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Superba Snack Bar

Superba Snack Bar

(Now Closed)
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  • Eater
    EaterApril 3, 2014
    The wakame (seaweed) tagliatelle with dungeness crab, uni, and miso butter is one of the most addictive pastas on earth, and hopefully something that'll never come off the menu. Read more
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    goopJuly 30, 2014
    Italian-influenced small plates including excellent handmade pastas and a heavy focus on seasonal vegetables that will make all the local vegans quite happy (think cauliflower T-bone). Read more
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 30, 2013
    Consider the poached eggs with green chorizo fondu on pan con tomato or simple sunny side eggs with kale pesto, crispy russets, Brussels sprouts & caramelized onions.
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    João PauloJuly 13, 2015
    Great service and food and drinks are amazing! I went with my family, and we ended up asking for individual plates that could be split between the whole family, so everyone had a taste of everything.
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    Sean BesserMarch 7, 2013
    A new fav Westside place. They call themselves a modern pastaria, but it is much more than that w/ lots of great shared plates. LOVE the crispy burata!!! The cauliflower t-bone & others are great too.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJune 7, 2013
    Specialty: pasta, handmade, whole-wheat rigatoni more or less in the style of cacio e pepe, cooked extremely al dente and tossed with cheese and a punishing handful of black pepper. Read more
  • LAist
    LAistAugust 1, 2014
    He smokes his uncooked pasta over smoldering cherry wood chips, then boils it until just al dente. It's then topped with pancetta, parmesan, an oozing poached egg and plenty of black pepper. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 28, 2013
    This small, smartly designed eatery is described by management as a "modern pastaria," serving creative, seasonal Cali-Italian plates alongside boutique wine and craft beer. [Eater 38 Member]
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    AshleyDecember 15, 2012
    Brunch! The wild mushroom frittata, poached eggs w/ ricotta & honey, and Dutch pancake (w/ lemon curd!) are all delicious. Definitely try "The Elder"- elderflower syrup, cochi americano, OJ & prosecco
  • jennifer h.
    jennifer hanMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    the ricotta pancake is unreal. the pancake is moist and fluffy, and the toppings are rich and amazing. order one for the table and share!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneDecember 21, 2013
    The vegetarian friendly Cauliflower T-Bone is my favorite! You can request it plated as vegan even thought the menu says no modifications ;)
  • Rachel K.heart icon on user image
    Rachel KJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    All the vegetarian pastas are full of flavor and seasonal ingredients. The sunchoke burrata ravioli with crispy sage is fantastic if you see it in the menu.
  • Chenyu
    ChenyuOctober 15, 2015
    Sitting outside has a nice breeze! Small plates are great! Kale salad, rainbow carrot , seared scallop, mushroom all good. Fried chicken too
  • Tim W.
    Tim WilsbachSeptember 19, 2013
    This place was awesome. You generally need a reservation to get a private table, as most of them are communal, but it worked out fine. Plus, the food was so amazing we didn't even notice.
  • Ben K.
    Ben K.July 1, 2013
    Super cool spot, especially when it's open to the outside. Fried chicken is great as well as the uni and crab spaghettini. Pasta Carbonara stole the show though.
  • Eugene N.heart icon on user image
    Eugene NgaiAugust 19, 2013
    Recommend the kale salad, fried chicken, and the cauliflower. If they have the BLT-E sandwich for brunch, it's very good.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    Superba serves what you might call abstracted Italian, incorporating tastes and textures associated with Italian cooking into dishes that would be unrecognizable in Rome. Read more
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    Chef Jason Neroni's style could be called "abstracted Italian," which is to say that it incorporates tastes and textures associated with Italian cooking without actually duplicating an Italian dish. Read more
  • Phil B.
    Phil BrockFebruary 10, 2013
    Great brunch, good service. Cool waiters and an attractive blond chef cooking fantastic eggs. The salsa and the apple butter rock!
  • Olga D.heart icon on user image
    Olga DoykhenMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite in neighborhood. Home made pasta, u can't go wrong with anything on the menu! Chef Jason is amazing guy!!!!
  • Nick B.heart icon on user image
    Nick BurdMarch 23, 2015
    It's all about the pasta, but everything here is great. One of the best dinner spots in L.A.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    The doughy gnocchi would probably not pass muster at a trattoria, but the sweetish toss with hazelnuts and broccoli stems is likable, what a gifted young cook might make for staff dinner. Read more
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GervacioAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Daily specials of the menu and a wine list that is rotating with great wines. Food is amazing and the vibe matches
  • Eric H.heart icon on user image
    Eric HinmanDecember 10, 2014
    Cauliflower steak + brussel sprouts. Both incredible.
  • Cathy D.heart icon on user image
    Cathy DareJanuary 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Brussel sprouts are back and the pastas are the bomb! The flank steak with bone marrow is incredible.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel S.August 6, 2012
    Get the fried chicken... It will change your life :) the chorizo meatballs are great too.
  • Tara D.
    Tara DApril 16, 2013
    The pasta dishes are meals in themselves so don't over-order. The gnocchi is the best I've ever had.
  • Mariana A.
    Mariana AcuñaJanuary 24, 2013
    Get here early, the sour is frothy, creamy and luxurious! Everything is fantastic!
  • Jess B.heart icon on user image
    Jess BarronOctober 14, 2012
    Burrata with fresh figs an Basil is my favorite dish! It's like eating a cloud!
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    Superba Snack Bar is set up like a shoe box that's cut open on one side. It brings in the ocean breezes and the Venice vibe. Read more
  • Angel S.heart icon on user image
    Nice variety of vegetarian options. Try the black kale or the crispy brussels sprouts.
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RaMay 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best seat in the house is at the bar. You can watch what everyone's ordering and chat with the chef!
  • Kayla J.heart icon on user image
    Kayla JohnsonApril 19, 2015
    Great date spot. Amazing food and service. Loved everything about my experience!
  • Tyler G.heart icon on user image
    Tyler GalpinDecember 6, 2014
    Always a great date spot. Small, manageable portions (sharing plates), friendly staff.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GalpertOctober 7, 2014
    Surprisingly the worst meal I've had in a really long time: I got the fig and burrata on toast. The Brussels sprouts plate. The scallops. The octopus panna cotta. Don't get any of them
  • Jeri A.heart icon on user image
    Jeri AndoApril 18, 2013
    Asparagus, Brussel sprouts, fried chicken...gotta get! Yum! So good!
  • Gina H.heart icon on user image
    Gina HJune 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the counter to watch the excellent chef in action and of course try the superb food!
  • Gaia D.heart icon on user image
    Gaia DempseyNovember 10, 2013
    The El Porto cocktail is delicious. With the food you can't really go wrong.
  • Maya B.
    Maya BaratzApril 29, 2013
    The "snack" tasting menu is basically everything on the menu. Delicious and over the top.
  • Amelia L.
    Amelia LukimanMarch 12, 2013
    Try the sunny side eggs over short rib hash. Tasty way to start your day!
  • Kevin R.heart icon on user image
    Kevin ReeversJanuary 6, 2015
    Really creative dishes. The vegetarian dishes match those of the meat-focused dishes.
  • Rosalie S.
    Rosalie SangenittoMarch 11, 2013
    Short rib ravioli. Everything I tasted was great, everything I didn't taste sounded great.
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesSeptember 6, 2013
    Sit by the open kitchen with counter seating that puts you right next to the action.
  • Gail H.
    Gail HJanuary 12, 2013
    Burrata w fennel is so unique. Must order! Also the ricotta gnudi is delish!
  • Nick J.heart icon on user image
    Nick JordanFebruary 6, 2015
    The smoked bucatini is where it is at. Rich and delicious.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 9, 2012
    Try cauliflower agnolotti sauced with pig's cheeks, five spice, smoked pine nuts and a shot of amaro: Read more
  • Todd A.heart icon on user image
    Todd AlexanderApril 20, 2015
    Awesome atmosphere. Great pasta. Decent wine selection.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WJuly 29, 2013
    Crab and uni spaghettini was fantastic, as was the thick cut bacon starter.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneDecember 21, 2013
    Love the vegetarian Pumpkin Brûlée!
  • Robert P.
    Robert PollakJanuary 26, 2014
    Chef's tasting menu is amazing. The pasta and deserts are ridicules
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