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How's the BRANZINO at Angelini Osteria?

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How's the branzino dish at Angelini? I always hear raves about the lasagna, but was wondering about this dish.

Someone told me not to expect anything even close to the branzino I had in northern Italy. Is this true?

Also, do they offer a house wine at all? Any good?

Thanks, Chow-sters!

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  1. They don't offer a house wine but they have a very good wine selection...especially by the glass.

    Most of the branzino we see in this area is farmed so it will not taste like wild branzino from the Meditterean.

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    1. re: Sue V.

      Oh...so that's what my friend meant. Farmed branzino versus wild. Okay. Maybe I'll try it anyway since I'm not a veal fan.

      Thanks!

    2. I have only had their Branzino served al sale, and it's not as good as the best in Italy but still worth having.

      1. Never had the Branzino in Northern Italy, but I loved the Branzino I had at Angelini. Simple, but perfectly done

        1. I always enjoy the branzino at Angelini. It's a smaller fish than you get in Italy, but choice. There is a good red wine called 'Ruzus' available by the glass for $9.

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            mother Hubbard

            Bronzino at Il Soleil on Sunset just east of Holloway is fabulous.

            1. I LOVE me some branzino ala Angelini. True that, it's farmed, and not quite as top-knotch as the Italians would serve you, but it is outstanding. For LA, this is the yummiest branzino I've had - and I'm a fan :)

              pk

              1. Great hearing from y'all! It seems Angelini has quite a few fans on this board. Grazie!

                Will check out Il Soleil too.

                1. fyi: there is also a branzino crusted with salt served at il grano.

                  i've tried the dish at angelini but am not a huge fan only because im not a fan of branzino in general.(i tend to like oilier fish).

                  at il grano, they bring the baked fish table side to show, then serve it plated and fileted. i cant say anything about the quality of the dish here but it looked pretty good...

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                  1. re: modernist

                    is the bronzino still good at angelini please?

                  2. Go to Il Moro for a great branzino. They only prepare wild fish.

                    1. You may also want to try Cravings on Sunset. It is owned by a Turkish family and they fly in a lot of their fish on the weekends from the Mediterranean. You can always ask the waiter what the owner flew in for the day

                      1. The branzino at Pecorino in Brentwood is terrific as well, wrapped in foil and made Abruza style, after the owner/chef's home town. Don't ask him to change anything though, unless you want to see his veins pop out, as he sticks religiously to his old world recipes.

                        1. I think they're branzino there is best in LA...only bad news is they sometimes run out of it. I also love the grilled octopus salad to start. I don't know about 'house' wines..but they have an excellent selection all from italy, and if you tell them what you're in the mood for, they'll bring you a couple of different tastes to choose from. They also have wine in carafes.