Escape to Naples — in Hollywood

Most of us would do just about anything for a relaxing sojourn in Napoli about now. If you’re stuck in LA, you can skip away for a long al fresco lunch or dinner, complete with a glass or two of Prosecco, Calamari Saltati, a Margherita pizza, and zucchini flowers filled with ricotta.

Antica da'Michele Outdoors
Photo Credit: Wonho Photo

The famed L’Antica Pizzeria da’Michele opened its first U.S, location last month in the former Cafe Des Artistes spot in Hollywood. Just blocks from Highland on McCadden Place, owner/designer Francesco Zimone has created a magical indoor/outdoor space for Angelenos to eschew cauliflower crusts in favor of traditional delights.

Francesco Zimone
Francesco Zimone

“We have meticulously brought the same standards, recipes, ingredients, and respect for Neapolitan pizza to Los Angeles,” Zimone says. “Our Hollywood location serves as a flagship to plant our roots in the U.S. and share our passion for this unique pizza experience.”

Michele Rubini
Michele Rubini

Head Pizzaiolo Michele Rubini prepares sophisticated, authentic pizzas in keeping with the exacting standards of Neapolitan pizza making, using imported ingredients, high-protein flour, fiordelatte cheese, and imported tomatoes. Guests can watch the preparation as it takes place in Da Michele’s signature stone oven as they relax in the restaurant’s charming courtyard.

The restaurant’s sophisticated indoor lounge area and bar are appointed with a fireplace, natural woods, and Baltic stone. The decor also features blue and white tiles, iron from historic buildings in Naples, and leathers influenced by Zimone’s family home.

Margherita Pizza
Margherita Pizza

The pizza selection includes a classic Margherita, a cheeseless Marinara, the fried and baked Montanara, Cosacca with marinara and Pecorino, and Bianca, with double Mozzarella, Pecorino, and basil.

Executive Chef Antonio Giordano
Executive Chef Antonio Giordano

Under Executive  Chef Antonio Giordano (an Italian restaurant owner, formerly of Gujsta Bakery and Terroni), the restaurant also features a complemetary menu of Italian coastal cuisine. Aperativo selections include meatballs, calamari dishes, a variety of salads and vegetable selections, and pasta dishes.

Lunch Menu:
Da Michele – Lunch (1)

Dinner Menu:

Da Michele – Dinner

Hours:

 

Sunday

12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Monday

12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tuesday

12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Wednesday

12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Thursday

12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Friday

12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Saturday

12:00 pm – 12:00 am

 

L’Antica Pizzeria da’Michele

1534 N. McCadden Place

Hollywood, California 90028

323.366.2408

info@damicheleusa.com

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