Why It’s Hot: Silver Lakers are flocking to chef Zach Pollack’s (Sotto) first solo effort. Situated near L&E Oyster Bar and LAMILL, the rustic Italian fare and accessible wine list is a nice addition to the neighborhood. Different regions of Italy as well as the tastes of LA inspire Pollack’s menu, so you’ll find small and large plates, seasonal salads and handmade pastas. Larger plates, like the hearty bone-in pork shank, are great for a group.
Must-Order: The chopped salad with chickpea purée; tortellini that are like soup dumplings with prosciutto cream sauce; squid-ink radiatori with shellfish and summer vegetables; the budino.
Insider Tip: The diminutive dining room gets full fast, and reservations are already tough to come by. Slip in on the earlier or later side and you can probably get a seat at the bar, which is reserved for walk-ins. Take a more in-depth look at some of the food here.
1710 Silver Lake Blvd.; 323-928-2888