Claudio Blotta, Adria Tennor Blotta and chef Don Dickman debut an expansive Italian spot in the heart of Atwater Village (the name All’Acqua is Italian for “Atwater”). Turning an aging Acapulco restaurant into this rustic charmer was no easy feat. The white brick, saucy red walls, cool light fixtures and wood-burning oven are all new, as is the cocktail and pizza bar. Dickman’s menu is full-on Italian with dishes like mussels with nduja in tomato sauce; charred asparagus topped with an egg fried in breadcrumbs; salads; salumi and cheeses, pizzas, handmade pastas, and more. The wine list is mostly Italian, and cocktails run the gamut from classics to seasonal farmers market specials (the Atwater market runs on Sundays next door). Judging by the first week’s crowds, the Village is very excited for an Italian restaurant in the ‘hood.
3280 Glendale Blvd.; 323-663-3280