Vinolio – Los Angeles, CA
This newcomer to the Hollywood restaurant scene has been written up for it’s late night grub (it’s open until 4am), but I’m here to tell you it has more to offer you than just post-party pizza.
Wedged between Beauty Bar and some other hot spot, Vinolio is not what you would expect to find hiding on Cahuenga. Walking in, you feel like you’ve been transported to a historic European cafe. I say “European” because although the fare is Italian, the owner is French, and the bar references one of my favorite Notting Hill pubs. If the inside is crowded, you can find a quiet refuge on their delightful terrace in the back.
Whatever the interior suggests to you, there is no doubt the food is classic Italian. A affordable menu of rustic favorites is topped off with several delicious specials and a notable wine list. And for those of you who are health conscious, like yours truly, they have a flour-less (aka pasta-less) roasted veggie lasagna appetizer that is to die for.
I wouldn’t say this is a “must” for LA visitors, but definitely a no-brainer over In ‘n Out or Mel’s for your late night snack. For dinner, locals who love Magnolia and The Bowery down the street will enjoy finding a new affordable feast at Vinolio.
Vinolio – 1634 North Cahuenga Los Angeles, CA 323-856-0888