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Belly Up to the Ciabatta Bar

By Devin Strecker

July 28, 2015

Maybe you’re craving a great pasta dish, a sundae of gelato and espresso, or perhaps some fresh watermelon Italian ice or a croissant with nutella? Ciabatta Bar, now open in the Sunset & Vine District, has a simple yet varied menu that can satisfy all of the above and more!

The Corbio brothers, Mauro and Sergio, and their team founded and operated Mauro’s Café inside Fred Segal Melrose in 1992. Ciabatta Bar is their newest venture, with a bright and modern location right in the heart of Hollywood. Featuring a smoothie bar, fresh in-house baked bread, and daily specials, the menu includes the best of Italian-Cali favorites like Salmone Affumicato, Organic Quinoa Salad, Penne Primavera, and Soppressata Sandwich. Additionally, for those craving delicious breakfast later in the day, they offer many organic egg dishes alongside their regular menu items, all served with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and mixed greens.

Always something new: the Chicken Burger on focaccia bread was a recent daily special at Ciabatta Bar Hollywood. (photo by Devin Strecker)

Always something new: the Chicken Burger on focaccia bread was a recent daily special at Ciabatta Bar Hollywood. (photo by Devin Strecker)

For beverages, they serve Intelligentsia Coffee products, artisan leaf teas, and bottled beverages, but their specialties include smoothies and Granitas. The fresh house-made watermelon Granita is particularly delicious, and the Minty Hawaiian smoothie is a big hit!

To finish off the meal, they have several flavors of Gelato, which can also be layered with espresso for a treat called Affogato.

Ciabatta Bar, which will soon be expanding to LAX, is currently open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and they welcome pick-up orders online.

Ciabatta Bar
6464 Sunset Blvd.
323-500-1121
www.ciabattabar.com

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