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First Look: Crudo Bar & Ristorante

According to Jonathan Gold, Antonio Alessi can certainly set a scene at his new Crudo on Sunset Boulevard, too bad the restaurant's namesake dish is oddly missing: "It’s like a Mediterranean vacation without the dreadful exchange rate. The cooking is about as good as it is at Italian places that don’t really care about the cooking, which is to say you’ll do okay with simple fare, like grilled South African prawns the size of bananas or fettuccine with pancetta and chickpeas, and you probably know enough to stay away from anything called seafood carbonara...aside from the odd appetizer of seared raw tuna or salmon carpaccio with yogurt, you won’t taste much of the exquisitely seasoned raw fish you may be hoping to find." Bonus info: We just found out Crudo finally opened for dinner (daily 11:30am-10:30pm). [LAW]