Firenze Osteria, my favorite neighborhood hangout, recently launched “Under $10” lunch specials, so my best friend Brent (aka @BiteMania) and I decided to check it out yesterday.
As a “Top Chef” fan, of course I had to try Fabio Viviani’s BLT burger (or “booorger”, as he pronounces in his charming, Italian accent). I’m also a big fan of meatloaf, so I loved Fabio’s version. Brent, who loves pork as much as I do, decided on the Fettuccini with four cheeses and sausage.
Thinking we had not ordered enough, we also shared a hefty iceberg wedge. But after splitting both the bacon burger and bacon-topped salad (lunch came with bread service), Brent took most of the pasta home to enjoy later. For this afternoon at least, one entrée each would have sufficed.
Photos of our lunch below. Please note we’ll be going back to try every dish on the “Under $10” menu , so check back here for updates!
Iceberg Salad, Blue Cheese Dressing, Crispy Bacon and Roasted Tomato $8.95 (3/22/11)
BLT Burger: Burger and Chips, Pickled Cucumber, Cheddar and Caramelized Onion with Applewood Bacon and fresh Tomato with signature smokey BLT barbecue sauce $9.95 (3/22/11)
Fettuccini Alfredo with Four Cheeses & Sausage $9.95 (3/22/11)
Under $10 Menu (3/22/11)
Trofie Pasta w Duck Sausage & Caramelized Fennel $9.95 (3/25/11) Lunch with David H & Brent V
Kobe Meatloaf with Mushrooms reduction, roasted potatoes $8.95 (3/25/11) Lunch with David H & Brent V
Marinated Skirt Steak and Capponata $9.95 (3/25/11) Lunch with David H & Brent V
More about Firenze Osteria (with LOTS of photos)
4212 Lankershim Blvd
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
All my Firenze Osteria photos on Flickr
Top Chef Fabio Viviani (season five & six)
If you’re not familiar with Fabio, check out one of his hilarious video clips (he films himself while watching Top Chef & Tweeting)