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Under the collaborative direction of two Los Angeles hospitality veterans, Executive Chef Piero Topputo and General Manager Mario Sabatini, comes Santa Monica's newest restaurant, Forma. Named in honor of the star ingredient, formaggio, Forma features pastas served Dalla Forma- a unique preparation method where freshly cooked pasta is then finished in large cheese wheels prior to being served. Nestled in historical Montana Avenue, Forma offers a diverse, contemporary Italian menu in a modern setting with a collection of small plates and entrees, wine, beer and cheese tasting options.

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    Piero Topputo

    Executive Chef & Owner

    Piero Topputo grew up in Gravina Di Puglia, a small town in Southern Italy. His mother demonstrated early on that a satisfying meal in a warm, congenial setting is not only goodfor the body, but also nourishing for the soul. Topputo has strived to create that kind of exp...

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    Mario Sabatini

    General Manager & Owner

    Mario Sabatini's family has been in the hospitality industry for generations, which ultimately influenced his decision to pursue his passion over 30 years ago.

    Born in Villa Santa Maria, Italy, Sabatini grew up in the Abruzzo region of the country. At the young age of 14, he began working...