The first Osteria La Buca outpost, located down Melrose from Paramount Studios, has been a neighborhood favorite for over a decade, which has allowed the restaurant to grow and improve its design. Owners Stephen Sakulsky and John Moezzi made a big score when they hired chef Cameron Slaugh, who previously worked at Manhattan culinary temple Eleven Madison Park. Slaugh takes an inspired approach at Osteria La Buca (which now has a location in the Valley too), with house-made pastas, pizzas, and salads starring seasonal ingredients and some precisely prepared proteins like fish and a top-flight pork chop.
How to book: Make reservations for the Larchmont location online. Walk-in dining only on the Sherman Oaks pop-up patio. Shop Buca Grocers online or call the Larchmont location at 323-462-1900 for pickup and delivery. Call 818-456-1216to order pickup and delivery from the Sherman Oaks location.