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What do you like at Farfalla in Los Feliz?

I've heard and read good things about Farfalla Trattoria for a long while, but never got around to trying it until a few weeks ago. Loved it!

I had the spinach ravioli with tomato sauce, BF had the wild mushroom risotto, a special. Both were perfect, and we very much appreciated the mellow, adult atmosphere and competent service. "Adult" -- not to say you couldn't bring kids here -- just that it's not a scene like, say, Malo or other nearby mood-not-food spots.

We're delighted to know about this neighborhood gem less than a mile from home. We're going back on Friday. The menu is large and there is much to try. What do you like?

And does anyone like the nearby wine bar, Vinoteca Farfalla?

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Malo
4326 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Vinoteca Farfalla
1968 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Farfalla Trattoria
1978 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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  1. Love their shrimp pasta with a light tomato sauce and their tiramisu. A lot of people swear by their gnocchi. I'm not a gnocchi eater so I wouldn't know.

    1. Everything's good but I love the salmon farfalle. I don't consider the gnocchi particularly special.

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      1. re: Chandavkl

        salmon farfalle is amazing, so is the truffle mushroom pasta- i don't recall the name. pumpkin ravioli is great too!

      2. The last time I was there I got the branzino, which I think was a special. But the time before that......OHHHHHHHH......I had the ricotta and spinach ravioli with the sage and marscopone sauce....And let me say, it's rare that I finish everything that I order (because I load up on bread, apps and booze), but I could've LICKED my plate clean. Such a great dish...

        1. Their Eggplant Parm. is to die for. I love EP and it's usually the dish I order when eating Italian and I always come back to Farfalla's. YUM!!!

          1. I LOVE their Penne Alla Arrabiata!!! Spicy, garlicky, and goes great with their house chianti.

            I can also vouch for the Farfella Al Salmone Affumicato Piselli, which is "bowtie pasta with .smoked salmon and peas in a light vodka pink sauce". It's wonderful.

            I personally thought their pesto, which is creamy and includes shallots (?), was very odd and two strong in flavor. Good, simple, traditional pesto is so hard to come by.