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budino love…



I'll admit it. I've found a new love in a dessert. Lately, I've been seeing many a budino on the menus of some of my favorite restaurants. A budino simply means "pudding" in Italian, but there's something about a budino that elevates the pudding of your lunchbox days to a new delicious adult level. My favorites: the Chocolate Budino from Cucina Urbana in San Diego {left}, the Salted Caramel Budino from Barbuzzo in Philadelphia {right}, and the Butterscotch Budino from Pizzeria Mozza in LA {not shown}. It's seriously one of the best things to fill up a spoon since ice cream.

If you're up for trying to make one yourself, here's a recipe for Pizzeria Mozza's Butterscotch Budino and one from Leslie Sarna. As for me, I lack patience for any desserts that take over an hour to make, so I'll gladly continue to consume them at my favorite stops!

{photos by Oh Joy}


  1. You’d think that with Thanksgiving over, I should be sick of food, but this looks amazing! YUMMY!
    Lila Ferraro

  2. Oh my goodness! I went to Barbuzzo last weekend and it was mind-blowing! The budino was my favorite by far – but I also loved the pizza with Brussels sprouts, the gnocchi and the kale salad. Wish I could eat there every weekend!!


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