L.A.’s cultural center is arguably Bunker Hill where MOCA, The Music Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall as well as the Broad art museum line-up. Also here, on the ground floor of the luxury apartment building The Emerson, Vespaio complements these cultural offerings with its designer interiors, expansive patio and day-to-night menus. Chef Agostino Sciandri (AGO West Hollywood) knows how to please the crowd: homemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas and roasted meats are among the Northern Italian specialties.
The sleek design sets the restaurant apart as well; marble, antique brass, tiled walls and metallic finishes define the interiors. Drop in for the daily happy hour or pre-theater dining; the menu is ambitious, offering organic ingredients when possible and olive oils and pastas imported from Italy.
An appertivo, pre-theatre dining, happy hour cocktails.
The expansive patio
Fried calamari; chicken paillard; branzino filet
Wide selection of Italian wines and appertivos