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14 Decadent Burrata Dishes to Start Off Meals in LA

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Burrata cheese has made its way to countless menus around Los Angeles. It’s an Italian semi-soft cheese made from mozzarella and cream but once cut into, the buttery contents spill out adding richness to whatever element it’s accompanying. In addition, burrata’s versatility brings well-rounded dishes that can be found on pizzas, pastas, and small plates alike. Here now, 15 excellent burrata dishes that Eater highly recommends around Los Angeles.

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1. Native Santa Monica

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620 Santa Monica Blvd Suite A
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-4427
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Chef Nyesha Arrington’s restaurant Native in Santa Monica received a solid early review from Jonathan Gold. Here, the chestnut spaghetti with mushrooms, snow peas and local burrata is hearty and filling, separating it from the more appetizer-friendly burrata dishes around town.

2. Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery

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1517 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-8279
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Bay Cities has been known for years for its godmother sandwich but for something less meat-heavy, go for the burrata caprese. It’s spread with burrata, basil, onion and tomato crushed inside the freshly baked Bay Cities bread. 

3. Stella Barra Pizzeria

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2000 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 396-9250
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Both Stella Barra locations in Hollywood and Santa Monica do their own adaptation of the burrata small plate. In Santa Monica, burrata is served with grilled grapes, house bread, and olive oil while the Hollywood location adds tomato jam for a more classic approach.     

4. Gjelina

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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 450-1429
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With many flavorful dishes choose on Gjelina’s wide menu, it’s easy to forget about the cheese situation. Decide between two burrata toasts, one with anchovy for an added saltiness or try the burrata with olive tapenade and balsamic for a little sweetness.     

5. The Tasting Kitchen

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1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-6644
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Another Abbot Kinney favorite, Tasting Kitchen, makes a gnocco fritto, which is like a fried bread pillow alongside salami and prosciutto. Add the burrata option and wrap the salami around the gnocco for a pretty awesome first bite.     

6. Playa Provisions

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119 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
(310) 683-5019
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There are plenty of burrata sandwich variations in LA but the one at Playa Provisions is unique with tomato cashew pesto and caramelized onions loaded on ciabatta bread. Grab the sandwich to go and enjoy it at a nearby beach for a relaxing lunch.

Playa Provision’s Burrata Sandwich
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7. Obicà Mozzarella Bar

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10250 California State Route 2
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 556-2452
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For all the cheese aficionados, Obicà is a mozzarella bar that makes choosing what to get harder in light of all the options. Still can’t decide? Go for the mozzarella bar experience for three to four people and have an array of choices including salami, burrata, caponata, and basil pesto focaccina.

8. Love & Salt

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317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5252
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For a straightforward burrata dish, head to Manhattan Beach’s Love & Salt. With local peas, radish, olive oil and burrata, it’s a bright segue to a richer second course. 

9. Jon & Vinny's

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412 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 334-3369
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Jon & Vinny’s “LA Women” is like an elevated Margherita pizza with fresh local burrata, tomato, and basil. Fresh ingredients and simplicity always go a long way and don’t forget to grab a rainbow cookie on the way out.

10. Osteria Mozza

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6602 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 297-0100
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Nancy Silverton’s celebrated Italian restaurant serves a fantastic burrata dish with spring peas, speck, parmesan, and mint. It’s a master class in simplicity.

Burrata with speck, parmesan, peas, and mint
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11. Pizzeria Mozza

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641 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 297-0101
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Nancy Silverton’s mastery in all things flavor is a known fact and the squash blossom pizza with burrata at Pizzeria Mozza is no different. Enjoy it with a nice full-bodied red for the full effect.     

12. Pasta Sisters

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3343 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 870-5271
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For fresh pasta and a more casual environment, head to Pasta Sisters. Here’s a secret menu tip: add a huge serving of burrata to enhance the pasta experience. However, only the pesto, tomato basil or arrabbiata pasta are allowed special treatment.     

13. Cento Pasta Bar

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128 E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 489-0131
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Although Cento’s menu changes weekly, the star dish here is the uni pasta with crab. By adding the dollop of burrata, it boosts the pasta to an even higher level of richness. This weekday popup takes over Mignon in Downtown during lunch hours.

14. Bestia

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2121 E 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 514-5724
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Bestia prepares a light and delicious burrata small plate with snap peas, garlic confit, peppermint and Serrano chili for some heat, perfect for spring. 

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1. Native Santa Monica

620 Santa Monica Blvd Suite A, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Chef Nyesha Arrington’s restaurant Native in Santa Monica received a solid early review from Jonathan Gold. Here, the chestnut spaghetti with mushrooms, snow peas and local burrata is hearty and filling, separating it from the more appetizer-friendly burrata dishes around town.

620 Santa Monica Blvd Suite A
Santa Monica, CA 90401

2. Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery

1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Bay Cities has been known for years for its godmother sandwich but for something less meat-heavy, go for the burrata caprese. It’s spread with burrata, basil, onion and tomato crushed inside the freshly baked Bay Cities bread. 

1517 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

3. Stella Barra Pizzeria

2000 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Both Stella Barra locations in Hollywood and Santa Monica do their own adaptation of the burrata small plate. In Santa Monica, burrata is served with grilled grapes, house bread, and olive oil while the Hollywood location adds tomato jam for a more classic approach.     

2000 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

4. Gjelina

1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

With many flavorful dishes choose on Gjelina’s wide menu, it’s easy to forget about the cheese situation. Decide between two burrata toasts, one with anchovy for an added saltiness or try the burrata with olive tapenade and balsamic for a little sweetness.     

1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

5. The Tasting Kitchen

1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Another Abbot Kinney favorite, Tasting Kitchen, makes a gnocco fritto, which is like a fried bread pillow alongside salami and prosciutto. Add the burrata option and wrap the salami around the gnocco for a pretty awesome first bite.     

1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

6. Playa Provisions

119 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Playa Provision’s Burrata Sandwich
Keyla Vasconcellos

There are plenty of burrata sandwich variations in LA but the one at Playa Provisions is unique with tomato cashew pesto and caramelized onions loaded on ciabatta bread. Grab the sandwich to go and enjoy it at a nearby beach for a relaxing lunch.

119 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

7. Obicà Mozzarella Bar

10250 California State Route 2, Los Angeles, CA 90067

For all the cheese aficionados, Obicà is a mozzarella bar that makes choosing what to get harder in light of all the options. Still can’t decide? Go for the mozzarella bar experience for three to four people and have an array of choices including salami, burrata, caponata, and basil pesto focaccina.

10250 California State Route 2
Los Angeles, CA 90067

8. Love & Salt

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

For a straightforward burrata dish, head to Manhattan Beach’s Love & Salt. With local peas, radish, olive oil and burrata, it’s a bright segue to a richer second course. 

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

9. Jon & Vinny's

412 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Jon & Vinny’s “LA Women” is like an elevated Margherita pizza with fresh local burrata, tomato, and basil. Fresh ingredients and simplicity always go a long way and don’t forget to grab a rainbow cookie on the way out.

412 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

10. Osteria Mozza

6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Burrata with speck, parmesan, peas, and mint
Anthony N./Yelp

Nancy Silverton’s celebrated Italian restaurant serves a fantastic burrata dish with spring peas, speck, parmesan, and mint. It’s a master class in simplicity.

6602 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

11. Pizzeria Mozza

641 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Nancy Silverton’s mastery in all things flavor is a known fact and the squash blossom pizza with burrata at Pizzeria Mozza is no different. Enjoy it with a nice full-bodied red for the full effect.     

641 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

12. Pasta Sisters

3343 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

For fresh pasta and a more casual environment, head to Pasta Sisters. Here’s a secret menu tip: add a huge serving of burrata to enhance the pasta experience. However, only the pesto, tomato basil or arrabbiata pasta are allowed special treatment.     

3343 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

13. Cento Pasta Bar

128 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Although Cento’s menu changes weekly, the star dish here is the uni pasta with crab. By adding the dollop of burrata, it boosts the pasta to an even higher level of richness. This weekday popup takes over Mignon in Downtown during lunch hours.

128 E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

14. Bestia

2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Bestia prepares a light and delicious burrata small plate with snap peas, garlic confit, peppermint and Serrano chili for some heat, perfect for spring. 

2121 E 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021

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