On September 3, Eataly L.A. will open La Pasta Fresca, housemade pasta bar. The newest eatery at the 67,000 square-foot Italian marketplace will offer high quality pasta dishes and thoughtful wine pairings, ready to enjoy in a matter of minutes. Ideal for hungry Century City locals and weekend mall goers alike, La Pasta Fresca offers authentic fresh pasta recipes for a true taste of Italy.
Before the fresh pasta even hits the boiling water, the Eataly pasta makers have carefully constructed each shape by hand. The fresh orecchiette and ravioli, for example, are then seamlessly transformed into inspired regional specialties from across the boot. La Pasta Frescawill serve five classic dishes, called ‘The Classic Pasta’, along with one daily rotating dish, ‘The Daily Special’. Made to order, there is a pasta to please every palate, from classics like Tagliatelle alla Bolognese, long egg pasta ribbons with a classic meat ragù sauce typical of Bologna, or lesser known dishes like the Mafaldine al Pesto with the famous basil sauce from Liguria. To complete the housemade pasta, dishes will be garnished, filled, and sauced with authentic ingredients from our marketplace including Parmigiano Reggiano DOP and Grana Padano DOP, Mutti cherry tomato sauce, Italian prosciutto, and housemade mozzarella. California touches can also be seen throughout the menu with the addition of fresh caught shrimp and locally grown zucchini and eggplant. All pastas will be available for under $20 and will be served with our rustic bread.
La Pasta Fresca will exclusively source pasta from Eataly’s very own fresh pasta counter, where expert pastai mix, knead, cut, and form each shape according to artisanal Italian methods. Guests can catch the magic daily, as the pastai roll out sheets upon sheets of the simple egg and flour dough, before individual tagliatelle and agnolotti are precisely sliced and/or filled with seasonal ingredients. In order to achieve the rich flavors and golden color in the fresh pasta, Eataly uses naturally fertilized eggs with a bright, red yolk from local farms and “grano duro” semolina flour produced by Molino Grassi, an Italian mill in Emilia-Romagna.
In true Eataly spirit, each pasta will be paired with regional Italian wine chosen by our beverage experts. From Rosso pours like Cabernet Merlot (Zamò Rosso) and Dolcetto (Fontanafredda) to Bianco choices like Sauvignon Blanc (Bastinach) and Chardonnay (La Zolla), guests can matchvino with their dish accordingly. Rosé, sparkling, and beer options will also be available. Perfect for an out of office lunch or casual weeknight date night, the restaurant-quality pairings will transport diners to an Italian trattoria.
La Pasta Fresca will serve as the newest addition to Eataly’s range of unique eateries, such as our Italian panini counter, build-your-own salad bar, and our Roman-style Pizza Alla Pala. La Pasta Fresca will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Eataly Los Angeles within Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information visit www.eataly.com/stores/los-angeles or follow along on social media @eatalyla.
ABOUT EATALY L.A.
Focused on providing high quality, sustainable products for all, Eataly is the largest Italian retail and dining experience in the world, transforming the way consumers experience food, beverage and, culture. At Eataly, guests have the unique opportunity to experience Italian culture through markets, counters, cafés, restaurants and educational offerings that explore the best food and beverage options Italy’s 20 regions and the world has to offer. Since Oscar Farinetti first opened Eataly Torino Italy in 2007, his philosophy has spread to 39 stores across the world, including our US flagship NYC Flatiron (2010), Chicago (2013), NYC Downtown (2016), Boston (2016), L.A. (2017), Vegas (2018), Toronto (opening in 2019), and Dallas (opening in 2020). Eataly Los Angeles, the authentic Italian marketplace, opened at Westfield Century City on November 3, 2017. The 67,000-square-feet culinary destination, located in the heart of Century City neighborhood, features 7 unique food counters, 3 restaurants and bars, 2 cafes, and a market that all offer traditional Italian food in a vibrant ambiance. To learn more about Eataly please visitwww.Eataly.com.
About Westfield Century City
A Los Angeles escape like no other, nestled amidst acres of open space and beautifully landscaped outdoor plazas, Westfield Century City combines on-trend fashion brands, award-winning chefs and culinary experiences, headline events and entertainment, multi-faceted health and wellness amenities, public art installations, and cultural programming – all in one place. After unveiling a $1 billion makeover in 2017 – the destination now features the West Coast’s first Eataly, a new three-level Nordstrom, new two-level Macy’s, fully renovated Bloomingdale’s, as well as a premium Equinox fitness club and spa.