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Where to Dine on White Truffles in Los Angeles

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgEven in the midst of a season of excess, nothing says luxury quite like white truffles. This year's crop was not as robust as that of previous seasons, making it one of the more expensive harvests in recent memory. An ounce of fresh white truffle can sell for nearly $4,000, making Oliverio's $125 Raviolo all'Uovo (egg yolk, ricotta cheese, white truffle) look like a bargain. Below, find top LA restaurants that are honoring Italy's finest fungi.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Providence

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Providence's Chef Michael Cimarusti will continue to serve his "White Truffle Menu Spontanée" (priced between $300 and $400 per person) through the end of the year. Items such as the Raviolo all' Uovo, Pasta alla Chitarra, and White Truffle Risotto may also be ordered a la carte.

Melisse Restaurant

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Chef Josiah Citrin is offering several white truffle-enhanced dishes this month. Truffle Egg with truffle sauce, shaved white truffles and toasted brioche; truffle risotto with mascarpone and shaved white truffles; and five cheese agnolotti with browned butter and shaved truffles are each $120. Additionally, diners may add white truffle shavings to any dish for $85.

Valentino Italian Restaurant

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Valentino pulled out all the stops this week for their 40th Anniversary with a hand-picked truffle-scented menu. Find various truffle specials on the menu through the end of the month.

Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi

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The Baldi family is offering white truffle risotto, ravioli and tagliatelle this month, all around $150 per dish.

WolfgangPuck at Hotel Bel-Air

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Wolfgang Puck's newest fine dining restaurant, at the Hotel Bel Air, is serving white truffles, including at least one dish on the chef's tasting menu, until the end of the month.

Oliverio

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Chef Mirko Paderno is offering a delicate Raviolo (that's single ravioli) all'Uovo (egg yolk, ricotta cheese, white truffle) for $125. Both that and the ridiculous $500 Hamburger al Tartufo (Kobe beef burger, truffle cheese, 2 oz fresh white truffle) must be ordered 48 hours in advance.

Trattoria Amici Brentwood

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The restaurant is offering a number of dishes with fresh white truffles shaved on top, including a buffalo mozzarella with white truffles ($65) and veal scaloppine with white truffles and shaved Parmesan ($110).

Cecconi's

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Cecconi's always celebrates white truffle season, and this year is no different. Pick from Egg Special: White Truffle Scrambled Eggs & Prosecco (Scrambled eggs on toast with shaved white truffle, $90) or “The One-Hundred Dollar Pizza” (Quail egg, leeks, burrata, shaved white truffle, $100).

Culina, Modern Italian

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Culina is offering a multi-course ode to white truffles this month. American Wagyu Beef carpaccio; Ravioli with celery root, sheep’s milk ricotta, and green apple; and Vitello with pumpkin passato are all served with white truffles. Four courses for $195.

The new Spago, while being branded as more affordable, is still all about luxury. White truffles grace several specials for $140 each.

E. Baldi

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Chef Edoardo Baldi is currently offering a $120 white truffle risotto at dinner.

Matsuhisa

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Nobu's classic Japanese lair is now offering a special of chilean sea bass with sliced white truffles for $85.

Osteria Mozza

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White truffles are currently being shaved over risotto, a couple of antipasti and select items on the tasting menu.

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Providence

Providence's Chef Michael Cimarusti will continue to serve his "White Truffle Menu Spontanée" (priced between $300 and $400 per person) through the end of the year. Items such as the Raviolo all' Uovo, Pasta alla Chitarra, and White Truffle Risotto may also be ordered a la carte.

Melisse Restaurant

Chef Josiah Citrin is offering several white truffle-enhanced dishes this month. Truffle Egg with truffle sauce, shaved white truffles and toasted brioche; truffle risotto with mascarpone and shaved white truffles; and five cheese agnolotti with browned butter and shaved truffles are each $120. Additionally, diners may add white truffle shavings to any dish for $85.

Valentino Italian Restaurant

Valentino pulled out all the stops this week for their 40th Anniversary with a hand-picked truffle-scented menu. Find various truffle specials on the menu through the end of the month.

Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi

The Baldi family is offering white truffle risotto, ravioli and tagliatelle this month, all around $150 per dish.

WolfgangPuck at Hotel Bel-Air

Wolfgang Puck's newest fine dining restaurant, at the Hotel Bel Air, is serving white truffles, including at least one dish on the chef's tasting menu, until the end of the month.

Oliverio

Chef Mirko Paderno is offering a delicate Raviolo (that's single ravioli) all'Uovo (egg yolk, ricotta cheese, white truffle) for $125. Both that and the ridiculous $500 Hamburger al Tartufo (Kobe beef burger, truffle cheese, 2 oz fresh white truffle) must be ordered 48 hours in advance.

Trattoria Amici Brentwood

The restaurant is offering a number of dishes with fresh white truffles shaved on top, including a buffalo mozzarella with white truffles ($65) and veal scaloppine with white truffles and shaved Parmesan ($110).

Cecconi's

Cecconi's always celebrates white truffle season, and this year is no different. Pick from Egg Special: White Truffle Scrambled Eggs & Prosecco (Scrambled eggs on toast with shaved white truffle, $90) or “The One-Hundred Dollar Pizza” (Quail egg, leeks, burrata, shaved white truffle, $100).

Culina, Modern Italian

Culina is offering a multi-course ode to white truffles this month. American Wagyu Beef carpaccio; Ravioli with celery root, sheep’s milk ricotta, and green apple; and Vitello with pumpkin passato are all served with white truffles. Four courses for $195.

Spago

The new Spago, while being branded as more affordable, is still all about luxury. White truffles grace several specials for $140 each.

E. Baldi

Chef Edoardo Baldi is currently offering a $120 white truffle risotto at dinner.

Matsuhisa

Nobu's classic Japanese lair is now offering a special of chilean sea bass with sliced white truffles for $85.

Osteria Mozza

White truffles are currently being shaved over risotto, a couple of antipasti and select items on the tasting menu.

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