Almost hidden behind a sneaky doorway on 2nd St. in Santa Monica, hungry and curious walkers by are just a few steps away from LUIGI al TEATRO, a secret piece of heaven nestled near Main St. High ceilings, wall frescos of theater actors, and custom furniture direct the diner towards the star of the show: the open kitchen.
If you’re lucky, you might even get a smile and a nod from Michelin Star Chef Luigi Fineo (and if you’re like me, you might blush).
I went with a group for brunch and we ordered every dish on the menu – and I would eat every single one again! So instead of sharing my order with you, I’m going to highlight a few of my absolute favorites.
Debi’s favorite dishes:
Aperol Venetian Spritz (bottomless)
Toast with fig jam, ricotta, and fried rosemary
Sea urchin omelette with crème fraîche and chive
Bucatini with a soft poached egg and prosciutto black pepper
Budino (chocolate, crème fraîche, and maldon salt)
I love the world of food and beverage, everything about it, it’s soo damn sexy! Every time we eat and drink it ignites us sensually…the look, texture, taste, smell, sound all in a unique combination, encapsulating a moment in time. The act of sharing a meal with friends, chatting, eating, and drinking together is so forking perfect. It is a feeling that echoes a sense that All Is Good! Very, Very good!