Aliotta’s Via Firenze………..doesn’t that name sound romantic? Doesn’t it sound like somewhere you go to have REAL Italian food? If you answered yes, you are correct! I don’t know if you know, but your Lady Bandit Michele is actually Sicilian. So you can be sure that I wouldn’t go recommending just any Italian place. Aliotta’s is located in Torrance, CA and while the outside is very unassuming, as soon as you step through the doors you feel as though you have stepped into Italia!
Call ahead and get reservations for your date because this place is always crowded, for a good reason too. It is a perfect date spot. When you walk in you will notice dim lighting, candles everywhere, and you will be greeted by the owner and Master Chef, Mike Aliotta. He will present you their amazing wine list. Your date will be impressed with such a big selection and more impressed if you can give her a recommendation on which to order. I suggest the Nero Davola if she likes dry red wine. Mike will then take you and your date to your seat which will be located under a gorgeous chandelier, creating the perfect romantic ambiance. You will be in the company of many couples celebrating anniversaries and first dates. You and your sweetie will dine on some delicious fresh and hot bread and then order one of the many amazing and authentic dishes. There is so much to choose from but I have to say, the Orecchiette Teresina (ear shaped pasta sautéed in garlic, prosciutto, and vodka sauce) could possibly be one of the best Italian dishes I have ever had in my life. If by chance, you aren’t too full from your dinner, your server will bring out a great choice of homemade desserts for you and your sweetie to share.
If you really want to impress your date, Aliotta’s also offers cooking classes. The classes will teach you how to cook meals from different regions in Italy. Cooking together gives you a chance to get close to each other and learn something new. The next class is April 23! Sign up now by emailing Mike at [email protected]
Contact The Heart Bandits today for more amazing ways to implement romance in to your daily life!Michele