Greater Los Angeles’s pizza moment continues with the surprise weekend opening of Roberta’s at the Platform project in Culver City. The Brooklyn expats started serving quietly on Friday night, offering limited hours to those in the know, without limiting their popular East Coast menu.
Now comes word from ownership that Roberta’s will open in an official capacity tomorrow night, keeping lunch through dinner hours daily moving forward. The spacious Studio Jesse James-designed corner plot sits just around the way from both Hayden and the buzzy Boba Guys, with a wide, angled patio and lots of tall windows to let in the sunlight.
As for the menu, this West Coast Roberta’s carries much the same menu as the original, with a lean on blistered pizzas as well as wood-fired vegetables, pasta, and cured meat. There’s room for lots of funky wines as well, and a full bar for cocktails to boot.
The jump to open in Culver City comes at an interesting time for Roberta’s, the Platform project, and Los Angeles as a whole. The city has been inundated of late with new pizza options like LBK in Studio City and Ronan on Melrose, while Platform seeks a new anchor tenant ever since the loss of The Cannibal earlier this year. Roberta’s has been doing pop-ups on property since last year, but up until now has largely been mum on their larger plans in Los Angeles. Now they’re all in, with chef/owner Carlo Mirarchi tells Eater that hours for Roberta’s will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. to start, with brunch to come in the very near future.
Roberta’s. 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA.