Restaurateur Warner Ebbink and Executive Chef Brandon Boudet had a soft opening of their latest culinary venture Little Dom’s Seafood at 686 Linden Avenue in Carpinteria, the former home of Sly’s and The Zone Sports Grille. I first announced their pending arrival in January 2019. While the restaurant’s website does not say when they will open to the public, the menu is online at ldseafood.com. The eatery features local seafood, pizza hot out of the wood burning oven and Little Dom’s Italian classic. The liquor license owned by Sly’s was transferred to Little Dom’s which allows the venue to include a full bar.
Ebbink is a native Angeleno whose passion for restaurants extends beyond cuisine into architectural restoration. Ebbink and Boudet opened Hollywood’s 101 Coffee Shop in 2001. In 2004, Boudet and Ebbink, both proud of their Italian heritage, purchased the historic Dominick’s in West Hollywood, originally established in 1948. They went on to establish Little Dom’s in Los Feliz. Boudet was born and raised in New Orleans, influenced by Louisiana and Italian cooking. He has refined his skills in simple Italian cuisine with California market influence.
The new Carpinteria eatery includes a Seafood Bar that serves West Coast Oysters, East Coast Oysters, Chilled Creole Boiled Shrimp, Santa Barbara Live Uni, Fennel Seed Cured Cold Salmon, Vermillion Snapper Crudo, and Smoked Fish Rillettes.
Little Dom’s main menu offers Pizza Margherita, Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe, Squid Ink Malfadine, Linguine & Clams, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Meatball Burger, Cast Iron Seared Fish Sandwich, Chicken Parmesan, Fish Picatta, Wood Oven Roasted Whole Fish, Smoked Beef Tenderloin, Asparagus Milanese, Fried Potatoes, Fried Carrots, Sautéed Spinach, and Cauliflower “Risotto.” Pastries, salads, sandwiches, and Frittata of the Day are also available.
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