UGO Culver City - going downhill
I just moved to CC this year and discovered this place. Finally, a good, cheap Italian place in LA, plus I am now walking distance from it. And the wine bar next door is great, too! But lately, the quality of the food is really lacking. The sauces are bland. The pizzas are undercooked. Maybe they are over-reaching with the new place they opened next door? I haven't tried that because my neighbors gave it a bad review. Please, Ugo, get back on track!
We are enjoying the newly opened Brunello Trattoria, quite a bit east of Ugo, but still part of Culver City. Very friendly staff and after three visits, we've been quite pleased with all that we've had,
6001 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
I find Ugo fine for what it is, but not much above just "good" IMO. I have had some great bar drinks from the Italian Bar next door, and great gelato. Their wine bar is doing really well, too, and it's fun.
But better food can indeed be found at Novecento and Giovanni's, and much better still at Cucina Paradiso. Atmosphere at Ugo is nice and clean - but none of the spots is the complete package for me. I still think CC is looking for the perfect Italian spot which matches food quality with the right room. Maybe Angelini Osteria CC?? I can hope. It's LA, for Pete's sake - there HAS to be another Italian coming soon!