Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >

senzanome's Profile

Title Last Reply

OC Neapolitan Pizza

If you ask them to cook a bit longer, they will do it.

You have to try their desserts. All made in house, except the
gelato dishes.

Jun 20, 2013
senzanome in Los Angeles Area

Anyone tried Fuoco Pizzeria Napoletana in Fullerton?

Yes, it is the real deal. I have lived in Italy on two different
assignments and have eaten at the two best pizzerias in Naples. This is as close to a Naples pizza as you are going to get. They only serve pizzas, salads, and calzones.

Nice selection of Italian beers and wines, along with other imported wines and beer. They also carry domestic beers and wines.

We have eaten there or ordered take away ten times since they opened.

One of a few places that has a real wood fired oven. And yes, you will get a knife and fork.

Jun 20, 2013
senzanome in Los Angeles Area


Haus Hiltl is vegetarian and very reasonable.

Haus HiltlSihlstr. 28
8001 Z├╝rich
Neighborhood: Kreis 1
044 227 70 00

Apr 20, 2013
senzanome in Europe

Five Guys in Culver City...when?

New Five Guys opening at State College and Chapman in Fullerton. It is in the south-east corner shopping mall. No date given, but the building looks almost completed.

May 03, 2011
senzanome in Los Angeles Area

It's Artichoke Season - Who's Got 'Em?

We found some at our local farmer's market. Also saw some at Stater Bros. and Albertson/s.

Apr 15, 2011
senzanome in Los Angeles Area

Inexpensive Wine

I have always found good wines from Italy, Spain and Portugal at Trader Joe's for under $10.

Apr 15, 2011
senzanome in Los Angeles Area

San Marzano Tomatoes - any deals in L.A. area?

I found several brands of San Marzano DOP tomatoes at Cortina's in Anaheim.
We purchased Baresi brand at $3.89 a can. They have other brands, but this one
has the least sodium content.

The Whole Foods in Tustin has Italian tomatos, but they are not San Marzano.

Claros are priced at over $5.00 a can. So, Cortina's is my new go-to market.

Cortina's Market
2175 W. Orange (at Brookhurst)
Anaheim, CA 92804

May 15, 2010
senzanome in Los Angeles Area

Il Fornaio Pasadena (long)

We stopped going to Il Fornaio 7 years ago. It was bad then and it is still bad. Service was non-functional and the food very un-appealing.

The only thing I like about this location is the little shop next door that sells gelato and bread. This location does a decent latte.

Jan 17, 2010
senzanome in Los Angeles Area

Best Burgers in Los Angeles

I agree with those that favor Pie 'n Burger, but if I don't feel like waiting, I go to Bristol Farms Cafe in South Pasadena. This is the choices from their menu. The burgers are
a big hit with my grandkids too.

Gourmet Burgers...
Served with your choice of Bristol soup, fruit salad, potato salad, or garden green salad. All burgers are served with your choice of freshly ground beef, turkey, or vegetable patty on a bakery fresh onion roll
Bristol Burger $8.99
Topped with cheddar cheese, vine-ripened tomatoes, pickles, onions,
ketchup and mayonnaise
Teriyaki Burger $9.49
Topped with melted pepper jack cheese, mixed Asian greens, grilled onions, teriyaki glaze and mayonnaise
Big Texan Burger $9.49
Topped with bacon, barbecue sauce, lettuce, grilled onions and
cheddar cheese
Chili Cheese Burger $9.49
Topped with chili, shredded cheddar and white diced onions
Avocado Burger $9.49
California avocado added to our Bristol Burger makes this a favorite
San Francisco Burger $9.49
The perfect beef patty served on sourdough with lettuce, tomato, pickles
and Thousand Island dressing
Pointe Reyes Burger $9.49
Point Reyes Blue Cheese, oven-roasted tomatoes, red onions and

Jan 05, 2010
senzanome in Los Angeles Area

Best Grilled Fish Tacos [OC]

Thanks to everyone for the recs. I found two near me. First is Jalapenos Grill on
State College and Orangethorpe, just 2 blocks from CSUF.

They serve grilled fish, not battered, tacos.

The second find is Tio Chava's on Yorba Linda Bl. in Yorba Linda. Next to Pollo Loco.
They have daily specials.

Both places have very reasonable prices

Dec 12, 2009
senzanome in Los Angeles Area

Best Grilled Fish Tacos [OC]

I am looking for the best grilled, not battered, fish tacos in north OC.

Dec 04, 2009
senzanome in Los Angeles Area