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Jul 17, 2008 11:32 PM

Italian bakeries in southern california?

I'm a guinea from Queens, NY that recently moved to Los Angeles County and I desparately need to find an authentic, family owned and run Italian bakery (cookies, cakes, pasteries, etc.) where all of the baking is done on the premises. Please, can anyone help me??!!

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  1. Okay my greaseball friend, I can say that cause I am italian.

    Eagle Rock Italian Bakery
    There is a place in Northridge area, someone will chime in on it
    Claros is great, they do not make their cookies but they carry everything

    also do a search of the board

    Eagle Rock Italian Bakery
    1726 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

    Claro's Italian Market
    1003 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA

    Nicolosi Bakery
    17540 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA

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    1. re: Burger Boy

      claros does make their cookies. they make them in bulk at the san gabriel location and send them to all the other locations.

    2. I like the Eagle Rock Italian Bakery

      Eagle Rock Italian Bakery
      1726 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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      1. re: calpurnia

        I'm another Eagle Rock Italian Bakery lover!
        They have little fig "cookies" with chocolate chips in them...really good and quite addictive!

        1. re: liu

          Today Eagle Rock Italian Bakery sold us some of these fig cookies with chocolate chips that had just come out of the oven. I have never enjoyed a cookie so much! They are tiny, but time slowed as I savored this little morsel. The chips had melted into the fig mixture and the filling was almost liquid.

      2. I'm a half-guinea from New Jersey. Your options are Eagle Rock Italian Bakery or Nicolosi. You can get Eagle Rock Italian Bakery goods at Monte Carlo Deli in Burbank and at Claro's (several locations).

        ERIB doesn't make sfogliatelle, sadly, or not very often -- however, Nicolosi does.

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        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          i have seen the sfogliatelle at ERIB, do not know if they make all the time. Boy do I miss Sarnos!

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            What does Eagle Rock Italian Bakery do that's really good?

          2. Los Angeles County's a big place - like, eh, Connecticut or sometin. Whereabouts? Anyway, I'd put in a plug for Sorrento's on Sepulveda in Culver City. It's come up in threads past. The fresh bread is great, as are the cookies, fresh pasta. Not a big pastry selection, but the hot deli counter, the fresh produce (from the owner's family farm in the San Joaquin Valley) and all manner of imported stuff more than makes up for it.

            Sorrento Italian Market
            5518 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

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            1. re: cant talk...eating

              I do not think Sorrento's bakes stuff there, I know they get many of their cookies and stuff from outside sources, that is straight from Albert's mouth. The used to have these amazing oversized ladyfingers and he told me the bakery stopped making them, but he was going to talk to them.

              1. re: Burger Boy

                Sorry about that - you're right. I realized this after I posted that that was a criterion of the OP

              2. re: cant talk...eating

                You're right, it is a big county. I live in Pomona. Anything close to me?

                1. re: madona

                  There are several Claros, one in Covina or West Covina and one in LaHabra, I even think there is one near Upland. Time to 411 it.

                  1. re: Burger Boy

                    Claro's LaHabra doesn't have an on-site bakery.

                    1. re: OCAnn

                      Most don't. Tustin doesn't either; they either import them or they're baked at the mothership.

                  2. re: madona

                    Claro's is a good choice, however, there's a place called Old World Delicatessen (locations in West Covina and Upland). The baked goods section is not as expansive, but they do bake their own goods on site...yummy cannolis and cookies!

                2. Well, Susina will have some of what your looking for. Great Italian cookies and specialties like St Honore cake.

                  The owner is from NJ - so not quite NY...:)

                  7122 Beverly Blvd