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Pizza Sauce Products in LA

hungrygirl13 Nov 15, 2007 01:39 PM


I am having a pizza making party this Saturday and I am debating making my own pizza sauce or buying a pizza sauce. Does anyone have any sauce products they would recommend? Or do some pizza restaurants sell their sauce?


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    rftc2121 Nov 15, 2007 01:48 PM

    Arabiata works well if you like a kick. Or Purgatory pizza downtown makes an "el diablo sauce" which is their regular sauce infused with chili paste.

    as for sauces without a kick, I'm not too sure. Rao's is great but rather expensive.

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      Juji Nov 15, 2007 01:51 PM

      Giorgio di Baldi sells their sauce. I've never eaten at the restaurant, but people seem to like the food.


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        hungrygirl13 Nov 15, 2007 01:54 PM

        Yeah their food is amazing! I'm sure their sauces would be good too. Thanks, maybe I'll try that.

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          hungrygirl13 Nov 15, 2007 01:56 PM

          Although looks like they are all for pastas.

          1. re: hungrygirl13
            Juji Nov 15, 2007 01:59 PM

            I noticed that too, but I wasn't sure if pasta sauce can double for pizza sauce. I've obviously never made my own pizza!

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              hungrygirl13 Nov 15, 2007 03:05 PM

              haha neither do i. it will actually be a first for me!

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            fdb Nov 15, 2007 04:42 PM

            Giorgio Baldi pasta sauce is a staple at my house, but they are rather thin to be used as pizza sauce.

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            LuluTheMagnificent Nov 15, 2007 06:42 PM

            I recently bought some of this at Sorrento's in Culver City. I enjoyed it. Buy it a couple days in advance and try it. It's $2.99 at Sorrento's though.


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              cdmedici Nov 15, 2007 08:03 PM

              We recently bought a pizza stone w/ a rack made especially for the BBQ at Williams Sonoma. We bought the dough at Trader Joe's and a great sauce at Surfas in Culver City. I highly recommend this BBQ pizza stone. Way better then the oven. It cooks a perfect pizza in 5 minutes and the sauce was great.

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