What To Eat at Obikà, Open Next Week in Century City

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Next week will see the Century City Westfield opening of Obikà, Feast announces, the Roman mozzarella mecca and Italian restaurant with thirteen locations spread throughout the globe. Founder Silvio Ursini stresses local produce and directly imports D.O.C. mozzarella crafted from the buffalo herds of small Italian producers. The 25-seat restaurant will serve antipasti, organic salads, and cunzato bread, along with a small selection of main courses of mostly pasta dishes, plus a beef carpaccio. Want to check out the menu?

For the full fresh mozzarella experience, guests must squeeze into a 22-seat bar where tasting menus combine the D.O.C. product with cured meats, vegetables, and pestos. That's where guests will also find rotoli, mozzarella rolls with options of bresaola, roasted ham and radicchio, or smoked wild Alaskan salmon. An exact debut date is in the air, but the opening is indeed still planned for next week when we'll see if Obika's D.O.C., much like N.W.A'.s, can do it any better. See the full menu below.

Obika, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd #206. Westfield Century City. 310-556-2452.

Earlier: Obika Importing First-Class Mozzarella to Century City, Open This Fall [Grub Street]

Obika Menu

ANTIPASTI
Degustazione di Fritti
Tasting of Fried Specialities 9
Mozzarella di Bufala in Carrozza
Fried Breaded Mozzarella di Bufala 7
Caponata alla Siciliana
Sicilian Vegetables and Tomato Casserole 9
Crostini Caldi con N’duja di Calabria
Warm Crostini with Spicy Sausage Patè from Calabria 7
Crema di Pomodoro Biologico e Basilico con Stracciatella di Burrata
e Crostini di Pane Artigianale
Organic Tomato Soup with Basil served with Stracciatella di Burrata and Crostini of Artisanal Bread 9
Prosciutto Crudo San Daniele DOP e Melone o Fichi
Prosciutto Crudo San Daniele DOP with Cantaloupe or Figs 12

Insalate

Insalata Mista di Stagione
Seasonal Mixed Salad 8
Prosciutto Cotto al Forno, Spinaci Novelli, Noci e Pecorino Romano
Oven Roasted Ham, Baby Spinach, Walnuts and Pecorino Romano 14
Bresaola, Arance, Rucola e Finocchi
Bresaola, Oranges, Arugola and Fennel 14
Tonno sott’Olio, Lattughino, Frutti del Cappero, Olive Infornate e Pomodori Secchi
Cured Tuna in Olive Oil, Baby Lettuce, Caperberries, Oven Baked Olives
and Sundried Tomatoes 15
Salmone Selvaggio Affumicato dell’Alaska, Songino, Rucola, Avocado e Pomodorini
Smoked Wild Alaskan Salmon, Songino Salad, Arugula, Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes 16
Barbabietole Rosse, Spinaci Novelli e Burrata con Pinoli Arrostiti
Red Beets, Baby Spinach and Burrata with Roasted Pine Nuts 14

All of the above Salads can be enriched with diced Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP 5

Pane Cunzato

Pomodorini, Frutti del Cappero, Olive Infornate, Origano Fresco, Ricotta Salata e
Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP
Roasted Bread topped with Cherry Tomatoes, Caperberries, Oven Baked Olives,
Fresh Oregano, Salted Ricotta Cheese and Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP 14
N’duja di Calabria, Stracciatella di Burrata, Pomodorini, Basilico, Capperi di Pantelleria
e Ricotta salata
Roasted Bread topped with Spicy Sausage Patè from Calabria, Stracciatella di Burrata,
Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Capers from Pantelleria and Salted Ricotta cheese 14
Tonno sott’Olio, Peperoni Gialli Grigliati, Capperi di Pantelleria, Basilico, Ricotta Salata
e Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP Affumicata
Roasted Bread topped with Cured Tuna in Olive Oil, Grilled Yellow Peppers,
Capers from Pantelleria, Basil, Salted Ricotta Cheese and
Smoked Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP 15

PRIMI E PIETANZE
Schiaffoni di Gragnano alla Sorrentina
Gragnano Schiaffoni Pasta with Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP
and Tomato Sauce 15
Trofie con Pesto di Basilico
Trofie Pasta with Basil Pesto 16
Ravioli Freschi con Ripieno di Ricotta e Spinaci
Homemade Ricotta Cheese and Spinach Ravioli 16
Tortino di Riso e Melanzane con Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP Affumicata
Rice and Eggplant Tortino with Smoked Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP 14
Parmigiana di Melanzane Grigliate
Layered Grilled Eggplant Parmigiana 16
Bresaola con Rucola e Scaglie di Parmigiano Reggiano
Bresaola Beef Carpaccio with Arugula and Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano 18

Our handmade Mozzarella di Bufala is directly imported three times per week
and comes from selected Italian producers. They are all provided with a DOP
certification (Protected Origin Denomination). The mozzarella is produced
exclusively from the milk of the dairy farmers’ own buffalo herd.

Mozzarella Bar

LE DEGUSTAZIONI -

Degustazione di Mozzarelle di Bufala Campana DOP
Classica, Affumicata e Stracciatella di Burrata
The Experience of Handmade Mozzarella di Bufala
Classic and Smoked, and Stracciatella di Burrata 27 for two people

Gran Degustazione di Mozzarelle di Bufala Campana DOP
Classica, Affumicata, Stracciatella di Burrata, Ricotta e
Trio di Rotoli
The Grand Experience of Handmade Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP
Classic and Smoked, and Stracciatella di Burrata, Ricotta and 3 Rolls 58 for four people

Accompanied by:

Tasting of Cured Meats
Choose 3: Prosciutto Crudo San Daniele DOP, Felino Salame, Pistachio Mortadella, Smoked Speck, Oven Roasted Ham, or Culatello (add $3) 9/18

Tasting of Grilled Seasonal Organic Vegetables 5/10

Tasting of 3 Pestos: Basil, Black Olives, Sundried Tomatoes 6/12

Selections

Cherry Tomatoes and Basil Pesto 14
Sicilian Vegetables and Tomato Casserole 15
Grilled Seasonal Organic Vegetables
and Basil Pesto 15
Prosciutto Crudo San Daniele DOP 18
Oven Roasted Ham 17
Felino Salame 17
Pistachio Mortadella 15
Smoked Speck from Trentino Alto Adige 17
Culatello and Marinated Artichokes 20
Culatello and Marinated Artichokes 14
Smoked Wild Alaskan Salmon 19
Tasting of Prosciutto Crudo San Daniele DOP,
Oven Roasted Ham and Felino Salame 18

The Mozzarella di Bufala Rolls

With Oven Roasted Ham and Radicchio 19

With Bresaola and Arugula 19

With Smoked Wild Alaskan Salmon and Arugula 21

A Tasting of the 3 Rolls 20