Hot girls on bikes: La Buca begins delivery (what would Mamma say?)
Mamma Cortivo is no longer behind the stoves at Osteria La Buca, so who's the new face of the Melrose Avenue Italian restaurant? It might just be the delivery girl. La Buca started delivery service this week, and women on motorcycles are toting chef Alberto Lazzarino's spaghetti aglio e olio, gnocchi alla boscaiola, pizza Margherita and tiramisu to neighbors and nearby studio workers. Lucky them.
Meanwhile, Mamma and her son Filippo Cortivo have opened Osteria Mamma down the street in the former Seafood Village space.
Osteria La Buca, 5210 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 462-1900, www.osterialabuca.com. Osteria Mamma, 5732 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 284-7060.-- Betty Hallock
Photo: Stephen Sakulsky