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Italian Chopped Salad

bringiton Dec 19, 2013 10:52 AM

Lately, I have been craving a really good Italian chopped salad...any suggestions -- especially in the Downtown to West LA area or San Fernando Valley?

  1. perk Dec 19, 2013 10:54 AM

    La Scala Presto in Brentwood....La Scala in Beverly Hills....Emilio's in Sherman Oaks.....Nancy Chopped at Pizzeria Mozza and Mozza2Go. Blair's in Silverlake has a nice one, too. Open only for dinner.

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      Thor123 Dec 19, 2013 04:02 PM

      IMO the chopped at La Scala is a huge rip off and nothing special. For 1/2 the price the chopped at Mulburry St. is better.

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        maudies5 Dec 20, 2013 11:39 AM

        The La Scala chopped salad is definitely a rip off.
        Iceberg lettuce, cheap salami, cheese, garbanzos. Leave any of those items out and add what you like and each little addition will be an extra $2.00. Huckleberry does a good chopped salad as does Milo and Olive

        1. re: maudies5
          westsidegal Dec 22, 2013 05:50 PM

          maudies5: you forgot to mention that the garbanzos came out of a can and taste like tin/plastic.
          cheese, low commercial grade.

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      jessejames Dec 19, 2013 10:59 AM

      call me crazy but it's the one thing i like at CPK.

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      1. re: jessejames
        Baron Dec 19, 2013 12:38 PM

        Agree the chopped salad at CPK is very good as is the bread that served with it. They also have decent wines. (You're not crazy Jes)

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        Ernie Dec 19, 2013 04:32 PM

        I like the one at Pitfire Pizza

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          gr8pimpin Dec 20, 2013 05:05 PM

          I 2nd pitfire. The dressing can be applied too heavily so I get on side.

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          yogachik Dec 20, 2013 11:11 AM

          Guidos on Santa Monica and Bundy has my favorite chopped salad

          1. gr8pimpin Dec 20, 2013 05:12 PM

            I remember LaScala -- personally liked it a lot but that was YEARS ago when it was the only place to get one.

            Though you need to tweak it a bit, I like Stonefire Grill's Italian chopped. For $19 you can get a salad that 3 people would have trouble finishing for dinner (they do have smaller portions too -- also They must have 10 salads on the menu)

            You can get it with chicken, salami or both. I get both.

            The tweaking: ask for them to chop fresh basil in it. And the dressing needs a bit more vinegar.

            Get a side of breadsticks and good to go.

            Northridge, Canoga Park and Thousand Oaks (probably have more locations by now)

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            1. re: gr8pimpin
              Ernie Dec 20, 2013 05:27 PM

              I will have to try Stonefire's Italian chopped salad some time. I am currently enthralled with their BBQ chopped salad with tri tip

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                gr8pimpin Dec 20, 2013 05:46 PM

                Never tried that. Sounds delicious!

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              nosh Dec 22, 2013 03:30 PM

              Victor Jr.'s on Washington across from the studio (north side) does a very nice, inexpensive one.

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                josephnl Dec 22, 2013 03:48 PM

                Nancy's Chopped Salad at Pizzeria Mozza should definitely be right up there with the best. It will easily feed 2 as a starter, and could be a nice dinner for 1.

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                  bringiton Dec 23, 2013 02:12 PM

                  Somebody recommended the chopped salad at BJ's. Has anyone tried it? I am pretty hesitent about going there to eat.

                  1. re: bringiton
                    gr8pimpin Dec 23, 2013 03:55 PM

                    Yeah, it's ok. Just had it Saturday... AGAIN!

                    I love salads. But this is not even a place I consider if I wanted to go out for a salad.

                    Now if I was WITH someone who REALLY wanted to go to BJs, I would consider the salad :-)

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                    Thor123 Dec 23, 2013 03:47 PM

                    Had a very good chopped salad at Tavern today.

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