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Al Gelato - Red Velvet Cake

AlwayzHungry Feb 13, 2007 08:15 AM

Has anyone tried the red velvet cake at Al Gelato? Any comments?

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    puran_sugar RE: AlwayzHungry Feb 13, 2007 08:47 AM

    Don’t like it, tried it a few days ago and it is at best mediocre. Let’s face it, Al Gelato is where you should go for Gelato, not cake. We went there the other night and all of a sudden my friend decided to eat dinner, the food was again, at best mediocre. Gelato only and it is good :)

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      ddyouandme RE: puran_sugar Feb 13, 2007 10:25 AM

      agreed...not much worth your money other than the gelato.

      but the cappucino gelato is like crack. in a good way.

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        Barbara Ladden RE: puran_sugar Feb 15, 2007 10:33 PM

        Went to Al Gelato on someone's recommendation that they have the best lemon meringue pie ever. Wrong! It was like glue! But they do have great gelato. The Apple Ice and Coffee Chip are scrumptious.

      2. CarlieInLA RE: AlwayzHungry Feb 13, 2007 10:45 AM

        I disagree, I really like their home made soups and their pizza is very good. We have had great lunch there. And very good apple pie with caramel sauce!

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          Dommy RE: CarlieInLA Feb 15, 2007 09:10 AM

          I also love their tuna fish and that crusty bread... YUM!!

          --Dommy!

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          greengelato RE: AlwayzHungry Feb 13, 2007 12:07 PM

          are you serious? i am absolutely IN LOVE with their tomato sauce. their pastas are simple- rigatoni, sauce, and a side of meatball, but it's my favorite pasta outside of italy.

          in fact, i once met at italian girl who said that she had tried every italian restaurant in los angeles for authentic "home style" italian food and said al gelato was the only place she found.

          i can't speak for the pizza, however. and ironically, i'm not a huge fan of their gelato either.

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            ScatchandMax RE: AlwayzHungry Feb 13, 2007 01:26 PM

            Haven't tried red velvet gelato, but had red velvet cake icecream at Scoops and I thought it was pretty good.

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              EricV RE: AlwayzHungry Feb 15, 2007 09:04 PM

              If you want the BEST red velvet cake, go to Doughboys... it's da BOMB!!!!

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                chowmominLA RE: EricV Feb 15, 2007 09:10 PM

                Doughboy's has the BEST red velvet cake I've ever had in my life! Granted, it's the only red velvet cake I've ever had in my life, but it was the best nonetheless.

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                  SauceSupreme RE: chowmominLA Feb 16, 2007 08:22 AM

                  Heh, I've excluded myself from the red velvet cake discussions because Doughboys has been my only experience as well. But I did see RVC at Al Gelato last time I was there. Can't speak for the dinner, but the pizza looked pretty good. Again, I'm there for gelato. I always order coffee crunch with a taste of cappucino.

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