A Circling the News reader wrote: “When we go out to eat, it’s usually for special occasions, like birthdays, dining with out-of-town visitors and for our annual December holiday dinner. Modo Mio is where we go. It’s definitely our favorite restaurant!”
The reader added that she and her husband had received a letter from Modo Mio co-owners George and Veronique Zaoui, reminding residents that the restaurant industry is struggling: “The COVID-19 poses an existential threat to a sector of the economy that employs more than 15 million Americans. Because dine-in meals are no longer being served at most restaurants, delivery and pick-up are the only ways to support these struggling businesses.
“Thank you so much for your support,” the Zaouis said to Pacific Palisades residents.
The reader who contacted CTN pointed out that “the survival of restaurants now has become our ‘special occasion,’” and that they planned to get takeout this weekend from Modo Mio.
“I can’t wait to have the Ravioli Di Pollo (chicken ravioli). It is so good!” she wrote. “My husband has been talking about getting the Linguine Alle Vongole (linguine with clams) or one of the veal dishes. Or maybe the lamb chops. He still has a few days to decide what to order.” (The menu can be found at restaurantmodomio.com/menu-pacific-palisades.)
“I hope our community realizes how good this restaurant is and supports it, especially during this difficult time, by enjoying some of their delicious meals,” the resident said. “Buon appetito!”
The Zaouis said that residents will get $5 off with the first delivery on DoorDash and that they can call (310) 459-0979 or visit: restaurantmodomio.com/reservation-delivery to place an order. During this time, when all City eateries are closed to dine-in, the restaurant will be open every day from 5 to 7:30 p.m.