When I think of food at Venice Beach, I think your typical stand food: Burgers, hot dogs, nachos, etc. until I stepped into Larry’s on Windward Avenue. It’s that street with the suspended letters spelling out Venice.
Great décor that gave a relaxed, yet polished vibe. It’s a very open space with mostly outdoor seating, yet you feel like you’re inside and not at Venice Beach proper. They have a wide variety of beer and wine available. The menu boasts a lot of delicious offerings. We started with Grilled Asparagus and Risotto Balls.
Every bite of the Grilled Asparagus was savory and full of complimentary flavors. I could eat this for breakfast! It was light and a great starter. It was a little tricky to split between a few people, but we made it work.
The Risotto Balls consist of beef Bolognese stuffed in a shell of risotto. These were absolutely incredible and a little heavier than I expected, but well worth it. I would definitely come back for this dish.
For my entrée, I ordered the Pea Ravioli. The bowl is deeper than it looks. The ravioli was filled with lightly puréed peas, which was light and not too strong. It was just right. The sauce it came in was a little heavy for me and the Parmesan cheese was a little much as well, but the dish was still yummy. There are definitely other items on the menu I would come back to try.
Truly, I must give compliments to the Chef as the entire meal was just amazing. Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere. This is a fantastic place for dinner, lunch, or stopping by for a drink.
24 Windward Ave
By Jen Troy
Jen Troy is a Jill-Of-All-Trades.