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Delicious Spree LA to Z: F is for Fioretto Trattoria

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LAist is going on a delicious spree around LA from A to Z. This week, we are on F. Today, we visit Fioretto Trattoria, a Tuscan trattoria in Culver City.

Unassuming strip mall dining is no stranger to us, especially here on the Westside, so it was no big surprise to find Fioretto Trattoria in the second spot from the street in a small plaza on Culver Boulevard. For some reason though, we were expecting something more along the lines of Osteria Latini, Toscana, and Vincenti along San Vicente in Brentwood. Fioretto’s name gets lost on the big sign facing the street amongst the varied and sundry businesses listed so we almost missed it. A pub, mini market, chiropractor, dentist, and Curves. If we needed a no-frills 30 minute workout, we would have found that one right away.

The restaurant is unexpectedly tiny, just a plain, square little space with dining room that turns a corner around a small bar and prep area that holds a row of wine bottles standing shoulder to shoulder across the front. We have no idea how big the kitchen is; it is hidden behind a solid swining door behind the bar. There is one large round table toward the back of the room that’s already taken over by early power lunchers, and about five smaller square tables against the walls and front window. Sit anywhere, she calls over her shoulder with a sweeping wave above her head, so we take a table in the corner against the window. Being busy and full at lunch time is a good sign, but really, not difficult to achieve when there are only a half dozen tables.