Sor Tino — Northern Italian plates from Agostino Sciandri

By Pete Dalis

Sor Tino
A warm and inviting space tucked away on a side street in what has been dubbed LA’s “Little Italy” for years now, Sor Tino offers all the comforts of a down-home experience, assuming your idea of “home” is a country house in Tuscany. With Agostino Sciandri—the mastermind behind Ago and Toscanova—at the helm, the menu focuses on traditional Florentine dishes, flawlessly prepared with authentic ingredients.

Alongside the house-made pastas and thin crust pizzas, fresh seasonal fish is king here. The Alaskan salmon carpaccio is wildly fresh and begging for a Pinot Grigio, and cherry tomatoes provide just the right amount of tart for the already unique soft shell crab spaghetti with arugula. Look to the shapely grilled polenta spears with a gorgeous porcini ragu to satisfy your rustic Italian cravings, or find the perfect complement of sweetness in the carrots of the pappardelle with boar ragu. Either way, Sciandri’s dishes hit the mark—may the specials be written on that chalkboard for a long time to come.

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sweet seats
For the perfect combination of al fresco and atmosphere, snag a table in the northwest corner of the ivy-walled patio.

eye for design
The brick wood-fired oven is the first thing you see here, giving off a warmth matched only by the staff that greets you as you walk in.

decibels
Medium

hours

Sun–Thu 11:30 AM–10:30 PM; Fri–Sat 11:30 AM–11 PM

price range

$9 (insalata della casa) to $42 (Milanese di vitello)
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