It is a best place to eat Italian food in Ventura Blvd Restaurants in California. Best Gnocchi I ever had! I drive from Thousand Oaks for my Gnocchi and the Chicken Marsala is pretty flavorsome too. I gave it 5 stars because La Finestra it is one the top eateries in Ventura Blvd.
I lately bought a Groupon online for La Finestra and decided to try this place out with the old lady while she was in the town visiting for the weekend.
This place is truly lovable. Very clean, crisp, easy and understated. We had the Insalada Rustica—which was SO fresh and crisp. One of the best salads I have had in a while. The produce was actually fresh–like NOTICEABLY amazingly fresh. Extremely clean (no dirt) and gently dressed, which I appreciate. There’s little worse than a salad swimming in dressing!
We also had the angel hair pasta with tomatoes and basil (straightforward but good) and the home-made spinach and ricotta ravioli with pink sauce which was Incredible. Awfully tasty indeed.
For dessert we shared the apple tarte (which was better than most that I have had) it consisted of a really thin chewy crust with layers of paper thin apples baked on top, accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream. And of course, I can not forget the tiramisu. OMG. Extraordinary. The marscapone and creme were so light; I swear it felt as though I was eating a cloud. Just the correct amount of sweetness–and so smooth. I had the most splendidly satisfied and happy palete when I was done. A truly stuffed feeling with a lingering sweetness—one that I’ve only experienced once before, after a wonderfully easy meal in Venice (Italy, not California) that also ended with a creamy and smooth tiramisu.
It really had the warm, homie feeling of a family multinational. All the servers and staff were warm and pleasant! It was great to feel a bit like we could stay so long as we wanted–and just enjoy our meal.
The only minor complaint I may have that keeps me from giving it five stars would be the service, towards the end of our meal was bit slow. We had to actively look for and flag down our (very friendly and awesome) server. But that was perhaps thanks to the fact that things in the eateries were reasonably busy by the end of the night. Maybe they are definitely a bit under staffed? But over all, a great experience. My mouth and my stomach (and my Mom) were all happy when we left.
If you are searching for a Ventura Blvd Restaurants then this is a great place to visit.
19647 Ventura Bl, Tarzana, CA 91356
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