Il Piccolo Verde is an Italian restaurant that offers pasta, New York-style pizza, Napoletana-style pizza and other traditional Italian dishes. The comfortable atmosphere is highlighted by a wall of windows that allow plenty of sunlight into the restaurant and gives the tables an al fresco feel. Il Piccolo Verde has several dishes that are marked with the Verde Naturale icon, which indicates that they are low-calorie dishes and have been created with organic, unrefined raw and cold-pressed oils, gluten-free organic whole grains and Celtic sea salt.
Il Piccolo Verde offers a wide variety of wine vintages and spirits that pair well with the dishes. Pickup and delivery options are also available.
We have been to Il Piccolo Verde several times. We can always count on good food at reasonable prices. Their Naples pizza is made in a special oven imported from Naples. It produces a crust unlike any other that I have had. Superb! We will continue to return, as the menu definitely appears to be worth exploring.
I went to this restaurant after finding decent reviews on yelp. However what I found was a loud environment, poor customer service and mediocre food. I arrived at the restaurant and immediately placed my order (filet mignon and potatoes) and the food took approximately an hour to come to the table. The manager gave a lame excuse for the delay of the food stating the meat takes a long time (really). The food is nothing to write home about and the service is poor. I have no plans of ever returning.
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!
We were a group of 7 old friends meeting for a dinner at PV. We were greeted warmly although they didn't seem to review the days reservation list! But tables were put together quickly and we had our waters and orders taken even though we were nonstop talking.
We did not wait long for our dinners and everything looked very good!
We tried a couple of deserts that were outstanding! Their wines by the glass/bottle were quite fine as well.
I think we all will be going back, if not together with our significant others!
The excellent service.
Good food and nice service. Casual and friendly. Good for the whole family.
Food was average. Service was horrendous. We had to shout at the top of our lungs to get the wait staff to bring anything to the table. They were running around like chickens with their heads cut off. They couldn't stop long enough to listen to what we were asking for. They also couldn't figure out where to place things on the table but rather they waited for us to move things around to make room for them. If you remember San Gennaro, then you will know what this place is like. It's what American's imagine Italian food is supposed to be like BUT this Italian can tell you, this stuff isn't even close.
We had a lovely dinner. The "natural menu" was fantastic. Great for folks who care about what they eat.
We stayed at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard and this was a very short drive away in Brentwood Village. The food was very good and VERY plentiful. There were lots of kids and families and also couples from 70's to 20's. I'd go there again!
The staff is so welcoming and friendly. The food is always excellent. They have a great fresh chopped salad. Great variety of foods. Amazing Tiramisu. Easy parking. Excellent for getting together with friends, celebrating birthdays with family,. Warm ambience of a family -owned restaurant and also great for pizza take-out. Highly recommend this restaurant.
We have eaten here twice and will not go back. Unfortunately the restaurant is was freezing cold with A/C each time and although the staff said they turned the air off - we remained cold and uncomfortable. The food is decent but the atmosphere is not cozy and the service was not great.
We went to this Il Picolo Verde for Valentine's night dinner. We went there because it was once another great local Italian neighborhood restaurant and we just did not want to deal with the amateur night eaters on Valentine's night. The place was swamped. I appeared to me that management just did not know what to expect. Surely short on staff. Waits were long and what is usually really good friend service was just not there. We came at 8:00 for our reservation and it looked like the place was a war zone and staff had had enough..
That being said. The food was good, actually really good. The chef cooked pasta excellently and the sauces for our meals (arrabiata and salmon/cream sauce/farfella) were terrific. The appetizers (calamari and burrata/tomato/basil) were good and looked like the were just thrown together. The food at the other tables around us looked terrific, We will definitely give this place anopther try. But, will not go there on Valentine's again. Will let you know what we think after our next dinner...
I don't live in the Brentwood area, but every month or two I am there. Il Piccolo Verde has become my go-to place for a satisfying meal in a relaxing atmosphere at a reasonable price. The menu has a multitude of choices, especially the pastas, as well as a helpful and personable staff.
This feels like old time Italian, with great food and rustic ambiance. We went at lunch and it was a little slow, but the food was great and the wine was super!
This was my third time here. However, I can only comment on the pizzas and salads. Their pizzas are so good that I haven't ordered anything else. I have promised myself that I will order something else next time. Their menu is extensive and I saw a number of items listed that sounded delicious. I would have given the food 4 stars, but the lovely chopped salad was tasteless. I added some of the tapinade that came with the basket of wonderful pizza bread, which helped. The house wine was quite pleasant.
Not real fancy, but very lovely. Easy access, with outdoor seating on a quiet street. Fantastic bread and an incredible variety of reliably wonderful Italian dishes. Diverse list of good wines, reasonable priced. Friendly waiters with attentive service. What more could you ask for? I have been having business lunches and family dinners here for the past year, and only wish I had tried it earlier. Not as flashy as other Brentwood eateries -- but that is exactly what we like about it. You can relax, enjoy a quiet, peaceful lunch or dinner without the drama of celebrities or self-important types. Just your neighbors enjoying good Italian cuisine in a friendly setting just down the street.
This was our third time at Piccolo. It is definitely on our go-to list when we are in the Brentwood area. The feeling is relaxed and understated and the service is very good. It's also a steal, as the low prices do not reflect the quality and preparation of the food.
Food is quite good. Loved the trout, ciappino and salads. Will return.
Loved this place and have been back since! Great and moderately priced Italian food that is a neighborhood gem, quiet but great ambiance. Amazing service which is rare in LA these days!
This was my 5th time at this restaurant and by far the worse experience I have had. The service was so slow, the food was terrible and the waitress seemed like she was spacy and having an off night.
It took 20 min for us to be noticed and I had to call from the outside patio to ask for menus. It took another 10 min for drinks to be served. I ordered a salad I normally order but I guess the chef did something different and it came out tasting bland and not at all what I ordered. I basically got a bunch of shredded lettuce and a few small veggies sprinkled on it.
They did bring a plate of added raw veggies when I asked but still. Also, their beers are EXTREMELY expensive.