Pecorino Restaurant
Pecorino Restaurant

Pecorino Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.pecorinorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3105713800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Raffaele Sabatini
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We at Pecorino are true catering Professionals; we have handle all types catering events from casual office events to sophisticated events for up to 600 guests. We offer full service that includes personal cooks, servers, bartenders and all rental needs. We also have a catering liquor license for any event. We come to you with over 20 years of catering & restaurant experience. No event is either too small or too big. We handle all events with professionalism and sophistication to make your event special and successful.
  • Private Party Facilities: We would love to handle your private party. Please call for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Mario or Giorgio 3105713800

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barrington & Wilshire
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pecorino Restaurant
"Pecorino: This newcomer from two former Toscano employees is one of the most exciting new restaurants of the year, serving one of the most refreshingly original and authentic Italian menus in the city. Bravo!" "Angeleno Magazine" "Choose any dish on Pecorino's menu and travel through Italy while dining! Raffaele will cook your spaghetti "Cacio e Pepe" or "Carbonara" just like the best restaurants in Rome would offer. The "Branzino stuffed with artichoke will make you feel you are in Capri again, the veal chop with Porcini will take you straight to Abruzzi. The strawberry almond cookies "Millefoglie" &the Pecorino cheeses cannot be missed. Ask Mario or Giorgio to suggest their favorite Italian wines and your dining experience can only be duplicated on your next visit to Pecorino (or Italy)." "LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE"
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Pecorino Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)fit for foodies (32)romantic (24)special occasion (18)notable wine list (12)great for lunch (11)good for groups (7)hot spot (6)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • A good bet for Italian
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    There are a lot of good Italian restaurants on San Vicente and Pecorino is up there with the better ones. I love their bread and hummus starting the evening off on the right track. Service is always accommodating. Pastas are good as is the Chicken Milanese. Pasta portions are not overly generous, but more than adequate. Others may disagree, but am not crazy about the salad selections. Prices are not cheap, but they are fair for relatively upscale dining. Try it....think you will enjoy the experience.
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  • double digit visit
    JoycdVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    went to Pecorinos for the 10th time this weekend and it is always better than the time before. Gourmet quality and local restaurant service!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Waaaay noisy
    Traveler24VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you are seated near the open kitchen, you will hear the chef barking orders, 1 waiter (maybe 2) shouting back requests, host and hostess walking back and forth behind your table which has about 18 inches of room. Could barely hear our friends talk. I had requested a table near the front window or on the side wall. Request was not honored and we had the worst possible table. Were there on a Sunday and the place was literally empty. SO, avoid Saturday!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • FlowerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Holiday weekend and the place surprisingly was not fulll as usual. The food and service were down a notch and since it is one of our favorites that was disappointing.
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  • AlsthoughtsVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wednesdsy night was very quiet, but the welcome warm and service attentive. The fresh pasra was divine. A favorite eatery
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Always an enjoyable evening-
    Beachcomer
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    There are many, many Italian restaurants on the west side, Brentwood, to choose from- we keep coming back to Pecorino, because it is Authentic- Food and Service, so for a very nice evening- support the neighborhood- a best choice
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • sillyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I do not think I will go back even though the food is good After all these years they have never obtain a liquor license to service alcohol...serves only wine. The guests we entertained felt the same way. Now most people are drinking Vodka and wine with dinner.......
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent experience
    Richard
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints. The food is excellent, the service is friendly and exceptional. We think this is one of the best places in Southern California. You never go home disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Lovely from food to service.
    Fan4foodVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Especially appreciate nice wines by the glass. Rare to find a Barolo when you can't drink more than a glass. We weren't rushed which was special. Will be back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland food, bad service
    cjbtoonzVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This restaurant is small, with exposed brick walls and really nice lighting. I ordered their vegetable soup, my guest ordered burrata salad. The soup was piping hot (a big plus) but largely flavorless. My guest was disappointed in her salad, as it was an unattractive blob of cheese on overcooked tomato slices. As an entree, we had both ordered their special -- a lamb and pork ragout on pappardelle. The ragout was largely flavorless as well. Final straw was when the pasta arrived buried in shaved cheese (not mentioned in his description of the dish). Getting one without cheese seemed a gross imposition and he repeatedly made cracks to other guests and waiters about my request for a cheese-free dish. Not sure how this place survives.
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  • A dismal experience
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I would never endorse this restaurant. The food was dreadful; ie. A dish called polla fra diavalo was a Cornish Game Hen slathered in Dijon mustard (Ugh). Save your money this restaurant is overpriced and under baked!
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  • First time success
    Somethingfishy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Found this restaurant to be everything we expected. Food was excellent, presentation beautiful and the service was very attentive. this will be a regular stop for us in the future. wish we lived closer!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Dinner
    mixedVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Our waiter left a lot to be desired, but the hostess was terrific. She ended up doing much of the waiter's job.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    Ellie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We love going here for a nice meal or to celebrate a special occasion. The food is delicious, beautifully presented, and we always enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • i love this place!
    Ezeee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    pecorino is my favorite local italian restaurant. love the food, wine, wait staff and setting. it's casual, elegant and relaxed. my favorite dish is the incredible 'Cacio e Pepe'. (spaghetti with pecorino cheese, black pepper and extra virgin olive oil). perfect!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • A taste Of arbuzzi
    VirtualattyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Italy we must recall is both old and new, state born in the 19 th century over Civilization 3 thousand years old. Pecorino honors the traditions of its region while celebrating the diversity of Italian cuisine executed with perfection by a chef who literally watches over his patrons as he cooks. The clams and spaghetti could not have been better, even on the shores of the Adriatic
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a west side treasure
    AlsthoughtsVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The maitre is a very fair and knowlwdgable and attentive man.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    sillyVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food Convenient location and parkingowner very attentive
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best pasta
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    If they have the special pasta made inside the picorino wheel, get it! It's amazing.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Good soups, excellent chicken milanaise, wonderful bread and fava bean spread, pasta cooked to perfection and good deserts. Combined with caring service. All four of us were happy with the evening. About $100 per couple.6
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and authentic
    CCDINERVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We love the cacio e pepe, the steak was one of the best ever...however, it can get very hot and noisy on a sat night...and the air conditioning needs an upgrade, the room was 82 degrees!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UCLA-USC professors at dinner
    Margaret
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    we go about twice a month and it is outstanding. You could dream about the spaghetti carbonara
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    romantic
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  • mrpasta
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The corbonara was the best either of us ever ate. Not too rich. Crisp pancetta. Pasta perfect.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • AlsthoughtsVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Excellent and tasty food. Engaging and interested staff.
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    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Pasta +
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Always enjoy our evenings at Pecorino. They have delicious bread and a nice Hummus type spread. This time the three of us shared 1 Mixed Salad, 1 excellent fava bean soup, two pasta dishes (Bolognaise and Cacio Pepe) and steamed spinach. Every component was very good as was the service. Dinner including tip was about $100. Atmosphere is pleasant.
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  • Officialtaster1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Excellent service , delicious food. A lovely, welcome.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Always wonderful & delicious!
    jvs1221
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Do try the "tower" appetizer with avocado, cherry tomatoes, burrata... amazing!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 440 reviews are from the Pecorino Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Always wonderful!
    jvs1221
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    One of my favorite places for lunch! Delicious food, quiet. Wonderful staff!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great authentic italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    amazing cacio e pepe special where the hot spaghetti was placed inside a 50 lb. wheel of pecorino cheese. cheese melted and the dish was super delicious.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Celebration Restaurant
    Hollyk
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is our go to restaurant for a special occasion.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Never Disappoints!
    Ellie
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner and everyone loved their meal. The Dover Sole on the parchment paper is devine, and they make one of the best bolognese in town!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • like being in Italy
    foodie
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Cacia e pepe was best I've had outside of Italy, homemade pasta dramatically finished and presented in a hollowed out massive round of Pecorino, sides scraped to top the dish. Incredibly gracious service attitude from everyone. Hugely diverse menu, we wanted everything on it. We spent hours, it was so comfortable. The only thing missing was the Italian countryside outside the door.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Tasty Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Our appetizers and dinner was consistently good and very tasty. Service with a smile to boot....
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    Fit For Foodies
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  • so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I was not impressed with the food. The artichokes and fava beans in the salad were raw and tasteless. The amatriciana was too salty and pork pieces tasted like chunks of fat. The pour for a Barolo at $20 a glass was quite a small amount.
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  • Superior dining experience!
    Sarahmp
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    From the wine to the starters of tuna tartare and bolonese, to the most wonderful branzini with mushrooms in parchment, to perhaps the best tiramisu I've ever had, our dinner was tremendous.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food was excellent especially the branzino Service was disappointing. Had to ask several times for certain items before dinner. Waiter will not show for a long time serving other tables. Lots of confusion. Very noisy. Don't look for a quiet dinner unless you go after 9-9:30 PM. By 10 PM we could hear each other much better.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste of Italy in Brentwood
    laborious4toy
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Pecorino is a lovely, warm, inviting restaurant on San Vicente in Brentwood. This the 4th or 5th time I've eaten there and each time reminds me why I keep going. The food, ambiance, wine list are second to none. Most recently I had the filet of sole, baked on parchment paper, covered with scalloped potatoes, thin slices of zucchini and sprinkled with freshly grated Pecorino cheese. The person I was with ordered the filet mignon which was cooked to perfection. Brick walls, subdued lighting, and a welcoming, courteous professional staff make for a lovely evening. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our go to favorites
    Hollyk
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    One of our go to favorites when we are on the westside.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable Choice
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We start at Pecorino with the delicious bread and garbanza bean hummus ......Also enjoyed the bean soup as well as a nice mixed green. Cace de Pepe was delicious....bolognaise good.....and marinara was also enjoyed by the third person in our party. Service is gracious and caring.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite restaurants.
    LysieVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food is consistently excellent. This is one of my favorite restaurants for good Italian food.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate