Friday, September 09, 2005


Just a stone's throw away from Spaceland, Michelangelo's (1637 Silverlake Blvd.) is a great, neighborhood Italian. This is the perfect place to go when you decide last minute that you want to go out for a meal, but don't want to make a big deal out of it. You just want to go out, sit in a nice room, have a plate of pasta and not worry too much about spending money or entertaining friends.

The decor is a little on the cheesy side, but who cares, the food is great and the vibe is unpretentious considering you're dining in the heart of hipsterville. The pasta dishes are great and the pizzas are thin and tasty. But, the starters are the real surprise: the homemade burrata bruschetta is fantastic as is the marinated, grilled mushrooms which taste like biting into a juicy steak.

So, the next time you have to go and endure a night of ear blistering indie-rawk at Spaceland, go early and fill up on some casual Italian food before.


At 4:01 PM, Anonymous imelda said...

Yo DK, your blog is awesome! i just moved back to eagle after living in west la for about 5-6 years. i grew up here but never really ate at any of the restaurants. i'm slowly discovering what a true gem eagle rock, and your blog is a great guide. keep it up! btw i did hear that the owners of michelangelo's will be opening a new italian place on colorado in eagle rock. i'm looking forward to your review.

At 4:28 PM, Blogger DK said...

Thanks! i had heard about michelangelo's coming to Eagle Rock, too. There is also a sushi restaurant called Mia Sushi opening up on Eagle Rock Blvd. as well as another Vietnamese, too. hooray.

At 7:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any news on Michaelangelo's in Eagle Rock? I heard this too but haven't seen any sign of it. How about Larkin's which is supposed to be opening up next to Cindy's on Colorado?

At 10:31 AM, Blogger tom said...

Michaelangelo's has a sign up two doors down from the Coffee Table, but I haven't seen any activity other than that. Lemongrass also has a sign there -- in between the Coffee Table and the Michaelangelo's sign -- which would make a little restaurant row for ER.

Occasionally I do see people going in and out of the future Lemongrass site, but as I said, I haven't seen any activity at Michaelangelo's. Maybe it's been put on hold.

At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michelangelo has moved to 2742 Rowena Avenue. The old Flor morena spot, but you won't even recognize it! They have a revamped menu w/ lots of new items. Very nice decor and art. Handsome owners and waiters!


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