Gusto 54 Opening in L.A.


LOS ANGELES — Gusto 54 Restaurant Group, the company behind pasta chain, Felix, in Venice, Calif., is opening a new concept called Gusto Green in downtown Los Angeles, according to Eater LA. Located in the city’s downtown Jewelry District, the restaurant will be located between 7th and 8th Street in a newly overhauled office space.

Gusto 54 president Juanita Dickson says the restaurant will focus on healthy, clean eating with a focus on produce from the farmer’s market. She adds it will also feature an open-concept kitchen, wood-fired pizza oven and large-scale Tuscan grill.

Gusto 54 CEO Janet Zuccarini, who serves as a judge on Top Chef Canada, will oversee its operation.

Gusto Green will share the property with businessman Gary Vaynerchuk, who’s creating a cannabis industry-focused members-only club upstairs. Over time, the building will include a rooftop events area, underground bar and various floors of office and lounge space.

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