Sexy, succulent and seductive are three words that come to mind when I think of my dining experience at No. 10 Restaurant. Founded by world famous Italian soccer player, Alessandro Del Piero, No. 10 Restaurant offers a “contemporary Italian cuisine, with a multi-regional seasonal flair.”
From the moment I entered this hip, modern restaurant, I was enveloped in a sexy ambiance from the deep mood lighting and leather, chocolate-colored lounge chairs. The main dining floor is covered in rich brown and gold colors creating a warm and cozy feel. For those who want fresh air as they dine, outdoor seating is also available. At night, guests seated outside have the option of being near a warm fire pit.
When it comes to the food, I don’t know where to begin. As I was there during Sunday Brunch, I opted for one of their signature meals, the lobster scramble with a hash brown. At first glance, I noticed the meal had a large, succulent, chunk of lobster meat garnishing the scramble. Unlike other restaurants that promise lobster and actually use langostino as a cheaper substitute, No. 10 is the real deal. The scramble was packed full of ACTUAL lobster that was smothered in spices and FLAVOR. Next I tried the hash brown. I don’t know how the chef did it, but the outside was crisp to perfection, while the inside was warm and chewy. Brunch didn’t end there. My guest and I split the Brioche French Toast smothered in mascarpone cheese, golden raisins pistachios and fresh berries. Simply delicious. I couldn’t leave an authentic Italian eatery without trying the pizza! We opted for the burrata, squash blossoms and truffles pie. I was a little hesitant as the combination of squash and pizza sounded a bit odd to me. Well, I ate my words along with the whole pie! The squash and truffles added an amazing punch to the pizza. Dessert was none other than the mouth-watering Italian specialty – tiramisu. In a nutshell the food was a perfect 10!
Every Wednesday evening, No. 10 transforms into a seductive jazz dinner lounge where guests are met with smooth jazz and gourmet appetizers. If jazz isn’t your thing, stop by on Friday and Saturday nights where you can dine while listening to the resident DJ play the hottest music.
Whether you’re looking for a new brunch spot, in the mood to listen to jazz, or craving a delicious, Italian meal, No. 10 Restaurant has earned a place in my book as one of LA’s best restaurants.