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DineLA: Ugo: An Italian Café

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I like to think of myself as a person who does what they say they’re going to do when they say they’re going to do it. So it was that, two days after spending the afternoon in the bathroom with the stomach flu, I found myself walking into Ugo: An Italian Café to partake of their DineLA menu. I’ve been there before, and generally Ugo is a solid though not particularly creative Italian option in the Culver City area (though in the interest of full disclosure, I’ve not yet tried the gelato place they opened next door.)

As usual, it was bustling at lunch time and we were wedged into a middle table against a wall. We had to keep shifting the table from one side to the other as people moved around (to avoid the guy next to me from knocking elbows with me.) Still, everyone was really nice about it. It’s a bright space, decorated mostly in white and accented with designs from Deruta china (classic, colorful designs from Italy.)