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Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
10:30 PM
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Amici Brentwood

4.5
293 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 260-4900
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Massimo Gasparini
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Catering
Let us bring our outstanding cuisine and service to you. Please contact us for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
26th St
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 293 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Have previously had business lunches here and appreciated quiet surroundings. This was our first dinner and it was definitely noisier but not intolerable as so many restaurants are now. Good choices of food and prepared very well. A convenient neighborhood choice. Prices moderately high but not excessive.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I had the carbonara. It was absolutely tasteless and mushy. Also the picture of the Caprese salad on the website did not even remotely match what was served. Seemed like a "want to be" Italian restaurant.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We love Amici Brentwood. The owner is so sweet and the servers work so hard to please each customer. The chef is beyond talented. The food was top class. But be patient. The chef needs a little help in the kitchen. The wait for our entries is very slow so
Order a good bottle of wine relax..,the food is worth the wait. Thanks Amici Brentwood.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Out of control on a Friday night, which meant that neither the food nor the service was what it should be. With more Italian restaurants in the area than in Rome, a return visit is unlikely.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Amici Brentwood continues to please and has well earned its loyal customer base.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Overall a 5!!!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Amici is always wonderful! Food is really tasty and it's a great place for a special dinner or casual- a great neighborhood gem!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The waited rushed us all night took away from our enjoyment

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Good food, easy parking, quiet so that you can visit with others. Located in a convenient location. Nice menu with good choices.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Super atmosphere and delicious food

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

10 of us and it was perfect! Round table so
We could all chat . Food as always delicious!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

we arrived for an early dinner and were rudely rushed so that our table could be turned over. We would not return.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Okay.. where do I start.
The ( white-table-cloths) interior is very pleasant and not over doing it. They (Amici) accommodated me to a small party when I had a made reservations for a larger party, Thank you. I like the Seasonal Menu, Thank you. I like that every table ( I saw) and our table had space so other quest were not bumping into other tables, Thank you. My server; GREAT, THANKS YOU!

Second, Why do you (Amici) have a corner entrance with dining tables; there with guess? Let me be clear, you enter where guest are having their meal's. So clearly you have to stop eating and pay attention to who's coming in; your body and food get COLD faster with the double-door opening and closing every-time another guest is entering or leaving.
Next, as i'm listening to my friends my eyes are recognizing a guy walking around going to different tables, maybe they were his friends ... to be continue.(adding-on soon)
Overall, will I return? No.
There was nothing there that WOW me! beside the Seasonal Menu and the GREAT Service from the server, those are the only things (so-far) to make me return.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Amici's us a fun, friendly Italian restaurant which is favored by locals from Santa Monica and Brentwood. The food is delicious. The service can sometimes be a bit on the slow side but it is made up for by the great food and bustling ambiance,

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This is a neighborhood staple love the food love the staff love the ambiance - you always have a great meal

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We enjoyed our first trip to Amici. The staff was very friendly, the food was good, the wine was delicious, parking was easy, restaurant and restrooms were clean and well kept. There was a mixup with our appetizer but the staff quickly fixed the issue. We were surprised at the bright gas station lights that shinned in one window when the sun went down. But the beautiful trees the lined the street in the other direction were a pretty view.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOOD COOKED BY ITALIANS, bellissimo.
Attentive service, good wine selection-a can’t miss dinner

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

It was our first time at Amici and we were not disappointed. My husband had the sole and it was delicious. I tried the eggplant pasta and it was terrific. We went with friends and by the end of dinner the noise level had really risen. Even so, we will definitely be going back soon.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

It was our first time here and it was great food and serviceZ we will definetely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

We took our boss to Amici's as it was her last week with the company. It was a group of 6 and we had a great time! Everyone commented that the food was fantastic! The service wonderful!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We go to Amici frequently both for lunch and dinner. The staff is professional (many of long standing), Tancredi, the owner/host, is attentive and gracious and the place has a very warm and inviting vibe.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

4 for dinner at our favorite table...

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We live close to Amici and go there several times a year. It is always a good experience. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We love Amici Brentwood. . . . where do we go from here? Food, service, ambiance, is always delightful and especially unpretentious. Wine selections are reasonable and delicious and our server pours with the touch of tradition: small amounts that decant and make for a delicious start and accompaniment to the meal.

Never hurried, always authentic and plenty of room for special requests (vegan, gluten-free, etc.) for anyone with a special culinary concern.

Friends take friends and family to Amici Brentwood.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

6 for dinner..wonderful welcome by Tancredi and his team. Seated at the table in the front window- just perfect for conversation. We all enjoyed the pizza Margherita to start- and most of us had the tasty grilled Dover sole and Branzino. Delicious cookies completed the meal. A lovely way to celebrate the Christmas holiday

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent authentic Italian food with great service!
Molto benne!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Nice Italian neighborhood restaurant Loved the artichoke and palm heart salad.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Four of us enjoyed our dinner........Like their hummus and bruschetta that is served with their flat bread and sour dough as a starter. We had an artichoke salad (not as good as usual) and the other couple had the Caesar Salad. I had a chicken parmesan that was a bit on the dry side and did not have enough cheese or tomato sauce for my taste. The other three persons enjoyed their pastas (cacaio e pepe, spaghetti with vegetables in a marinara sauce and one other pasta....don't remember what it was). All three individuals said their selection was very good. We had a total of two glasses of wine. One nice treat is the cookies and delicious chocolate dipping topping that is served on a complimentary basis.....very nice. Service was excellent, ambiance is pleasant, noise level is moderate. All in all a good choice.

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3.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Neighborhood restaurant that we frequent but this meal was disappointing because the special grass fed Steak was chewy and we had to send back for something different.

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2017

The atmosphere is always a welcoming one. The food and the service are good and the noise level is good for having a conversation.

I think that the food has improved over the years and I would recommend it.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

It’s a great spot!

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Incredible food, especially the fall menu!

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

4 for dinner on a Sunday night...seated promptly after a warm greeting from Tancredi and " the gang"
3 of us chose the Fall menu- with figs and cheese, pumpkin ravioli ,grilled mushrooms on polenta and gelato and cookies for dessert. Our other chose linguini with langoustines - everything was tasty..
We only felt bad that we brought our own wines...next time we will order one from Tancredi's marvelous wine list.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

We loved our meal and the service and staff were great! We love Amici!!!

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

We were only the second table to get filled at 5:45pm, and since they were so slow, I don't think they were in gear yet and nobody paid any attention to us. I had to flag down our waiter several times. But the gluten-free bread was heavenly, and almost made up for the not great service. The dover sole sounded good but arrived cold. Make sure to try the melon gelato, the real deal Italian gelato. The hot fudge sauce was incredible!

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

A great Brentwood restaurant. We go every week. Just like being with family. Superb staff and owners. But the desserts need chocolate and coffee ice cream or gelato!!! Please we love our deserts💝

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Welcoming staff, professional service and delicious cuisine and cue priced as well. We were visitors, who evacuated Hurricane Irma in Florida and we felt very welcomed.
We enjoyed the complementary, delicious bruschetta appetizer. Our entrees were spaghetti vongole, perfectly al dente and veal scallopine also expertly prepared. We loved the homemade gelato with hot fudge sauce and the complementary cookies and chocolate sauce. The super Tuscan and the prosecco were very nice. We enjoyed it all.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

Driven past Amici for years. Finally booked a table when my Mom was in town. Everything was done well, meaning, just enough of what you want, nothing you don't. Recommendations for wine and food were very good. There is a tv over the bar but, surprisingly, it did not distract from dining.
Could see small families, friends and couples all at tables enjoying themselves and chatting warmly with the proprietors. I will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent Italian cuisine - very authentic. Cozy atmosphere and excellent service. Have been there many times and never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Lovely experience.... as usual..... great service..... thanks Marco:)
and the food?...... delicious and with many healthy choices:)

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