Italian Food Importer Is a Best-Kept Secret in Santa Monica- Vive Italian
It took my brother Stan, visiting here from his home in southern France, to introduce me to one of the most exciting food stores in the city. Almost as great a foodie as me, he had culled recommendations from friends around the world before arriving in L.A., and after making several solo visits to an Italian grocery wholesaler in Santa Monica, he insisted that I join him there this week for a thorough investigation. So we drove west on Olympic Blvd to 10th street and made a right turn into an industrial street. There, hidden away behind a small sign on the ground floor of a warehouse, was Guidi Marcello Ltd. (1649 10th Street, Santa Monica (310) 452-6277) Open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, Saturday 10:30 am to 2:30 pm), a glorious world of authentic Italian food.