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Studio City Italian Staple, Vitello's, Displays New Look

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About a year later, here's a look at the retooled Vitello's, Studio City's long-trafficked family-style Italian hub at the corner of Woodbridge Street and Tujunga Boulevard. To fete the venue's new look, menu, and cocktail program, a party is planned for June 30 at noon where staple Italian bites will be served for under $1.

Vitello's contemporary look was a collaborative effort between GM Brad Roen and the Montage Design Group’s Rod Sellard. Thanks to new sliding glass doors up front that open out to a patio, the restaurant itself feels more open, obviously there's modern furniture, that olive tree in the center of the dining room, but also an added black and white bar made from Italian-imported Carrera marble and slate. Daniel Ponsky (Ford's Filling Station) runs the show here as bar manager and mixologist.

Chef Tonino Cardia came on board last year to revamp the red sauce soaked menu, in the mix now are filet of Branzino encrusted with almonds in a Sicilian pesto; pizza vongole topped with clams, pancetta, garlic, rosemary and mozzarella; and eggplant stuffed with goat cheese and sundried tomato.
·EaterWire: Revamp at Vitello's [~ELA~]