Osteria La Buca - Brunch

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Easily one of my favorite Italian places in LA, Osteria La Bucalocated on Melrose in West Hollywood, is warm, welcoming, and ridiculously delicious. They pride themselves on their casual, cozy dining experience. They aim to reflect a less complicated, grass roots approach to Italian country food. And they succeed. With fresh, seasonal ingredients, I dare you to find one item on the menu that doesn’t leave you more than satisfied. Plus, I am a sucker for exposed brick and big windows. Osteria La Buca checks both boxes.

And the best part of Osteria La Buca? Their weekend brunch is as good as their regular evening service! One of my favorite brunch items is the House Ricotta Toast. The toast is heavenly. Served with caramelized agave and blueberries, this is a must try dish. Also it’s gorgeous and perfect for that “eating for the insta” moment.

Another fave? The California Toast. Yes, I like toast. Toasted Rosemary Sourdough piled with avocado, scrambled eggs, and arugula salad. I especially loved the crunch of the toast combined with the soft, warm eggs and avocado spread.

Now, whether I'm enjoying brunch or dinner at Osteria LA Buca, I ALWAYS order the Bucatini Carbonara served with house pancetta, black pepper, and a poached egg. It is honestly yolk porn perfection.