Firenze Osteria: Fabio Viviani and Jacopo Falleni
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I recently dined at Firenze Osteria with a couple friends for my birthday. Our dinner started with the house tapenade and focaccia. It was delicious, made with olives and sun dried tomatoes. Careful not to fill up on the tapenade before dinner. I ordered the cheese plate for my starter, which included Humboldt Fog, Gorgonzola, Fresh Mozzarella, and Condiments (candied walnuts and olives). My entree: Baked Truffle Parmesan Polenta, Sauteed Wild Arugula, and Gorgonzola Fondue. My dessert: Strawberry Shortcake. My meal was the trifecta of being flavorful, satisfying, and light. Our waitress and bus boy were attentive and friendly. Parking in the city can be difficult, so as always give yourself time before your reservation to find a space. Or utilize the valet service. (Side note: I know some Italian and Firenze refers to Florence, Italy and an osteria refers to a place that serves wine and food.)
“A stone's throw from Universal Studios, Firenze Osteria is setting the standard for Italian cuisine in Los Angeles. Fabio Viviani, Fan Favorite of Top Chef Season 5, brings 500 year old recipes from Florence to Los Angeles. Firenze Osteria's high quality and commitment to excellence makes every dining experience memorable. Our delicious menu includes, homemade pastas, dry aged meats, imported cheeses, an extensive wine list and unique martinis by Award Winning Mixologist, Jacopo Falleni. A night at Firenze Osteria will take you to Italy without needing a passport.”
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