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Jan 3, 2008 07:19 AM

New Italian in Hollywood? Help!

I may be crazy, or I possibly dreamed it, but I seem to recall someone writing up a new Italian restaurant in Hollywood. I think it was near where the new W is going up, and it looked pretty sophisticated. I have a hazy recollection of going to a website that featured Italian fields on it and a promise of pasta with rabbit.

Anyone know what I am talking about? Please help me wake up!

Thanks much.

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  1. There is a new place mentioned in todays LA Times and on Chowhound last week, starts with an M, but I cannot find it right now...had rabbit and/or wild boar.
    I also reccomend:
    8868 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
    Traditional Italian fare rules at this rustic country-style kitchen situated amid the chaos of the Sunset Strip.

    1. Found it:

      Chef Alberto Lazzarino, previously of Piccolo Ristorante in Venice Beach, has partnered with sommelier Giuseppe Cossu to open Melograno in the former home of Brasserie Les Voyous, naming their Hollywood restaurant after the Italian word for the pomegranate. Expect dishes like pappardelle with saffron, baby lobster tail, wild arugula, braised fennel and cherry tomatoes; wild black sea bass baked with mushrooms and vermouth; and for dessert, pumpkin flan with caramel sauce. Open Tues.-Thurs. from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. and Fri.-Sun. from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Melograno, 6541 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 323-465-6650.

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      1. re: Ciao Bob are my hero! Thanks for playing our game.

        1. re: scurvy

          It's the best game in town - but I don't know (yet) if that goes as well for the rabbit at Melograno :D

          • Taglierini al brasato di lepre e melograno •
          homemade fresh angel hair pasta served with
          Barolo wine braised Hare and pomegranate reduction sauce.

          1. re: Ciao Bob

            Yup, that braised hare got my attention too when someone last brought up Melograno.

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          1. you also might have heard about little dom's, the new place opening soon by the dominick's crew. they'll be doing b-l-d plus a takeout deli adjacent. be on the lookout!

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              1. re: wutzizname

                little dom's is going to be on hillhurst, just south of los feliz blvd. i am blanking on the name of the vaguely french place that formerly occupied the space.

                i was not confusing that with melgrano, though i am eager to check it out. i drive by every day and it looks like it is getting close!

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