No dives or newbies this week for The Goldster as he files thoughts on Mid-City Italian staple, Terroni: "It may actually feel more Italian than anywhere else in Los Angeles at the moment. There are terra-cotta serving dishes, decent Italian wines...and the deftest espresso pull this side of Genova. Waiters move at their own pace...The music is annoying in precisely the way Italian radio is annoying...and where the kitchen kind of bites (canned tuna in salads; a folded pizza called ciccio, which may remind you of the lesser stands at Pugliese beach resorts), it does so with strictly Italian flair. Terroni is one of the few restaurants in Los Angeles where you actually hear Italian spoken by both customers and cooks, not all of them drawn by the foosball game positioned near the door, and it is a shame that there is no television: It would be a perfect place to fortify yourself with grappa-spiked espresso and watch the Azzurri make their World Cup run this month." [LAW]
The Elsewhere: The Find discovers Itz Kosher in the Valley, Kung Food Panda dines at Providence, Eating LA checks out raw restaurant Mooi, Kevin Eats visits WP24, Gastronomy stops by Tender Greens, and LA & OC Foodventures tries Petrossian.