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Barbianca, A New Cal-Ital Eatery Inside Hotel MdR

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Remember that restaurant at the Hotel MdR that was looking for a chef a few months ago? Last week it became Barbianca, a California-Itallian eatery that boasts everything from salads, pastas, and entrees like braised short ribs and salmon. So, think of it like a standard-issue Wolfgang Puck Bistro for the business traveler crowd. Not necessarily a bad thing, just a tad on the vanilla side for something nearby the ocean.


The breakfast does have some interesting tidbits like ricotta pancakes and a breakfast panini while the cocktail menu has some notable choices like a Paloma and Pimm's Cup. This part of town still doesn't have enough decent places to eat, so Barbianca should become a moderate hit. [EaterWire]


13480 Maxella Ave Marina del Rey, CA 90292