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Casual Italian Restaurant Landing Soon on Santa Monica's Ocean Avenue

An East Coast fine dining chef comes west

The patio at the upcoming O+O
The patio at the upcoming O+O
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Santa Monica must be in need of more Italian food, because here comes O+O Sicilian Kitchen to Ocean Avenue. The casual newcomer is going to be playing the hits and plying locals with lots of wine at the base of a familiar mixed-use development just blocks from the ocean.

Back in July, healthy-eating Elovate Vegan Kitchen shuttered in Santa Monica. The Ocean Avenue address sat just around the corner from the bootleg Joan's on Third, but struggled to hit the one year mark. Now with the arrival of O+O (as in Ocean Avenue. and Olympic Drive), there’s new life at the mixed-used complex near the beach.

The plan with O+O is to work a strong menu of Italian classics, from pizza to meatballs on down. There will also be a full bar, plus a slew of wine and some craft beer as well. IDEA is behind the new look of the place, while chef/owner Georgi Yaneff will handle food. Yaneff has a background in DC working at for José Andrés, as well as DSTRKT in London.

Look for O+O to kick to life in early October, working dinner only but with a happy hour in the mix.

O+O Sicilian Kitchen
1705 Ocean Ave. #111
Santa Monica, CA