While perusing the LA Times, I came upon a review for a new Italian place in Gardena's industrial section. The review made me skeptical, but thought I would take a look.
Located just east of the 110 Frwy just off Redondo Beach Blvd, it's in an industrial warehouse building. The inside is spacious and very clean with lots of windows which enable you to watch them make mozarella cheese, gelatos, bread and pastries. Next to those rooms is a bar behind which they make their Neapolitan pizzas and various pasta dishes.
I tried their gelato sandwich, which was really a sandwich. Hazelnut gelato inside a roll, not a cookie. Delicious.
The staff the was very friendly; I was offered a variety of breads with olive oil while waiting for my pizza to go. I ordered the "Rock" which has spicy salami, blue cheese, spinach and bacon.
The pizzas are thin but not as crispy as I would like. not quite up to par with Antica, and the ingredients are a bit sparse. Still it was good.
As they are a brand new place, I will come back and try it again, maybe to try the pastas along with the pizza, and desserts.
If you in the area, Eatalian Cafe is definitely worth a look. They open for dinner Thursday, June 10th.
The pizza may not be Antica, the gelato may not be Bulgarini, but it's a one stop restaurant serving all the best things Italian.
Looking forward to what others have to say.
15500 S. Broadway St.
Gardena, CA 90248