Hello dineLA @ Il Fornaio!

I always love when dineLA comes around because it’s a great chance to try out some of the best restaurants around town. This year I decided to go try an old favorite place that I haven’t tried in years. Il Foranaio.

At Il Fornaio, they start the meal with some complimentary bread: Ciabatta, Pane Olive (Olive Bread) and Pane Noci (Whole Wheat Walnut Bread) which you can dip in olive oil. After that is the antipasti and I chose the bruschetta al pomodoro. The complimentary bread and bruschetta were carbs at it’s finest. They were all very flavorful.

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For the secondi, I chose the Conchiglie al Pollo with shell pasta, chicken breast, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, pecorino cheese, roasted garlic and trebbiano wine. The soft shell pasta, the tender chicken brest and the flavorful sun-dried tomatoes, cheese and garlic toppings made for a great second entry!

The last course or the dolci was dessert! I chose Zabaione alla Gritti. It is zabaione with fresh berries, bellini sorbet, fresh whipped cream and topped with a cherry. I loved the presentation of this dish, with the bellini at the bottom, the whipped cream and berries on top and the addition of the Italian biscuit.

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For more smiles, please see my recent yelp review on Il Fornaio.

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