The very visible space on the corner of Burton Way and San Vicente has a new restaurant called Emilia. Open since July 22, it’s a glamorous reworking of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s former The Larder at Burton Way in Beverly Hills.
Emilia is a partnership between Amici Brentwood owner Tancredi Deluca and Rick Caruso’s namesake company, Caruso. The partners took over the shuttered The Larder in April, building cozy patios on both sides of the corner space, and turning it into an all-day, art deco bistro surrounded by floor to ceiling windows. Except the food is Northern Italian.
The menu covers classic Italian staples with seasonal changes on the way. Early hours include coffees, pastries, French toast, and frittatas. Diners can find also favorites from Amici Brentwood, house made pastas, and LA crowd-pleasers like the ever-popular cacio e pepe. And the wine list sources from small-scale wine producers mostly from Italy and California.
Amy Kim of AK Design Network designed the space, which makes use of the ample outdoor seating. This isn’t the first time Caruso and Deluca partnered to introduce a restaurant in a prominent retail spot, and opened Deluca’s Italian Deli at Americana at Brand in 2010. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch, and dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Emilia. 8500 Burton Way, Los Angeles, CA