Modo Mio in Sherman Oaks is the 2nd location of owner George Zaoui who purchased the first Modo mio in Pacific Palisades 3 years ago. I had the pleasure of having dinner here and captured the entire experience.
Day or night, Modo Mio makes it easy to sit out on the patio, catch some sun and people watch. At night time, they turn on the tea lights which give it such a homey and romantic ambiance.
I asked George what their specialty drink was and he said the Tiramisu drink of course. The bartender, having worked in that same spot for over 20 years, served up a delicious drink with all the right flavors to complement my dinner.
I've got to get the carpaccio everywhere I go. I was very pleased with theirs. The meat was fresh and the touch of arugula and parmesan was perfect. This is a very light and adventurous appetizer, do try it!
What you see below is the Ravioli Dello Chef. It is filled with ricotta and spinach in a pink sauce...deeelish. My 2nd favorite dish of the night.
I'm not a gnocchi expert, so I can't comment on the consistency of it, but I can say that the sauce was good and we enjoyed it all around.
The lasagna di carne is made with wide strips of pasta layered with ground beef, pork and herbed ricotta. Hearty and cheesy :)
My favorite dish of the night was the Cioppino Adriatico - clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari & salmon in a light tomato broth. Delicious, tasty, gluten free, low carb, just perfect for me.
The tiramisu is house made using a family recipe. You can really taste the homemade quality to it.
Loved my dinner, and a big big thank you to Modo Mio for the lovely dinner!