Inside Gucci's First U.S. Rooftop Resto Helmed by Michelin-Starred Chef Massimo Bottura

The Italian fashion house also expanded its L.A. flagship t

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Beverly Hills is already brimming with plenty of high-end dining to suit its luxury shopping scene, but designer devotees can get a truly on-brand foodie experience at Gucci Osteria. The Italian luxury label's first U.S. rooftop restaurant debuted earlier this week at its Rodeo Drive boutique, marking the second foray into food between Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele and renowned Michelin three-star chef Massimo Bottura (who's behind the fashion house's first eatery in Florence).

To coincide with the restaurant's debut, Gucci expanded its retail space to 12,000 square feet and launched dedicated men's and beauty stores inside. Upstairs, the stylish 50-seat resto is decked out in Florentine-meets-L.A. fashion, with an emphasis on California sun-drenched hues. The interiors feature the luxury label's own wallpaper, rattan and cranberry velvet banquette seating, antique mirrors and furniture, fishbone wood flooring, and inlaid tiling inspired by traditional Italian architecture.

Photo: Courtesy of Gucci

On the menu, expect Bottura's signature Italian dishes with a Cali spin, such as the very L.A.-friendly Emilia burger (made of cotechino sausage and finished with balsamic mayonnaise, anchovy and caper salsa verde, and Parmigiano-Reggiano), the Insalata di Mare made with seafood sourced from Santa Barbara, and tortellini pasta, to name just a few dishes made with locally-sourced and organic ingredients.

The L.A. restaurant will be led by chef Mattia Agazzi, who was previously the sous chef at the O.G. Gucci Osteria in Italy before decamping to Beverly Hills. Joining him at the helm — albeit temporarily to ensure smooth sailing at the new location — is chef Karime López, who earned the Italian outpost a Michelin star, marking a first for a Mexican female chef.

Gucci fêted its newest culinary collaboration with an A-list soirée last weekend that included stars across film, fashion and music, including Dakota Johnson, Tessa Thompson, Saoirse Ronan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek Pinault, Hari Nef, Dita Von Teese, Iggy Pop, Blood Orange frontman Dev Hynes, and Tyler, The Creator, among many others.

Per WSJ magazine, Gucci plans on opening its next restaurant in Tokyo's Ginza district. See more inside the luxe space and scroll through the gallery above, and see below for the address and lunch and dinner hours.

This story was updated Feb. 25 with additional details and imagery.

Gucci Osteria, 347 North Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 90210; open daily from 12 to 3 p.m. for lunch and from 6 to 9 p.m. for dinner; (424) 600-7490

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