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Whatever happened to La Strega in mid-Wilshire?

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mike Nov 12, 2003 12:09 AM

Anyone remember La Strega near downtown LA? They had maybe the best fugazetta pizza - stuffed with white onions, ham and cheese. I haven't been in that neighborhood in years and I can't find any links to the place. Thanks for any help.

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    Jerome RE: mike Nov 12, 2003 12:20 AM

    The building was torn down when they built the metro plazas for the red line.

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      LesThePress RE: mike Nov 12, 2003 09:47 AM

      Back when I worked in Hollywood we used to go to a La Strega on Western Ave. I believe between Beverly Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd.

      They had the best Pizza! Sadly I left the area in 1989 and neve had occassion to return to the area but I'm still sorry to hear it's gone.

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        Btraub RE: mike Nov 12, 2003 12:49 PM

        La Strega was my "go to" place in the late 1970's. Started as a small, neighborhood Italian place, but gradually become more high end, with a very large wine list. Got harder to get into, and more expensive, and I stopped going. But the food was very good, and not just pizzas. I remember especially my first experience with "bagna cauda" there, still memorable.

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          michele RE: mike Nov 12, 2003 12:57 PM

          I loved La Strega also. Sad to say it's gone.

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            AshleyC RE: mike Nov 12, 2003 06:51 PM

            Oh gosh, I used to love that place. They had the best salad dressing....they'd always give me some in a jar to take home. Thanks for calling up a happy memory!

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              Paella valenciana RE: mike Nov 12, 2003 08:10 PM

              I lived in mid-Wilshire in the 1980's and they'd deliver the pizza, which was great!

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                David Kahn RE: mike Nov 12, 2003 09:14 PM

                La Strega is definately on my top ten list of defunct LA restaurants whose absence I regret (along with Ah Fong's, Scandia, Arlene's Doughnuts, etc.)

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