Anyone tried La Pergola on Ventura? Is it worth visiting? I drive by it all the time and I heard that the chef grows most of the vegetables that they serve...
It is not worth visiting. Yes, Tino does grow the veggies nearby, but everything goes downhill from there, especially his personality.
In truth, Italian is so similar throughout Sherman Oaks, yet not one place stands out as being anything beyond however you might describe La Pergola.
The best bet to me is Pomodoro in the La Reina center, whose pretensions are zero, yet whose food is above most every place you could name or walk to from there.