429 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014-3000
February 15, 20094.0
Finally made it to Colori Kitchen.
Service: friendly and also annoying.
I had the pasta (that squared off spaghetti, can’t remember the name) with pancetta in a cream sauce. It was so incredibly good. We saw the cioppino come out to the next table and that looked so good too. Next time.
The menu is pretty basic, and actually not too many dishes appealed to me, but only because their descriptions didn’t sound very exciting, but I’m wondering if the execution is really good so that each dish is actually wonderful. Their prices are very reasonable, so I’ll make more opportunities to try out other dishes, especially that cioppino.
We shared the house made canoli for dessert. I’m no canoli expert, but I have had my share of mediocre ones. These were very good. The shell may have been a tad overcooked. Anyway there were three of them.
When they brought it over, they felt they had to adamantly give us directions in how to eat them: use your hands. No, really? Gee, maybe I’ve never eaten a canoli before in life? WTH. For the third canoli, I decided to cut it in half so we could share. As soon as I put knife to canoli, they ran over and were shocked shocked, and completely disappointed that we didn’t follow their strict instruction. WTF. Are the new downtowners food stupid? Has the restaurant come across so many food newbies that they feel a need to tell us how to eat? Most of the service was like that, friendly but with an air of, you’ve never had this kind of food before, it’s called Italian.
Smell: we were the first ones in when they opened. We were hit with the scent of cleaning fluid mixed with urine. Once the kitchen got going it was ok, and ok through dinner. But at the end of dinner, I could smell that smell again.
Four stars because the food was so good.
November 28, 2012
Authentic Italian in a casual and quaint atmosphere. BYOB or have the on-call delivery service bring you a bottle of wine. Dont miss their extra creamy take on Tiramisu for dessert!
September 5, 2012
My favorite Italian restaurant in DTLA. If you never tried Cappellini Puttanesca please try it. You can ad chicken to it. Also, if you hate cheese cake please try one, you won't be regret!
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