9388 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tel: (424) 279-9796
Pasta maestro Evan Funke presents Funke, serving a variety of bespoke pasta dishes and seasonal vegetable antipasti from recipes learned by cooking in remote corners of Italy. The restaurant represents the culmination of more than 20 years of the chef’s career, including six years at Spago Beverly Hills.
The interior design has a very clean, Italian, contemporary feel. Artwork from prominent artists and photographers — including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Jean “Johnny” Pigozzi — lines the walls.
At the center of the restaurant is where Funke and his team make bespoke pieces of pasta by hand the way it was done 150 years ago. Rounding out the savory portion of the menu are a half a dozen or so Neapolitan-style pizzas.
Be sure to check out the rooftop, where Bar Funke offers panoramic views of gorgeous architecture and swaying palm trees, with an abbreviated food and dessert menu, along with caviar service, cocktails and wine.
207 South Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tel: (310) 275-1101