AdoTeca
AdoTeca

AdoTeca

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.adotecabrentwood.com/
  • Phone: (310) 826-9222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Antonio Mure
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire within for catering.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barrington Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
A word from AdoTeca
Adoteca is the last creation of Chef Antonio Mure’ and front of the House Paolo Cesaro. After Ado in Venice, and Casa Ado, in Marina del Rey the duo decided to bring their delicious food and excellence in hospitality to Brentwood. The combined passion and expertise of Paolo and Antonio have again created a romantic, warm and home-like welcoming environment accompanied by an outstanding service, ideal for a date or a business lunch. The food, once more, express all of Chef Antonio’s passion for cooking, a passion first nurtures over many hot Sicilian summers spent watching his mother and four aunts prepare immense weekend family meals with the freshet fish and ingredients available. His appreciation and understanding of the importance of cooking and eating well was further developed as he was growing up in Parma, the Slow-Food capital of Europe. What else to say, bring your appetite!!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
AdoTeca reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (24)neighborhood gem (23)romantic (15)special occasion (12)notable wine list (10)hot spot (6)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • A cozy taste of Italy
    GatewayTransport
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    AdoTeca is a quaint nook snuggled into the San Vicente strip in Brentwood. Upon entering you are whisked away to the home of an Italian foodie. The wood decor is soothing with candle lights to set the mood. We were greeted by the owner who made a point of thanking each guest as they left the restaurant. Our salads were fresh and vibrant though the bread was a bit hard. The wine we ordered was good but be careful since there aren't any in the <$50 range. The pasta was savory and complex with just the right size of portions to fill you up. The custard we had for dessert wasn't anything too special, however. Clearly, we really liked this restaurant for the authentic Italian feel. I can't remember the last time we used words like "transported" when walking away after dinner. There were some negatives though. First, the service was a mixed bag. While the owner was personal and we saw the chef come out a few times to talk to guests there was a long wait for us in between orders. When the waiter first stopped by we couldn't hear the specials because he was quiet/far away and then he ran off before taking our drink order! We weren't quite sure who was serving us or if we had to flag someone down to get our food order as well. Also, they charged $10 for the water which was surprising. Overall the experience was fabulous and we'd recommend the location for any Italian foodie or for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Up-market Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    In terms of up market Italian you expect outstanding food, great service and a great wine list - Adoteca doesn't disappoint in the slightest and is worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely The Best!
    MartiniCindy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Even on my first visit to AdoTeca, I was greeted with such warmth and enthusiasm, I already felt like a regular. The food is excellent, and I've been to all the Italian restaurants in the neighborhood and beyond. Paolo and his entire team make it a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect birthday dinner
    ChesterVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We took friends to Adoteca Friday night to celebrate a birthday and the evening couldn't have been better. From the warm greeting at the door to the hugs and best wishes at the end of the night everything the staff did made our friends feel like part of the family. (and looking around the recently remodeled dining room, one could probably say the same for everyone there that night). Chef Antonio Mure continues to turn out some of the most authentic Piemontese specialties including the best ravioli "plin" this side of Asti. My veal chop wastopped with burrata in an interesting twist on "Valdostana" and was so good I was truly disappointed to finish it. The John Dory and pistachio encrusted lamb chops were also big hits. Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • quiet for now. but not for long.
    PalisadesPalateVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food this good deserves a bigger audience than it had the night we visited. (Still...cook it and they will come) The beet tagliolini with quail? Pretty much off the chart. Ditto for risotto with boar ragu. On the lighter side, a lovely, clean branzino carpaccio. But you can only eat so much at one meal, so we look forward to going back and trying the things we missed on this first pass. Alla proxima AdoTeca! (Probably, next thursday. With friends. So we can go to town on this lovely menu.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing pasta
    SsweigandtVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Love this place! Red beet pasta is to die for as well as the raviolini with chestnut mousse. Service is always great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super italian!
    PigEater
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food service and LOVED the 80s funk music!! Hated to leave! Such a fun atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing return visit
    JHG1VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The first visit was stellar. The second visit, not so much. The wine three of our party ordered that was offered by the glass on the menu wasn't available. I asked to speak to the manager and the waiter said that he and another server were in charge. I was surprised that he didn't know that one of the six wines offered by the glass wasn't available. And he didn't offer a different wine of the same variety by the glass. Not very classy. I again had the papardelle with wild boar ragu which wasn't nearly as good as the first time. The noodles were undercooked and the ragu too salty. The squid ink pasta and soup were well received. The beef carpaccio was grainy and not very tasty. Won't be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    foodieofamerica
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service was amazing! The pastas are delicious and they always have wonderful specials! We had a nice table and were greeted by the owner when we walked in. We had gone for valentines day and now just for a friday night. Both were lovely and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real Italian Find
    JABERMAN
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    AdoTeca may be the best Italian restaurant in LA. It has two chefs, one from the South and one from the North. They have the entire country covered with great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Italian Food
    DeDeVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Delicious Italian food .....with added twists, like Boar and Quail. Tons of prosciutto served with the burrata appetizer. The sea bass ravioli special was divine, but the red beet pasta was the best. Great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food; Great Service
    AMM13VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I would highly recommend AdoTeca. The food was outstanding (get the Fig and burrata dish if it is still available) and the service was impeccable. In a crowded neighborhood for Italian, AdoTeca stands out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adoteca
    Emma2
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great new addition to Brentwood . Talented chef and interesting and excellent menu. We will be returning to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood
    ChesterVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    You'd think the last thing Brentwood's San Vicente needed was another Italian restaurant but Adoteca makes a welcome addition. The authentic Piemontese fare from chef Antonio Mure is always spot on, as it was Monday when we started with his special "plin" ravioli that are not on the menu but are a must. Fontina filled hand pinched pillows in a butter sauce with black truffles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intimate Italian
    WOVV
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is a very intimate nice restaurant. The setting is cozy and romantic with a warm and friendly staff. The dishes are elegant and tasty. I will re-visit this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 12 reviews are from the AdoTeca reviews archive.
  • You Have to be good
    ChesterVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have a wealth of Italian spots in Brentwood, so a new one has to be awfully good to merit attention and Adoteca is all of that. Chef Antonio Mure has brought the best of his Venice menu to Brentwood and added some of the most authentic Piemontese specialties this side of Asti. Try the special ravioli "plin" which will instantly transport you to La Bella Italia.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lafoodie36
    lafoodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The DineLA menu was divine so will look forward to coming back to AdoTeca again and again! The service was also wonderful -- our server was fabulous and easy on the eye -- as was our host. Italian hunks they are -- apologies for being sexist but it's true! It was a great dining experience all in all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dineLA 2014
    findjimbo2
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Very friendly staff and the food was really good. I enjoyed the coziness of the restaurant. The dineLA menu was tasty and priced well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food-unattractive decor
    santamonicagirl
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food is absolutely delicious….wonderful fresh vegetables- scrumptious filet in wine sauce- nice wine list--friendly service---But the look of the restaurant is sooooo unattractive….it takes away from the overall experience. One wall is all ugly wood planks…….it looks like an old barn-----the other walls are a reasonably nice yellow……It should all be yellow with art work on the walls and soft lighting…..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was Good Service was Not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Started our night being seated on a very quaint table with very great ambience (candle lighting). We sat there for about 30 minutes with no one speaking to us or any service provided. Following this, someone finally came around to give us some water. Then eventually our waiter came to give us our menus. Long story short the food was so so in my opinion (consider myself a food connoisseur of sorts), considering the much more delicious versions of the dishes I ordered (carpaccio & chilean sea bass). When the bill came, he "accidentally" charged us for two bottles of wine instead of one, as well as 2 glasses of wine that 2 of my friends had before we got there which was not possible but he still argued Poor service hurt this review
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Adoteca! EXCELLENT Italian
    MrsCiech
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This restaurant excels at authentic, homemade pastas and burratas. The butter lobster fig burrata starter is incredible and the homemade pastas are outstanding. The beet pasta with quail is top notch, as is the fig and duck ravioli (it was the pasta special one of the night's I was there). Presentation and plating is thoughtful and the ambiance transports to you New York, where the narrow, candle-lit dining room takes you back to some of the hidden Italian restaurant gems in Manhattan. Would go to this restaurant several times a week if I could! Great for dates, dinner with parents or with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dineLA experience
    themoodiefoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I loved this restaurant - went here with a group of friends for their dineLA menu, which was spectacular. I had the watercress salad, the sea bass, and both the panna cotta and chocolate mouse for dessert. All of the dishes were delicious and well-prepared. My friends had the truffle ravioli, which I highly recommend getting if you are there for dineLA. The dish normally costs $40 on it's own and it is overflowing with truffles. Our waiter, I think his name was Tony Black, was very attentive and an excellent host throughout our meal. Small, intimate restaurant with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    Omnomnom
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Went for DineLA. We will be back. The staff were very welcoming, even with a full house. The lobster appetizer was fantastic, the entree delicious, but the dessert mediocre. I would skip the dessert here. Otherwise, really great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    PlainjaneVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The service, the food was amazing even though it was a DineLA menu. I am returning for my birthday dinner. Totally charming waiter too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sicilian cuisine
    AbbodanzaVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Delicious food, lovely ambience, but service was inconsistent. Waiters need to be more focused.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Everything is amazing here but be sure to try at least one of the pastas. Very authentic and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful spot!
    BrentwoodSoCal
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Amazing food, impeccable service and fantastic ambiance! Highly recommend AdoTeca!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.