Originally known as more of a pizza place, Wildcraft has broadened their menu to offer other Italian-inspired fare along with an enticing brunch. Even with their expanded menu, their pizzas are still quite good. Their crust is almost like a sourdough crust, crisp and firm in all the right places. The carnage pizza ($18), in particular, was excellent with generous amounts of pepperoni, pancetta, fennel sausage, provolone, and smoked mozzarella.
Sticking with the “carnage” theme, I opted for the carnage hash ($12). I was expecting a starch base more like hash browns or diced up potatoes. Instead they were cut more like fries, giving it the look of a poutine topped with pork belly, Italian sausage, pancetta, bacon, and eggs. It wasn’t exactly pretty, but it was a hearty, savory, slightly acidic mix of proteins. What you get is a wonderful mix that will leave you satisfied and may force you to throw in the towel before it’s finished.
As for veggies, the roasted beets ($12) were good, while the brussels sprouts ($11) could have used more seasoning.
The demographic of this place skews toward hip, young professionals, but for families looking for a good meal this can be a solid place to go. They definitely don’t market themselves as family-friendly, but when our party of 12 rolled in for brunch (including 6 kids) they were very accommodating and exceptionally friendly.
9725 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232