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Oliverio

9400 W. Olympic Blvd. (Beverly Dr.) Send to Phone
310-407-7791 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The best place to savor Mirko Paderno’s modern Italian cuisine is poolside rather than inside.
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Oliverio Restaurant Review

: You might have to circle around a few times before you find the discreet entrance of the Avalon Hotel, on the southwest corner of Olympic and Canon. Marilyn Monroe’s former home, back when it was an apartment building, was taken over by Viceroy Hotel Group in 2000 and given a mid-century Italian twist by interior designer Kelly Wearstler. But when going to Oliverio, you don’t want to dine inside, but rather poolside, where you can choose tables or booths that can become very private. Chef Mirko Paderno, who hails from Milan and spent his childhood in the kitchen watching his mother cook, has composed a modernized Italian menu around his pleasant, home-cooking style. Dishes are not sophisticated, but are all very true to the flavors of the ingredients. Try beef meatballs with braised cabbage or a cauliflower soufflé with Parmesan fondue. Don’t skip the pizzetta that can be topped simply by tomato, basil and burrata, or smoked mozzarella, sausage and mushrooms. Of course, Paderno offers a nice selection of pasta and risotto. A ten-ounce Prime rib-eye is always on the menu, but the weekly specials offer the most flavorful large plates. Options include risotto graced with a fried egg, lamb osso buco with polenta, and whole branzino. For the end, ask for a cheese plate, or go directly to Nutella panna cotta with chocolate crostini or lemon polenta pudding cake. The affordable wine list draws mainly from Italy and California, but be sure to ask the bartender about signature cocktails.

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