With antique wood hutches, copper moldings, and a fireplace, this establishment draws a diverse clientele in search of grilled octopus drizzled with a spicy limoncello vinaigrette, soulful spaghetti carbonara, pumpkin-filled mezzelune (half moon–shaped ravioli), and classic osso buco. The wine list is moderately priced and, weather permitting, you can sit on the walled patio that, despite its proximity to L.A. traffic, feels wonderfully escapist.
Aug 2, 2005
The Hollywood Bowl is within a few miles of Ca'del Sole so it is a "no brainer" that I should find myself there again before going to the recent Anita Baker concert. I'm beginning to think that this is the only reason for my return. While the service is very friendly, I have to admit that the menu feels limited. Can anyone say "Piccata?" Whether it be chicken or veal, you won't find it here unless you ask. My partner did have a very good experience
with the halibut, but when going Italian, I prefer a nice selection of pastas and your traditional piccata. One evening I simply asked the waiter if the chef would be willing to comply and the answer was a magical yes! As for the Osso Buco, I do much better at home and could teach the kitchen a trick or two with lemon rind. I don't think that a dining experience should be this difficult.