by Tara Morgan
The new Italian concept from Fork owner Cameron Lumsden, Alavita, officially opened Jan. 21 at 807 W. Idaho St.
The eclectic pasta house boasts a central, horseshoe-shaped bar featuring an array of barrel-aged cocktails, a smattering of bar tables bordering garage-style windows, and tiny bar booths with chandeliers dangling above. The small-ish main dining room features a hodgepodge of patterns and an elaborate wood ceiling installation.
Alavita's menu offers a selection of antipasto like grilled broccolini with a crispy poached egg, and burrata with basil sea salt and apricot mostarda. Made-in-house pasta options include tortellini with kabocha squash and pumpkin seed pesto, and rotolo with local wild mushrooms and house ricotta.
Alavita is currently open for lunch Monday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; and dinner Monday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 5-11 p.m.
Check out PDFs of the dinner and cocktail menus below.