La Cava is what I like to call a secret gem–an Italian gem in the valley. Those kinds of restaurants are my absolute favorite. Not a lot of people know about it, yet the food is really spectacular. La Cava is about the size of my bedroom. It’s very small for a restaurant, but it’s cozy and it serves authentic Italian Tuscan food at its finest. La Cava is on the busy street of Venutra Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, but it can be easily missed if you’ve never heard of it. I heard about it through word of mouth and went there for my good friends birthday dinner. I was very impressed with the food and service so I took my family there for dinner on another occasion. The waiters are straight off the boat from Italy; they all have thick Italian accents. Everything at La Cava is made from scratch- the pasta noodles, the sauces, cheeses, etc. I would recommend a pasta dish because the noodles literally melt in your mouth. See all the dishes that were ordered below:
Tip: Put a slice of this on top of the warm crispy bread. Heaven. Love burrata cheese. More rich and flavorful than mozzarella.
We were brought all different kinds of fresh pizzas, and they were all amazing. Super thin and crispy with fresh flavorful ingredients on top. Each pizza had loads of flavor and tasted like an authentic Italian pizza you would have anywhere in Italy. I highly recommend you try a couple different ones to share with your table. Amazing!
Best bolognese I’ve ever had. The noodles just melt in your mouth. They are made from scratch, and they are silky and tender. Not starchy and thick. I recommend this pasta!
Simple but great. The pink cream sauce was rich and flavorful and the ravioli melted in your mouth. Can’t go wrong with this dish. It’s safe and delicious.
One of the best desserts I’ve ever had. This one was special. It tasted like a creamy rich white chocolate pudding. I can’t even describe how amazing it was. It was so satisfying and perfect after a great meal. Even the chocolate lovers at the table loved this. Highly recommended!
13565 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423