Love & Salt is the latest addition to the dynamic Manhattan Brach dining scene. It’s located on the site of the long-running Café Pierre (and the ownership group includes the partners from the former Café Pierre.)
It’s now a high-energy Italian inspired restaurant under the culinary direction of partner Michael Fiorelli (ex- mar’sel at the Terranea Resort.) He blends accessibility and innovation with a menu that celebrates the soul of Italian cuisine reflected through a distinctly Southern California personality.
Guy Gabriele (the larger-than-life executive chef and co-owner of the former Café Pierre) created the eclectic wine list.
There are two chef counters in Love & Salt. One looks into the pizza prep station and the other view is right into the main kitchen with the highly visible wood-burning oven as the highlight. There is also an long community table running down the length of the space.
Co-owner Sylvie Gabriele (Farm Stand) is our guest. She is a 2nd generation South Bay restaurateur and Guy Gabriele’s daughter.