so after hearing that casa bianca required a 2 hour wait for a table for 6 tonight, my party and i decided to hit fatty's & co just across the street on colorado. (note: i still want desperately to try casa bianca but will make a reservation next time! but the food looked great as we passed some tables on the way to their restrooms.)
anyways, fatty's worked out perfectly. the restaurant has wonderful ambiance highlighted with the classic interior brick and exposed beams look. there are oil lamps on every table with strings of white lights adorning the interior. it has a graciousness about it. we were also pleased with the prices which all seemed very reasonable.
on to the food . . . . . . .
i had a tasty roasted vegetable salad ($9) accented with olive oil and balsamic drizzles. the carmelized flavors went very well together although the carrots were a little underdone for my tastes. overall, i would order this salad again and recommend it to others.
my husband had the sloppy joe ($9-10) which was essentially a ground meat chili on top of bread (bruschetta style) with a green salad on the side. it was okay, not remarkable. although we were told by the waitress that this was one of the dishes people returned for.
my parents shared the chef's pizza (14" for $14) and a cheese fondue plate for two ($20 in total). the pizza was very good - thin crust with tomato sauce, cheese, artichoke, olives and i can't remember what else.
i think the winner was the cheese fondue. it was a blend of 3 artisanal cheeses (why would you use artisanal cheeses for fondue? i'm not clear on that!) with light herbs. it was accompanied by a mixed vegetable platter and bread slices. the vegetables were very good and came either steamed (broccoli, cauliflower) or roasted (potatoes, haricot verts). we all managed to dig in and enjoy the fondue and fortunately, it came properly served so that the cheese stayed hot and dipp-able.
we ended with one slice of carrot cake to share among the table. just the sweet taste was nice although the carrot cake was a bit heavy in my opinion.
fatty's is a place i would return to if i needed to meet someone in that area or happened to be in the area around meal time. however, i'm not sure i'd drive some distance with it as my sole destination.
fatty's & co
1627 colorado blvd
los angeles (eagle rock)