This is truly the best and most authentic Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. I have been to them all. Chef David spends the extra time to make every dish to order. He learned to cook in Italy so that is the only way that he will allow the food to be prepared. The pasta in the Lasagna is fresh made. It is fabulous and unlike any lasagna that you have ever had. He tediously hand rolls the "pici" pasta for his Pici and Shrimp dish. You won't find this anywhere else. His homemade Mozzarella is the creamiest that you will ever taste. As a special on occasion he even makes fresh Burrata and serves it with Arugula and a Tomato Coulis finished with Basalmic Vinegar. His soups are excellent. We have tried Tomato Bread Soup, Lentil and Garbanzo soups. His Italian Bouillabaisse is spectacular. They charge a nominal $10.00 corkage fee. The waitress is top notch and keeps on top of everything. She is as hospitable as she is professional. One dish not to miss the the Fried Calamari. They are not the least bit oily, the squid is so tender and the coating is light as a feather. This is one of my favorite dishes so I have had it all over the country but this is by far the best. If you have a chance to get a dish with Risotto make sure to do it. It is tediously made to order and that makes all the difference. The location is in a hidden away mini-mall but don't let that discourage you. I am quite confident that this will be your next favorite place. Even if I lived far away I would still make the drive to experience food this good prepared by a highly skilled Italian Chef.
12740 Culver Blvd
Los Angeles, 90066
310 448 8000
Check out the menu at tuscanycuisine.com
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