Braving L.A. & Louise’s Trattoria
We woke up Thursday morning when we were in Marina del Rey, and decided it was the day.
It was the day to brave L.A. traffic.
All I can say is …thank goodness for GPS machines once again.
We started out in Santa Monica where we were going to go eat lunch at a place someone recommended to us – The Father’s Office, but once we got there, we found out they weren’t open for lunch.
We noticed this place next door.
You have to know, that to waste a meal on someplace subpar when I’m out of town, really kind of upsets me. I don’t want to waste one cultural moment on something awful so I was reassured when I saw this sign in the window.
I ordered the Penne Asparagus and Mr. Wonderful ordered the Village Special Pizza. We each got a soup or salad with our meal.
I picked the house salad.
Mr. Wonderful picked the soup – the 14 Vegetable Minestrone Soup and it was wonderful!
Mr. Wonderful ordered the Village Special pizza which had pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, mozerella and sweet onions.
I ordered the Penne Asparagus, a delicious mix of penne pasta, fresh crisp asparagus, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, garlic and sun dried tomatoes all mixed up with some basil pesto.
I really enjoyed this!
I was unable to finish my pasta due to them bring out this delicious garlic bread, which I ate way too much of…darnit.
The inside of this little Trattoria is quaint and lovely. It was a great experience.
1008 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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