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Nov 1, 2007 06:48 PM

Where can I get a good loaf of ciabatta bread?

I just moved to LA, and I have had the hardest time finding a good loaf. Any suggestions?

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  1. I like the Ciabatta bread from Il Fornaio, the have a bread shop in the Manhattan Beach location, not sure about the others. Pop it in the oven for a few minutes and ready to go..

    Il Fornaio
    1800 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    Il Fornaio
    1551 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Il Fornaio
    301 N.Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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    1. re: Foodandwine

      Trader Joes carries parbaked ciabatta. I believe it is from Il Fornaio - at least it used to be. While it isn't going to blow you away it is more than adequate, and very reasonably priced.

      1. Monte Carlo Delicatessen in Burbank. Any branch of Claro's. Cortina's in Anaheim.

        1. Ralph's carries an artisan line, "Grace" or something like that, great ciabatta.

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          1. re: Oh Robin

            ralph's on lincoln, near maxella, also carries la brea bakery

          2. Mar Vista Sunday Farmer's market has a French bakery which has pretty decent breads. We like their ciabbata rolls, haven't tried the loaf.