Laboratorio di Pasta

Pasta is one of the main staples of Italian cuisine. It is no wonder that making authentic Italian pasta has been a closely-guarded craft. Like any scientist in their laboratory, we are equally as passionate about our craft. Be prepared to be delighted as you visit our LABORATORIO DI PASTA.

Under the direction of Italian culinary legend, Piero Selvaggio, LABORATORIO DI PASTA features only Artisanal pasta from the top Italian producers, and our production of true regional Italian pastas which includes Bigoli, Pici, Torteli al Plin, Cavatelli and Agnolotti. Our pasta is taken through a process whereby the dough is slowly extruded through bronze dies, creating a rough surface throughout the pasta. It is this process that gives our pasta more complexity and maximum sauce absorption!

On the lighter side, we proudly offer our guests the option of choosing low carb, gluten-free menu items, using local, organic flour. Our vegan options include classic pasta dishes like spaghetti and penne as well as baked and stuffed pasta choices.

Top off your LABORATORIO DI PASTA experience with the perfect final course, our traditional Italian desserts! To satisfy your sweet tooth, we serve cannoli, tiramisu, Baba al Rum, Cassata Siciliana and many more.

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The Bar

With its sleek and contemporary atmosphere, the bar at PRIMI AL MERCATO is the latest Santa Monica urban nightspot.

Enjoy the unique concept of wines from the South and the southern hemisphere and imported and domestic beer as you dine on assorted “primi” "small plates" from our delicious menu.

Stop by after work for a drink, meet that special someone or come watch the game ~ you will love our energetic vibe.