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About Amici Brentwood

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

2538 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
26th St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 260-4900

Website:
http://www.amicibrentwood.com/

Catering:
Let us bring our outstanding cuisine and service to you. Please contact us for details.

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.

Executive Chef:
Massimo Gasparini

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Amici Brentwood Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Authentic (8)
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Cozy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Fun (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 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.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 11, 2017

It’s a great spot!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Incredible food, especially the fall menu!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 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!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 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💝

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on September 16, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent food & service as always, authentic Italian cuisine

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Really good Italian food, nice ambiance and EXCELLENT service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 14, 2017

4 for dinner on a Sunday night...seated promptly, after a warm greeting from Tancredi.
3 of us opted for the Summer Tasting menu- which was delicious- we had scallops, squash blossoms, shrimp ravioli and salmon. Our 4 th had langoustine pasta followed by Dover sole.
We also enjoyed Marsala gelato , berry cheesecake and cookies with dark chocolate dipping sauce. A wonderful dinner...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent food made to perfection fresh and nicely presented
Great wine lists

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Hadn't been to Amici in a while, but wanted a nice, low-key spot for dinner with a friend. Food was always good, but now much better than I remembered. The menu is roughly as I remembered, but something good must have happened in the kitchen. Fresh ingredients, straightforward preparation, and friendly wait staff. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Little pricey for standard Italian fare. Wine list is worth a second look.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We are regulars and always have great service and food. Highly recommend for very good Italian. Branzino, fish soup, Petto di Pollo are favorites.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We love Amici and have been many times it just lacked something this time. It won't deter us but just wanted to let Amici know what was going on!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

4 for dinner on a Saturday night. Seated promptly...after a warm greeting from Tancredi. Always nice to see him..it makes a difference! 3 of us had the summer prix fix menu- great spinach salad, ricotta stuffed squash blossoms and grilled wild salmon. Our 4 th, loved his grilled veal chop..A lovely evening..

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Manager service was terrible. Usually we just vote with our pocketbook and I never give a negative review but I felt this manager deserved it.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Great service

Halibut was tasteless and seemed it was just taken from the freezer. Spaghetti and clams very good

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food at amici is always great, authentic Italian, great service to match

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Again - another wine issue. Amichi's wine by the glass price is as high as Beverly Hills. And, while their wines are okay, my friend and I decided to go with their house wine to be more economical. The wine list priced the house wines at $12.00 per glass which we found quite reasonable. However when the bill arrived, we were charged $14.00 a glass. We asked our server why we were charged more than the wine list says and were told Amichi hasn't had time to change the menu prices. It's not a big deal dollar-wise... but c'mon! I would have left a better rating if they had either honored what their menu says or if they had explained when we ordered the house wine by the glass that it was actually not $12.00 but in fact $14.00. I hate surprises.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. I especially loved the first course soup. The bread was warm and generous. The pizza was hot and the crust was crisp with the best sauce and cheese. The salmon was well presented and tasty. We had the assorted biscotti and cookies with melted chocolate for dessert with the frothy cappuccino much to our delight. I would highly recommend Amici's for any occasion. The help was so attentive I will be booking a reservation again soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Great Italian food, professional service
Highly recommend

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Amici is consistently good with an attentive staff. Of the abundance of Italian choices in Brentwood, it ranks among the first three.
And it is the only one within walking distance of a book store!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on April 29, 2017

Classy upscale neighborhood joint. Charming. Great location. If you live on the westside you will most likely see familiar faces.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 18, 2017

One of our frequented restaurants on the West Side.....Service is always excellent.....and then they show their hospitality with free cookies and chocolate dip to send you home with a smile on your face. Last night, the four of us shared 2 artichoke salads.....always delicious. The bread, which is usually excellent, was on the dry side. It is accompanied by a fava bean spread.....great. We had the following entrees: chicken parmesan, pappardelli bolognaise, eggplant parmesan and a ravioli dish. One glass of wine for my wife and I (shared). Dinner for the four of us ran $166.00 including tip.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Quaint, pleasant and warm atmosphere with terrific and unpretentious service. Food is consistently outstanding and the pasta is fresh, al dente and masterfully prepared. Dishes are plentiful and authentic. Wine selection to meet any demanding patron. The owner/gm is always within earshot and checks in from time to time and never intrusive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Very friendly and attentive staff and owner. The warm seafood salad was one if the best items of any kind that I have ever had. Everything else was top notch. Little touches like both hummus and fresh tomatoes with bread, and a plate of cookies and chocolate sauce before desert are very endearing. Interesting and reasonably priced wine list. Clearly a popular neighborhood place for affluent Brentwood, but worth a drive from farther out. Italian in LA doesn't get much better:

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 23, 2017

thanks for your attentive service. We really enjoyed the chance to chat in a quiet setting.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Bread seemed like it was leftover from the night before, sauce on veal chop tasted like tomato paste. Artichoke salad was very good, clams with spaghetti was tasty but no liquid for dipping.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Wonderful in every way. A memorable experience for our family while on vacation

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 11, 2017

One of our very favourite Neighborhood restaurants. We love it!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Amici is a wonderful neighborhood gathering place. Food was very good; pastas were delicious, dover sole very nicely done, with sauce on the side, nice touch.
The waiter overheard our conversation about it being our friends wedding anniversary & arrived at the end of meal with a wonderful pannocotta with raspberry sauce, very elegant.
Would definitely recommend Amici to friends.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 25, 2017

So sorry. We've gone there a few times over the years. Too noisy. Too bad.
We did not get one of our appetizers. Sadly there was no one to tell, as our waiter did not come by until after we had finished. Food is delivered by other staff.

I had called to ask for a quiet table. We ended up being placed by a table at (not by) at the front door.

It 'was' a good place to meet - between Malibu and Bel Air. Nope, we won't be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Classic Italian Food was excellent, waiter was as well - knew his wine, and when he made a mistake with our order, admitted it as soon as he realized it, made the necessary change to the order right away, then they gave us a free dessert without us asking. First class operation all around. Recommended.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This is our second dinner at Amici. Overall, it was a good experience and we live in the neighborhood so we will definitely return and try more of the entrees.

Surprisingly, we were able to make an early (5:15) reservation for Valentine's Day just a few hours before arriving. Parking is easy, but $6. We were greeted friendily and seated immediately since there were just a few diners in the restaurant that early--it filled up within a half hour. The servers were very attentive and helpful. This restaurant is in a very expensive neighborhood, but the prices are not exorbitant.

We enjoyed a nice bottle of Amerone red table wine that our waiter recommended and was not too expensive. My wife and I split a tricolore salad, that was adequate. She enjoyed the spinach ravioli. My mother had the lasagna, which was excellent. I had the spaghetti with manila clams, which was a little dry---not quite fully cooked. We had the tiramisu, which was served in a highball glass and was mostly whipped custard and short on ladyfingers cake. I would recommend the lasagna and ravioli, but not the spaghetti or tiramisu, mostly because I prefer fettucini with clams and I prefer tiramisu more traditionally prepared and served.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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