We can’t stop you if you wish to sample and be seen at every uber-trendy Italian dining spot in the city. In fact, we encourage you to experiment and enjoy. Because in the end, when you have had your fill of fusion and fake Italian, meager portions, and wimpy flavors, you will find yourself at Della Terra, where your table is always waiting.
Situated on a busy corner of Beverly Blvd. In West Hollywood, the floor-to-roof brick walls, expansive ceiling-high bar, and flaming pizza oven transport you to a charming trattoria. A private dining room is pure rustic Tuscany with its textured walls, candelabras, and amber sconces.
Step outside onto the spacious patio, however, you emerge into the city that never sleeps with murals of the New York skyline, Sinatra, and the Rat Pack. Owner Michael Simhai, a native New Yorker, wanted to bring his guests as close to his beloved native city as he could. That sense of place goes beyond the ambiance to the attentive and personal service Simhai delivers to every guest, many of whom are loyal customers for decades and visit several times per week.
There is nothing tepid about New York, and Della Terra is anything but timid with taste, Don’t mistake bold for overpowering, though. Everything is seasoned and served to perfection. If you like octopus, the Polipo e Patate is a must for your appetizer, as is the Carpaccio di Manzo.
Pasta is serious stuff here, and Della Terra does it with aplomb. Though there is an abundance of outstanding traditional and regional options, we beg to try the Ravioli Tartufi–made with Porcini mushrooms with black truffles in a Reggiano butter sauce. Yeah, it’s that good. We can say the same for their wood-fired pizzas. We opted for the sauce-free Melanzana with eggplant, broccolini, garlic, and pesto and it was a winner. We didn’t miss the sauce one bit.
They make desserts in-house and may vary daily. Ask Michael or your server for recommendations. Things get creative for weekend brunch, as well. Nutella crepes smoked short ribs benedict and smoked salmon pizza are a few of the popular choices to accompany a bottomless Bellini or Aperol Spritz.
Della Terra has proudly served the Fairfax district of Los Angeles since 2009 with authentic and organic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner, an exciting brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday. regular culinary events including the popular Monday Pasta Night. Visit www.dellaterrarestaurnt.com.