We peeked inside Little Dom's on Hillhurst this morning and it looks ready to go...in fact, the baguettes have already been delivered. Little Dom's will be open just for dinner starting tomorrow, adding breakfast and lunch in a few weeks when they're up to speed. What struck Eating L.A. about the menu is that while it's very simple with lots of traditional Italian fare (chicken cacciatore, meatball sandwich, spaghetti & meatballs), there's plenty of things we really want to taste. (Assuming they're well-executed, of course!)
The back room has cozy maroon booths and black and white photos
Side dishes of roasted brussel sprouts with bacon, sauteed sweet pea tendrils and crispy speck had me excited (yeah, sorry, brussel sprouts and speck excite me). I also want to try the fried artichokes with shrimp, mint, garlic and capers, and the chickpea fries with fontina fonduta, and the grilled blue bass with roasted baby yams and cavolo nero, which is the priciest entree at $24. Everything else is reasonably-priced, at least for increasingly dear Los Feliz. The take-out deli portion, in the space next door, will open in a few more weeks.
The dinner menu also features a pizza with optional toppings and Little Dom's famous rice balls. Breakfast and lunch prices are a tad lower on some items.