Status: Opens Today
LA takes another crack at pizza today with the 5PM debut of Olio Pizzeria, a first time restaurant venture for chef and owner Bradford Kent. Today's evening opening obviously means only dinner will be served, so tomorrow marks the restaurant's first full day of service with limited breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. After 22 years of recipe development, Kent is confident about his food, every dish will be cooked in Olio's 800°F wood-burning oven, the centerpiece of the eatery. That includes pancakes, pastries, pizzas....everything, all oven baked. If you're planning on coming in today, a couple important items to note. Olio does not have a liquor license (hopefully down the line this will come into play), and the small cafe affords only four indoor tables and four outdoor tables, but with weather like this, nobody is going to want to sit outside. Hopefully, those seasonal pizzas made from three different versions of pizza dough make up for any shortcomings. Yelper #1 is a fan.
Additional Reading: EaterWire, 8/11; Fall Tracking, 8/12; Eater Inside, 9/30