What to Eat at Domenico's New Lunch

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More Italian than Via Rodeo? Photo: Domenico

Silver Lake’s Domenico has a new lunch menu and wine list designed by chef Domenico Frasca, formerly of Drago. The wine selection, mostly Italian, is kept small but covers all corners with consideration, from classic reds made by Antinori Tignanello and Sicilian Nero D’Avola to La Maschera Prosecco, port, Muscat from Piedmont, and French champagne. For lunch, Frasca seeks to keep all plates between $5-$14, the restaurant tells us, though with all panninis and most salads priced over ten dollars, we're not really convinced it is a cheap lunch.

This day-time menu has upped the comfort dishes with homemade lasagna, pasta with chicken meatballs, paninis made with focaccia, and a goat cheese spinach salad with Italian bacon. Complimenting Domenico’s sidewalk dining with authentic Italian nibbles and grapes still won’t put you in an imaginary Italia as SUVs and Hybrids fight for space on Silver Lake Blvd., but it is a step closer to authenticity than the Italian-by-way-of-leading set designers Via Rodeo in Beverly Hills. Domenico’s full lunch menu is below.


INSALATE & ZUPPE

Zuppa del Giorno Sour of the day 5

Ribollita Traditional Tuscan Bread and Vegetable Soup 5

Insalata con Provolone, Funghi e Avocado
Mix Green Salade with Provolone Cheese, Sauteed Mushroom , Avocado Virgin Olive Oil Dressing 11

Insalata Cesare (con Petto di Pollo + $4)
Whole Romaine Leaves, Caesar Dressing Ciabata Crouton (with Chicken Breast + $4) 8

Insalata Caprese
Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato, Virgin Olive Oil and Basil 9

Insalata di Spinaci con Pancetta e Formaggio di Capra
Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Italian Bacon, Caramelized Onion Balsamic Dressing 10

Piatto di Vegetali alla Griglia
Plate of Grilled Vegetables with Herbs Dressing 10

Insalatina Verde con Gamberi alla Griglia, Lentichie, Limone e Olio d’Olive
Mix Green Salad with Grilled Rock Shrimp, Lentils in a Lemon and Olive Oil Dressing 14

Insalata Panzanella
Chopped Tomato, Cucumber, Black Olive, Mozzarella, Onion and Crouton, Balsamic Dressing 11

Arugola, Endive e Radicchio con Salmone Fresco, Cipolla Rossa e Asparagi
Arugola, Endive and Radicchio Salad with Fresh Salmon, Asparagus, Red Onion Lemon Oil Dressing 14

Focaccia Panini
(All Focaccia Panini are served with choice of Green Salad or Oven Roasted Potato)

Focaccia Panini al Prosciutto, Parmigiano e Pepperoni alla Griglia

Focaccia Panini with Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Cheese, Grilled Pepper 13

Focaccia Panini alla Mortadella con Provolone e Pomodori

Focaccia Panini with Italian Mortadella, Provolone Cheese and Tomato 10

Focaccia Panini con Petto di Pollo, Formaggio di Capra, Avocado e Cipolla

Focaccia Panini with Chicken Breast, Goat Cheese, Avocado and Caramelized Onion 13

Focaccia Panini al Salame con Gorgonzola e Vegetali alla Griglia

Focaccia Panini with Salami, Gorgonzola Cheese and Grilled Vegetable 12

Focaccia Panini con Mozzarella, Pomodori Secchi e Pesto

Focaccia Panini with Mozzarella Cheese, Sundried Tomato and Pesto Dressing 11

PASTA

Penne all’Arrabbiata
Penne Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce 9

Spaguetti Aglio e Olio
Spaguetti with Roasted Garlic Sauteed in extra Virgin Olive Oil and Chili Pepper 8

Capellini Alla Checca
Angel Hair Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Fresh Basil 10

Orecchiete con I Cime
Pugliese Pasta with Rapini, Garlic, Olive Oil and Italian Chili 11

Maccheroncini con Polpette di Pollo al Pomodoro
Maccheroni Pasta with Chicken Meatballs, San Marzano Tomato Sauce 12

Linguine al Pesto
Linguine with Diced Potato, Green Bean and Pesto Sauce 11

Penne alla Vodka
Penne Pasta with Vodka Pink Sauce 11

Lasagna al Pollo e Vegetali
Homemade Lasagne with Chicken and Vegetable 12

Fettucine con Salmone, Asparagi e Crema
Homemade Fettucine with Fresh Salmon, Asparagus and Touch of Cream 14

Spaguetti con Salsicce, Piselli, Aglio e Olio con Pepperoncino
Spaguetti with Italian Saussage, Green Peas, Garlic Olive Oil and Chili 12

Bevande
San Pellegrino 6
Panna 6
Coca-Cola/Diet Coca-Cola 3
Limonata/Lemon Italian Soda 4
Aranciate/Orange Italian Soda 4
Pomegranate Soda 4
Caffe/Coffee 3
Espresso 3
Doppio Espresso 4
Cappucino 4
Te Freddo/Ice Tea 3
Te Caldo/Hot Tea Selection 3
Peroni / Moretti Beer 5
Heineken / Amstel Light Beer 5