|Restaurant in the morning before opening for lunch.|
|Dining tables near the bar.|
Diners can either be seated along the patio with a view of the Hollywood Hills or within the inviting atmosphere of the bar or dining room. On this slightly warm evening a table inside by the window and near the bar was my choice.
I've always marked Italian restaurants by how difficult the menu is to pronounce. It peaks my curiosity to then read the ingredients of each item. Of course it takes me a little longer to make a choice. My entree this evening was one of the restaurant specials: Pesce Spada Al Limone E Capperi (swordfish served with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables and lemon caper sauce).
Some may find the the caper sauce makes the dish too sour or salty, but I found the fish complemented by a caper in each bite. The inclusion of mashed potatoes made it a hearty meal. The entree was paired with a glass of pinot grigio. Combined with the complimentary bread, my appetite was satisfied. If there was a zabaglione type of dessert on the menu, I probably would have found room for it. But no such luck.
Click here for the restaurant menu. More info at trastevereristorante.com. Hours Sun-Thu 11:30am-11pm; Fri & Sat 11:30am-Midnight.