Larchmont Village is seriously on the up and up, what with a French Laundry alum now helming the kitchen of The Larchmont and frequent additions of dining options being added to the strip of neighborhood eateries. It looks like Vernetti, the new concept taking over the 20-year old Girasole space is well on its way to opening sometime next month, with a solid selection of Italian-American dishes.
The restaurant will be open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and family-style Sunday suppers. Chef Vernetti will churn out house-made pastas and large-format meats that seem to be all the rage. Early menu highlights include baked ricotta with chestnut honey and grilled figs, Florentine gnocchi in sage brown butter, and a 40 oz, 30-day dry aged Marconda's Meats porterhouse.
Although the restaurant was set to reopen in January, locals should expect to indulge in raviolis and cannolis sometime in March.
225 N. Larchmont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA