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Anyone been to La Terza recently?

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Obessed Jun 6, 2007 09:57 AM

I've heard mixed reviews is the past, but recent reviews have been great. Anyone concur? What should I order?

  1. David Kahn Jun 6, 2007 10:31 AM

    I was there about a month ago, and it was excellent. Pretty much everything we tried (and we tried a lot of things) just sung, but I think the pork chops were my favorite.

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      RicRios Jun 6, 2007 11:19 AM

      Brasato al Barolo (I believe spelled as "short ribs on polenta" in the menu).

      Out of this world.

      You won't find anything not even close anywhere in its country of origin, Piemonte.

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        sue veed Jun 6, 2007 11:39 AM

        La Terza has been better than ever recently. They have redecorated, they have a new Chef from Italy, and Gino Angelini, himself, is there cooking almost every evening.

        Everything I've had there has been excellent, especially anything off the rotisserie.

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          Papuli Jun 6, 2007 12:05 PM

          It's amazing. It's near perfection. Try the prosciutto with pears and gorgonzola. Or the pappardelle with wild boar. Best Italian food I've had since I lived in Italy.

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            RGC1982 Jun 6, 2007 12:34 PM

            I usually stay at the hotel when in LA, so I eat there quite frequently. The food has been spectacular since I started going there last year. Try the agnolotti, which are osso bucco stuffed tortellini, the pork chops, the flat iron steak with arugula and parmesan (it may only be the room service menu), the arancini, and the fettucine with the red sauce, sausage and prosciutto -- I forget the name. The antipasto sampler events (I think Tuesdays) with Nancy Silverman are wonderful. You can pick whatever small plates you like and gorge on those tapas-style. I thought I died and went to heaven when I walked into the restaurant after a long day of meetings that night. I enjoyed a few types of vegetable and fish antipasti, such as brocolli rabe (rapini) and mussels. Other than the price, the only other drawback I can think of is that there always seems to be a new bartender -- but that may not be a problem if you know your wine and drink preferences and are not asking for advice. It must be that they are all aspiring actors :)

            1. Drehound Jun 6, 2007 03:55 PM

              Do not miss the agnolotti. And the beef tartare is DIVINE!!!!!!!

              1. JAB Jun 6, 2007 04:21 PM

                I had a fantastic rib eye steak there with a good Italian beer that I've not seen anywhere else and a wonderful desert accompanied by a great sweet sparkling wine recommended by the waiter who was the best.

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                  tissue Jun 6, 2007 05:11 PM

                  I had a fantastic meal there last month - taglionini... yum

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                    kproq323 Jun 6, 2007 09:42 PM

                    I know that it is totally basic... but they have one of the best Caprese salads. I could eat it as a meal. Also, love their carbonara. No cream, authentic Italian style of course. great service.

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                      Obessed Jun 7, 2007 07:39 AM

                      Wow - thanks for all the reports and recommendations. Sounds fantastic --- I can't wait to go tomorrow night for dinner! I'll report back on my experience.

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