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Put This In Your Mouth: The Tasting Kitchen's Tagliarini & Shrimp

By Team LAD

Our go-to dish at this gem of a spot in Venice, CA. If you walking on the infamous Venice Boardwalk, take a quick detour and check out The Tasting Kitchen, located near the corner of Abbot Kinney Blvd and Venice Blvd. The Tasting Kitchen is an eclectic mix of food, atmosphere and clientele, capturing the heart & soul of New American dining. Their dimly lit dining room is the ultimate in intimate upscale dining while remaining a place you be comfortable finishing a meal course with your friends until closing time.

This upbeat restaurant’s menu changes daily and exemplifies their scratch kitchen philosophy, with meats cured in-house, pastas made by hand daily, produce brought from the local farmers’ market, and everything sold the same day. They offer handcrafted neo-classical food, epic design and atmosphere, and a service that is both a guide and companion throughout your dining experience.

This critically-acclaimed restaurant was featured in GQ’s Eats: The 10 Best New Restaurants in America and the food definitely lives up to the hype. It was also mentioned in Zagat’s Best Restaurants in Venice and is raved by foodies on Yelp.

Whether you are here to celebrate a wedding anniversary, family reunion, or just a casual wine ‘n’ dine, make no mistake that The Tasting Kitchen will satisfy your needs. Be sure to arrive early to this establishment as it can get busy at times, but not to worry, this place still keeps chill ambiance during peak hours. Make sure you try the Gnocco Fritto, a hot fluffy fried dough puffs served with prosciutto and salami, and get the Vatican's Assassin from our fave bartender Justin while you're there.
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