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Dec 9, 2006 05:32 AM

Best Calamari in LA

Any place serve calamari particularly better then usual?

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  1. i really like the calamari at saladang song. huge meaty rings of squid with a crispy crust. i would say that it's better than usual.

    the addition of calamari in balcones del peru's ceviche is really good too.

    1. Sorry, I am not too sure of the terminology... when you say calamari, do you mean any squid preperation? Or just those fantastic, crispy fried tasty treats that are the bane of arteries everywhere?

      oh so hoping the latter! :-)

      1. If you're talking about ANY preparation of calamari, hie thee to Spumoni on Ventura and Van Nuys boulevards in Sherman Oaks and get the calamari affogati -- "drowned squid". It's sauteed squid in quite a lot of red sauce with white wine. It is outstanding -- and squid have never been less than perfect.

        1. I have also been looking for amazing calamari that is GRILLED, not fried. I moved to LA about a year ago, and have yet to come across this dish - any suggestions?

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          1. re: lsm

            Ago on Melrose and La Cienega had the most tender grilled calamari I've had in this town. The dish was simple...the seasoned calamari were just drizzled with some fruity olive oil and served with a wedge of lemon on a playful bed of frisee. It wasn't on their standard dinner menu, but was featured as a special the night I went.

          2. Oh I'm talking about the heart stopping kind. None better!