After opening the hip taquería Petty Cash, Walter Manzke steps behind the stove at République, his French-inspired flagship in the former Campanile.
Orsa & Winston
At his latest downtown restaurant, Bäco Mercat and Bar Amá’s Josef Centeno goes upmarket with a Japanese-Italian prix fixe menu.
The Factory Kitchen
The trattoria in the increasingly buzzy arts district is headed by chef Angelo Auriana, whose pedigree includes 18 years in the kitchen at Valentino.
Scopa Italian Roots
Antonia Lofaso, formerly of Studio City’s Black Market Liquor Bar (and a Top Chef finalist), comes to Venice to cook straightforward rustic Italian fare.
Located in the old Angeli Caffé space on Melrose, the Spanish concept comes from Umami impresario Adam Fleischman and chef Perfecto Rocher (Lazy Ox Canteen).