No visit to Los Angeles is complete without a trip to Eataly L.A. at Westfield Century City. This vibrant Italian marketplace features an array of cafes, counters, restaurants, and even a cooking school for people of all ages to eat, shop, and learn. From authentic pizza, pasta, and desserts to fresh seafood and wood-fired grill items, here are the top 10 best things to eat (and drink) at Eataly L.A. Buon appetito, amici!
Margherita Verace TSG Pizza from La Pizza & La Pasta: Eataly has teamed up with the experts at Rossopomodoro to bring traditional Neapolitan style pizza to L.A. At this staple restaurant, guests can watch dough-slinging pizzaioli (pizza makers) knead, shape, and bake every pizza by hand before cooking it to perfection in just 90 seconds in the patented golden wood-burning ovens. The Magherita Verace TSG is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella di bufala from Campania, extra virgin olive oil, and basil for a classic, crowd-pleasing pie.
Espresso from Lavazza: Start your day like an Italian with an espresso from Caffé Lavazza. Opened at 8 a.m. every day, Lavazza offers a wide menu of Italian espresso-based drinks, American coffee drinks, and housemade pastries for an authentic colazione all’italiana or Italian breakfast. Started in the heart of Torino, Italy and boasting over 120 years of history, Lavazza has grown to become a symbol of Italian espresso worldwide, making them the perfect fit to Eataly’s commitment to quality and authenticity.
Bombolone from Il Gelato counter: Take a trip to the sweetest counter at Eataly L.A. for an authentic Bombolone, or Italian style donut. Made fresh every day, these fluffy pillows of sweet fried dough rolled in sugar can be stuffed with ricotta, jam, and even gelato. Finish off your meal the Italian way with this decadent treat.
Spritz during Aperitivo al Bar: Every weekday from 4 p.m.- 6p.m., our Bar in La Piazza serves the Italian version of happy hour: Aperitivo. Traditionally, an Aperitivo is a carbonated, bitter, and low-alcohol beverage, such as the refreshing spritz. Our version, Spritz 6 P.M. consists of Montanaro Aperitivo 6 p.m., prosecco, and a splash of mineral water for the perfect pre-dinner cocktail, especially when paired it with small Italian bites.
Tagliatelle Al Ragu from La Pizza & La Pasta: Made fresh at our pasta counter daily, this traditional Italian dish has become a staple on the menu at La Pizza & La Pasta. The Tagliatelle Al Ragu is a silken egg pasta topped with braised briskey ragu, mutti tomatoes, parmigiano-reggiano dop, and pecorino romano dop, to create a rich, hearty lunch or dinner.
Bistecca Coulotte from Terra: Named for ‘earth’ in Italian, our rooftop restaurant Terra has a menu centered around the grill, where our chef cooks seasonal raw ingredients over burning flames. To get the full experience, try the Bistecca Coulotte, a prime angus steak cooked simply, allowing the true flavors of the meat shine. Pair with fresh, grilled vegetables like Carciofi Grigliati, whole grilled artichoke with egg yolk emulsion, or Melanzana, a whole roasted eggplant with raisins, capers, celery, pomegranate, agrodolce, and pine nuts.
Crudo Bar at Il Pesce: This fish forward kitchen from Chef Michael Ciamarusti & Donato Poto (Providence) highlights the delicious varieties of California’s seafood with a focus on wild-caught and raw options that promise to satisfy every taste. The Crudo Bar selection of oysters and crudo is no exception. Your server will know the catch of the day!
Brunch All’Italiana at Terra: Replete with a gorgeous view of the Hollywood Hills, Terra’s weekend brunch menu features late-morning classics with an Italian twist. Served Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., guests can enjoy local organic eggs, house-cured smoked salmon, wood-fired spicy wild prawns, and more. Don’t forget to say ‘buongiorno’ to our build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar. It starts with our house made pomodoro mix, then you choose your spirit, your salt, your skewer, and garnish to make the Bloody Mary of your dreams.
Funghi e Provolone from Pizza alla Pala: Ready to enjoy on the go, this Roman-style pizza is named after the wooden “pala,” or paddle, on which it is served. One slice (or two!) make for a satisfying and quick Italian lunch. The crowd favorite, Funghi e Provolone is topped with fresh mushrooms, provolone and mozzarella cheeses, Italian balsamic, and parsley.
ANY glass of vino from the Wine Shop: Did you know Eataly has over 1,500 labels in our wine shop? Ranging from red to white, from north to south, our wine shop has vino for every palette and occasion. You will also find bottles of our vino around the marketplace – pairing with dishes in our restaurants, grab-and-go paninis and pizza slices, and even gelato! You can also try-before-you-buy because we also host complimentary tastings throughout the week.