Monday, June 15, 2009

Cube @ Divine Pasta Company

All these great reviews made me want to try Cube. However, it was not as awesome as anticipated.

We came here on a Saturday afternoon, around 1:30 pm for a late lunch. There was one other party seated inside, so it was pretty dead. We sat outside to enjoy the nice June gloom.

Our waitress came by a few minutes later to clean up the table for us and give us menus. I immediately wanted to try the braised baby octopus and the black truffle pizza. My DC got the lamb burger.

the lunch menu

Waitress comes back to take our order and tells us that there are a few items that are not available. Grilled artichokes and something else. That's cool, I didn't want either.

So, we wait about 10-15 minutes and notice that another party who sat down after us had already ordered and got bread for their table. Hmm.. ok. We ask the waitress for some bread and she said it was coming out. Pita bread arrives with 2 teeny tiny pieces of cheese which were complimentary. They were good, but really small, so I can't really comment on it.

pita bread w/ sampling of cheese

Waitress comes back out and says that the braised baby octopus is not available either because they haven't prepared it yet. What? The restaurant is open right? So, why are there 3 items that are not yet ready? I did not understand this at all.

Whateves. I got the scallop instead. And it was indeed ONE scallop. Granted it was a good tasting scallop, but at $9 for the appetizer, I was expecting at least 2 scallops. It just seemed absurd. *shrugs*

lone scallop

Truffle pizza arrives with 2 fried eggs on top. Yum! Tasty! I really liked it, but I didn't love it. However, this was a very creative pizza and the fried egg balanced the truffle flavor perfectly.

better tasting with the egg on top

Lamb burger was good, but not really my thang. My DC liked it though. Fries were alright. I think the best dish was the one scallop.

baaaa.. along with some skinny fries

Overall, a decent place to eat lunch. But, I really think they should have dishes prepared for customers. That was a total letdown for me. Lunch was about $47 before tip.

615 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-1148


Tricerapops said...

i've heard mixed reviews about the actual menu items. i hear the strength of the place lies in the sausage and cheese selections. couple of folks i know only go there with bottles of wine and then just go to town on cured meats and cheeses. your review further lends to the feedback that their menu is rather ordinary in offerings and execution. thanks for the review!

Pandalicious said...

thanks for reading! i was pretty disappointed with the one damn scallop. seriously?

Justin said...

the pizza looks and sounds amazing... what a bummer you didn't love it