I live in walking distance so I’ve been a few times. First, I think the food is quite good. And while the competition means it is a low bar, I have few qualms about saying this is the best restaurant in Culver City (excluding Hatchet Hall, if one considers that Culver City). I really like being able to come over here, have a beer at the bar and get a pizza or calzone.
I don’t really think this is a destination place in LA. The real problem for it in that regard is Sotto, which is (a) comparably priced (maybe a bit more expensive) but (b) better at just about everything Roberta’s does well. Even the bee sting, which is quite good, pales in comparison in my view to the Fiorata, Sotto’s equivalent spicy salame/honey duo pizza.
From a neighborhood perspective, it was nice to see the place so busy and lively on a Thursday night at 9. A lot of places struggle in Culver; this seems to be doing pretty well.