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teamnap Apr 8, 2009 09:22 PM

My husband's birthday is in a couple of weeks and his only request if for great traditional bolognese. I really have not a clue about where to take him, as we don't do Italian very often. He likes Oteria La Buca but I want to take him somewhere different. We're on the east side and would prefer not to travel farther west than West Hollywood. Somewhere in the vicinity of $20-30 for an entre would be ideal.

So far I've looked at Pace, Angelini, and Vinoteca Farfalla. But I'm really looking for excellent bolognese in particular. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    nosh Apr 8, 2009 10:40 PM

    Some would go with Boar's Head, but I prefer the kosher bologna from Hebrew National.

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      ElsieDee Apr 9, 2009 12:24 AM

      Um, I think that the OP is looking for the bolognese pasta sauce (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolognes... ).

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        lizziee Apr 9, 2009 08:47 AM

        Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills does an excellent bolognese sauce with fettuccine and sometimes lasagna. They will give you extra sauce on the side. You can also order it to go and they will give you a container of the cooked fettuccine and a separate container of the bolognese sauce.

        Pics here:
        http://lizziee.wordpress.com/category...

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          msmd310 Apr 11, 2009 09:48 AM

          Il Buco on Robertson is owned by the same Drago as Il Pastaio,
          has the same delicious Bolognese,
          is 1 mile closed to the EAST side, and makes great thin pizza to boot!
          http://www.giacominodrago.com/buco.htm

    2. rednyellow Apr 9, 2009 10:43 AM

      I really like the bolognse at La Terza on 3rd in weho. Fabiolous cafe on sunset at vine is surprisingly good too. I don't know if Aroma in Silverlake does Bolognese, but I'd call because I think they do the best italian in the area.

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        ciaochow Apr 9, 2009 11:38 AM

        As a fan of bolognese sauce (including having spent a few hours making my own several times), I really enjoy La Scala's version if you're willing to travel to Beverly Hills. Not sure how traditional it is or not, but it certainly is delicious, as is their chopped salad. Happy birthday to your husband!

        434 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills (310) 275-0579

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          Jwsel Apr 9, 2009 06:15 PM

          It's not high-end, but the bolognese at Spumoni in Sherman Oaks is the best I've had in LA. You can get it on regular pasta or gnocchi. And it's under $10 a plate.

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          Spumoni Restaurant
          14533 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

          1. caveatempty Apr 9, 2009 08:20 PM

            I absolutely love the bolognese at Madeo. I always have a hard time deciding between that and the bottarga. Very rich but oh, so good.

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            Madeo Restaurant
            8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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              whospizza Apr 10, 2009 11:42 PM

              I was just at Boa and my girlfriend ordered it and it was fantastic. Kinda spicy, but very delicious. plus it had Kobe meatballs. I think it was 22 dollars. Wish they had garlic Bread!

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              condiment Apr 11, 2009 12:03 AM

              A couple days a week - Wednesdays and Sundays, I think - Il Moro does an absolutely killer lasagne Bolognese, with a great Bolognese sauce. It's farther west than you want to go, but it's one of the very few actual Emilian-style restaurants in town. (Osteria Mozza, which come to think of it does have an awesome dish of garganelli Bolognese, and the new Il Minestraio, of which the less said the better, are the others.)

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                umich Apr 11, 2009 09:21 AM

                Its not fancy but Pitfire in NoHo has great bolognese and they have opened up on Westwood Blvd. Great for take out

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