One of our days of adventure on our Los Angeles honeymoon in November 2008 brought us to Terroni, a southern Italian restaurant on Beverly Boulevard. We hadn’t planned on eating there, it just sort of happened as we were in the mood to eat something delicious after spending much of the morning at the La Brea Tar Pits.
We drove around the La Brea area, looking for a place that seemed like we’d want to stop in…we had a few ideas, but we were looking for both atmosphere and yummm…Terroni seemed like a good place with its tasteful awning and outside seating.
We went in thinking there might be a wait, but there wasn’t for a table for two…we started things off with a Bellini, made in an unusual way – with pear juice instead of peach puree (they were out and the bartender suggested this alternative…) It was refreshing and the color matched the day.
My sweetie opted for a simple Coke, since he was likely the one to drive us back to Irvine. The soda came in an old-time Coke bottle, which added to the fun of the day.
Knowing that my sweetie doesn’t like to adventure that deeply into food, we opted for something we knew we would both enjoy – pizzas. The pizzas at Terroni are meant for one person, but two can easily share. (We had leftovers which HHB and her hubby snacked on later that night.)
We ordered the Margherita Pizza and the Affitisciuta Pizza. Both were quite nice.
The Margherita Pizza is pretty basic – tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella, sauce. It was our safe option but a good option.
The Affitisciuta Pizza came with tomato, mozzarella, smoked scarmoza cheese, and homemade spicy Italian sausage. It was quite nice.
The overall atmosphere of Terroni was fun, and albeit a little hipster, the food was acceptable. The sauce on the pizza was a little boring for our taste, but there was nothing wrong with it. Perhaps with the flavorful sausage, too much flavor in the sauce would overpower it.
We would definitely try it again. You should stop by if you are ever in the neighborhood and let us know what you think.
Some More Info about Terroni, should you wish to visit:
- Located at 7605 Beverly Boulevard at Curson Avenue
- Indoor and outdoor seating available
- Metered parking on the street or valet
- 11-10 on Sun-Thurs/11-11 on Fri-Sat
- Restaurant doesn’t take reservations
- In-house grocer available