Perhaps many recall with warmth and desire, the once family-owned Italian pizzeria & trattoria Clusi Batusi (kloozee-batoozee) that welcomed a range of food lovers from late 2012 - 2014 on the iconic Sawtelle Blvd of Japantown in Los Angeles.
The restaurant not only served every day Italian staples made with high-quality ingredients, but once a month, offered reservation-only Italian region themed dinners with wine pairings that showcased owner Chef Gargani's true passion and talents. It was a gem in the truest sense, known and kept to those who discovered the delectable value of genuine quality at an affordable price.
I designed the logo after Chef Gargani's cat Clusi Batusi, with a shining wine glass in the center and created a character after the cat.
* Chef Gargani's new restaurant in Paso Robles is slated to open in fall of 2017 !
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