The Monster wishes he loved Osteria Mamma more than he does. A few times he’s gone back hoping this trip will be the one where he sees what others love about it. And yet, each time he comes away shrugging his shoulders and saying “oh well.” Everything he’s had has been proficient enough. The service has been accommodating. But nothing has been of a level where it inspires.
In a charming room near Paramount Studios sits this Italian neighborhood joint with wood framed old timey photos on the walls and a small outdoor patio. The menu is a home styled affair of Venetian dishes that sound filling and comforting. Nothing strives to be chic or nouveau.