Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mauro's Cafe

We (Alexa and Carolyn) practically grew up with Fred Segal. With our best friend's house thirty seconds away, we have sold lemonade there, shopped there, but most importantly, lunched there.

It's such a lovely location, right inside Fred Segal's leafy exterior. But the restaurant's presentation isn't nearly as good as their food! The food's culture is predominantly Italian, but the menu is a combination of foods from many places around Europe.

You feel almost magical if you head in for a dinnertime dining experience. They strung white Christmas lights into the ceiling boards, giving the room a glow. But we always stop by around lunchtime, because eating here is a tradition we have.

The menu is super cute too. Designed to look like a clipboard, it really does carry the look of Mauro's Cafe all the way through. We actually hit Melrose Avenue up for a bit of a walking tour. We started on Crescent Heights and Melrose, to eat at Mauro's, and slowly worked our way down to Alfred's Coffee and Kitchen, by Melrose Place and La Cienaga.

It was so good! I (Carolyn) always gets the same thing. I try to be as adventurous as I can with food, I'm trying to break my "eat the same thing every time you go to a restaurant' habit" but with Mauro's it's absolutely impossible to stray from  Fred's Pasta. It's penne paste in a pink sauce with chicken breast and peas.

Okay so fine, maybe I try to eat around the peas, which can be a pretty laborious job for somebody who just wants to devour the whole plate, dish included.

Alexa got Spaghetti Pomodoro. The sauce was smooth and creamy, just the way is always is and should be. The pasta was cooked to perfection, and to top it off, there was just a little sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

After we finished eating, we walked down to Sweet Lady Jane & Alfreds Coffee and Kitchen, but that's another story!

Until next time,

xx Alexa and Carolyn

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