Having eaten at a string of restaurants during the past two weeks from SM to Monterey Park and having had motley experiences with most of them such as Il Fornaio, I Cugini amongst them - I hungered for tasty food. I have now closed out my birthday dinners - which is a good record for collecting since my b'day was in July and last night my choice was Literati II. Not a full house but always a warm welcome from the parking lot attendant to the host person. Food was really excellent - artichoke with a mustardy egg dipping sauce was fought over by all three - friend and Mme ZoeZ. Caesar salad is never a strong suit here and will skip it next time. Tomato bread soup was good flavor but too bready however all the entrees were lip smacking. I had the special of slices of lamb - three huge slices done medum rare with a mint pesto dressing, eggplant and potatoes; friend had the roast chicken - huge portion but I thought the frites could have been warmer (like served in a napkin, its depressing to eat cold fries), Mme.Z had penne with lamb ragu and feta and she ate every last lipsmacking bite and vows to make it at home this week it was that good. Skipped the dessert and the pleadings of the wait person to buy a $92 bottle of wine (we all had a cocktail to start). Nice if spotty service (had to wait for our drinks) but a relaxed Sunday evening atmosphere. I like this place AND and I like the food.
corner of Bundy and Wilshire