Century City Italian food emporium Eataly is growing its footprint, debuting the long-awaited rooftop restaurant Terra at the end of the month.
Terra is the final piece of the giant Eataly puzzle that took years to fully come together in Los Angeles. Not that the project was slow; At 67,000 square feet, with multiple floors and service counters, it’s easy to see why the team behind Eataly took their time — to say nothing of the overall construction at the Westfield Century City during that same timespan. Michael Cimarusti of Providence has his casual downstairs seafood restaurant Il Pesce Cucina going strong, while Jason Neroni’s Rose team has been running the L’Orto dello Chef quick service counter nearby.
So now comes Terra, with views of the city and the massive shopping complex below. The restaurant is situated on the fifth floor of the property and offers a view of all the live fire cooking going down at the wood-burning grill. This is more of an Italian chophouse spot for red meat and roasted greens, with a gin-heavy bar up top as well. There is no menu currently up on the Eataly LA site, but expect one soon.
It’s also worth noting that Mario Batali, a minority investor in Eataly across America, is no longer involved in the day-to-day operations of the place, nor are his products represented on the shelves. Back in December, Batali admitted to several allegations of sexual misconduct, and has taken a continued leave of absence from all of his properties.