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Best SEAFOOD PASTA in LA & surrounding area??

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Liquid Sky Aug 19, 2007 07:46 AM

Hi Hounds,

Looking for best linguine with clams, or any fresh seafood pasta.

Like they have in southern Italy.

Thanks!!

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    calabasas_trafalgar Aug 24, 2007 11:37 PM

    No clams, but Domenico's in Pasadena makes a dynamite linguini scampi! One of my all-time favorite dishes.

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      Liquid Sky Aug 25, 2007 03:19 PM

      God, how I love scampi!! Although the scampi in Italy consist of those large shrimp. I don't see scampi here in the states like that.

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        whatsfordinner Aug 25, 2007 04:48 PM

        The scampi at Via Veneto is similar to what I had in Italy.

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          Liquid Sky Aug 25, 2007 08:49 PM

          Cool!

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          calabasas_trafalgar Aug 25, 2007 10:07 PM

          this one is!

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            Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2007 04:24 PM

            Wow, after reading a bunch of reviews about VIA VENETO, I feel really discouraged from wanting to eat there! Too many stories of sneaky waiters trying to upsell wine, water, etc. I hate that!

            Not to mention pressure about table-turnover.

            Does anyone have negative experiences regarding these things at Via Veneto??

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        New Trial Aug 24, 2007 06:40 PM

        The spaghetti al cartoccio at Drago in Santa Monica is very good but is usually served for two. The bianchi e neri (black and white tagliolini with baby clams and arugula) at its sister restaurant, Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills, is also quite wonderful.

        1. SauceSupreme Aug 24, 2007 02:20 PM

          Though reports have widely varied, I'm quite okay with Fabiolus Cafe.

          Never been to the other location, though.

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          Fabiolus Cafe
          6270 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

          1. yinyang Aug 20, 2007 01:20 PM

            For linguine with clams I love Marino off of Melrose Avenue. All of their pastas are great. Not too heavy and the pasta is al dente.

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              Liquid Sky Aug 23, 2007 08:00 PM

              My friend recommended Marino's to me. Thanks for the reminder!

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              2chez mike Aug 19, 2007 03:45 PM

              Haven't been there in a couple of years but Ca Brea has a dish called bigoletti.that I always enjoyed. Thick spaghetti topped with assorted shellfish in a red sauce.

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                Liquid Sky Aug 23, 2007 07:59 PM

                Thanks, mike!

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                  LuigiOrtega Aug 24, 2007 08:49 AM

                  Just there last night and had it. Fantastic, nice place, great service. As our Governer says. I'll be back!

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                  whatsfordinner Aug 19, 2007 03:41 PM

                  Via Veneto on Main St in Santa Monica has an amazing pasta with scampi and bottarga.

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                    Liquid Sky Aug 20, 2007 07:26 AM

                    I've been thinking of trying Via Veneto. Wasn't sure if it was considered a tourist trap or not...

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                      whatsfordinner Aug 20, 2007 12:59 PM

                      It has more of a locals vibe than a touristy one, although at this time of year I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of tourists are there.

                  2. hrhboo Aug 19, 2007 12:11 PM

                    Toscana does a wonderful Spaghetti Mare full of clams, mussels and shrimp.

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                      Liquid Sky Aug 19, 2007 12:24 PM

                      Yum! Thanks, Everyone.

                    2. Emme Aug 19, 2007 11:34 AM

                      Vivoli Cafe does an awesome Linguini with Shrimp, Lobster in Pink Sauce, and Penne w/ Salmon.

                      L'Angelo's Linguine Mare

                      1. Foodandwine Aug 19, 2007 09:38 AM

                        I like the seafood pasta at Alejos on Lincoln In MDR.. BYOB and the bread with garlic oil will have you smelling for days! They have several different renditions too..

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                          Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2007 01:48 PM

                          Sounds like a great deal... love those BYOBs!

                        2. Servorg Aug 19, 2007 07:49 AM

                          http://www.neilspasta.com/Info.html

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