A Northern Italian-inspired restaurant from San Francisco is making a surprising expansion to Las Vegas and making a culinary leap from their familiar "old world" menu.
Oh La La French Bistro, a 1,866-square-foot restaurant, bar and lounge, will replace the shuttered Zaba's Mexican Grill fast casual spot at the Pueblo Place center. Sitting at the intersection of Lake Mead and Rampart, the retail corner is already home to local favorite, Nattaya's Secret Kitchen.
Oh La La will be created by Richard Terzaghi and Nicolas Sillac, co-owners of L'Osteria Del Forno in San Francisco's North Beach, one of the oldest family-run Italian restaurants in the neighborhood.
Open since 1990, chef Terzaghi took over the restaurant in 2014, enlisting Sillac as owner-manager. The Las Vegas Bistro inspiration is a natural progression for the French-Italian chef who was raised in Provence.
Their very compact, 10-table California venture only has room for one oven and no gas stove, but they still manage to create customer favorites like their pork, "roasted for four to five hours in milk and rosemary." They also bake their own bread daily and is noted for the owners' dedication to "small-batch" wineries.
Still waiting to head through the local permit process, a timeline for completion has not been announced.