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Family style italian??? Valley/Pasadena

joea Feb 19, 2007 06:40 PM

Family style like lage bowls of past and salad we can all share

Trying to get a group together for my kids birthday and we are broke.

I know buca but anywhere else???

Any cuisine is actually ok.

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  1. anniegg RE: joea Feb 19, 2007 06:41 PM

    How about Tarrantino's?

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      joea RE: anniegg Feb 19, 2007 06:42 PM

      Don't know anything about it. where is it??

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        anniegg RE: joea Feb 19, 2007 06:56 PM

        On Green St in Pasadena near Hudson st. Google it and it will give you an address. Homemade inexpensive and good stuff. Small and quaint and you can share entrees and pizza.

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          mc michael RE: anniegg Mar 26, 2007 06:30 AM

          I think Tarantino's would be great. The only downside (if you're really broke) is it's cash only.

    2. Debbie W RE: joea Feb 19, 2007 06:45 PM

      Little Toni's in North Hollywood has a "family special" for about $30 which is a giant bowl of salad, a giant bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, warm bread and butter, and a large cheese pizza. Seriously a lot of food for the $ and tasty at that. They regularly accommodate large groups. Lankershim Blvd. where Camarillo and Vineland and Lankershim intersect.

      1. chica RE: joea Feb 19, 2007 06:55 PM

        Maggiano's Little Italy. Family friendly, huge portions meant to be shared. They have multiple locations, including The Grove and Woodland Hills. Have fun!

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          katkoupai RE: chica Mar 25, 2007 10:47 PM

          I like Maggianos, and they definitely have big portions.

          Here's another option, which is also a smaller chain: The Pizza Cookery. It's very close to the Woodland Hills location of Maggianos, across the street from the mall, in a small parking lot on Topanga Canyon Blvd. I like their antipasto salad. It's piled high with lettuce, veggies, meat and cheese. I think Maggianos is nicer inside, and you may get larger portions there.


        2. Local RE: joea Feb 19, 2007 08:41 PM

          Dominick's on Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. Old style, traditional red-sauce,...family restaurant. Have only had their thin crust pizza which was good. Portions for pasta, similar dishes are enormous. Definitely not Spago, but fine for the price. Seems popular with locals and families on weekend nights.

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            silverlakebodhisattva RE: Local Mar 25, 2007 10:39 PM

            Dominick's is the red-sauce bomb! It REALLY is what Maggiano's and Buca D Burpo want to pretend to be!

            r gould-saltman

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            paprkutr RE: joea Mar 26, 2007 12:22 AM

            If you don't mind going to Los Feliz, Palermo on Vermont is reasonable and has large portions that can be shared. Not the family style but they have everything, pizza to veal dishes. Large portions can easily be shared.

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