Enjoy the Southern Italian Food Experience
From Breakfast to Dinner.
Back to the South 1971
"In late July 1971, we spent several weeks in the South (Italy), “il Mezzogiorno,” while my father did some ethnography and my mother, an artist, sketched. There I was, in a place that was very foreign to me, with a camera, and that’s when I took these photographs. For me, the essential aspect of visual anthropology, and what should distinguish it from journalism, or “street photography,” or travel photography, is direct engagement with the subject. Meaning no subterfuge and no voyeurism. In a public setting, such as a public procession, one can infer consent from the public nature of the ceremony, but ideally the photographer engages with the people being photographed. In my best photographs, the subject looks directly into the camera. The photographer should allow his or her subjects to present themselves as they wish to be presented."
Projected Photo Exhibition | March 3 - April 7, 2024
The Singles' night...
Calling all singles! Join us on April 10 for our Vacantines' Night, a social dinner served family-style. While we can't guarantee love connections, we promise a night of fun, delightful encounters, and fantastic Italian cuisine. Priced at $70 per person (before taxes and gratuity), this is an evening not to be missed. Let us know about your dietary restrictions when you reserve your spot!
Private & Corporate Events
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Brands we've proudly served
Evan Stone Quartet
Elaine Gibbs Quartet
Dian Elder Quartet
Alfredo Caceres Trio
Teryn Re Quartet
The Pepper Moons
Fresh Mint Pharaohs
Jazz Night - Special Frieze Event
Welcome to LA Puglia
Authentic Southern Italian
LA Puglia is now open in Santa Monica, at 1621 Wilshire Blvd. Come visit us!
100% Organic Flour
Prepared using our proprietary mix of organic flours and only all-natural Mother Yeast.
The Very Best of Apulian Wines
A selection of the most representative wines from Puglia.
100% Organic Fresh Milk & Fruit
Organic homemade gelato in a wide variety of flavors.
Organic fresh-pressed juices prepared on demand.
Gambero Rosso's Restaurant of the Year 2023
"The Restaurant of the Year is a hymn to the authenticity of our regional cuisines: LA Puglia in Santa Monica"
Our Cooking Classes
Food & Fun