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Dec 19, 2013 10:52 AM

Italian Chopped Salad

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?

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  1. 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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    1. re: perk

      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.

      1. re: Thor123

        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

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

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

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      1. re: jessejames

        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)

      2. I like the one at Pitfire Pizza

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        1. re: Ernie

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

        2. Guidos on Santa Monica and Bundy has my favorite chopped salad

          1. 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

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

              1. re: Ernie

                Never tried that. Sounds delicious!