Authentic Italian Food in LA area

Eatalian
restaurant review

This past weekend I headed over to Gardena with some friends from out of town.  I had heard about this place from a friend before, but never had a chance to go.
I HEART ITALY! The pizza in Italy was so different from anything I'd ever had in America, so crispy and thin, you order 1 per person!
So imagine my delight when I got here and they looked so authentic!

The restaurant is very industrious looking. I think they took and old warehouse and made a restaurant out of it. They have an espresso machine and a gelato bar...

They bread they serve is nothing spectacular, but...

We first ordered a Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli in a Butter Sage sauce.
SO SIMPLE, yet so delicious.
The family we stayed with while in Italy actually made this for us.
They just boiled the pasta then tossed it in a pan that had melted butter and sage leaves.
YUMMY.
$12

They couldn't wait, so this picture is with half missing
PIZZA!
Yes, it tastes just like Italy! The size is small, so I think you could definitely eat this by yourself.
We just did family style. This one is a mushroom pizza. The dough is so thin and crispy, and the cheese and sauce and mushroom... SO scrumptious. man.. my mouth is watering thinking about it.
$9.50
Mushroom Pizza
The next one we got was called "Four..." something. I can't remember. Anyways, I thought it would have 4 toppings all together, but instead, they just put one topping on 1/4 of the pizza. It was still good. It was mushroom, artichokes, ham, & sausage
 $11
4 topping pizza
We actually got a salad with tuna, and a roasted vegetable dish.
I couldn't leave without getting gelato, so I got Pistachio & Bacio (Nutella) flavors.
MMMMM SO GOOD!
$2.95
Gelati
Tiramisu! This thing was really tall. For some reason you can't see the espresso soaked lady fingers in this picture. But they were there - on the bottom. The cream was so light and smooth, yet still rich in flavor. It had little chocolate chips in it so it was fun to eat. I loved the texture.
Delicious Tiramisu
 So between 5 girls, we got 2 pasta dishes (same thing) 2 pizzas, 1 salad, 1 veggie dish, 1 gelato, 1 wine, 2 tiramisu (yes, 2!)

I wasn't dying full because the food is actually not that heavy.
The bill came out to about $85? I'm not sure, I only glanced it at when my friend paid. SO NICE!
It might be kind of expensive for anyone who eats a LOT.
make it a light dinner and control yourself! CHEEZE! Why are you eating 2 tiramisu(s) anyways?!
;D

This was like homestyle and restaurant style together. 
I'm def gonna come back anytime I want some REAL ITALIAN food.

Comments

  1. this is not a good post to be reading at 10:30 at night...all it does is make me hungry and crave pizza

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  2. wow looks delicious, especially the ravioli!

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