Restaurant that just opened in October 2023
La Bettola di Terroni has taken over the space formerly occupied by Vernetti to serve traditional Southern Italian cuisine in the village.
Address: 225 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone number: (323) 990-0042
ON LA BETTOLA’S MENU
- Fiori di Zucchine
- Arancini di Modica
- Frittura di Calamari
- Prosciutto d’Anatra e Burrata
- Spaghetti ca’ Muddica
- Octopus Salad 🐙
- Quattro Stagioni
- Tagliatelle al Ragù
- Branzino alla Griglia
- Rigatoni Arcobaleno
- Torta Calda al Cioccolato
🇮🇹 Pizza + Pasta + Seafood 🍕 🍝
La Bettola di Terroni got its name from the Italian word “bettola,” which means a humble tavern or inn. Terroni means “of the earth” and refers to fresh soil that takes on a yellowish hue once dried in the sun; over time, “terroni” became a derogatory appelation that Northern Italians used for southern Italian laborers. 🧱
The restaurant is part of the Terroni restaurant family, which was founded by Cosimo Mammoliti and his wife in 1992. They chose the name Terroni for their restaurant as both an homage to their southern Italian heritage and as a nod to the pejorative term used by northerners to describe their southern counterparts.
The original Bettola di Terroni is located in the core of the financial district in Toronto, Canada. It has had an L.A. outpost at Beverly & Curson since 2007.
For more on the family restaurant, visit terroni.com/our-story
Terroni is the only authentic Italian restaurant in Larchmont Village proper. Nearby, you can find Osteria Mamma and Osteria La Buca on Melrose Avenue, a few small blocks from the boulevard.