Chef Vic Casanova and Seth Glassman Launch Pistola in LA
Once home to the famous AOC, the newly-renovated, elegant-yet-comfortable space was inspired by Manhattan’s Little Italy, and houses 120 seats within a split level, contemporary design. It’s both modern and old school, with white tablecloths, high ceilings, an open floor plan, comfy banquettes, and a large marble bar. Upstairs guests can dine al fresco in the romantic patio with a retractable roof.
The menu focuses on comfort food classics including meatballs with Sunday gravy, rigatoni alla vodka, squid ink agnolotti, and baked ziti, some of which are served out of a custom wood-burning oven. Pistola also features a wide selection of steaks and accompanied by a large variety of sauces, and an extensive wine selection and a unique cocktail menu.