ECHO PARK — Late last year a real estate broker said that Alimento, the Silver Lake Italian restaurant that has won critical praise, was going to move into the Echo Park home of Pizza Buona, which was being forced out in the face of a steep rent hike after more than 50 years in business. The folks at Alimento declined to say anything at that time. But now Alimento’s Zach Pollack is talking about the menu and changes he has in mind for the pizzeria space at the corner Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street.
Pollack is planning to open Cosa Buona, a modern take on classic Italian-American cuisine, featuring pizza, antipastos, chicken parmesan sandwiches and other items, says Eater L.A. In addition, Pollack wants to squeeze a bar into the space and change the entrance. Says Eater L.A.:
“With Cosa Buona, Pollack hopes to strongly nod to the restaurant that came before, while moving the space in a new direction. Beyond physically moving the front door away from the dangerous corner and onto Alvarado, the plan is to add in a bar, that wood-fired pizza oven, one run of booths, and a few other fine details that should keep the place feeling lively and casual. There will still be take out and delivery as well, something that helped prop up the original Pizza Buona for years.”
Expect Cosa Buona to open late this fall.
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