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Authentic Tiramisu

mommycat Mar 7, 2007 06:31 PM

I love tiramisu, i prefer mine on the wet side. but i cannot remember the last time i had a good tiramisu that was not all cream or all cake, that wasn't dry or wasn't blah.

i hate to say this, i swear it's been several years--but i feel like the last good tiramisu i had was at the cheesecake factory.

I've looked for recipes, but i'm deterred by having to make any effort in the kitchen. anyone have a great tiramisu spot they would rave on and on about?

  1. Emme Mar 7, 2007 06:34 PM

    I may get flogged, but CPK actually does a really good tiramisu. A friend of mine actually purchased a tray of it for a party, and everyone raved.

    You might try Il Tiramisu in Sherman Oaks as well.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Emme
      GrindzHound Mar 7, 2007 07:27 PM

      Emme, what is "CPK"? Centucky Phried Khicken?

      1. re: GrindzHound
        Emme Mar 7, 2007 07:34 PM

        Yeah, exactly.

        California Pizza Kitchen.

        1. re: Emme
          GrindzHound Mar 8, 2007 02:06 PM

          Thanks, I actually had forgotten what CPK meant.

      2. re: Emme
        minnie Aug 12, 2007 11:38 PM

        I agree that CPK has a really good tiramisu. It might not be authentic but it still is good.

      3. chica Mar 7, 2007 07:38 PM

        Gotta tell ya...it's the vanilla bean cream they swamp the tiramisu that makes it good at CPK. Good, but definitely not authentic.

        I've had memorable ones at Guido's, Toscana, Vincenti, Drago, Marmalade Cafe (I know, I know, but hey, it's good), Beaurivage (on-site pastry chef makes daily specials, so call before you go). In fact, I love all of Drago's restaurants' desserts, so I'm going to assume the tiramisu at all their locations is pretty yum.

        Btw, Pecorino has this pear tiramisu that's out of this world.

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          kevin Mar 8, 2007 08:29 AM

          pina's bistro bar none. pastina and also farmstand in el segundo.

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            crystaw Mar 8, 2007 08:38 AM

            The best tiramisu I've ever had was at a cute, little Italian place called Novecento in Culver City. Rich and delicious

            1. ragazza Mar 8, 2007 10:30 AM

              Ive had incredible tiramisu at Da Pasquale on Little Santa Monica. The owners sister would make it daily, and you could also buy a whole one to take home. They are right from Italy, and this is as traditional and delicious as it gets!

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                Diana Aug 13, 2007 07:59 AM

                I enjoyed the tiramisu at Laconda Del Lago (sp?) on third street. I also like the Tiramisu at Il Tiramisu in Sherman Oaks, but ti isn't totally traditional. They serve it in a chocolate cup.

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                1. re: Diana
                  kelvlam Sep 16, 2008 07:18 PM

                  You mean Locanda del Lago? http://www.lagosantamonica.com/

                  Locanda Del Lago
                  231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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                  ashdawg Sep 16, 2008 11:12 PM

                  i havent been to either in a couple months, but i love the tiramisu at Divinos and Vincenti's. Both places are located in Brentwood.

                  1. Servorg Sep 17, 2008 07:40 AM

                    We had a wonderful tiramisu at Sprazzo on Westwood Blvd. just south of Wilshire not long ago.


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                    1. re: Servorg
                      SIMIHOUND Sep 17, 2008 08:29 AM

                      Try Portos Bakery-Burbank or Glendale.

                      1. re: SIMIHOUND
                        Servorg Sep 17, 2008 08:31 AM

                        I would, (will?) but we are so rarely over in that neighborhood that by the time we are I will probably have forgotten you recommended it. ;-D

                        1. re: SIMIHOUND
                          ns1 Sep 17, 2008 08:42 AM

                          I actually just had one from Porto's yesterday...not sure how authentic, but ridiculously tasty.

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