It actually has a different name, some cockamamie name like Giorgio Baldi.
There’s a story behind that, I just don’t know what it is. There’s probably a LOT of stories behind this restaurant. And some rumors like that this restaurant first started right here in Pacific Palisades. It didn’t quite “make it” here and moved to it’s permanent and quite successful location in Santa Monica canyon. Which of course, proves my conspiracy theory about the Palisades (refer to earlier piece called conspiracy theories).
Is this ghetto? When I’m craving the pasta from Giorgios , I head down the hill and pick it up to go. That’s what I did last night. The rain throws us off here in Los Angeles, so much so that we won’t head out to restaurants or go anywhere for that matter. And it really isn’t safe, there’s some serious flooding in the streets, trees tend to fall over and even onto cars. So we stay in. I realized last night, not so when it comes to the amazing and yes famous Giorgio’s. It was getting packed at 6:30 when I was picking up my to go order. I was impressed with that fact. And I too would have been there braving the rain soaked streets to get the best meal L.A. has to offer. But no one was interested in going out so I ordered it in. But the truth is I often order in as I said, when I’m craving the penne with langoustines in a slightly spicy tomato sauce. I hate to go food or home delivery so this is the only place I would ever pick up from. (more…)