H.O.M. Italian Eatery Showcases House-Made Pastas in Woodland Hills
The Morra family builds on their Westside success with H.O.M. Italian Eatery in Woodland Hills. Their house-made pasta is some of the area’s best.
- CategoryEat & Drink
- Written byJoshua Lurie
H.O.M. Italian Eatery recently debuted in Woodland Hills as a versatile option for family outings or date nights. Fresh pasta is front and center on the H.O.M. menu, featuring 10 different preparations. I’d recommend starting with trofie: short pasta squiggles with good chew that come tossed with pistachio pesto. Instead of typical pine nuts, they blend pistachios with olive oil, garlic, basil and sharp Parmigiano-Reggiano. Servers provide a complimentary option for more shaved Parmigiano. Accept their offer.
Other pasta choices range from a basic spaghetti in pomodoro sauce topped with fresh basil and burrata; and rise to the level of fusilli Norcina, featuring corkscrew pasta tossed with porcini mushrooms, sausage crumble and sporting shaved black truffle.
H.O.M. is short for home-made, so Nonna’s meatballs are naturally a must-order starter. Their firm, all-beef orbs are made using an old family recipe, served in vivid tomato sauce and topped with cooling ricotta imported from Puglia. Ask for soft, chewy house Italian sourdough that resembles ciabatta to soak up residual sauce.
Despite the restaurant’s affinity for pasta and meatballs, customers cannot order spaghetti and meatballs. The rest of the menu revolves around pizza and recognizable plates like chicken Parmigiana and osso buco.
The welcoming space features an L-shaped bar, black-and-white photos of iconic Italian food items like Parmigiano-Reggiano wheels and wine grapes. A wall-mounted motto reads “one big family under one roof.” Given the comfort food they’re serving, H.O.M.’s family is bound to grow.
The Morra family owns H.O.M. and also runs Da Pasquale over the hill. They also originally owned House of Meatballs in Westwood, but sold the restaurant.
21136 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, 818-313-9500
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