Innovative Dining Group, the slick set that blurs the borders between lounge and restaurant at well-tailored destinations like Sushi Roku, Boa, Katana, and Delphine, has a new project for the new year. Soleto is due Downtown at 801 Figueroa St., the former home of Patina's Zucca, which shuttered last summer.
Planned as a traditional trattoria, Soleto will stand as another entry in our budding boom of wood-fired pizza places. The restaurant teases in an advertisement that it will serve lunch and dinner through a pizza bar, with additional space for a cocktail bar, lounge area, and outdoor patio. So far, food details besides paper-thin pies are scarce at this Euro, which marks another departure from the company's Japan fetish that began at French Riveria-inspired Delphine, but early encouraging word finds Delphine chef Sasha Lyon, the former executive chef at New York brasseries Pastis and Balthazar, planning the Italian menu here.
Soleto, 801 Figueroa Street. Downtown.
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