Hours: Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner: Mon.-Sat., 5:30-10 p.m.
Authentic Italian cooking presented with modern casual flair.
Occupying only a corner of the former MidCity Cuisine, La Pietra Cucina delivers casual, comforting, and classic fare from acclaimed chef Russell Kook. Service here is terrific, with waiters who know the ingredient-driven, progressive Italian cooking intimately. And even though the room's aesthetics aren't so pleasing, you don't be looking at the walls when the beautiful food arrives at your table.
Price: $$$ ($20-$30)