A Look into Fresh Bites, Soft-Open in West Hollywood

By
Conveyed: Blue moon mushroom pizza Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Luca Giorgetti soft-opened Fresh Bites yesterday on Sunset. His sequel to Basic Bites in Beverly Hills, the large, stylish cafe space (by Rivera/Angelini Osteria designer Osvaldo Maiozzi) harmoniously balances Italian furniture with shrubs, bamboo panels, and light organic woods, with an open kitchen that makes everything to order before dishes are placed on a conveyor belt to the dining room. A quick-service, healthy Mediterranean menu by Il Fornaio and Pane e Vino chef Claudio Marchesan includes seven salads and small antipasti plates, plus pasta and clever, thin-crust pizzas, with choices also available in gluten-free and multi-grain, as well as caprese and "alpha veggie" sandwiches, and grill options of skewers from salmon and chicken sausage to tofu. Pastries are crafted in-house by Bouley and Mercer Kitchen-vet Rebecca West and Fresh Bites serves an avalanche of coffee options using Italian blends made specifically for the restaurant. Overall, a gleaming new option to maintain your ticker without losing flavor. Check out our slide show of the space and food and check out the menu below.

Soft-Bites, "very soft-open" now, grand-open Monday. 7950 West Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood. 323-822-2900.

Starters

Breathtaking Bruschetta: toasted bread, tomatoes, fresh basil,
garlic & olive oil 6.95
Red , White & Blue: white bean spread, roasted bell peppers,
garlic, parsley, smoked paprika & blue corn chips 6.95
Ole’ Guacamole: avocado, tomatoes, onions, parsley
& lemon juice 6.95
Veggie Stix: carrots, celery, cucumber, zucchini
w/balsamic vinegar & oil 6.95
Basic Greens: baby mix or romaine, carrots w/ balsamic
Vinaigrette 6.95
Caprese Bites: mozzarela, tomatoes, fresh basil served
w/olive oil & balsamic vinegar 7.95
Power Prosciutto: prosciutto & olives 7.95

Salads
Served with whole-wheat toast. Add Chicken, breast, Tuna salad, grilled Tofu or
any skewers for additional charge

Funky Beet: beets, tomato, corn, walnuts, goat cheese,
romaine, baby mix greens, balsamic vinaigrette 9.75
Bandito Ranchero: tomato, tortilla chips, avocado, corn,
black beans, olives, pumpkin seeds, romaine, salsa ranch 9.75
Turbo Alfa: avocado, mushroom, corn, carrots, tomato,
alfalfa, romaine, baby mix greens, honey mustard 9.75
Edgy Veggie: hearts of palm, mushroom, garbanzo, sun dried
tomato, corn, parmesan, baby mix greens, balsamic oil 9.75
Groovy Avocado: avocado goat cheese, tomato, mushroom,
pine nuts, cranberries, baby mix greens, raspberry vinaigrette 9.75
Char-ming Chinese: chinese vegetable mix, tomato, avocado,
peanuts, sesame seeds, crispy noodles, romaine,
chinese dressing 9.75
Dancing Greek: cucumber, feta, tomato, avocado, olives,
celery, onion, parsley, romaine, baby greens, lemon vinaigrette 9.75

Sandwiches
Less Carbs: Ask for scooped bread. Made with our special toasted baguette or
whole wheat baguette if preferred. Served with fresh Basic Greens.
Prices for Half/Full

Springin’ Chicken: chicken breast, avocado, tomato,
alfalfa, honey mustard & garlic pesto 8.50 11.75
Kickin’ Turkey: oven roasted turkey, brie, tomato,
arugola, olive paste & mayo 8.50 11.75
Snappy Beef: roast beef, tomato, mushroom, parmesan,
arugola, dijion & basil pesto 8.50 11.75
Surfin’ Tuna: tuna salad, marinated artichokes, fresh basil,
arugola, dijon & roasted garlic pesto 8.50 11.75
Mega Tuna: tuna salad, tomato, avocado, alfalfa,
fontina cheese, romaine lettuce & basil pesto 8.50 11.75
Alpha Veggie: hearts of palm, alfalfa, tomato, avocado,
cucumber, fontina cheese, arugola, basil & olive paste 8.50 11.75
Cool Caprese: mozzarella, tomato, basil, arugola &
basil pesto (add prosciutto for $3) 8.50 11.75

Bitty Bites

Prepared with white sliced toasted bread or whole wheat sliced if preferred.
Served with fresh Basic Greens.
Mini Ham: ham, cheddar, mayo 8.50
Gobblin’ Turkey: turkey cheddar, mayo 8.50
Looney Tuna: tuna salad, cheddar, mayo 8.50
Easy Cheezy: melted cheddar & fontina cheese 8.50
Eggy Bite: egg salad, tomato 8.50
Nutty Jam: peanut butter, strawberry jam 8.50
Nutella Craze: chocolate hazelnut spread 8.50

Pastas
Choice of white, whole-wheat or gluten free pasta . (Fussili, Pene or Spaghetti)
Add Chicken, Shrimp or Tofu for additional charge

Perfectly Pomodoro: tomato sauce, onion, parmesan
& fresh basil 9.75
Bold Bolognese: tomato sauce, chicken, porccini mushroom,
carrots, celery 10.50
Outstanding Eggplant: tomato sauce, eggplant, scamorza
cheese & fresh basil 10.50
Zesty Primavera: zucchini, squash, carrot, string beans peas,
Swiss chard & bell pepper 10.50
Poppin’ Pesto: fresh basil, garlic, parmesan, olive oil
& walnuts 10.50
Molto Mushrooms: three mushrooms, parsley,
cayenne & sherry 10.50
Say Cheeses: cream, fontina, swiss, cheddar, parmesan,
& spinach 10.50

Pizzas
Choice of white, multi-grain & gluten free, 12" pizza. Add Chicken, Shrimp or
Tofu for additional charge
Queenie Margherita: tomato sauce, mozzarella, fontina,
& fresh basil (add prosciutto for additional charge) 9.95
Blue Moon Mushroom: tomato sauce, fontina cheese,
blue cheese & mushrooms 9.95
Rico Spinacci: ricotta, spinach, walnuts & garlic pesto 9.95
Crying Chicken: caramelized onion, mozzarella,
fontina & chicken sausage 9.95
Veggie Riot: light tomato sauce, grilled tomato, eggplant,
zucchini & squash 9.95
Awesome Okra: okra, mozzarella, fontina, tomato sauce
& red onion 9.95
Positively Potato sliced potatoes, pesto, mozzarella,
fontina & fresh basil 9.95

From the Grill
Grilled skewers are served with 2 sides and a choice of sauce; Basil Pesto,
Barbeque, Mustard Aioli, Sun Dried Tomatoes or Apricot Sauce.

Chicken Breast: w/tomato, bell pepper, onion & mushroom 12.95
Chicken Sausage: w/tomato, bell pepper, onion & mushroom 12.95
Steak: w/tomato, bell pepper, onion & mushroom 12.95
Salmon: w/tomato, bell pepper, onion & mushroom 12.95
Shrimp: w/tomato, bell pepper, onion & mushroom 12.95
Tofu: w/tomato, bell pepper, onion & mushroom 12.95

Soups
Six choices of soups daily. Served with whole wheat toasted bread
Cup Bowl
Vegetarian / Non - Vegetarian 4.50 7.95

Coffee
All organically grown signature Italian blends made especially for Fresh Bites.
Choose between bold, mild, or decaf.

Espresso: Organic espresso blend. Single or Double shot
Macchiato: Organic espresso topped with textured milk
Americano: Organic espresso poured over with spring water
Fresh Bites Signature Espresso Drink: Organic espresso with a touch
of brown sugar topped with textured milk
Cappuccino: organic espresso with texture milk topped with silky foam
Mocha (Hot or Ice): Organic espresso and chocolate mixed with steamed
milk and topped with whip cream
Caffe Latte: organic espresso with textured milk and creamy foam
Vanilla Latte (Hot or Ice): organic espresso infused with vanilla
extraction mixed with textured milk and topped with foam
Caramel Latte (Hot or Iced): Organic espresso topped with sweet creamy
Caramel w/textured milk and foam

Drip Coffee: organic coffee blend choice of bold, mild and decaf
Ice Blend Mocha
Ice Blend Coffee
Ice Blend Caramel
Ice Blend Vanilla

Teas
Organic Black Tea (Hot or Iced): Choice of: Breakfast, Earl Gray
Organic Green Tea (Hot or Iced): Choice of: Jasmine, Chai
Organic Herbal Tea (Hot or Iced): Choice of: Mint, Chamomile