New Cucina Bene on Sepulveda in Sherman Oaks
I stuck my head into the space that used to be the short-lived Greek restaurant next to Simon's Cafe, Fukyo Sushi and the Indian place today. Spoke to the owner who says that they're shooting for an opening in two weeks. He proudly showed off his pizza oven and said that he'll have THE BEST thin-crust pizza around. The space has been totally remodeled and seems quite attractive. He didn't have a menu yet but they'll have Italian food besides pizza. He's a very personable guy and when I introduced myself he asked for a business card and said he'd invite us to the opening party. It would be really nice to have great pizza close by. I'll report back after trying the pizza.