Sor Tino
Sor Tino

Sor Tino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sortinorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3104428466
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:30am-3:00pm
    Sunday-Thrusday Dinner: 4:00pm-9:30pm
    Friday and Saturday Dinner: 4:00pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Martin Miranda
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact us for more information. We look forward to catering your next important event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. San Vicente Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In addition, we have validated parking in the rear of the restaurant.
A word from Sor Tino
Following in the successful footsteps of the Ago's in Los Angeles, Miami, and Las Vegas owner/restaurateur Agostino Sciandri is back in Brentwood. He has "brought Italy to our doorsteps" with a menu offering traditional Florentine dishes. An open kitchen with a pizza oven, small and large distressed wood tables, rush chairs enhances the warm and friendly interior. Sciandri adds, “People don’t come here to look ….they come here to eat." Tino, as he is affectionately known, firmly believes that Los Angeles is destined to be this nation’s foremost restaurant city.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Sor Tino reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)great for outdoor dining (25)fit for foodies (19)great for lunch (12)romantic (10)notable wine list (9)good for groups (9)special occasion (8)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • A great find
    LoLoVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have driven by this restaurant for ages and finally we had a chance to go there. What a surprise, friendly, good service and really good food. Can't wait to go back and eat again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The service was horrible! We had to ask for water and even bread multiple times and wave our hands around in the air to finally get someones attention. The food descriptions were missed represented on the daily special menu. We had to wait over an hour for our food to arrive, and the portions were small. When we finally were able to get the check they made mistakes (which we did find!) Overall a very unsatisfing 21/2 dinner.
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  • Good food with casual ambiance!
    VWbhVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Enjoy with your honey or with friends...lively and happy vibe!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stafffing Needed
    BigGVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The place was a zoo, over-packed and under-served. I had to keep asking my companion to repeat herself even though she was almost yelling. Water never got refilled and it took 10 minutes to get a second glass of wine. The grilled calamari salad was rubbery and the rabbit ragu, while very tasty, did not preserve the rabbit flavor I love but instead had a general (tastes-like-chicken) flavor. Dessert was good, but we had learned by then and got berries for one and creme brulee, since we knew they just needed to pick them up. I have been here when it was pleasant and had good food, but the manager in charge Friday should be terminated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious tiramisu!!
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Our salads were very good although the shrimp salad was a bit bland. The bread was wonderful and we ate too much. The tiramisu was excellent and one of the best I have had in a long time. The service was okay although the waiter should have been a bit more attentive especially since the restaurant was not crowded!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the Italian McDonald's
    rockrikVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Each one of the four of us had a starter and entree, and all felt that the dishes lacked real flavor and finesse. They were all edible but that's about as far as it goes. Mediocrity is not something worth striving for.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have been back several times and will continue to go back. The food is very good, reasonably priced and the service is excellent. They have an excellent wine list and I always appreciate their suggestions about which one to have with dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly Service
    FusionFiendVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I have wanted to try this restaurant for months and finally had a chance to visit. The staff is terrific at this restaurant. Very friendly, fun, engaging. I was not overwhelmed by the food, but the service and attentive staff was very nice. The recommended wine was great. I think a few things could use some improvement (but I probably didn't order the right things). I ordered a risotto with seafood. I felt the seafood was over-cooked. The special salad was good and included plenty of nice mushrooms. However, the bread wasn't very good and probably should be left uncut.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    BHReviewer2VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We hadn't been to Sor Tino for some time & are so glad we returned. We tried 2 specials of the day the fennel salad, lightly dressed & flavorful & the sea bass that was simply prepared, very moist & absolutely delicious. The wine recommendation was very good & our server was most attentive. This is definitely our new go to neighborhood gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    ljg1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    very mundane food- nothing special about ambience - good wine-
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comme Ina vacanza!
    IdoLVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    It is like being on a holiday inItaly. Lovely food ; very Italian service and lovely wines! We love to sit and dine there. I am looking forward to the next vacation (time).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best pasta ever
    Canyongal
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I've been all over the world, all over Italia especially. I love pasta, and the paglia e fieno (egg noodles with a light cream sauce, peas and ham) may have been the most delicious pasta I have ever had. I recall the first carbonara I had in Rome, and this dish ranks right up there for memorable. My friends had fish that they enjoyed, and my husband loved the Tuscan steak with mushroom sauce. Affordable wine as well, though they have some high end as well. Our server was wonderful, attentive but not overdoing it. Nice young man from Fruili who put up with my rusty Italian. We had a lovely corner table on the patio, quiet. They let us sit there forever it seemed, and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lindlou
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I love the food here, and especially enjoy eating outside. The pasta is terrific, the ahi tuna starter is also very good. I've had several salads; all good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My first time at this restaurant. The manager selected an excellent bottle of wine within my price range. Our server was very pleasant and extremely helpful with suggestions about dinner even though very busy. Great food. I will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 113 reviews are from the Sor Tino reviews archive.
  • Consistently good.
    labelmanceVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The wild boar papperdelle is reason enough to go. But never had a mediocre meal here no matter the choice. Inside is a bit noisy so we prefer outdoor. Very good choice in an area crowded with good Italian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great real Northern Italian Food
    IdoLVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Sor Tino did not disappoint again. The food is great and when taking in perspective the prices are reasonable. Unless you go for the full portions per person. The feel is like a real Italian patio and in general the staff is great. Just... due to a couple of loud and obscene customers the night could have been spoiled. We will go back definitely, but are hopeful that the loud customers will not be there at that time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very special
    rcoo
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Both times we have eaten here it has been an outstanding meal. From the wine through desert all is excellent. Very special place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sor Tino is a winner
    EricJ
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    From the friendly and generous servers and hosts, to the various entrees our party of 6 ordered, our dinner at Sor Tino was a delightful early evening. I heartily recommend this little neighborhood gem to anyone looking to enjoy an unhurried, delicious Italian meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing to recommend
    Bailey
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Service was terrible, food was tasteless and there were no prices on the Specials menu or on the blackboard. I don't know if they have changed owners, but this used to be a great little neighborhood restaurant with good food and wonderful service. We won't be going back.
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  • Love that they make you feel
    BrentwoodhomieVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Love that they make you feel like a regular, appreciate you coming in and the food is always excellent and healthy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite Italian restaurant
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Sor Tino has long been my favorite Italian restaurant on the westside - the Insalata di Pollipo is the best I've had outside of Italy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our 2nd time at Sor
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    This was our 2nd time at Sor Tino and it was equally as good as the 1st. It is reasonably priced too. It will continue to be our "go to" choice for dinner before a concert at UCLA Royce Hall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking forward to going back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Had a wonderful dining experience and we are looking forward to coming back. Everything we ordered was a standout dish. The fettuccine with black truffles was outstanding (we ordered as an appetizer to split) as was the spinach/ricotta ravioli in a saffron sauce. The grilled branzino was simply prepared, yet perfectly cooked and deliscious. We didn't make it to dessert; just too full. The service was a tad slow in the beginning, but we weren't in any hurry and actually enjoyed the leisurely pace. I highly recommend a visit to Sor Tino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great neighborhood Italian Food
    Lindlou
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I've been here at least 4 times and have always enjoyed my food. The ambiance is nice, the staff is friendly and the selection is always interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have eaten here before and
    LeneVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Have eaten here before and enjoyed it more then. Had the spaghetti with soft shell crab and was disappointed, pieces of crab not totally edible as it should be.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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  • good times
    lackie
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Our second visit and we were delighted by the improved service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a wonderful spot
    Stephen
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Sor Tino is a wonderful place to go a Italian in Brentwood, There is a great Patio and the food and service are first rate.. burning oven delivers great Pizza as well as great Steaks and the Pasta is all homemade..its a winner!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good casual neighborhood place
    AmirVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Decent Italian food, good service, usually fun ambiance
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loud!
    pigeonVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Too noisy on the patio to even have a conversation with our friends. Not our style to eat that way. We have been before and enjoyed it, but this was unbearable. Fish platter was pretty good, but the halibut was tough, and the plate not attractive. Sor Tino - You can do better!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Real Find
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Terrific margarita pizza-thin crust and very tasty. Delicious eggplant parmigan and pasta Bolognese. However 10.00 for 2 small scoops of coconut sorbet was outrageous and 4.00 for a cup of tea?? Need I say more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love that veal chop!
    kathe90035VIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    The food is wonderful, the service impeccable; and they do not over season. What more could I ask?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's a good size restaurant
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    It's a good size restaurant with large patio area in front. If I lived in that neighborhood, it would be a good fall-back for Italian dining. The food is good and the prices are moderate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was excellent; manager
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    food was excellent; manager and bus staff very efficient and accommodating; our waiter was annoying and totally inefficient. If not for his service, restaurant would be an excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent crispy pizza; wild
    MikeBVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Excellent crispy pizza; wild boar ragu is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic ambiance; okay food
    Deepak
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My girlfriend and I recently dined at Sor Tino. The restaurant is great for dates and special occasions: It has good lighting, it's not too quiet or loud, and has a nice enclosed patio. The service is good too. Unfortunately, it's quite pricey and the food doesn't really deliver given the price. We had the mushroom risotto and butternut squash ravioli with saffron. The risotto was okay-- a bit undercooked and bland. The ravioli was better, but still lacked flavor, even with the saffron. Overall, pretty average Italian in a city with plenty of good Italian options.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for "stammgasts"
    paulVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My wife's pasta with clams was very good, my pasta w/urchin was tasteless and calamari appetizer was very good, unfortunately cold. Bigger problem was the service -- not only very slow, but attention was more given to "locals", while we were sitting in the back of the patio and because there was only one old heater with only 2 functions -- very hot or closed -- the "locals" demanded the heater closed, while our request for a little warm was accepted only for a minute and so we had to eat with coats on and still freezing. Being it Saturday ( though at 6:30 PM), the inside room was "reserved" for locals and our reservation was only patio...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT ITALIAN
    DISAPPOINTEDVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Have been going to this restaurant for quite a long time. Why, because it is consistently good. Sor Tino is owned by Agostino Sciandri, owner of Ago, Caffe Roma and Toscanova. You will see him each night at one of these restaurants, on the way to the others. This is he reason that the food and service are first rate. Thanks to Ago, we have places to go where the food is great, the quality extremely good and the service, without the now very annoying waiters telling you "this is my personal favourite" (who cares) and 'good choice, excellent choice"....I highly recommend any of his restaurants and, no I am not related to him.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always are good choice
    breakfastkingVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We really enjoy Sor Tino. The food and service is always great and the atmosphere is perfect.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian doesn't get any better!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    So good. Continue to think this is the best gnocchi in town, and the new dish we tried, rigatoni with sausage and rapini, was equally stellar. Hazelnut torte remains a favorite as well, though seems like the portion size has gotten a little smaller. Overall, just adore this restaurant, and while it is pricey, the quality of the food make it feel worth the value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Party
    MMMPMVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    We made our son's 32nd. birthday party at Sor Tino last week. The food, from appetizer pizzas to white truffle pasta, was terrific! Personally, my favorite is their baby artichoke, frisee and shaved parmesan salad. It's light, fresh-tasting and lemony. I love it!!!! Everyone was happy with their respective selection. I had had a cake and centerpieces delivered. When I arrived, the centerpieces were placed appropriately on the large table. Giorgio helped us make several wine selections for the table, which turned out to be perfect and delicious! BTW--The restaurant did not charge a cutting charge for the cake, which is unusual, and was appreciated. Sor Tino is a neighborhood gem, perfect for foodies and we recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic