How much deliciousness can one building handle? 9575 West Pico Boulevard houses both Picca and Sotto! This may currently be one of the tastiest locations in Los Angeles!
Sotto is Picca's Italian neighbor downstairs. 9575 West Pico Boulevard is a multicultural building! I visited with my pals, weatherjen and Totally Lawesome. We are multicultural, too! Ha! It was so wonderful to get together one last time before TL headed back to the East Coast.
Sotto is extremely dark, but I managed to find one small sliver of light for my photos.
I asked for a bespoke cocktail that featured Fever Tree ginger beer. Yes, I know you're supposed to pick your alcohol, and let the mixologist work with that. What can I say? I love Fever Tree ginger beer!
Grilled pork meatballs -- lemon leaves, snap peas, pecorino, bitter greens ($10).
Campagnola -- sunchokes, fennel, mozzarella, marjoram, house-cured lardo ($16).
Lardo! It's all about the lardo! Lardo is cured fatback. I'm bringing fatty back. Yeah!
Toasted grain capunti -- ragu bianco, chanterelles, rapini greens ($15).
Wheaty and substantial. This was no flimsy pasta. It had heft.
Beef brisket alla Genovese -- onions, ozette potatoes, parsley ($23).
Sheep’s milk yogurt panna cotta, thyme, honey, almond amaretti ($7).
Bittersweet chocolate crostata, hazelnuts, salted rosemary caramel ($8).
Sotto satisfies both adventurous and unadventurous eaters. Rest assured your whole table will leave full and content.