Via Alloro


The Drago family of restaurateurs strikes again: This time it’s brothers Tanino and Giacomino cooking up finespun Italian in Beverly Hills. The dining room, enclosed in glass, with lights twisting like tree branches overhead, seems elegant save for the half dozen or so TVs dotting the walls (one shows a live feed from the kitchen). But the glow of the soccer match is dimmed by that of the food. We fell for the grilled octopus salad with perfect little cubes of potato and green bean, the langoustines spritzed with lemon and olive oil, the handmade burrata ravioli with tomato and basil sauce, and the branzino cooked en papillote with olives and capers. A gooey pistachio tart is a lovely way to end any day, as is a glass of wine on the patio—the megalist is kindly grouped by price. » 301 N. Canon Dr. 310-275-2900 or L-D daily. Full bar. Italian

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