June 27, 2009
I thought I knew all the fine Italian restaurants in Glendale. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon Notte Luna, a charming trattoria hidden in the alley between Brand Boulevard and Maryland Avenue. The place looked elegant, the service seemed attentive, and the aromas emanating from the kitchen were fantastic. Why were only two of the 20 or so tables filled? After enjoying a phenomenal meal there, I’m still trying to answer that question. I can only guess it’s because it’s hard to find.
June 11, 2005
One translation of "far niente" is "doing nothing." But that's far from the case at this upscale Glendale establishment, which has been serving dishes from the Cinque Terre region of Italy for nearly two decades. From the bountiful floral display in the entryway to the old-world tin ceiling, coffered walls and black leather banquettes in the dining room, Far Niente Ristorante beckons with comfortable elegance. The white table linen and heavy cutlery are an indication of the fine dining to come.