One of the most beautiful restaurants in Los Angeles is now open at the intersection of 8th and Spring at the cusp of the Fashion District within the Historic Core. Last night, Terroni finally opened for dinner after over a year of construction that has transformed a long-vacant 6,000 square foot space — what was once LA’s National City Bank headquarters (built in 1924) — into a grand dining spectacle that will continue to help establish Downtown LA as Los Angeles’ culinary hotspot. Southern Italian cuisine is the main focus on Terroni’s menu.
“I knew we wanted to be in Downtown LA,” said Shereen Arazm, who co-owns Terroni. “And when we first walked into this beautiful historic space, I told Max [her partner] that we were standing inside our future Terroni location.”
Terroni has incorporated a modern design with Italian roots over the existing original 1920’s historic features. With soaring high ceilings adding a cavernous depth to an otherwise intimate dining atmosphere, a prominent red sculpture hangs from the ceiling (and over diners) modeled after the Autodromo Nazionale Monza race track near Milan, Italy.
The intersection near 8th and Spring is really beginning to take shape nicely into a reinvigorated urban neighborhood. Terroni joins Parish, which opened last July, and will soon be followed by Peking Tavern and Crane within the next month, both located underneath Terroni in the basement. Don’t forget, 8th and Spring is only a block away from the future Urban Outfitters near 8th and Broadway.
For more info, please visit Terroni online.