We’re honored to be one of Zagat’s top new 15 in LA. You can see the entire online article here.
Why It’s Hot: Bruce Kalman, the pickle king behind Bruce’s Prime Pickle Co. and the former chef at places like The Churchill and The Misfit, brings seasonal everything to this Old Town bistro, plus handmade pastas, head-to-tail butchering and charcuterie. Think Northern Italian cuisine with a decidedly California edge. There’s paper on the tables and foods that arrive on big slabs of wood for a rustic touch.
Must-Order: Pork meatballs; cauliflower with capers, raisins, candied garlic and thyme; asparagus and artichoke salad with duck egg; spelt cavatelli; porchetta; spot prawns with treviso and Cara Cara oranges.
Insider Tip: There’s now a lunch menu with sandwiches (roasted peppers and burrata, porchetta, olive oil-poached tuna with pickled fennel), a few salads and sides.
37 E. Union St., Pasadena; 626-795-5841