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Scene Setter: Domenico Ristorante in Silver Lake

May 12, 2009 |  6:37 pm


Last week I got the chance to have dinner at the new Domenico Ristorante in Silver Lake. I was pleased that another Italian restaurant had opened its doors there after Michelangelo relocated to nearby Rowena Avenue. The spot is picture-perfect for sidewalk dining, and with LA Mill across the street and Reservoir cater-corner, the area is beginning to feel a little like Larchmont by the Lake.

We can go back and forth on whether that's a good thing or not, but I've given up lamenting the fact that Silver Lake isn't what it once was in terms of affordability. Progress and starving artists march on. (In this case to Mount Washington, Eagle Rock and Lincoln and Boyle heights.) Meanwhile, Silver Lake is still, for my money, one of L.A.'s most gorgeous neighborhoods and a fine place to enjoy a tasty plate of housemade pasta.

For more on the owner, Domenico Frasca and his chef Michael Young, click here to check out the story (and see a delicious photo gallery).

-- Jessica Gelt

Photo: Domenico Ristorante. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times.