Uno Tre Otto Bucatini

Italian Food Claremont

Uno Tre Otto is probably Claremont’s most ambitious restaurant at this point. The Italian hideaway from John Solana and Brad Owen, who also own a top gastropub called The Back Abbey in town, replaced longtime Italian standby La Piccoletta. “The little place in the alley” resembles a rustic country house from an Italian village. The owners source produce from Amy’s Farm in Ontario, buy sustainable meat and eggs, and make pastas using grain milled at Grist & Toll in Pasadena.

The menu will probably include a seasonal bucatini, my primi of choice at dinner. This preparation ($23) featured spaghetti-like pasta tubes with good bite. The bucatini came dressed with a single seared diver scallop, sweet shrimp, brown butter, finely shredded butternut squash, and chive oil. By using seafood, skipping sage, and eschewing the ravioli route, Uno Tre Otto also made a claim to originality instead of just going with a tired cool weather combo.

Address: 114 N Indian Hill Boulevard, Claremont, CA 91711

Joshua Lurie

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Some of the best spots are those alley and hole-in-the-wall spots. The rustic charm of this place (pair with the incredible food) sounds like a must hit.

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