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“The home of magic olives” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ranked #516 of 9,847 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Westside
Cross street: W Olympic Blvd
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“The home of magic olives”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

Mrs Rosa welcomes you to this amazing restaurant treating you with some great Italian food that' s out of the ordinary.
She is originally from Ascoli Piceno, the home of Olive all'ascolana, that is stuffed olives.
It's confort food, so you will have to skip the calorie counting for the night, but if you do, you'll eat some heavenly fat olive stuffed with a selection of the best meats that Mrs Rosa personally chooses and then grinds. These Incredible goodies are then rolled onto breading and then deep fried( yess, that was extra virgin oil in the pan)).
Because meateaters are not the only ones who deserve some food from this goddes, she also makes a veggie version which pairs its original one without any shame.
So far, the menu has much more to offer, but seriously, these olives were a blast.
I have NEVER had such good ones, not even when in Ascoli, and i swear this has happened.
If you are not 100%stuffed with those, you can give a try to the cremini, another deep fried treat which involves some sort of breaded creme brulee.
And again, Rosa won my heart.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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