Since my wife had a craving for cioppino, I Googled where is the best restaurant in Southern California that makes the best cioppino. Even though we have our own favorite Italian restaurants that serves cioppino, I wanted to try a new restaurant. Google provided an article from examiner.com that rated Il Piccolo Verde as having the best cioppino in the United States! That was reason enough to try this restaurant located in Brentwood Village. Before ordering, the waiter brought out a thin pizza-like seasoned bread with minced olives and butter instead of the usual bread served with virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. That was different and tasty. For appetizers we had zupetta (mussels and clams in what turned out to be the same sauce as the cioppino). It was squisito! The examiner.com article was spot on about the cioppino. For only $25, the cioppino couldn't have tasted any better. The only ingredient that could have made it better would be the addition of lobster chunks but, it would cost a lot more than $25. For dessert I had their homemade tiramisu. I only had tiramisu this good at a restaurant that went out of business which had their tiramisu flown in from New York twice a week. Il Piccolo Verde's homemade recipe is the way tiramisu should taste. It's moist but not soggy, not overly sweet and with a hint of rum. Our server, Carlos was attentive, volunteered suggestions and very was friendly. We will be back!