foodie friday: mercato di vetro

Last Sunday my friend Ashely celebrated her birthday, and to toast her loveliness, we ventured to Mercato di Vetro, a new(ish) SBE property in the heart of West Hollywood.  Ashely had taken my roommate Lisa and I there once before, but it was exciting to try the restaurant in a big group and try different dishes.  The contemporary Italian eatery and market is absolutely stunning inside, and boasts one of the most interesting and well-organized menus I've ever seen.
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Chef Danny Elmaleh serves up traditional Italian dishes using only the freshest ingredients, ensuring each dish is simple and delectable.  The menu features a wide range of antipasti and small plates to share, so make sure to bring a few friends when visiting.  Obviously the restaurant's wine list is extensive and amazing, but don't rule out their specialty cocktails, either.  Grey Goose  Peartini, anyone?

Mercato di Vetro recently began featuring a family-style Sunday Supper--a three-course dining experience for $24 a person, with $5 glasses of wine, $20 bottles of wine, $4 Peroni, and $10 Peartinis.  Our group sampled a diverse antipasti plate, followed by tender braised shortribs with gnocchi alla romana, heirloom carrots, and gremolata.  In short, it was heavenly.

Not To Be Missed
Sunday Supper menu, antipasti bar, fried olives, hamachi, meatballs, sausage puttanesca

I have no doubt everything else on the well-crafted menu is amazing as well. I'm dying to head back again and try the Pomodoro pasta and prosciutto pizza with Burrata.  This is a perfect spot for a girls' dinner or a date!
Happy Friday everyone!

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