Villa Blanca

Great White Hope

Pizza and Sangria, Beverly Hills-Style

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Every life has one of those defining moments—standing at the crossroads, wondering which way to turn.

But if you're at Camden and Brighton, just step  onto the corner patio for pizza and a cold one, under the shade of the rustling banana trees. Villa Blanca is now taking reservations for its Tuesday debut.

Like a St. Tropez dinner party on a black-and-white TV, this Villa is breezy, Euro and wall-to-wall white and gray. It's from the owners of Weho's SUR, so you'll notice they've imported signature touches like mismatched relics, giant floral arrangements... and, they hope, a similarly lively crowd. (In the conservative penne-and-chopped-salad environs of Beverly Hills, techno-friendly soundtracks are decidedly rare.)

If you come for happy hour (weekdays from 4-7pm), stick to the bar area that spills out onto Camden for some pitchers of house-made sangria. But for lunch or dinner, you'll want the Brighton side. Of course, to truly channel that tricky 90210 look-at-me-but-don't-look-at-me vibe, you can sidle into a rear corner table in the dining room—more discreet, but not really—for your Shrimp and Chorizo Potato Pizza or a Guinness-Battered Chilean Sea Bass and Chips.

Then comes that defining moment: to call it a night, or to order more sangria…

Vitals

Villa Blanca
9601 Brighton Way
(at Camden)
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-859-7600
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