Evan Funke’s Felix Is Finally Here. Good Luck Ordering.
The word gets thrown around a lot these days on Abbot Kinney.
Usually in regard to some baby-faced tech-sorcerer hammering a battered laptop beside you at Tom’s.
Not your oxtail ragù.
But things are changing in Venice.
As evidenced by the existence of Felix, a wonderful, wonderful pasta specialist and Italian dinner authority led by the mighty Evan Funke, opening tonight in Venice in this handsome form.
The former Joe’s now comes inked in a mural of Sophia Loren bearing a neck tattoo. Inside, the old bones are recognizable amid the old-world charm. Save for the huge glass box in the dining room’s center containing chefs hand-forming traditional pasta shapes from across Italy.
From there, good luck trying to decide what to get. Because you’ll obviously need to try pasta like tonnarelli cacio e pepe. And that pizza diavola at the closest table is looking damn good. But know that he behind the Rustic Canyon burger also has a braised brisket dish on this particular menu.