Helmed by chef and co-owner Jackson Kalb, who’s worked at prestigious kitchens like Chicago’s Alinea and New York’s Union Square Cafe, Jame Enoteca is the South Bay’s “It” Italian destination. The restaurant has expanded its space in the corner of an El Segundo strip mall, where it serves up Italian comfort food as its finest—like Warm Ciabatta you can dip into olive oil or spread with umami butter and fall-off-the-bone Crispy Braised Pork Shank glistening with lambrusco-mustard glaze. And don’t even get us started on Jame’s claim to fame: the hand-rolled pastas, which include the sensational Scarpinocc, stuffed with braised beef cheeks and bathed in brown butter, and Mandilli, a pile of glossy, handkerchief-size noodles coated in a vibrant almond-pine nut pesto. The restaurant also opened John Thomas Bar—a full liquor bar within their space that serves craft cocktails named after prominent LA chefs (Kalb’s personal favorite is the Nancy Silverton, an olive oil martini).
How to book: Reservations are available online.