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Week in Reviews: Domenico Takes Two

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Two stars go out to 3-month old Silver Lake Italian eatery, Domenico Ristorante. It's a "neighborhood place" describes SIV, with its sidewalk terrace, small and cozy atmosphere, and current BYO policy (Domenico has yet to acquire a liquor license). As usual, SIV describes the menu as having "hits and misses," with some of those hits including the "elegant and delicious" stuffed zucchini blossoms special, the stracciatella soup which is "simple and satisfying," as well as the veggie-based pastas like the "delicious little agnolotti" with a blue potato stuffing and covered in flecks of summer truffle. SIV states that the pastas with meat sauces "tend to be on the heavy side" and she also warns to steer clear of the risotto because it "tends to be stiff and dry and enriched with too much cheese." Entree recommendations range from the quail stuffed with black rice to the braised rabbit which "makes a wonderful light summer main course" to the "earthy" lamb chops, "but avoid the veal braciola: It's like shoe leather." And in one simple sentence SIV sums it all up, it's "not Italian cooking that will rock your world, but for Silver Lake and Los Feliz, it's major." [LAT]

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