Uovo, a new fine casual restaurant serving handmade fresh pasta from its kitchen in Bologna, Italy has opened in Santa Monica at 1320 2nd Street.
Uovo serves some of Italy’s most iconic pasta dishes that are inspired or directly sourced from the very best restaurants in Italy. The foundation of these dishes is fresh pasta made by hand in Uovo’s kitchen in Bologna, Italy, the epicenter of fresh pasta, using the age-old and labor-intensive techniques of sheeting and cutting and special red-yolk eggs available only in Italy.
Uovo will serve a highly focused menu of only fresh pastas that feature classic pastas from Bologna and Rome, plus a three-course tasting menu and three classic vegetable side dishes, as well as a selection of wine and beer.
“Over the past four years, we’ve collaborated with the best restaurants in Italy to develop the iconic pasta dishes on Uovo’s menu,” said Lowell Sharron, one of Uovo’s founders. “We are excited to bring fresh pasta from Bologna and our authentic, time tested-recipes to our guests in Los Angeles, a city that loves Italian food.”
The 42-seat restaurant features a 24-seat pasta bar for guests to watch their pasta being cooked and plated in front of them. There are also eight tables, four on each side of the bar which will not be open during the soft opening period. Takeout will also not be available during the soft open period, but when available will include electronic ordering and delivery services.
Uovo was designed by award-winning architecture firm Marmol Radziner, known for their warm, modern interiors. The 1,600 square-foot space is finished with a rustic gray-colored oak on the walls and ceiling, and a reclaimed brick floor that recalls the terracotta colors of Bologna.
Uovo will be open seven days a week from 11:30am – 10pm.