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Best Cioppino in LA?

I know Cioppino is really an SF dish... still, I'm looking for it here in LA (and the closer to West LA, the better.)

Anyone have any suggestions, besides flying up to SF? I checked this earlier thread: ( http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/386680 ), but it's mostly old as dirt and mostly all about bouillabaisse. The only places that mentioned cioppino were mostly dead-ends:

- 26 Beach (checked the website; couldn't find it on the menu
) - Church and State (checked the website; couldn't find it on the menu)
- Gladstone's (checked the website; couldn't find it on the menu)
- Musso & Frank (checked the website; couldn't find it listed)
- Original Fish Co (Alamitos is unfortunately just too far to drive)

So... here's my query. Anyone have a place in LA they know of where I can go for cioppino? (And by the way, if I'm wrong about one of the above places, please do let me know...)


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  1. Admiral Risty in Rancho Palos Verdes has a great cioppino

    Admiral Risty
    31250 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

    1. Had the Cioppino @ 26 Beach. It was really delish. Call them and ask. Maybe they only offer during certain times. I had last summer.

      26 Beach
      3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

      1. Colori Kitchen has an absolutely wonderful Cioppino.

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

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        1. re: Servorg

          Colori Kitchen cioppino photo: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=h...

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

          1. A good Cioppino at Ocean Ave Seafood in Santa Monica with stewed Dungeness crab, clams, mussels, assorted fish, calamari, shrimp, and aromatic tomato broth.

            Ocean Avenue Seafood
            1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

            1. I have not had it but Rock N Fish in Manhattan Beach has San Francisco Style Cioppino with
              Clams, halibut, swordfish, scallops, and prawns simmered in a broth of vegetables, tomatoes and herbs. Garnished with a King crab leg and garlic cheese toast on their menu.

              1. It's boulliabase at Church and State.

                1. I love cioppino. If I see it on the menu, I have to order it. I have had good versions at Santa Monica Seafood, Cafe Delfini, Madeo, Trattoria Amici, Rock N Fish, Vivoli,

                  Here's a tip. Many Italian restaurants have a version of cioppino, but it's not called cioppino on the menu as it's an American dish. It can go by the name brodetto, cacciucco or may just be described as zuppa di pesce.

                  I also had a wonderful seafood stew that was quite similar but with slightly different spices at Red O. There it was called chilpachole.

                  Madeo Restaurant
                  8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

                  Trattoria Amici
                  469 N Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                  Cafe Delfini
                  145 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

                  Red O
                  8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

                  1. Believe it or not, there is a really good cioppino at The Derby! More lemony than usual but that really contributes to the fresh flavor.

                    The Derby
                    233 Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006

                    1. Enterprise Fish Co. in Santa Monica & Santa Barbara are yum!

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                      1. re: mfjoves

                        Second thatt - had a superb cioppino at Enterprise in SM last Friday - really delicious spicy soup packed with clams, shrimp, fish and four spears of king crab. Huge portion - took the crab legs home for lunch on Saturday. Garlic toast so so but you can't beat the parking - huge lot right across the street. Mme Zoe had the halibut with a parmesan crust - also huge portion and a dish that could be shared.

                        1. re: ZoeZ

                          Agree with you on the garlic toast... I'd rather use the sourdough bread as my dipper

                      2. Sam's in Santa Monica. Bes that I have had in Los Angeles.

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                        1. re: rnp0123

                          Unless there's something new I don't know about, I think Sam serves a bouillabaisse not a cioppino.