Monterey Park, CA 91754
3500 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
A lot of my friends have August and September birthdays. One of my friends chose this place for her b-day dinner. I didn’t even know it was so close to me — it’s located in the same plaza as the Manhattan Village Mall.
Tin Roof Bistro is a pretty cozy place, with an extensive menu that has something for almost everyone. There’s the regular menu plus daily specials. Also, there’s a long wine menu as well. Of course, some of us yelped before going to the restaurant, so we’d know what to order. 😉
Food is pretty good, although I think the pizzas are probably the highlights, besides the innovative appetizers. Give it a try if you’re in the area.
Haystack fries – shoestring fries, garlic, homemade blue cheese dressing, dash of spicy sauce. Yum! 6.00
Indian-spiced spinach dip – fresh spinach, cheese, curried cream, woodfire flatbread. This was highly recommended on Yelp and the Yelpers are right! 12.00
Soup of the day: cream of mushroom. I could taste the mushrooms. Very good! Make sure you tell the waiter/waitress which size you’d like. They didn’t ask me and out came a big bowl, which I could barely finish… cup 3.50 / Bowl 6.50
Fig and Pig pizza – this was brilliant! Perfect blend of sweet and savory. Smoked bacon, figs, garlic, mozzarella, blue cheeses, balsamic syrup 13.50
Cobb salad – lots of chicken! Romaine, tender chicken morsels, bacon, black grapes, walnuts, celery, crispy shallots, avocado and a combo of herbed vinaigrette & homemade blue cheese dressing 12.50
Lamb bolognese with pappardelle – homemade pasta, sauteed spinach, shaved parmesan, 12-hour sauce. You can taste the richness of the sauce! 21.00
Ever since I saw all of the great reviews on Yelp about this place, I’ve wanted to try it. Everyone raves how authentically Italian it is and the fact that the restaurant makes its own cheese just adds to the allure. It’s easy to miss the restaurant, since it blends in with the industrial neighborhood. The restaurant itself looks like it was converted from a warehouse, so it’s very airy and spacious inside. There’s the open kitchen, the cheese making section, the gelato section, the coffee bar, etc. Good place for gatherings. And the food is great!
Outside the restaurant – the banners will help you find it!
Street side of the restaurant. No, this isn’t the entrance. The entrance is around to the side.
Inside the restaurant: cheese-making section
The extensive menu covers 2 sides! Lots of pizza, pasta and salad choices.
The bread’s usually a good indication of the restaurant’s food. And we were off to a good start!
Caprese: FRESH mozzarella with tomato and basil. Drizzle with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar and it’s so tasty! $12.95
Tagliatelle con Funghi: tagliatelle with porcini and fresh mushroom – it’s one of their homemade fresh pastas. Yummy! $12.25
Tortelli di Zucca: butternut squash ravioli. The butternut squash filling is really sweet, almost like a dessert! $12.75
Pizza of the day: white pizza with shrimp, artichoke, cherry tomatoes in pesto sauce, on thin crust. Almost like the ones I had in Italy. $12.95
Finish off the meal with a selection from the gelato bar! Pick out your flavors and take it back to your table.
Mango and yogurt frutti di bosco (berries yogurt). 1 scoop (1-2 flavors). The gelato is pretty good. $3.20