Shooting at Beverly Hills Restaurant Il Pastaio Leaves One Injured

Il Pastaio
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According to Beverly Hills Police Department executive officer Lt. Max Subin, the person injured in the shooting "was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries."

A shooting at Il Pastaio, the Italian restaurant on the 400 block of North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills, has left one person injured, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Thursday.

According to Beverly Hills Police Department executive officer Lt. Max Subin, the police were called to the scene around 2 p.m. on Thursday and offered assistance to a woman who had been shot in the leg at the restaurant. The woman "was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries," he says.

The shooting victim was with two other individuals when three male suspects demanded property, reportedly an expensive watch, from one of her companions, Subin says. One of the suspects fired multiple rounds, hitting the woman once in the leg. The area around the restaurant, which is located on the city's high-end Canon Drive dining row, is closed while an investigation is underway.

THR has reached out to Il Pastaio for comment. A representative for chef Giacomino Drago said they didn't have a comment at the time.

The Italian eatery is a favorite of many in Hollywood, including producer Debra Martin Chase and director Rob Cohen. The front patio is "like eating in a Roman restaurant," Chase told THR in 2015. Early on during the COVID-19 pandemic, Drago shut down the restaurant for remodeling.

A restaurateur who operates an establishment in the area told THR that the attempted theft was just one of several that have happened in the neighborhood in the last few months. They added, "Since COVID’s happened, a lot of different people than I’ve usually seen have been frequenting Beverly Hills. Restaurants are open, but nightclubs aren’t, so they’ve taken Canon as a nightlife situation. It’s attracted a different kind of crowd."

Social media users claimed on Thursday that they saw the robbery attempt that left a woman injured and attached photos and video of yellow tape and police surrounding the restaurant. One user shared a photo of a woman being led out on a stretcher.

Ryan Parker contributed to this report.