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Aug 9, 2008 04:07 PM

Focaccia in LA?

i was watching Lidia Bastianich on TV and she made some amazing looking focaccia. i realized i dont know anywhere around here to get good fresh baked focaccia. i dont want to go the west side or valley for it though. any suggestions?

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  1. The Eagle Rock Italian Bakery has great fresh-baked focaccia on weekends. Make sure and get it fresh from the oven at 11:30am.

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

    3 Replies
    1. re: webb

      Is the ERIB focaccia light and airy or dense and heavy? The old Donatello restaurant in San Francisco is the only place outside of home where I've ever had a properly light focaccia. Gnocchi is another Italian dish that restaurants almost always serve thick and heavy (because it's easier to handle). Some of these heavier products can be enjoyable, but the homemade light and airy versions are heavenly to my Italian tongue.

      1. re: sbritchky

        Eagle Rock Italian bakery only has one type of foccacio as far as I know, it is a tomato, garlic and maybe some basil, can not remember, but it is good! The dough reminds me of a thick crust/ sicilian pizza dough a little oily, on the lighter side. I know Claros also sell foccacio, but not sure if they carry a plain, I think theirs all have toppings. Good luck on your quest and please let us know what you find.

      2. re: webb

        Eagle Rock only bakes theirs on saturday, if you roll in on a sunday you will get frozen that is left over from saturday. I busted the counter girls chops about this and she was really rude, hey, buh fungu! To bad they make such a nice tomato bread.