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Il Viale Dei Romani At La Peer Hotel May Just Have The Best Pizza In Town

Pizza with truffles at Il Viale dei Romani
Chef Casey Lane

Posted Monday, December 17, 2018 – 11:50 am

By Laura Coleman

Just a few minutes east of Beverly Hills, Viale dei Romani, located in the new Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood’s design district, may well just have the best pizza in town.

Chef Casey Lane, the man behind the wildly successful Tasting Kitchen in Venice, is no stranger to the art of crafting the perfect carb–after all, he spent his first four years after culinary school as a baker–but the newly opened Viale is the first spot he’s opened where he decided to give the art of pizza-making a go.

“I’m really into engineering,” he described of his alchemical process of combining water and flour to create a crust so chewy and flavorful as to whisk diners’ taste buds away to Naples.

Indeed, the food at Viale is laden with coastal European influences – and not just those of Italy. Lane likewise draws inspiration from the south of France and Morocco to craft a variety of inspiring and delicious dishes.

Of particular note are the array of fresh crudos and the 50-layer lasagna. Salads like the baby kale caesar with charred lemon and an array of pasta dishes such as the rigatoni all’amatriciana with guanciale are likewise flavorful choices.

The atmosphere in the brand new restaurant, paired with exceptional service and mismatched Ginori Italian China, make Viale a spot to enjoy. Fortunately, the extensive wine list will leave no one disappointed.

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