Fodor's Expert Review Forma Restaurant and Cheese Bar

$$$ Santa Monica Italian
Pasta is served here dalla forma, meaning it's cooked, then dipped into a cheese wheel and stirred up until it's coated with melted cheese before serving. Catering to a higher-end crowd, Forma specializes in cheeses, pastas, and pizzas. It also serves small plates like fresh mozzarella knots, arancini balls, and crispy artichokes prepared Roman style. A generous happy hour from 3 to 6 lets you discover many of the specialties without breaking the bank.
Italian Romantic Intimate Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$

Quick Facts

1610 Montana Ave.
Los Angeles, California  90403, USA


Known For:
  • Amazing pasta stirred in a cheese wheel
  • Fresh mozzarella knots
  • Roman-style crispy artichokes

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