Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Osteria La Buca

I've lived in Hollywood for almost two years and have driven by Osteria La Buca countless of times. The restaurant is housed in a gorgeous loftlike space with red bricks and wood accents, and it has a "pasta room" where the chefs make fresh pasta daily. I finally had a chance to try it a couple weeks ago, and I can't wait to go back again! It's definitely a neighborhood gem.

I am officially obsessed with the Brussels sprouts with egg, grana padano, and white anchovy vinaigrette. It is so freaking amazing, with the crispy Brussels sprout leaves and perfectly runny egg.

Smooth and delicious house-made chicken liver pate, whipped lardo, pickles, and mostardo

Agnolotti with crispy pork belly

I was surprised to find out that the spaghetti cacio pepe was house-made, too. It's pretty rare to find fresh spaghetti. It's a simple but satisfying dish.

Pizza with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, thyme, and carmelized onions was chewy and savory and umami.

5210 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 462-1900

1 comment:

SinoSoul said...

Been intrigued by the appearance of Chef Neroni at La Buca. The previous iteration was so piss poor during the original chef/momma vs. owners spat that we stopped going for about 2 years.

Good to know it's awesome again.