It is truly fitting that ‘felix' is latin for lucky or happy, because that’s what you are when dining at this incredible trattoria. The dining room has a level of energy that is second to none in LA, vibrating around a central glassed-in kitchen where Chef Evan Funke passionately executes his art of pasta making. The dining experience could not be any more straight forward—sit down, order a negroni, and immerse yourself in the best focaccia your mind could conceive. Move on to a bottle of Champagne (Bereche seems to be a staple), then antipasti and pastas, followed with, say a bottle of Radikon, pizzas, and secondi with something red from the Piemonte. Top it off with a nice amari and killer Devocion espresso to help you make you way out the door.
Felix Wine List
The wine list, constructed by Matthew Rogel, checks all the boxes for a great one pager. A handful of grower Champagnes accompany the who's-whos of value driven, over performing, yet affordable Italian wines. Older bottles of Ronchi di Cialla Schioppettino, Burlotto’s Pelaverga, and even some Miani are just a few selections from a list that reads like a greatest hits album.
A place with an amazing vibe and straight-forward food with tons of passion. The wine list is on the smaller side, but extremely well-curated with some over performing, yet affordable wines. And, don’t miss the focaccia…