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Beverly Hills Classic Porta Via Expands to Tony New Pacific Palisades Project

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Another upscale option for a quickly changing neighborhood

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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.

The Pacific Palisades is well on its way to becoming a prime culinary destination all its own, thanks entirely to the Caruso team behind The Grove and The Americana. The next big name slated for the sunny neighborhood? None other than Beverly Hills’ own classic Porta Via.

For reference, Porta Via is an upscale casual all-day bistro set right on Canon Drive. The classic white tablecloth restaurant has been playing to the wealthy Beverly Hills crowds for nearly 25 years, from omelettes in the morning to pastas for lunch and drinks and salad, salmon, or a pork chop for dinner.

Now owner Peter Garland is turning his attention to the Palisades as part of Caruso’s remodel of three full acres of land in the neighborhood’s loose “downtown” area. The plan is to keep up the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus while offering staples from Beverly Hills as well as new items. The room will carry a similarly refined vibe, and there will be an attached patio as well. As for timing, an opening is expected around late September.

Porta Via’s announcement today is one of many slated to come down the pike in the coming months, as the Pacific Palisades redesign starts to formally fall into place. A few other names have already been announced, like chef/restaurateur Renee Erickson out of Seattle and Malibu’s own SunLife Organics.