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Downtown LA’s Gigantic Tartine Project Is Tantalizingly Close to Opening

A game changing new destination, with incredible pizza, breads, and even an Italian dinner spot

The Manufactory
Tartine at the ROW
Farley Elliott
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.

It’s almost Tartine time in Downtown Los Angeles. The long-awaited ROW project dubbed The Manufactory is still on pace for a late summer/early fall arrival (at least in part), with construction going full force between now and then. The primary deck oven for the bakery is now officially installed, and Eater has learned a lot about exactly what’s to come when The Manufactory does debut.

First up is Tartine|Bianco, a joint all-day cafe from Phoenix’s Chris Bianco and Tartine co-owners Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt. The cafe should act as the anchor to the whole building, and will likely carry Bianco’s signature pizzas.

Much like the Manufactory in San Francisco, this location will also have a 7,000 square foot standalone market area that does coffee — Tartine is already locally roasting beans almost ready to start roasting beans for its wholesale accounts and other cafes in Los Angeles — as well as ice cream. The market will also hold the Tartine bakery space, where customers will be able to buy full loaves for takeaway.

The front of the Tartine building at the ROW
Farley Elliott

The last piece of the sprawling ground-floor puzzle will be Alameda Supper Club, the dinner-only restaurant. ASC will focus on Italian-ish trattoria vibes, meaning lots of fresh vegetables, pastas, dry-aged meat, and more. The restaurant should have room for around 150 diners nightly.

Reps for Tartine are still pegging late summer for an opening at The Manufactory, but are quick to note that different aspects of the project may come online at different times. There’s also room at the far end of the Tartine building’s ground floor that is yet to come online, but has several rumored tenants in place. Meanwhile Paramount Coffee Project, Hayato, Smorgasburg, Cafe Dulce, and Rappahannock Oyster are all online, with Pikunico, Go Get Em Tiger, and more slated to open sometime down the line.

The Manufactory. 777 Alameda St., Los Angeles.