My husband started with the Caesar Salad ($10). It was crunchy romaine heart lettuce with homemade croutons, tossed in Caesar dressing then topped with shaved Parmesan cheese. This was a very traditional Italian Caesar Salad with a sardine-based dressing. I went for the Trancio Calamari special ($16). It was filleted and grilled to perfection.
For our main courses, my husband ordered the Lasagna Della Nonna ($18) made up of layers of fresh pasta with ricotta cheese, angus bolognese and tomato sauce topped with Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. I decided to try the Spaghetti and Clam Sauce ($17). This was a very generous portion of clams and pasta.
Colori Kitchen is a great neighborhood restaurant. The food is classic Italian and the prices are reasonable. And here’s a bonus… although Colori Kitchen has a wine list, you are allowed to bring your own bottle of wine to the restaurant, and there is NOT a corkage fee.
Colori Kitchen 429 W. 8th Street (between Olive and Hill) 213.622.5950 colorikitchen.com