Braving L.A. & Louise’s Trattoria

May 5, 2012Katie

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.

Louise’s Trattoria
1008 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 394-8888



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