Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I’ve been to Kate Mantilini’s a few years ago for an alumni networking lunch and had a pretty good impression of the food. But, since LA has so many diverse offerings, I haven’t been back until one of my friends said that she had a Groupon. So, dinner was decided. 🙂
Surprisingly, there is ample street parking near Kate Mantilini’s. The meters are free after 6pm. However, for those of you squeamish about street parking, valet parking is also available. On the night that we dined, the restaurant was pretty packed, so reservations are recommended. Service was very friendly and our waiter kept checking on us throughout our meal. He entertained us with the restaurant’s history, some new potential menu items and even let us sample some dessert! It was quite a memorable meal.
Seafood linguini with pesto — this was one of the daily specials, so not sure how often they have this. Since I still have a bit of shellfish allergy, I informed our waiter, who immediately said that it was not a problem. He had the kitchen substitute the prawns with extra seafood! There were lots of clams, salmon, mussels and squid. The seafood was perfectly cooked and the pesto sauce was garlicky and flavorful. Awesome! $22
The hobo steak — is basically grilled meatloaf with sauteed kale and mashed potatoes. The meatloaf tasted so good! Our waiter even made us his secret hot sauce to accompany it. Yum! $18.50
Homemade lemon icebox pie — this was so good! Light and tart~ $6.95
Our waiter treated us to this dessert – apple cobbler with cinnamon ice cream. The warm apple cobbler had a vanilla sauce. The cinnamon ice cream tasted like horchata. Both were really tasty! $8.50