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What to Eat For Lunch at Gusto, Starting Now

Vic Casanova

Vic CasanovaPhoto: Gusto

Victor Casanova's tiny Gusto on Third Street is a clear-cut stand-out among the recent flood of new Italian restaurants deluging L.A. His particular, passionate approach finds him armed with market cargo and lending a precise, personal flair to colorful regional dishes including braciole, beef heart carpaccio, veal sweetbread milanese, and gargati with fennel sausage, making his own pasta and pizza in a salute to The Boot. Today, Gusto begins lunch service, building on its menu with day-time dishes like a sweet summer corn risotto replacing the Arborio with farro, chicken sandwiches with fontina and white anchovy aioli, a skirt steak with Tuscan fries, baccala croquettes, and squid ink agnolotti with sea urchin and more sweet summer corn. Casanova will serve lunch Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. See his full new lunch menu below.

GUSTO: LUNCH MENU

PICCOLI PIATTI

POMODORI FRESCHI
heirloom tomatoes. local burrata. salsa verde. 13

FICHI
figs. whipped sheeps milk ricotta. saba. 12

TARTUFO
wild arugula.frisèe.treviso.corn shoots.bacon.pecorino.black truffle vinaigrette.14

GEMMA
little gem.gorgonzola dolce.shavedradish.chives.12

POLPETTE
pork meatballs.tomato.13

BACCALA
whipped salt cod croquettes.salsa rossa.14

POLIPO
baby octopus.borlotti beans.harissa.15

LE PIZZE

MARGHERITA D.O.P
tomato. mozzarella di bufala. basil. 13

PEPPERONI
spicy salumi.tomato sauce. mozzarella. cacciocavallo. 15

FUNGHI
besciamella.mozzarella. burrata. mushrooms. bacon. thyme. 15

RISO

FARROTTO
farro cooked in the style of risotto. shiitake mushrooms.sweet summer corn. scallions. mascarpone. 15

SECONDI

TONNO
big eye tuna. black olive. shaved fennel. chives. grapefruit. 23

POLLO
chicken sandwich.fontina. mushrooms. white anchovy aioli. 15

MANZO
skirt steak.tuscanfries.21

FIORI
DI ZUCCA squash blossoms. ricotta. basil tocco. 12

LE PASTE
pasta fatta in casa {all pasta made in house by hand}

R A V I O L I
sweet peas. ricotta. mint. lemon burro fuso. 14

TONNARELLI
tomatoes.basil.peperoncino.extravirginoliveoil.13

PAPPARDELLE
oxtail ragù.parmigiano reggiano.15

SQUID INK AGNOLOTTI
squid ink. sea urchin. sweet summer corn. 16

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