Fellini-style flights-of-fancy will mingle with Italian cuisine when Naples native and past Angelino Pizzeria chef Vincenzo Sanseverino opens 8 ½ Taverna next week in Studio City. Feast tells us that the name is a nod to the top marks graded within Italy's school system, as well as a reference to the nearby movie industry and the film legend. Expect bent comfort food inspired by The Boot like baccalao fish n' polenta chips, a Kobe burger with foie gras and pesto aioli, salads, real Neapolitan pizza, homemade desserts, and gelato from new Gelato Bar, along with local microbrews and wine on tap. Any clowns, streetwalkers, paparazzi, Vespas, and traumatic childhood memories of church are incidental. An opening is expected as early as the end of next week.
11334 Moorpark St. Studio City