HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
Are you making a specialty food? Tell us about it
TELL US

Going to La Buca tonight, any suggestions?

n
ns1 Dec 13, 2007 09:03 AM

2 year anniv with the gf ^_^

  1. e
    emosbaugh Dec 13, 2007 09:19 AM

    i think the gnocchi boscaiola is the best dish there. it's hard to order anything else.

    i really think they do cream sauces best. and cream sauces are usually something i don't order.

    4 Replies
    1. re: emosbaugh
      n
      ns1 Dec 13, 2007 09:24 AM

      Excellent, my gf LOVES cream sauce (get your heads out of the gutter!)

      And I've been hearing the gnocchi is excellent, so it's definitely on the list of things to try

      1. re: emosbaugh
        Dommy Dec 13, 2007 12:06 PM

        Seconded... That gnocchi is heaven...

        --Dommy!

        1. re: emosbaugh
          b
          baloney Dec 13, 2007 01:02 PM

          It's hard for me to order something other than the gnocchi with vodka sauce. It is so good!

          1. re: baloney
            n
            ns1 Dec 13, 2007 01:11 PM

            oddly enough, we've had a change in plans. But the gnocchi will definitely be first pick when we do go.

        2. SauceSupreme Dec 13, 2007 10:10 AM

          I'm a big fan of the prosciuttio and burata, as well as the tagliatelle made with squid ink. I've not ordered anything with cream sauce, but any of the homemade pastas will be fine, in my opinion.

          1 Reply
          1. re: SauceSupreme
            Chowpatty Dec 13, 2007 10:16 AM

            I had one pasta with seafood and a cream sauce and the homemade pasta that was wonderful. However, I was a little disappointed with the carbonara -- in that case, I think dried pasta actually lends itself better to the dish.

          2. t
            tannazie Dec 13, 2007 01:21 PM

            gnocchi with brown butter and sage is amazing. as is the pappardelle. it's good in general -- great texture -- but the last time i was there i had it with a sauce that i believe was called fumo, which was a pink sauce with smoked scamorza (similar to mozzarella) cheese, and it was pretty fantastic.

            1. Local Dec 13, 2007 02:00 PM

              sorry you won't be going tonite, but when you do, consider any of the pastas with the arrabbiata sauce. Arugula and mushroom salad is a great opener.

              Show Hidden Posts