According to the L.A. Times, Alberto "served up Puccini nightly with the pasta, drawing a clientele that included Sophia Loren, Jimmy Durante, Gina Lollobrigida, Tony Bennett, Mario Lanza and—when he was in town—Alberto's friend, Luciano Pavarotti."Check out the groovy font on the Lithographs sign on the left. When I was a young'un, Vermont Ave. was this cosmopolitan street with a French bookstore, German bookstore, European deli, Chatterton's bookshop, record shops...of course, it's got plenty of trendy boutiques now, but it was even cooler back in the day. Does anyone remember Sarno's?
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Historic L.A. food sites: Sarno's on Vermont
Not so long ago...here's a photo from Sarno's Caffe dell'Opera on Vermont Ave. in Los Feliz, (now Vermont restaurant) which was there up until July, 2000.