Matt Bostick, image courtesy of @mitchtheman
"My journey with amari began while living in Italy during 2011—I would enjoy meals with locals at their homes and, after dinner, we would enjoy a family-made amaro," Bostick says of his beginnings with the drink. "My love for amari was later carved while working as a sommelier for Osteria Mozza."
So where does Bostick recommend you go to introduce yourself to the world of amaro?
Hancock Park, $$$$
Matt Bostick: The original go-to spot for amari in LA; belly up at the Amaro Bar and enjoy Mozza staples alongside a vast selection of amari!
MB: This DTLA gem is a must for amari seekers! With great Italian fair and a boasting selection of amari, you can’t go wrong at this place.
The Ponte Ristorante
Beverly Grove, $$$
MB: Looking for amaro cocktails and/or vintage amari? This is your spot! Former bar director Ryan Wainwright hand-selected this well-curated amaro heaven and we are all glad that he did!
Osteria La Buca
MB: Another staple in my mind for amari in LA. Grab some pasta while you are here, you can thank me later!
MB: The newish DTLA amaro mecca is Bar Clacson! This place has a massive selection of amari and killer amaro cocktails. Grab a prosciutto panini while you are there, its mind-blowing!
Header image courtesy of @baldoriadtla