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Led by James Beard Award-winning chef Matt Molina, HiPPO serves California-influenced Italian food in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Partners April Langford, Joe Capella, and Randy Clement assist with a beverage program that serves natural & organic wines, carefully crafted & seasonal cocktails, spirits sourced from some of the world’s greatest distilleries, and a beer program that supports breweries within the community. HiPPO’s core values reflect a commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as a passion for hospitality and collaboration.


HiPPO has won awards and received recognition in many publications and media channels including multiple years in The Los Angeles Times 101 as well as the Michelin Guide. HiPPO has been a neighborhood and industry fixture since its inception.

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