There’s new life at the quietly closed former home of Little Next Door on West Third Street. The once-busy French bistro had been paring back its hours earlier this year, owing to a slowdown in sales, before quietly giving up the ghost a few months back; now there’s pizza coming to the block.
The new restaurant to land at 8142 W. 3rd Street is to be called Oste, per an ABC listing that is now active on the property. Owners Jocelyn Bulow and Alessandro Iacobelli both hail from San Francisco, with Bulow known for a variety of places over the years including the casual Chez Maman.
Reached by phone, Iacobelli and Bulow tell Eater that Oste will feature an Italian menu with a central focus on pinsa, a Roman-style flatbread that’s not often seen in Los Angeles. Pinsa usually focuses on a slightly fermented dough (often using several wheat types) served in sections from an oblong whole, and has been picking up steam in cities like San Francisco, New York, and London. There’s a similar sourdough pizza option here locally at Grá, which only just opened near Echo Park as well.
Beyond pinsa, Oste will also serve a variety of staple Roman dishes, including vegetables like artichokes and pastas like amatriciana. Bulow and Iacobelli say that the restaurant will operate daily for both lunch and dinner, with beer and wine, starting in the new year.
Oste. 8142 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles.