When the Live Fit Magazine & Films team travels we always look for the best restaurants to introduce to our readers and viewers. A lot of times we turn to the Yelp app on our smart devices for its helpful reviews.
In a strip mall in Artesia, California we found La Tavolata, an Italian pasta cafe; it’s well worth stopping by. The area doesn’t have a lot of Italian restaurants. Artesia is a city in Southeast Los Angeles. It’s between the cities of Cerritos and Norwalk. The town of about 17,000 has a landmark ice ring co-owned by the former Olympic ice skater, Michelle Kwan. And former First Lady, Pat Nixon’s childhood home was here…bordering the Cerritos area. Another landmark in the town is the 50,000- gallon Artesia Water Tower which looks like it holds a lot less and was featured in a couple of movies, according to writings on Wikipedia.
What a great find! It’s not very big and not very fancy but it was perfect for us. The food is delicious and authentic. After you place your order, they serve free fresh garlic bread topped with grated parmesan and sliced tomatoes. They brought us seconds upon request. You’ll likely want more as well.