Vincenti Ristorante
Vincenti Ristorante

Vincenti Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vincentiristorante.com/
  • Phone: 3102070127
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nicola Mastronardi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Special occasions call for special celebrations. Whether you are hosting a bridal luncheon or a board meeting, Vincenti Ristorante offers a customized solution for your group. Our accommodating staff will take care of all the details
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Toti 3102070127

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montana
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet service at a charge. There is also street parking for 1 hour.
A word from Vincenti Ristorante
Since 1997 Vincenti Ristorante has combined sophistication and elegance with warmth and comfort. Maureen Vincenti welcomes you at the door and there is not a bad seat in the house with Master Chef Nicola Mastronardi providing your entertainment visible from nearly every seat in the dining room. Chef Mastronardi's cuisine emphasizes freshness and his menus change seasonally. In addition to our regular menu, Chef Nicola prepares a special daily “Menu Degustazione,” a 6 course tasting menu designed to heighten your culinary senses. While some ingredients are imported directly from Italy, others are sourced from the finest local producers. Service is professional yet casual.
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Vincenti Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)special occasion (20)fit for foodies (19)notable wine list (19)romantic (12)good for groups (7)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Brentwood's Best
    ChesterVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    With all the new spots opening in Brentwood (and some closing, as well) the one truism is that Vincenti continues to reign as the neighborhood's most enjoyable place to relax, see friends, eat great Italian food and bask in owner Maureen Vincenti's warm welcome. If anything this flagship gets better all the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A WINNER!
    NoNameVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Vincenti never disappoints. Never. I'm already contemplating my next dinner there, and what special item I will order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an easy walk to
    Philipb310
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Hadn't been here in ages and decided to try out the Monday Pizza night was great appetizers wine everything was a total pleasure may be a regular Monday Night Thing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average Meal
    DeDeVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had not been to Vincenti in awhile and were excited to be going back. The meal started off great with a complimentary appetizer that was delicious. The appetizers were also very good. My husband had a unique salad with polenta croutons and I had a yummy vegetable soup. The entree's were disappointing. My husband's steak was ordered medium rare and it was overdone. My son's pasta was nothing special. My fish was very good, but nothing unique. Overall the food is fine, just nothing WOW.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are returning after.....
    RogersVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We use to eat here when we went to the westside. Checked in and the place was just about empty. We we take to an adjoining small room in the corner with no windows. We did ask to be moved. The server was warm and very efficient. My husband had small meatballs slightly overcooked and I had pasta with porcini and summer truffles. My dish was somewhat dry. We had a good bottle of wine and skipped dessert. The owner came over to say hello and glad to see us again. The place filled up. I guess we did not order the best of the house. We will give it one more try????
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, But Not as Good as Expected
    MMMH
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Bread basket was the best part of the meal. My mother had a spaghetti that was very good, and my aunt had pea soup that was delicious. Caesar salad was good, but the dressing was watery--not as rich as I would have liked. My branzino was unexceptional: the skin was soggy, the flesh was tending toward dry, and there were a few bones left after filleting. To makes matters worse, the accompanying vegetables were indistinguishable from a meal on an airplane. The worst element, however, was the mashed potatoes, which were inedible--two gooey scoops that were clearly made in a food processor. We had wine by the glass--the cabernet was good, the rosé was inelegant. Service was acceptable but a bit cloying, acoustics were bad. Very nice staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For regulars only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time at the restaurant, and I saw plenty of regulars get excellent treatment. My wife and I felt discriminated against for being first time customers on the younger side. I'll be going to places that appreciate my business in the future.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go Elsewhere
    WestsideFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    After calling to apologize for 5 minute delay, showed up on Friday night to celebrate anniversary to empty restaurant. Hostess takes us to table next to wood burning oven. We ask to sit at ANY other empty table in empty restaurant to which we are told, "sorry, we are full." I am stare at two empty two-tops but apparently empty headed hostess can't do that after the thousands of dollars I have spent in the "private" dining room or in the main room, between business dinners and social events. We are simply not good enough to sit somewhere other than on top of a sweaty oven. I told the hostess, if that is all you have, we will go elsewhere. She could not care less. We went down the street to Adoteca where they could not have been nicer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but Pricey
    WestsideGirlsVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Nice place but definitely had inflated Brentwood prices. I thought the food tasted good but overpriced for what you get -especially the appetizers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brentwood's Best
    ChesterVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Maureen Vincenti has been presiding over Brentwood's best eatery for nearly twenty years and like a fine wine, it only seems to get better. Our dinner Tuesday night was another example of what a welcoming spot should be starting from a warm embrace from Maureen who makes everyone feel at home through the fresh fig tart we ended with. Great starters included seared tuna carpaccio with caponata and Vincenti's famous butter lettuce Caesar with polenta croutons followed by a classic spaghetti alle vongole and an amazing tagliatelle with duck ragu. Great Italian bordeaux blend by the glass made for perfect last minute dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cmmmVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent food lovely ambience, great service....we live in the neighborhood and went for a special occasion.. a real treat...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    An outstanding restaurant. Every thing was prepared to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite 4 foodies & occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is where my wife and I go for our anniversaries. It's that special – and too expensive for every day. What I like best is the friendly, fun environment that's paired with truly amazing food – food that can be both comforting and exciting. Your tongue will dance and your heart be glad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian rest. outside of Italy
    ThomasNVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Vincenti is easily the greatest Italian restaurant outside of Italy! Take it from someone whose traveled to parts of the world just to eat! The food is authentic & beyond delicious. Every item on the menu is really impeccable. The service is always on par. The owner makes every patron feel more than welcomed in her rest. My family has been dining here for 18+ Yrs!! We have celebrated some of our most important events at Vincenti including many graduations & birthdays. Additionally, we hosted our daughters engagement dinner in the back room at Vincenti- talk about world class elegance! The menu for our 18 person dinner was nothing less than spectacular. The owner and chefs attention to detail is unlike any other restaurant! Try it out!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always special
    Likebutta
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The presentation and food is always spectacular and the crew is the best. From the moment you walk in and are greeted to the entire staff's dedication to make the evening a pleasurable experience. There are always specials that are rarely offered at most other restaurants and they are quite masterfully prepared and delicious if you are looking for the unusual. We had the spinach lasagna and soft shell crabs as entrees and they were a delightful meal. The veal chop was shared with our friends who couldn't stop raving.... an elegant night of fin dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    JabeVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Celebratory dinner with my two foodie sons before they head for college. Relaxed pace, superb and friendly service. Octopus salad off the charts-grilled to tender perfection with asparagus and favas. Prawns and polenta also divine. Spinach lasagna like a cloud. Quail with kale hearty and a bit heavy on the kale but wonderful, rack of lamb and steak both cooked to perfection. Our dinner could not have been more elegant yet the atmosphere and service were warm and welcoming. A perfect evening.
    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.
  • Still a shining star
    ChesterVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    From Maureen Vincenti's warm welcome through the last drop of Espresso, everything about Vincenti makes the diner feel special. Just as good as ever are the lobster salad, which during the summer features fresh peaches, great butter lettuce Caesar with polenta croutons and a corn puree were great options for starters Friday. And the pork chop with portobellos and red cabbage totally mouthwatering. Other selections were lobster and asparagus risotto or the ever relabel John Dory. Just about as good as it gets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
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