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Pecorino Restaurant
Pecorino Restaurant

Pecorino Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.PecorinoRestaurant.com
  • Phone: (310) 571-3800
  • 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 (310) 571-3800

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"Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "we go about twice a month and it is outstanding. You could dream about the spaghetti carbonara"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The corbonara was the best either of us ever ate. Not too rich. Crisp pancetta. Pasta perfect."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Excellent and tasty food. Engaging and interested staff."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Excellent service , delicious food. A lovely, welcome."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Do try the "tower" appetizer with avocado, cherry tomatoes, burrata... amazing!! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "One of my favorite places for lunch! Delicious food, quiet. Wonderful staff!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This is our go to restaurant for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Our appetizers and dinner was consistently good and very tasty. Service with a smile to boot...."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "One of our go to favorites when we are on the westside."
    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."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food is consistently excellent. This is one of my favorite restaurants for good Italian food."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This is almost impossible to find in the US--pasta as it tastes in Rome. Even better. This is real Italian pasta, not the stuff for Americans. I love this place."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Pecorino is a classy place to dine. All dishes were expertly prepared including special requests like like asking for no salt to be used on anything. Likewise, a request to have the pasta cooked in fresh, not salted, water was similarly honored. Very tasty cuisine. One will pay for quality here."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "After previously dining here & loving it (especially being in walking distance from our home) I was excited to book us in for valentines. The previous ambiance, service & food quality were definitely not present on valentines night. They packed us in like sardines. They added a silly amount of additional tables to the space so as to maximize revenue (pure greed) but it was to their demise as when we departed at 9:00pm after our 7:00pm reservation (which we didn't get seated until 7:30pm) there were 38 people standing outside the restaurant waiting for their 9:00pm reservations and no sign of any tables opening up for these poor late evening diners. They messed up our bill charging for a la carte desserts even though it was a pre-fix menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Been twice in the last two weeks. If you can get a table by the window, it is not too noisy. Great atmosphere. Great food. Try the cacio e pepe, or the veal milanese. Or lobster pasta special. And the braised artichokes. Almost everything is great. Love the pear gratin for dessert, although the waiter talked us into the millefleurs the last time, which was excellent -- light and refreshing. Always an enjoyable place to eat."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant with delicious homemade pastas (the veal ravioli was fantastic) The brick walls and dim lighting created a romantic ambiance. Reservations needed."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Charming, romantic spot with great italian food. Our pastas were the star of the show - Cacio e Pepe with homemade noodles & Amatriciano were both AMAZING! Will definitely be back for both of these. We were on time for our reservation on a Saturday night & were promptly seated. Note: the tables are very close together! But alot of our favorite restaurants are like that. Service was a little slow, but I could see our server had 3 tables sit at the same time, so she was busy & doing her best & very charming with that italian accent. And we were happy taking in the warm atmosphere anyway."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The good way not well cooked for the valentines day prices and double booked everyone. Our reservation was at 9:15 but we say down at 10:00 pm"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food here is so good. The service is good. This is definitely not a place to go for a quiet romantic meal. They pack the tables in so diners are very close to each other and it's a super high energy place. But if you don't mind loud restaurants, definitely go for the food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had a really enjoyable meal with friends on Monday and decided to return for valentine's day. The place was not recognizable. Looked like they doubled the number of tables and we got the table closest to the kitchen door. Hard to talk with staff yelling and people rushing by dropping flatware on your feet"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I warned my girlfriend that restaurants on Valentine's Day are notoriously overbooked and raucous, and that even though our reservation was at 9, that we would likely not be sat until 10. We got sat at 9:45. No matter, this was the best Valentine's Day we had ever had, partly because we are madly in love with each other, partly because the ambiance was energetic, loud, boisterous, and fun, and the food and wine were outstanding. Our server was not one of the wait staff, it seemed, but perhaps... the manager? He was an older Italian gentleman with glasses. I don't remember his name, but he was great (it didn't hurt that my girlfriend looks like a model, so there's that). I had the single ravioli, she had the lobster pasta). We will return!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The staff and kitchen performed extremely well on Valentine's Day night. I am positively surprised since my expectations on Valentine's Day are usually pretty low. Good food, good service, overall a great night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Can't say much for the food, which I'm sure is quite good once you get in the door... Our problem was this management team decided to overbook on Valentine's Day. We waited outside for at least 45 minutes for our reservation with a dozen or more couples. After a few more waves of couples showed up we decided to leave as it was getting comical. Thanks for ruining our special evening.... Although we had a better time going down the street and eating ramen than putting up with this pretentious place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had lunch with my friend at Pecorino. She had the beautiful and healthy branzino and was thrilled with the presentation and the preparation. I had the Dover sole special which was outstanding. So nice to be able to go to lunch at an Italian restaurant and be able to have healthy options that taste fantastic. Service was great...very attentive."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We were seated at 9:00 PM for an 8:15 reservation. It seems like they took every reservation that came in that night!It could have been a more pleasant experience if we had our table on time."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Usually in our top choices and we dine often. Something has changed recently. Certainly they have been staff changes and they're understaffed at that. Service is not what it used to be. The number of patrons was moderate for a weekday, but the staff seemed to struggle keeping up. The food was very good. Maybe a little off, but good. This is the second time we've been there in the last month or so, and it was even worse last time. We almost wrote it off our list. Probably will be back, but only after giving it some time to recover from whatever is troubling it. The owner/manager that was always there before had a good handle on things. I hope his absence is only temporary."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "No, change that. Make it exquisite! Had a simple lunch / meeting. Carpaccio, tuna tartare and carbonara pasta. The latter was simply the best I've had since San Gimignano."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Monday night, 7 pm only two tables occupied including our party of 4. One additional table was taken totaling 3 tables by 9 pm. Had not been to Pecorino in a few years, had heard it had gone downhill some; it is VERY good again and I hope patrons will flock to it again the way it was a few years ago."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "I love this restaurant but I will never go back on a Saturday night. Like many LA restaurants, the noise level is out of control. It doesn't matter where you sit, you have to shout to your companions in order to hear one another. It's time that patrons start fighting back about the noise level at MOST LA restaurants. And the level of noise is most detrimental to the staff - they're the ones who will end up with massive hearing loss by the time they're forty or fifty years old. Whatever happened to fine dining and conversation? ENOUGH! And Open Table is guilty of not giving one a choice of selecting EXTREMELY NOISY as a choice. "Energetic" is not an accurate description for the noise level at most places today."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Amazing cacio e pepe special. Ingredients are consistently fresh and high quality. The restaurant is quiet which is refreshing and such a relief."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Once again! Authentic outstanding food and excellent service. Feels like we're back in Italy!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant before. This time 3 of us were going for my son's 18th birthday. Which was on the reservation, as well as wanting a table by the window, instead we got a table by the only isle for the servers, host, bus staff. No mention of the birthday. The staff seemed attentive but really wasn't - we wanted to order by course, appetizers, then look at the menu and order dinner. The staff must have stopped at our table literally every minute to pick up the menus. I glass of wind was spilled at our table, and they acted like they had never seen this before, and wasn't quite sure what to do. The food was good as usual - it is a very small place, the staff is 90% Italian. Just not a good night for them."
    Dined on 1/10/2014