Amici Brentwood
Amici Brentwood

Amici Brentwood

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.amicibrentwood.com/
  • Phone: 3102604900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Massimo Gasparini
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Let us bring our outstanding cuisine and service to you. Please contact us for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 26th St
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Our Valet parking is easily accessible from both San Vicente and 26th street.
    During lunch, we provide a two hour validation. In the evening a service charge applies.
A word from Amici Brentwood
Amici means friend.
Amici Brentwood proudly welcomes you as a friend to our rustic, casually elegant Tuscan hideaway in Brentwood.
Amici Brentwood is an intimate, neighborhood "insiders spot" where friends and families gather for fabulous food, great wine and memories.
Dine surrounded by 2000 bottles of wine in a cozy setting while enjoying our award winning Northern Italian cuisine from Chef Gabrielle Pezzimento
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Amici Brentwood reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)kid-friendly (13)fit for foodies (10)romantic (10)special occasion (9)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (6)good for groups (6)hot spot (3)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Enjoyed this restaurant
    Frequentdinernyc
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We took our kids here over the weekend, and the first part to mention is that the service from the moment you enter the door is welcoming and continued to be good throughout the meal. The atmosphere is family friendly but also good for a date-night, and we liked the premium wines by the glass list as well. We ordered a range of the tuna tartar to pasta and fish, and all of it was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable-Good Ambiance
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    You can hear the other person talk. That's a good start....then comes flat bread and bread that are both good with a fava bean (hummus type) spread and chopped tomatoes that are a great accompaniment. Follow that with a delicious artichoke or tri colore salad with shaved Parmesan. Pastas are very good. The treat at the end of the meal is complimentary cookies and chocolate sauce. Three of us enjoyed our dinner for a cost of $101.00 including a total of one glass of wine and one bottle of Perrier. A good bet for a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special night with the "ladies"
    valcindo
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We have driven by many times, wondering about this "cute" place. We decided to take my husbands 97 year old aunt and her "bestie" for dinner. It was marvelous!!! We met the owner, very cordial and even bought us dessert!!! He must of known how much Auntie loves chocolate!! Our Entrees were beautiful, tasty and JUST right!!! Overall, it was more than cute, it was dynamite!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Overall Experience
    AtlasVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Friendly staff with consistently wonderful food in a relaxed, comfortable and well styled setting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • House Wine By The Glass- $$$$
    1officediva2VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food and the service was good, however, I was disappointed to discover that they charge $12.00 for glass of their basic house wine. That's a bit steep. They serve a local, California vintage that's not at all extraordinary, and at best average. It's not a big deal, but $8.00 a glass is a more appropriate charge because the retail cost of the whole bottle is around $15.00. When a restaurant over-charges for their simple house wine, it can be a turn-off.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is ok but short of great
    DontgotoAmici
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I went in on a Friday with a reservation and it was pleasantly packed. I waited with my girlfriend for 35 minutes and was offered a spot to stand at the bar. That wasn't too bad then the general manager who was walking around offered his apologies due to having us wait so long for a reservation we had on our anniversary and offered us 2 glasses of wine. Then while eating he apologized again and asked if we wanted one more drink as a friendly token. So we said yes, why not. Accepting the glasses of the house cab did taste good but then the billed showed up with 4 glasses costing a total of $48 dollars which was not expected. I didn't want to make a scene but I felt taken for a loop. I would not go to Amici again because its not worth it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant atmosphere and service
    luvthisplaceVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Relaxing upscale setting and great service. Food is good but not "wow". Will go again when need to relax and feel casually pampered. Nice art, white linens, smooth music, intimate.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodieofamerica
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was wonderful and their lasagna was amazing! Cute place a little noisy but wonderful classic Italian!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependably delicious and friendly.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Dover sole (from Dover) divine! Easy to have conversation! No loud music! Never felt rushed; in fact felt welcomed!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alwayseatout1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great!!! Wonderful meal, wonderful ambiance, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Italian/Caring Service
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We rediscovered Amici a few months ago and it has become one of our favorite local restaurants. Particularly enjoy their bread, fava bean spread and tomato vinaigrette topping, great artichoke salad and all pasta dishes. Each waiter on our many visits has been excellent. Free cookies for desert with chocolate sauce too!!!! Ask for pricing on off menu items as a filet of sole that we ordered was over $40 which seemed high to me in relation to general menu pricing. Atmosphere is pleasant. Along with Pecorino, Palmeri, Toscana, and Pizzicotto you now have great choices when looking for Italian food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good All Around
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our 2nd visit in a relatively short period. It lived up to expectations. The fava bean spread plus tomatoes (bruschetta) were delightful accompaniments to sour dough and flat bread. All excellent. The artichoke salad is the best. Pasta delicious as was the steamed spinach. The filet of sole was good, but very pricy at over $40.....a special.....my opinion is that a restaurant should always advise the guest of the charge for off menu items/when you are hosting it is embarrassing to ask the price. I do ask the price when I am a guest of others or when I am just paying for our own dinners. Cookies & chocolate sauce are an extra the restaurant provides....a nice touch. Also a complimentary birthday desert was provided.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Three of us enjoyed every aspect of dinner at Amici's. You start off with a nice combo of bread (flat & sour dough) accompanied by hummus (delicious) & chopped tomatoes as toppings. The salad with shaved baby artichokes, hearts of palm, shaved parmesan and walnuts was one of the best I have ever had. The two ladies shared a goat cheese & tomato salad. We shared two pasta dishes (spaghetti with clams & Arrabbiata) that were excellent. The restaurant gives you biscotti with chocolate sauce to dip. A nice extra that is very gracious. Service was good & the host checked often to see if everything was to our satisfaction. Wine was ordered by one person and the cost for dinner was $105 including tip.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    SunnyVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    On a girl's night out we all agree this is our favorite place. The food, service and ambience are all warm and professional. The bread and dips are delightful with a glass of wine and the cookies and chocolate sauce are a lovely gesture with coffee. Never disappoints! Prices are fair for the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Overly expensive: Premium wines by the glass $25; appetizer of grilled peach and burrata was $20. Prices seemed to have jumped since I was there two months ago.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good All Around
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Started off with a warm greeting followed by delicious humus and flat bread as well as sour dough. One shared glass of wine for the two us....a wonderful artichoke salad topped with a lemon dressing, and a good Margherita Pizza (thin crust, good flavor and crisp). We don't eat a lot, but we actually left over a little of the pizza. Service was good. Total cost for the two of us was $54.00.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT DINNER
    ShellyVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Wonderful service! We had a super dinner. Love the artichoke salad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amici Delicious !
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We brought our 3 year old grandson to Amici Brentwood for early dining and we were thrilled to see how many children were at the restaurant. At Amici, our little one was treated to a magic trick, pasta and chicken cooked just the way he likes it( in separate dishes), a kiddie cup with a lid, etc. Point being kiddies are accommodated at Amici. My dover sole was delightful and my husband enjoyed the salmon. We'll be back. So nice to be where children are welcome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovely time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We took a VIP and had a great time. Food was good and the waiter was really helpful. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    foodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Amici's is one of those restaurants that does not disappoint in any area...fabulous food , impeccable service, and a wonderful ambience!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 88 reviews are from the Amici Brentwood reviews archive.
  • kabasato1962
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    service was excellent and so helpful in making menu for us so compatible with my Kidney disease. Everything was prepared to accomodate myself and guests. Will definitely come back. The summer special was so very well done and the only thing I missed this time was ordering a Pizza which I love .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like I was home
    BobSVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Arrived in the Brentwood area late on a Sunday night after a long flight from NY; most restaurants were closed but not Amici. Booked on Open Table 15 mins before I arrived and was treated to an amazing dinner. Service is always top-shelf and it makes me feel like I am home. Love this place and make it a point to go whenever I am in town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The service was outstanding!! Better than usual and much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    DiningDebVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    My third time lunching here and it's always excellent! This time we had pan roasted branzino and a delious chicken parm. Lovely complementary bean dip and flat bread accompany the meal and they always give us a few small Italian cookies and chocolate dipping sauce to finish things off. We still get the lemon sorbet frozen inside a real lemon. We'll be be back again!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service & warm welcome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food is good. The service is excellent. Very warm welcome every time.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as on previous visits.
    eddiespaghettiVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Compared to previous visits, the food was somewhat "off. " I had the pasta "special" that was positively tasteless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    JHG1VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    First two wines choices - sorry don't have it. Wine was warm (no one serves red wine warm) - poor wine storage. Eggplant Parmesan overcooked. The tricolor salad was good as was the spinach. Risotto was salty. Lobster in entree was good - spaghetti overcooked. Had table by San Vicente window which was. At least the prices are more or less reasonable for what you get. Nice waiter from Rome.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good find
    eddiespaghettiVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Ameci is a very good Italian restaurant on the Santa Monica - Brentwood border. At our last visit, the service was very friendly, if somewhat slow (even for a Saturday night). We look forward to going back there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    justoKVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The wine selection is very notable. It's too bad a glass of premium wine costs over $20/glass. However, the good thing is that you can order half a glass of wine at a reasonable price. The food was excellent, a bit pricey but nonetheless delicious. Valet parking is mandatory if you park in their lot. Fortunately, we were able to park near the restaurant. The Calamari appetizer was very sizeable - enough to share with 4-5 persons. The carrot soup was so smooth and tasty. I was also able to order half a bowl of soup. I have to say the establishment is very customer accomodating. The service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amici
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Over it was pretty good. The service definitely made up for the food. I ordered Chicken Fetuccini Alfredo w/ broccoli and it was pretty bland not much flavor and the sauce was dried up into the pasta. My girl had some steak with arugula and for some reason had bbq sauce as dressing. It tasted a little odd and the bbq sauce on the arugula was pretty random and the meat was pretty dry. The wine was very good as we had a bottle and the service was great they were constantly coming by to make sure we were good but not too much where it got bothersome. Also shouldn't have to pay for parking at a restaurant that has its own parking unless its valet but decided to park myself. Price of dining was very reasonable only $100 + $20 tip.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Four for Dinner
    LauraLVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Everything was fantastic - everyone loved their food choice and we had a wonderful evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely experience
    manojaVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Had a great overall meal. The wait staff are great. The food is always flavorful and enjoyable. They go the extra mile to make you feel at home and also feel like your a special customer; from the greetings to the little extras that are complimentary. One of the highlights was the fish (Branzino) that was grilled whole.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great gluten free pizza
    studentVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I couldn't make up my mind so I ordered the GF margarita pizza, gf spaghetti ala checca, and the Dover sole. It was all perfect. I shared the pizza with the rest of the people at my table and evn though they are not gluten free they all thought the pizza was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful tomato soup but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Wonderful tomato soup but it was not hot-merely tepid. That was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I ordered the special T bone, having not had one in years, and it was terrific as was the artichoke salad and coconut ice cream (not served together!). Lovely evening. Noise can vary at this place, it can be loud if super busy but it was moderate that night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The location is great and
    1officediva2VIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    The location is great and the food and service are good. But, it's a bit expensive for what you get...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious! Great food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Always delicious! Great food, great service, and a great place to go when you don't feel like cooking!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Gluten Free Pizza
    studentVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    I had just come back from two weeks in Italy and was craving good pizza and pasta. This was perfect for my cravings. I was pleasantly surprised that they not only had GF penne but spaghetti as well. My daughter who is not GF ate my leftovers and thought the pasta was amazing also..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm happy with Amici Brentwood
    judi
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I've had a several lunches and a dinner at Amici Brentwood Very good food, good wines, friendly service - definitely recommended for a very pleasant experience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Like the quiet in the middle
    Yummy
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Like the quiet in the middle of a stormy day, lunch at Amici Brentwood is delicious and calming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet