- By ASHLEY HALVERSON
- Photos By PAIGE PETRONE
We recently discovered an elegant little Italian spot on the border of Beverly Hills. Nerano, named after the charming fishing village off the Amalfi Coast, is serving up incredible Italian food, notable wines and craft cocktails to satisfy every palate. Start at the bar with the house favorite Costa Amalfitana ~ shaken with Tito’s Vodka, Pavan Muscat Liqueur and lime juice, garnished with fresh sage and an Autumn Royal Grape ~ this sweet tart cocktail is fit for royalty.
Highly recommended is the Carciofi e Piselli ~ a scrumptious salad made of baby artichokes, snow peas and arugula tossed in a light lemony vinaigrette and topped with shaved pecorino. For the name alone you must try the Gnudi al Tartufo Nero! Super creamy ricotta and spinach gnudi topped with toasted sage, chanterelle mushrooms and black truffle. Another fantastic dish is the Tagliolini al Limone. Perfectly al dente homemade tagliolini noodles tossed with basil, lemon zest and Ferrarini Parmigiano-reggiano. One thing is for certain ~ this kitchen knows how to do pasta!
In keeping with the fishing village theme, they offer impressive seafood dishes. Diver Scallops, Branzino and Gulf Spot Prawns are house specialties. Make sure to save some room for the decadent dark chocolate Nocciolino dessert. Amalfi take me away!
Nerano is located at 9960 S Santa Monica Blvd in Beverly Hills.