By LILY TINOCO | Reporter
Palisades Village has placed signs boasting Angelini Ristorante & Bar will open this winter on Swarthmore Avenue, marking the latest tenant to join the development.
Chef and owner of Angelini Osteria on Beverly Boulevard Gino Angelini recently teamed up with local restaurateur Tancredi DeLuca of Amici Brentwood to launch the new project.
“The Palisades is an area that we have been looking at for some time,” Angelini said to the Palisadian-Post. “Tancredi and I are longtime friends, and have been wanting to collaborate on a restaurant project for years. The chance to bring our authentic Italian cuisine to the westside of Los Angeles in the idyllic Palisades Village is very appealing to us.
“Being from Rimini on the Adriatic coast of Italy, I’m excited to be close to the water. I am looking forward to making this a success and the possibility of additional locations to come.”
Angelini brought his culinary talent to Los Angeles in 1995, after leaving a region of northern Italy where he developed his love of food. He opened his own restaurant, Angelini Osteria, in 2001.
“Angelini Osteria has become known as simply everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, winning over the city with unassuming and authentic dishes in a warm, intimate setting,” according to his website.
Guests can expect the same at Angelini Ristorante & Bar—an upscale, yet approachable, dining experience with warmth and hospitality, according to a representative from the Angelini Restaurant Group.
Patrons will soon be able to enjoy Angelini’s signature dishes, including the lasagne verde, a spinach lasagna with ragù, béchamel and black truffles, and tagliolini al limone, a pasta dish with lemon, cream, parmigiano-reggiano and basil. The menu will also feature vegan and vegetarian dishes.
“[Angelini] is consistently praised by patrons and critics as ‘the best Italian chef in Los Angeles,’” according to his website.
Angelini Ristorante & Bar will open in the corner space situated between Bonjour Fête and what originally opened with the development as Rachel Zoe’s residency and is now Frame—across Swarthmore Avenue from Bay Theatre by Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas and Hank’s.
The space, which has been vacant since Palisades Village first opened in 2018, had signs up starting February 2020 that had Ombra Ristorante & Bar slated to open that summer. At the time, the restaurant was going to be a concept from DeLuca, who also operates Deluca’s Italian Deli and Trattoria Amici at Americana on Brand. He also operates Ombra, a walk-in-only wine bar and craft cocktail spot that offers lunch, dinner and small bites menus.
“We are thrilled to be welcoming Angelini to Palisades Village,” Sunil Watumull, Caruso’s executive vice president of operations, said to the Post. “Chef Gino is a maestro, with a true passion for providing an authentic and delicious experience for his guests. Together with our longtime friend and restaurateur Tancredi DeLuca, we know they will be the perfect addition to our family of restaurants and retailers, bringing an elevated and inviting offering to our community. We can’t wait for their doors to open.”
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