but what I did have here was solid. Well executed on straightforward modern rustic. Not “more interesting” like Sotto, but more a crowd pleaser version of such. The format is fairly Millennial friendly — a bit loud. They have a big bar and cocktails (which I rarely bother with).