Sticker shock in Los Angeles is as ubiquitous as Botox (no judgement....I'm a fan). From homes and gasoline to cocktails and parking, there a sunny SoCal surcharge on every day life.
As someone always looking for deal, I was thrilled to learn about Little Dom's Monday Supper. This weekly tradition at the popular Los Feliz Italian spot offers a three-course dinner for $15. You can also pick up a (full!) bottle of house red or white wine for $15 as well. It's one of the best dining deals I've come across since free sushi night Steel in Dallas.
Monday night is popular. Like get there at either 6pm or 9:30pm popular. I, like an idiot, got there at 7 and was informed there would be about a 45-minute wait. The hostess took my number and told me they would text me when my table was ready.
I didn't mind because it gave me the chance to walk and explore the popular Hillhurst Avenue and the sidestreets that bisect it. The wait wasn't nearly as long as they indicated. After about 15 minutes, I received a text telling me my table was ready. I had to hustle back within 5 minutes or lose my spot. Not easy in heels on uneven LA sidewalks.
They sat me me at a great table outside where I was sandwiched between two fascinating parties: an aspiring comedienne fretting over her "process" with her screenwriter BFF and two lighting guys who are pissed off at a major studio for screwing them around on a deal. I LOVE this city!
On To The Food
|Little Dom's Monday Supper Menu|
|The bread was good but that butter..WOW.|
The place was packed with regulars and the service reflected that with servers visiting with familiar faces at many of the tables. When my waitress finally met me, things flowed. I ordered a bottle of the house white (which I could cork and take home) and the Monday supper. I had the first course and the wine in front of me in a matter of minutes.
|Fave bean and mint bruschetta|
|Chicken meatballs and beans|
The Monday Supper food itself wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst. It was every bit of a $15 dinner with a decent bottle of wine I could cork and take home with me. I can't remember the last time I had a three-course dinner with wine for $30. That, in itself, is a steal. Little Dom's has a great atmosphere and gives you a real sense of place if you're looking for a fun Los Feliz experience.