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!
I thought I wrote a review of this place weeks ago. I usually write reviews right after dining so I everything is still fresh in my head.
This place is very good. The pastas and appetizers are exceptional. We had a lentil soup here and it was one of the better zuppas I have had.
To keep it short, this place reminds me a lot of the popular All Angelo restaurant on Melrose. They are comparable in almost every way except the dishes are a little different, and All Angelo has a tasting menu.
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!
Found it: http://melogranohollywood.com/
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.
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.