Uovo Opens in Downtown Santa Monica

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Uovo, a new fine casual restaurant serving handmade fresh pasta from its kitchen in Bologna, Italy soft opens today in Santa Monica at 1320 2nd Street.


Uovo serves some of Italy’s most iconic pasta dishes that are inspired or directly sourced from the very best restaurants in Italy. The foundation of these dishes is fresh pasta made by hand in Uovo’s kitchen in Bologna, Italy, the epicenter of fresh pasta, using the age-old and labor-intensive techniques of sheeting and cutting and special red-yolk eggs available only in Italy.

Carlo Massimini, one of the founders of Uovo, said, “To bring some of the great dishes from my home town to my new home is a dream come true. We put our hearts into these dishes and can’t wait for our guests to try them.”

Uovo will serve a highly focused menu of only fresh pasta that features classic pasta from Bologna and Rome, plus a three-course tasting menu and three classic vegetable side dishes, as well as a selection of wine and beer.

“Over the past four years, we’ve collaborated with the best restaurants in Italy to develop the iconic pasta dishes on Uovo’s menu,” said Lowell Sharron, one of Uovo’s founders. “We are excited to bring fresh pasta from Bologna and our authentic, time tested-recipes to our guests in Los Angeles, a city that loves Italian food.”

The 42-seat restaurant features a 24-seat pasta bar for guests to watch their pasta being cooked and plated in front of them. There are also eight tables, four on each side of the bar which will not be open during the soft opening period. Takeout will also not be available during the soft open period, but when available will include electronic ordering and delivery services.

Uovo was designed by award-winning architecture firm Marmol Radziner, known for their warm, modern interiors. The 1,600 square-foot space is finished with a rustic gray-colored oak on the walls and ceiling, and a reclaimed brick floor that recalls the terra cotta colors of Bologna.

Uovo will be open seven days a week from 11:30 am – 10 pm.


About Uovo

Uovo is committed to bringing the best of classic Italian pasta dishes to its guests in Los Angeles, using traditional techniques and high-quality ingredients from their kitchen in Bologna, Italy. Uovo is part of the extended family of restaurants related to Sushi Nozawa, LLC (SUGARFISH, KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar and Nozawa Bar). While Uovo is not part of Sushi Nozawa, LLC, it shares not only some of the same owners but also the same values and commitment to serving unbelievably great food.

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