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The Orso space on 3rd st.

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Does anyone know what restaurant or Chef is going into the old Orso space on 3rd. We loved Orso and Joe Allen before that. Hope its something good.

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Orso Restaurant
8706 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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  1. Il Covo from Sean MacPherson. Per yesterday's la.eater.com: "Il Covo opened for three days of lunch service last week and should kick off dinner by the end of the month."

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    1. re: New Trial

      I added a place link. If anyone sees working website please add it to the link.

      ADD: I just hope that the translation I saw online for the meaning of "il covo" (den of theives) is not eerily and damningly prophetic...

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      il Covo
      8706 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    2. SOOOO has anyone been yet? Someone wants to take me there tonight and I haven't seen much about this spot! :)

      1. Okay--since no one replied I will give you an update.

        I went yesterday evening. Very low key for a Friday evening, but still patronized. Interesting crowd as well (super cheesy people + old folk).

        Ordered: Octopus carpaccio (which was served with cubed potatoes and olives) ~ Delish, light, and interesting mix of flavors without being "out there". Burrata w/ cherry tomatoes and olive oil. I'm a burrata connoisseur, and it was fairly good, decent texture and temp. Again, light (which was what I was going for!). I didn't like the bread they served at all (tasted like pita). We decided to split a main, which was the Branzino w/ seasonal veggies (which happened to be their brussels sprouts). Fish was served with head and tail and was supposed to be "de-boned" but had a few stragglers in it. We paired it with their Mezzelune Al Tartufo (half moon shaped pasta with black truffle cream) and the flavor was SUPERB and went amazing with the fish (which was pretty zzzz but I didn't mind because of the pairing and it was cooked well). We ended the eve with something sweet--which was their "chocolate salami" w/ vanilla gelato. Sounds weird, but was very good and great way to end the meal.

        Service: Strange but attentive. I didn't understand why he didn't mention the specials at all until we ASKED about them. But no hiccups or negative vibes. Also, the dessert had nuts in it and he should have mentioned that when we ordered it--kind of an important component when describing a dish (what if we had a nut allergy!)

        Atmosphere: One of the best patio's I've been to in LA. Charming, decent noise level and romantic.

        All in all, decent spot to try but not like "OMGG!"

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        1. re: Deidre7

          Also, the dessert had nuts in it and he should have mentioned that when we ordered it--kind of an important component when describing a dish (what if we had a nut allergy!)
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          if you had an allergy, you would have asked...those of us whose health & safety requires adherence to dietary restrictions *never* assume, and i wouldn't ding the server for omitting that info.

          of course if you had informed them that you had a nut allergy, and they still went ahead and took your order for something that contained nuts and actually served it to you, that would be entirely different.

          i used to love that patio when it was Orso - glad to hear it's still lovely.