Recently I had the pleasure of having lunch at Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills, a highly popular local restaurant owned by Italian brothers Giacomino and Tanino Drago. Since its opening in 1994, the restaurant has drawn a vast clientele and excellent reviews! Gourmet magazine has called it ‘A piece of Heaven’.

I had the pleasure of meeting Giacomino’s wife, Alessandra, a wonderful and beautiful lady from Brazil!!!



Giacomino and his wife Alessandra.

And here are some of the delicious dishes we enjoyed…

photo 1Calamari Fritti

photo 2Gnocci with Black Truffles

photo 3We were treated by the house to this beautiful dish, Tortelloni di Zucca with Black Truffles

photo 5Garganelli Verdi Alle Spugnole… So delicious!!!

photo 2 (1)Ana enjoyed the Asparigi Salad

photo 3 (1)And the special of the day, Spinach salad with Funghi

photo 4 (1)And I enjoyed this wonderful lunch with Ana and Mariela Barroso, former Chanel specialist at Neiman Marcus San Diego

Next time you find yourself in Beverly Hills make sure to check out this wonderful eatery!!!

Images: Dri Ferreira and


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