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Key lime pie on the Westside?

madluv4tai Jan 23, 2012 10:22 PM

I live on the Westside and I never had key lime pie. Is there a place where I can find good key lime pie in the area?

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    Nootka Feb 6, 2012 07:08 PM

    Blue Plate Oysterette makes a great key lime pie.

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      maudies5 Feb 7, 2012 08:23 PM

      My guess is that Blue Plate Oysterette is not baking in -house but buying from another source. I remember when Blue Plate on Montana was buying it's desserts from SusieCakes. Not sure, if that is still the case.

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        Nootka Feb 8, 2012 07:57 AM

        I've watched them make other desserts while sitting at the bar, so they're certainly not buying all their desserts off-site.

    2. Servorg Feb 3, 2012 06:19 AM

      I had a great piece of KLP last night at the new J Nichols Kitchen in Marina Del Rey. Excellent filling, very nice ratio of tart to sweet and smooth, custard like consistency and the crust was equally great.

      J Nichols
      4375 Glencoe Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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        Snoopy Jan 27, 2012 02:42 PM

        I've liked Clementine and Houston's. I was also about to add Bite Bar & Bakery, but it looks like it is closed. I need to try Dolce Isola.

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          emp2b3 Jan 24, 2012 03:51 PM

          I have not yet tried the key lime pie at Dolce Isola, but I quite enjoyed the one at Clementine's near Century City Mall. If you just want a decent one that is cheap-ish, the Marie Callendar's one will give you an idea of whether or not you will like the style. Also, it is one of the easiest pies to make and key limes are available year round here in California.

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            maudies5 Jan 23, 2012 11:32 PM

            The very best Key Lime Pie is at Dolce Isola. They are the bakery for the 2 Ivy Restaurants. You can pick up the pie at an Ivy but it will cost about 3x the price. I suggest calling and reserving one at Dolce Isola. The baker/cafe is a few blocks north of Venice Blvd on Robertson. While you are there, you can also indulge in many other Ivy classics for a fraction of the price.

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              madluv4tai Jan 23, 2012 11:38 PM

              omg! thanks for the suggestion! I just looked up the bakery, and its 0.2 miles from where I live! I will check it out this week!

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                ns1 Jan 24, 2012 11:12 AM

                How much is the pie @ Dolce Isola?


                I love the key lime pie at Morton's, although it's pretty outrageously priced.

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                  maudies5 Jan 24, 2012 11:34 AM

                  I don't know the price. Call 310 776-7070. I do know that it is the best Key Lime Pie I have ever tasted. Dolce Isola also makes that awesome Tarte Tatin for which the Ivy is famous.

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                    Mattapoisett in LA Jan 24, 2012 03:07 PM

                    I asked today as I tried Dolce for lunch. $19.95

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                      Servorg Jan 24, 2012 03:34 PM

                      Are you writing up your Dolce lunch, Matt?

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                        ns1 Jan 24, 2012 03:58 PM

                        Thanks, the price of 2.5 slices @ Morton's lol

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                          maudies5 Jan 24, 2012 05:09 PM

                          So, as I understand it, 2.5 slices of pie at Mortons is about $25.00+. A whole pie at Dole is $19.95. I know where I would go for that pie. For years, I was the designated dessert bearer for family gatherings. The desserts always included one Apple Tarte Tatin and one Key Lime Pie and some chocolate chip cookies (all from the IVY). Dolce Isola is a great find. Their Key Lime is so-o much better than clementine. Clementine, IMHO is mostly whipped cream and not much else. BTW, I love most of the Clementine desserts, just not the KLP.

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                            emp2b3 Jan 25, 2012 08:22 AM

                            With all of the glowing reviews I will be giving the pie at Dolce Isola a try in the near future!

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                              aliris Jan 25, 2012 08:47 AM

                              I agree that key lime pie is mostly whipped cream. But if you go for it understanding that, it's yummy. Sometimes it's cream you want, like a banana cream pie. This is a key-lime version of banana cream, if you follow. Good, but maybe not classic. I like it, in agreement with another poster. But I can't wait to try Dolce Isola - thanks for that tip!

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