Okay, a darling Italian restaurant, ordering a cappuccino was a must. Ever since my trip to Italy last year I have become obsessed with finding the most authentic Italian cappuccinos in LA. Some have failed miserably and some have come very close, but the cappuccino at Vernetti has nailed it. An Italian cappuccino is all about the milk foam to espresso ratio, the perfect balance. I truly felt like I was back in Rome just looking at it. Then of course, it tasted amazing.
The carbonara was overall a great order. There was no shortage of crispy guanciale or grated cheese, that's for sure! I only wished that the noodles had been bathed in slightly more egg yolk, they were a little dry for my taste. They didn't leave much lip-licking post bite.
The Crispy Polenta Cake was a sweet potato polenta served with soft scrambled eggs, sautéed chantrelles and sage. Basic, but satisfying and they certainly made the most of the mushroom serving. The key was to line up all three on the fork for one special bite. The sweet potato was unexpected and turned out to be incredibly delicious.
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