Lotta hate for this place, but as time has gone on, their pasta game has gotten boss as fuck. Where else can you eat this style of cuisine cooked to these standards? I wager virtually nowhere other than maybe Carbone in NY/Vegas? Place also has no families, and is plagued by hipster Hollywood scenesters (naturally I fit right in).
Meatball plate one of the best plates of food you can get in all of LA, hell, in terms of meatballs, where the fuck else you gettin’ anything like this? Gjusta garlic bread, grilled up, fat as fuck meatballs bursting with flavor that should make most places stop serving meatballs, and housemade creamy ricotta? @fuhgeddaboudit
(Cue a million replies with local joints serving meatballs that are a million times better n shit, etc…)
Pasta game gettin’ amped as fuck from past visits. Fusili with vodka is like the version of that crazy fucked up dish you only ever ate at shitty chains as a kid realized in actual glory. Spicy and acidic yet creamy with perfectly cooked pasta. This shit tastes baller as fuck even after a night in the fridge. #childhoodfantasyfulfilled
Bucatini cacio e pepe is much improved over past visits. Not only is the pasta perfectly chewy, and delectable but the pepper is everywhere, and the cheese is spot on. This is a stunning rendition of a simple classic now #fuckinApasta
I am guessing most of you won’t shell out $26 for a skirt steak n’ onions with no fucking sides, but it’s a pretty damn good skirt steak, cooked exactly right and tasting quite unique with a saccharine nutmeg infused essence to it that works beautifully with the snappy grilled onions. #AmericanItalianAsFuck #WhatTheFuckIsThis? It’s actually pretty awesome if you have the budget though. #BallersOnly
So the pizza is maybe getting a bit whack… it’s alright but the LA Woman doesn’t work nearly as well as I imagined. However, for the price you might as well order it and scrape the generous burrata off. Hey, with some ranch it’s doable. #ThinAsFuck #CharredAsFuck #SomeoneWillLoveThis
Strauss Family soft serve in a classic twist to get your drunk ass home? Abso-fucking-lutely. Groundbreaking? Perhaps not. but #ComfortingAsFuck
Lil’ cinnamon meringue’s as a free final treat were pleasant enough has well:
Drink some wine too, because the wine is fucking good… I just forgot the photos.
Will you drop like $85-$100 per person to eat here? Yes, for sure. But most of the dishes make it completely worth it. Some of the most unique, and high-level cuisine you can get in LA even if it it is elevated Italian American bastard dishes.
Does this review matter? Not at all. Still minimum of an hour wait, and no guarantee of a table on a Monday night at 9:30… so not only do they not need any more business, anyone trying to go is probably fucked anyway.
I pregamed it at Animal beforehand, and it was comparatively dead. Jon and Vinny’s has struck some kind of chord with the LA population because they may have taken the hottest restaurant mantle from Bestia, and despite the different aims in their pasta program, it’s just about as good at this point. At least ya’ll get some more photos of incredibly delicious food you’ll never go eat
Ah LA, you gotta love it, even when you loathe it, eh?