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Pumpkin Ravioli? Where's your favorite served up at?

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  1. Giorgio Baldi

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    1. re: Ciao Bob

      Angelini Osteria and Farfalla.

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

      1. re: Ciao Bob

        Have you tried the pumpkin ravioli after the passing of the eponymous Baldi?

        1. re: kevin

          Yes. As good, perhaps better, than ever.
          Giorgio was a close friend of mine, I miss him every day. However, I do not miss his food because "his" food is better than ever at his restaurant as well as his son's place e. baldi. He was never the main chef – he was a good cook in his day, but he was neither the architect of the menu nor the pounder of the pasta -- that was always his wife Roberta and, later, his son Eduardo. They have introduced quite a few new dishes at GB's lately...particularly a truly amazing lobster salad.

      2. Fritto Misto in Santa Monica. Technically, what they have is butternut squash ravioli, but it's WONDERFUL! Make sure to have the Misto salad, too!

        Fritto Misto
        601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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        1. re: Michelly

          Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills

          Il Pastaio Restaurant
          400 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

        2. I like the ravioli di zucca at Colori Kitchen

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

          1. Kabocha stuffed at Cube for the grown up, restrained version. Pumpkin ravioli at Allora Cucina for the addictive, sweet w/ walnut cream version. (I wouldn't recommend much else there, frankly.)

            615 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

            Allora Cucina Italiana
            8432 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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            1. re: neobite

              How is the version at Cube? That's served up, that it is grown-up that you speak of?


              1. re: kevin

                Simple, that's all - just served in a brown butter-sage sauce with a dry goat cheese grated lightly over the top. It's not super sweet, but the one at Allora is, and also has a ridiculously over the top walnut cream sauce on it.

            2. A dear friend swears by the offering at Il Moro.

              Il Moro Restaurant
              11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

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              1. re: cjla

                My 2 cents - I have never had anything at Il Moro worth going back for.

                Il Moro Restaurant
                11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

              2. Il Moro

                Il Moro Restaurant
                11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

                1. Ok, it's settled, I'm going to hit up Giorgio Baldi for my pumpkin ravioli fix, as well as a classic of wine, and maybe a bresaolo with arugula appetizer and tiramisu and chocolate mousse for dessert.

                  And maybe Gio Cucina, which I just remembered, that no one ever seemes to mention.

                  Has anyone been to Gio Cucina Neapoletena in Encino recently for any of their dishes?
                  what do you guys think?

                  1. Drago has a good pumpkin tortelloni. Very rich, but tasty.

                    Drago Restaurant
                    2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

                    1. My daughter and my mother both loved the pumpkin ravioli at Campanile last week. Me, I'm not a fan of the The Great Pumpkin, but enjoyed talking with the very friendly Mark Peel about his Top Chef adventures. (And it was doubly exciting for the out-of-towner, small-town dweller at our table! They watch a lot of Bravo in those teeny towns that dot America!!)