By now, there has been plenty written about Alimento’s tortellini in brodo, a dish that is alone worthy of a visit to this Italian restaurant. But chef Zach Pollack’s talent doesn’t stop there. The pig in a blanket features puffy spelt pastry bookending a thick slab of mortadella, fatty and rich and piled high with stringy brovada (pickled turnips). The fried chicken sandwich is one of the best in town. And if rice pudding happens to be on the dessert menu, don’t hesitate to order it. Yes, it gets a little loud at Alimento sometimes, but you’ll be drowning out any conversation or excessive music with your own food-induced sighs of pleasure.
There are plenty of things to do in Silver Lake, but the most important? Eating. Walking around this trendy L.A. neighborhood will work up an appetite, and with no shortage of great restaurants and bars in the area, your only obstacle will be deciding what you’re in the mood for. Is it pho? Pizza? Vegan or vegetarian? You’ve come to the right ’hood. Check out our list of the best Silver Lake restaurants and start making those reservations.
RECOMMENDED: See more in our neighborhood guide to Silver Lake.