I was somewhat critical of our last meal at Villetta, but I have to “eat my words.” Executive chef Dylan Hallas has found his culinary voice and I have to say this was an excellent meal.

Wine from their list

Pizza with burrata, artichokes, cherry tomatoes, olives and basil pesto – Villetta makes one of the best pizzas in LA and this was terrific.

BREAKING NEWS – Villetta is soon to open Via Villetta at 15th and Montana in Santa Monica – you will be able to take out their wonderful pizza or just enjoy it there. Stay tuned for details!

Via Villetta almost ready to open!

Back to our meal.

Seared tuna from Fiji, Venetian salad with blood oranges, olives and shallots, avocado mousse – a wonderful combination of flavors with perfectly seared tuna.

Polenta with a poached egg, Fontina cheese, black truffles shaved tableside by Chef Hallas – extravagant yes but delicious

Pan roasted wild black cod “alla Livornese” with crushed tomato, clams, taggiasche olives from Liguria, capers and white wine – the fish was executed perfectly, the clams fresh and the entire dish was light and bursting with flavor.

All in all – a lovely meal with superb service.


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