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Paparazzi

6101 W. Century Blvd. (Airport Blvd.) Send to Phone
310-642-4820 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Not your usual airport hotel restaurant, with elegant Italian cuisine by chef Orazio Parisi.
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Paparazzi Restaurant Review

: Paparazzi is a well-lit restaurant where guests can actually see the décor, read the menu, and don’t have to use their imagination to discern the food --- unlike many places where it can be unpleasant. The room is spacious, with red-leather chairs, black booths and white tablecloths, and a welcome absence of noise. Chef Orazio Parisi was born and raised in Sicily, and even though the venue is part of a large hotel chain, he is free to source the products he desires for his menu, therefore ensuring quality and freshness. Start with the classic burrata cheese and tomato salad, enhanced with frisée, watercress and saba (syrup made from grape must). The eggplant Parmigiana is a homey recipe from his grandmother. Parisi has completely revisited tuna tartare with a blood orange vinaigrette and the addition of an artichoke purée, haricots verts and celery. Pizzas are fun but the lasagna stuffed with slow-braised boneless short ribs, ricotta, organic spinach and Parmesan in a béchamel sauce is a must. We also like the cioppino, another house specialty. Branzino filet is elegantly presented on a bed of fingerling potatoes, olives and organic cherry tomatoes. Also organic is the veal used for the osso buco, accompanied by a Milanese risotto. Finish with the lemon gelato made with limoncello or the lavender crème brûlée. The wine list is composed with mostly California labels.

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