Back in 2015, I noticed that a new pizza concept, originally billed as Daniele Pizza, was taking over the old Adoteca space at 11712 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood. Later, we learned that the new restaurant was associated with the people behind Sprinkles Cupcakes, and we learned that the name was going to be Pizzana. Since then, a great many of you have been carefully checking for updates, so here you go… According to a spokesperson, Pizzana will officially throw open its doors on April 21.
I’ve been watching the space at 11712 San Vicente Blvd. that once housed Adoteca and Osteria Latini before that. The last news was the ABC license application posted on the front that indicated that something called Daniele Pizza was moving in. Eater did a little digging and discovered that the people behind Daniele were none other than the founders of the cupcake empire Sprinkles, Candace and Charles Nelson. Well, plywood recently went up on the space informing us that the real name of the new restaurant will be… Pizzana. The ABC license still lists the business as Daniele, however the owner is now listed as Pizzana LLC instead of Daniele LLC. But it’s still the Nelsons who are behind the venture. Their website hasn’t been developed yet, so I can only speculate about what they have in mind. But I will definitely keep an anticipatory eye on this development…
Well that sure didn’t take long. I know that this is Brentwood and all, but this space doesn’t sit idle for long… You may recall that back in late 2013, Adoteca replaced Osteria Latini in a matter of weeks. Then only two weeks ago, I told you and Eater confirmed that Adoteca had bitten the dust. And now, an ABC application is up in the window announcing that a new venture, Daniele Pizzeria will be taking over the busy space at 11712 San Vicente Blvd. I don’t know much about this business yet, but I’ll keep you posted.
Some of you have been wondering and asking if Adoteca, the Brentwood branch of the mini Ado empire had closed. You may remember that Adoteca was up and running in a matter of weeks in late 2013, replacing Osteria Latini at 11712 San Vicente Blvd. So I went by to check it out. Signs hastily posted in the window say that the Italian restaurant is only closed for a remodel. But nothing has been touched and mail is piling up inside the front door so I’m a bit suspicious. I’ll keep my eye on it…
Update: Eater is reporting that Adoteca is closed for good.
I’m utterly gob-smacked… I can’t recall the last time I’ve seen a restaurant open so quickly on the Westside. If you remember, Osteria Latini only just closed up shop on November 17th in the tiny space at 11712 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood. Astonishingly, Adoteca has opened in the same space a mere 18 days later on Wednesday (Dec. 4th). Brought to you by the same people behind Ado on Main St. in Venice and Casa Ado in MDR, expect a solid and accomplished Italian menu with dishes such as Prosciutto e Burrata, Risotto ai Porcini e Mirtilli (risotto with porcini and blueberry), and Orta alla Griglia servito su un Letto di Caponata (grilled sea bream on a bed of caponata) served by friendly and accommodating staff in a dimly lit, intimate dining room.
Workers were hard at work on Tuesday scrubbing the last traces of diminutive Italian restaurant Osteria Latini the off the space at 11712 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood. Osteria Latini closed on Sunday after, rumor has it, the rent nearly doubled. Wasting no time whatsoever, a new venture called Adoteca is set to take over the space. Eater is has more information about the new venture, that you can read about here.