Cube Marketplace & Cafe
615 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Fax: (323) 939-5520
Cube Cafe and Marketplace
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Take Out, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
08/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
The Divine Pasta Company has a new look and a new name, Cube Cafe, Cheesebar, and Marketplace. While small in size, and relegated mostly to the corners and sides of the restaurant, the specialty food shop offers a nice selection of pestos, olive oils, salts, dried pastas, grains, and other pantry staples. Glass door refrigerators and freezers on both sides also display imported cheeses, salumis, and Cube?s signature prepared foods like Velvet Tomato Soup, Fresh Herb Marinated Wild Mahi Mahi, and Four Cheese Mac & Cheese. And, of course, it still stocks fresh Divine Pasta Company pastas, including flat noodles like Egg Pappardelle and Spinach Fettuccine and ravioli stuffed with roasted eggplant, wild mushrooms, and other classic ingredients.
02/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
What does it feel like to eat in a private dining room? Well, I found out a few weeks ago when I called in a reservation for 5. We were seated in the wine room at a table meant for 6. It was awesome and we had great service.
The things to get are the maple braised bacon and the venison meatloaf. I also enjoyed the scallops.
The menu does change weekly so be on the lookout for new pastas and great farmers' market driven fare.
08/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The service is great, the atmosphere is great, the food is excellent, especially the sweet corn stuffed pasta with brown butter sauce. Yum, it is triangle shaped pasta stuffed with sweet corn sprinkled with perfectly crisped bacon pieces and topped with a delicious brown butter sauce, it melts in your mouth. I will be going back for sure.
06/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Discovered this place today when looking for a lunch spot in Hollywood for a business lunch. Very cute little Italian cafe with a small number of tables inside and nice terrace outside (on La Brea). Inside has a wine section, a giant cheese selection, and lots of italian charm. The food was delicious. We had salads to start the heirloom tomatoes were super yummy and the wild arugula very spicy and crunchy. Veal Milanese for lunch with a side of (gasp) 4 cheese mac and cheese with black truffle oil. And actually felt good afterwords. The service was nice. I also had the sparkling home-made lemonade to drink which was good not too sweet. Of the pasta dishes about half were not available for lunch which was a shame since one of them (sweet corn stuffed pasta with brown butter) looked like it could have made the day... will have to wait to next time.
05/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Cube is elegant but fun with a lot of thoughtful attention to the details.
I had the Rabbit Stuffed Ravioli. Never tried Rabbit before and was a little hesitant but both the manager Jason and my waitress Alice assured me that if I'm gonna try rabbit, this is place to start. They were right, it was rich and delicious, as was the 4 cheese macaroni. I will be back to try more on the menu.
As great as the food was, the service was even better. Very pleasant and helpful with our menu options, both our waitress and the manager gave us plenty of attention, even to chat a bit and make jokes. I just felt very comfortable here.
And the decor is cool. I feel possessive, like I've found my new secret LA spot. What an awesome restaurant with awesome style, service and food. Highly recommended.
05/08/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Great selection of cheeses, charcuterie, wines, and interesting menu that never disappoints. I have no clue how these folks source their ingredients, but somehow they do, and the result is excellent. Italian food that is tough to find outside of Italy, and service that is consistently top notch, this is one of the best spots in LA.
11/14/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The experience was like Babette's Feast only in Italy. First, a tasting of Prosecco was offered. I was on my own but began talking to other guests right away. We shared a feeling of delight!
A flight of cheese and mole salami was my starter. The name of each morsel was written on the slate tray bearing them. Cube is renowned for its stock of cheeses and salamis. Now they stock wines too!
Each dish was cooked beautifully. I had a honey polenta with baked apple and gorgonzola. Next, the wonderful pancetta wrapped pork and spaghetti squash with another shredded squash. My waitress insisted I at least taste the bread pudding. The cook is so brilliant I wanted to take her home but settled on my neat little take away box.
I told my waitress, an opera singer, that working with such exquisite food must be inspiring. And isn't Italian food simpatico with opera.
07/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Initially I was skeptical. I really enjoy AOC and was afraid this was going to be lackluster. I was pleasantly surprised. Their presentation with their cheeses is very unique; swirls of rare honey, fruit, and nuts to accompany, and hand written names on the plates so you can remember what you're eating. Refreshingly, every week they have a new menu which focuses on a certain region of Italy. I've been here twice so far and definitely will be going back. I would call ahead for reservations, as the place is small. The atmosphere is great, dim lighting and low music create an atmosphere that focuses on the flavor experience. One downside, they do not serve alcohol, BUT, there is no corkage fee, so you can bring your own. Personally, I like this. Its fun to bring your own and it definitely makes the bill more reasonable at the end of the night.
06/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I recently went to Cube on a first date and I had such an amazing experience. We sat on the quaint sidewalk patio and were immediately greeted and brought out a small cheese plate of the day to give us a taste of their cheese selection and to feature one of their new cheeses. The establishment does not have an alcohol license, but they allow you to bring your favorite bottle of wine (or two!) without any corkage fees! Even with this, the customer service is still one of the best I've experienced in Los Angeles. In addition to their great selection of cheeses and their unique way of featuring them (on a black chalkboard-type plate with the names of the cheeses written on), they have a number of wonderful pastas and raviolis. I would highly recommend this place whether as a great casual date spot or a fun place to sit with friends over a bottle of wine. Definitely give it a try!!!