Lifestyle, Restaurants
Apr 19, 2019

Dinner Diaries: Concerto

Take a trip to mid-town with us for an excellent dinning adventure thanks to Concerto. Concerto is an Italian-Korean fusion restaurant which will leave you wanting more.

First of all Concert offers $3 valet parking, and if that isn’t enough of an incentive in Los Angeles, we don’t know what is!

Comprised of three separate areas, you’ll find a cozy bar with an outdoor patio, an outdoor dining area, and an upstairs dining area. Every section of the restaurant is an eccentric and eclectic tour of decor. No space will give you the same vibe twice, which is a huge part of Concerto’s charm. Not to mention the downstairs holds a macaron and cafe area if you’d like to pop in for something a bit more causal. The owner is also a coffee farmer from Hawaii, and his love of coffee is apparent. Make sure you try one of their espresso martinis, we promise it’s worth it.

We kicked off our meal with Concerto’s Ceasar salad. Their version of a Ceasar salad includes garlic croutons, parmesan, cherry tomatoes, and bacon on a bed of lettuce.

Next we opted for a pizza as our appetizer. We like to consider ourselves self-proclaimed pizza aficionado’s here at Press Pass LA, so believe us when we tell you, that this pizza was nothing short of heart-stoppingly good. We tried Concerto’s prosciutto pizza. Do it! If you only get one thing on this menu, get their pizza. The crust and cheese are worth every bite on their own. Together it’s an experience. As you can see it comes with arugula, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic drizzle.

For our main course, we divided the pasta and the risotto for a varied choice of options to share with our fellow food enthusiasts.

We kicked off with their Shanghai Crab Pasta. According to our server it is their most popular pasta dish, and clearly comes in a stunning presentation. All their pastas come as linguini or spaghetti.

Another pasta dish we tackled was their spaghetti Carbonara which also comes with shrimp, for anyone looking to add just a dash of seafood to their entree. We highly reccomend this dish, the sauce is addictive.

Finally we come to Concerto’s Risotto. While we did like the Truffle Risotto, after having the pasta it was hard to love it as much as the sauce in their Carbonara. That being said, it is a delicious dish, large and very filling. If you’re a vegetarian looking to avoid meat and fish, we would put this top of the list.

Concerto will definitely be on our must-stop list anytime we’re in the area! Let us know if you go.