My dear friend Bob and I recently met up for brunch on Saturday at neighborhood favorite Little Dom’s (2128 Hillhurst Ave Los Angeles CA 90027. 323-661-0055.) in Los Angele’s Silverlake neighborhood. Little Dom’s is open daily from 8AM-3PM and in the evening from 6PM onward.
I have been reticent about eating out in Los Angeles; so much of the food and such is expensive and the food itself can run the gamut from impeccably delicious to just plain awful. However revolution was in the air on this day and the lines at Little Dom’s were palpable. As we approached the restaurant from our nearby parking spot, Bob mentioned to me that the party in front of us were probably going to Little Dom’s and were probably going to get away with our indoor table. The former was true but the latter wouldn’t have mattered as the indoors at Little Dom’s was packed to the gills and the wait for an indoor table on a recent sweltering Saturday around noon was more than 20 minutes. Even if we’d overtaken the group in our approach it wouldn’t have mattered as the table had reservations! So if waiting turns you off to the dining experience, make sure that you make ample reservations.
Regardless we were able to attain a table in the complete shade on the outside at Little Dom’s on the western side of the building. The fact that the sun had not been pounding down on this side of the building all day made a noticeable difference in our comfort level; the east side of the building on a similar day probably wouldn’t be so lucky.
The food was really the thing on this morning and despite the fact that it was after noon, I still craved breakfast. I opened their large brunch/lunch menu and found my mark; bruschetta eggs. My dear pal Bob opted for their flatbread pizza, made in the Old Italian way.
My bruschetta eggs were sparse scrambled eggs over taught toast with small half ball tomatoes and basil. These eggs were out of sight and at $10 were a tad expensive for my tastes; however the fact that the flavors were so rich and original made them a good choice. Bob’s flatbread pizza was good too; dappled with ground beef and thin cheese slices, the pizza popped up at the corners and made for a satisfying brunch.
While we dined at Little Dom’s our gracious waiter kept our water glasses full. I got their fresh squeezed orange juice which was rich with the bitter aftertaste of pulp; however when we got the bill and found out that the tiny cup (maybe 5 inches tall and thin) had cost five dollars, we were both a little surprised. Bob’s Bloody Mary’s came flagged with a celery stalk and went down easy.
We couldn’t stay long at Little Dom’s as the flies had descended on our meal rather quickly; however if you’re in Los Angeles and want to enjoy a wonderful lunch or dinner, stop by Little Dom’s. Just make reservations!