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Stefano Ferrara building Sotto’s Neapolitan pizza oven

Posted in Naples, Neapolitan pizza, Sotto, Steve Samson, Zach Pollack with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2011 by steveandzach

LA Weekly: A Peek Into Sotto’s Hand-Built Neapolitan Pizza Oven; Will Soft-Open Feb. 25

Chefs Steve Samson and Zach Pollack to Open SOTTO in Late January 2010

Posted in Naples, Neapolitan pizza, Sotto, Steve Samson, Test Kitchen, Zach Pollack with tags , , , , , on December 2, 2010 by steveandzach

Chefs Steve Samson and Zach Pollack have teamed up with restaurateur, Bill Chait of Rivera (John Sedlar) and Short Order (Nancy Silverton and Amy Pressman) to introduce a traditional Southern Italian concept to Los Angeles, sotto.

At sotto, Chefs Steve and Zach will deliver an honest, market-driven menu of regionally-inspired Southern Italian dishes, including fresh housemade pastas and Neapolitan pizza cooked in an artisan wood burning oven. This wood burning oven will be built onsite by Neapolitan craftsmen with traditional techniques that have been passed on from generation to generation and will be the first of its kind in the Los Angeles area.
Our food will be complemented by a fresh, seasonally relevant cocktail program with a strong background in the classics and the utilization of lesser known Italian liqueurs. We will also offer an eclectic list of boutique wines from both Italian and California.

sotto will be located in the former Test Kitchen location at 9575 West Pico Blvd on LA’s westside, now named The Townhouse.

definition: sotto/╦łsotto/ origin: italian (preposition): 1. under, beneath, underneath; 2. below; 3. south of