Antonio Pellini, a native of Ventoso, a small village of about 800 people in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, migrated to California about five years ago and, with a group of friends from the same area, opened the LA Times-approved Eatalian Café in Gardena.
Continuing on to a more central section of the city, Pellini is almost ready to give Culver City two new back-to-back Italian-based eateries, EnjoEat Espresso and EnjoEat Classico, both situated across from the Culver Hotel.
EnjoEat Espresso will function as a bakery, cafe, and gelato shop, plating baked goods and all sorts of Italian lunch fare like panini, tramezzini (crustless Venetian tea sandwiches), piadina and gnocco farcito. Patrons will have the option to buy breads, cakes, tarts, but also Italian cheeses, cold cuts, and fresh mozzarella (made at Eatalian) to-go.
EnjoEat Classico will also offer order-at-the-counter lunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during the evening service will transition to that of a slightly more formal Italian restaurant.
EnjoEat Espresso hours will run daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and EnjoEat Classico hours will run daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
· Antonio Pellini Advancing to Culver City with Enjoeat [~ELA~]