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Terroni Opens LA Flagship Restaurant at 8th & Spring in Downtown LA

Terroni's LA flagship Italian restaurant is now open in Downtown LA

Terroni’s LA flagship Italian restaurant is now open in Downtown LA

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.

Terroni takes over the 6,000 square foot historic National City Bank space at 8th and Spring

Terroni occupies the 6,000 square foot ground floor historic National City Bank space at 8th and Spring

A closer view of the front entrance

A closer view of the front entrance

The bar area by the front entrance

The bar area by the front entrance

The Terroni bar

The Terroni bar

The main dining area

The main dining area

Another view of the main dining area

Another view of the main dining area

A bright red sculpture modeled after Autodromo Nazionale Monza near Milan, Italy is suspended from the soaring high ceiling

A bright red sculpture modeled after Autodromo Nazionale Monza near Milan, Italy is suspended from the soaring high ceiling

La Rossa wine bottles on display

La Rossa wine bottles on display

Staircase leading up to private dining space and restrooms

Staircase leading up to private dining space and restrooms

Private dining space upstairs with beautiful arched windows

Private dining space upstairs with beautiful arched windows

Dining space in the back of the restaurant for larger parties with capacity up to 40

Dining space in the back of the restaurant for larger parties with capacity up to 40

Terroni food items for sale line the walls

Terroni food items for sale line the walls

A beautiful chandelier hangs over dining table with views of the city outside

A beautiful chandelier hangs over dining table with views of the city outside

The new LA flagship location is added to the Terroni location roster

The new LA flagship location is added to the Terroni location roster

6 Comments

  1. What are some of their best dishes, are the ingredients they use organic or gluten free, do they have a bar, what are their prices? Thanks!

  2. archie says

    You can Google the Terroni Beverly Bl. site and probably see a similar menu. I’ve eaten there twice and it was excellent southern Italian. I ran downtown to look at this new Terroni today and it is stunning. One of the most beautiful restaurants in Los Angeles. What a great addition to DTLA. Looking forward to dining there. Bravo! Stupendous job!

  3. Mayra says

    I love Southern Italian cuisine and can’t wait to try their food! Welcome to the neighborhood :0)

  4. Grizzy Adams says

    Ate here on 2nd night it was open terrible service very rude and ignorant when it came to knowing their own menu! Waiters were not properly trained yet. Pizza was mediocre at best. Bottegga Louie wanna-be’s minus the good service a good food.

  5. Guiseppe says

    after an extensive visit to Italy recently, my wife and I had been looking desperately for legitimate Italian authentic food. We were ecstatic to try Terroni as the pizza was real italian style and the ragu sauce tasted as real as the ones we feasted on in Roma and Firenze.

    Ignorance will lead some to bitch about the lack of cutting the pizza into slices or that the pasta is too hard when in fact, that is the traditional style in the old country.

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