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Dec 5, 2010 07:13 PM

best pasta carbonara on the westside???

please hurry...can't stop thinking about it!!!!

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  1. Good question. I personally like the Shrimp Ibushi (charbroiled noodles) at Chabuya (on Sawtelle). It's got a decent amount of bacon, and quite tasty.

    If you perform a search on this site, it yields:

    ... And food master Jonathan Gold's 2 cents'...

    2002 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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    1. re: J.L.

      I concur with J. Gold about Enoteca Drago. Always satisfies the craving.

      Enoteca Drago
      410 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    2. Best: Angelini Osteria--each strand is coated with sauce, the pasta is perfectly cooked; the amount of pepper is just right and the pancetta is superb; there's no pool of sauce in the bottom of the bowl.
      Worst: Bottega Marino--A sea of cheesy cream sauce in which pasta struggles not to drown--and loses!

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      1. re: mnosyne

        Angelini Osteria - you sure it's pancetta? Isn't that guanciale?

        Angelini Osteria
        7313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

        1. re: mnosyne

          Is that really the WORST?

          Doesn't Marie Callender and the like (Applebees, anyone?) serve up some nasty Alfredo Sauce with fake bacon, and call it carbonera?

          Dan Tana's used to do a good one but I have not been there in years.

          Dan Tana's Restaurant
          9071 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

        2. Not traditional but the Quail Carbonara at Il Piccolo in Venice is OUTSTANDING.

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