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Aug 8, 2006 07:50 AM

Where to buy the best proscuitto in LA.

Hello fellow hounds. i am a proscuitto monger on a quest for the best proscuitto in LA. So far my favorite is the Italian Style from Bay Cities. Any suggestions?

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    1. re: SwissMiss

      Don't bother at the Glendale Whole Foods. The untrained morons in charge of slicing the prosciutto will not bother to separate each set of slices with paper, and they will stick to each other, giving you a very expensive but useless clump of pork that will shred when you try to separate it. Better to stick to Bristol Farms for your cured meats and proper service, IMHO.

      1. re: DonnyMac

        Agree. Bristol Farms has several kinds of prosciutto anyway, Parma, San Daniele and Spanish Serrano Ham, which has a somewhat stronger flavor compared to the Italian ones. All very good.

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      1. Bristol Farms also has good prosciutto...can't remember the name of the brand I like, but it is easily identifiable by its high price. :)

        1. Costco carries a Citterio product. It is packaged prosciutto sliced with sheets of some type of platic seperating the product. It is really good.

          If you want the Italian deli experience, I have been to most, and my favorite is Monte Carlos in Burbank. The place is like church to me. Located at 3103 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, 91505.

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          1. re: mattesq

            costco's huge pack of citterio is a value that cannot be beat -- the down side -- it's quite a bit of prociutto to eat once you've opened it.

          2. Try Claro's as well - one in san gabriel - i forget where the others are.
            they have a good selection of stuff.

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              1. re: zack

                A third vote for Claro's. Multiple locations. Yet each seem uniquely indigenous to the area.