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Feb 22, 2007 01:15 PM

Authentic Cafe Space

Does anyone know what is going to go into the old Authentic Cafe location?

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  1. It's called Terroni, supposedly a branch of a place in Toronto.

    1. Really? A Canadian chain restaurant? In this neighborhood? Really?

      I just keep imagining the equivalent of, like, a Jollibee but with hockey, moose, and beer.

      1. Well, that would be amusing! But if indeed it is the same place from Toronto, their menu is mostly thin crust pizza with some pastas, paninis and salads. There's a few funny things on it though -- it says they won't offer Diet Coke, which might work in Canada but I suspect, not so much in L.A., and it says they offer "complimentary wine" -- obviously a typo, but if the wine was really free, I'm sure they'd be very popular!

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        1. re: Chowpatty

          I think that the "complimentary" wine means that it compliments the food....

          1. re: babette s

            ...and should thus read "complEmentary"

        2. Where did you hear that Terroni was taking the spot?

          1. Hungry,

            Terroni is taking the spot. It's posted on the restaurant itself, but I also happen to know that executives were from Toronto last week to evaluate the space and do some other business in LA. They also have an LA investor involved so they can begin operations here. Terroni is widely praised in Toronto, and they are planning on investing a pretty good chunk of change, so I don't think it'll be just a run of the mill pizza joint.

            I'm excited b/c I can walk there too :)

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            1. re: peanut112

              Good info. Thanks.

              But so much for my fantasy of a Canadian-themed restaurant....

              1. re: hungrygirl106

                Ah, but you can always go to the Canadian Cafe for that!


                Poutine, anyone?

                1. re: ElsieDee

                  I was there for the first time a month ago for lunch and loved it. Am looking for an excuse to take my car back to the dealer in Monrovia so I can bag lunch there again.