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8741 Sunset Blvd. Send to Phone
Authentic Italian fare in West Hollywood, and a sweet sidewalk patio.

Lunch Tues-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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: Italy native Christian Simionato’s cozily chic restaurant in the heart of West Hollywood has a rather romantic sidewalk patio perched right on the Sunset Strip. Brimming with warmth and energy, the animated chef may stop by your table to see how you like his light and authentic Venetian dishes. There’s creamy burrata paired with prosciutto, and a fine crispy octopus for starters. Don’t miss the risotto, made with aged Acquerello rice, while a good pasta choice is the al dente linguine with clams and bottarga. Another winner is spaghetti “cacio e pepe” --- a deceptively simple “cheese and pepper” pasta rich with flavor and texture. Fish is well-prepared, with halibut’s pure, clear notes offset by Calabrian roast eggplant, and a mixed seafood that combines a tender arctic char with shellfish and a fresh tomato broth. Petite lamb chops contrast nicely with the slightly bitter bite of sautéed dandelions. Tiramisu offers a smooth finish, but don’t miss Simionato spooning out the Gorgonzola --- and ask for the crust, the tastiest part. Italian wines feature some good values and nice surprises.
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