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Best tiramisu in LA from a restaurant (no chains)?

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kevin Apr 9, 2011 11:46 PM

thanks.

  1. sarahbeths Apr 10, 2011 12:06 AM

    This is a tough one! I am a very tough critic of tiramisu, even when I am in Italy I have had some that aren't up to snuff IMHO. I believe that tiramisu needs to taste of coffee, mascarpone, liquor (marsala or rum), and a hint of cocoa. The biggest problem with tiramisu is one or more of those flavors missing, or a dry cake-y texture.

    So far the best I've had is at La Botte, it was quite good but not perfect. (I would prefer a heavier hand with the liquor.)

    Angelini Osteria has a delicious "cup of mascarpone" dessert that is tiramisu-like without actually being tiramisu. They sometimes offer actual tiramisu as a dessert special, but it's not been available when I was there, would be very anxious to try theirs as I find them to be authentic and overall fabulous.

    Worst would go to Ugo in Culver City. I had to send it back.

    I would love to find a great tiramisu in town if anyone knows!

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

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      omieurhomie Apr 11, 2011 09:29 PM

      I'm not big on sweets, but Colori Kitchen in dtla has a pretty mean tiramisu.

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      Colori Kitchen
      429 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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        kevin Apr 11, 2011 10:53 PM

        oooh, i gotta try it on my lunch break. sounds good, i presume it's homemade? and not too sweet?

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          omieurhomie Apr 12, 2011 10:20 AM

          Yeah not too sweet and homemade.

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          J.L. May 10, 2011 12:12 PM

          I got Colori's back on this one.

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          kevin Apr 11, 2011 10:54 PM

          I actually really love the Whilte Chocolate Tiramisu at Madeo's on beverly near robertson.

          Has anyone ever tried it?

          But it's hella expensive at about 12 bucks a pop.

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          Madeo Restaurant
          8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

          1. ipsedixit Apr 12, 2011 11:14 AM

            Bouttega Louie and Osteriam Mama are pretty good.

            And if you are willing to goto a bakery, Frances is a must.

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              kevin Apr 12, 2011 10:00 PM

              Do u mean Frances bakery in Honda plaza???

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                ipsedixit Apr 13, 2011 11:39 AM

                Yup.

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                  J.L. May 10, 2011 12:13 PM

                  While you're at Frances, get the souffle cheesecake.
                  Come to think of it, while you're at Colori, get their ricotta cheesecake.

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                    kevin May 31, 2011 08:34 PM

                    while you are Frances get the Chocolate Truffles some of the best in town, though I believe they don't make it or try not to make it during the summer or when it's supposed to be pretty darn hot.

                    I still got to get to colori if only for that tiramisu and a cappuchino

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              Clinton Apr 12, 2011 05:54 PM

              You might like it at the Depot in Torrance. Chef Mike does a pretty good creme brulee.

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                trvlcrzy May 31, 2011 08:56 PM

                Funny you mentioned Depot. The original recipe I think was from Cafe Misto in Torrance when it was still owned by Michael Franks. It was so good I bought the entire tray for a staff birthday lunch. And yes, that was the best I ever tried...after that, nothing else compares.

              2. BombayUpWithaTwist Apr 13, 2011 12:51 AM

                Pizzeria Ortica in Costa Mesa has a really good one, but their food has gone downhill, especially the pizzas. Last time I went for lunch about a month ago, the crust was all burnt and the middle of it was mushy. But the tiramisu was excellent!

                Sorry, I didn't notice until now that you specifically asked for LA.

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                Pizzeria Ortica
                650 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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                  kevin Apr 13, 2011 11:38 AM

                  No worries.

                  Truth to tell, in OC, Pinas Bistro makes an exceptional tiramisu and Roma d italia makes an accetable one.

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                  clintonhillbilly May 9, 2011 01:42 PM

                  Portofino's downtown at 5th and Main has an excellent tiramisu.

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