Vincenti Ristorante

4.7
329 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(310) 207-0127
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Nicola Mastronardi
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Montana
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
We offer valet service at a charge. There is also street parking for 1 hour.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our recent remodel reflects the fresh flavor forward dishes Master Chef Nicola Mastronardi has been creating for 20 years. We have 3 private dining spaces, that accommodate as little as 14, or as much as 125 people. At Vincenti our job is for service to reflect the food, and for you to feel special.

View Private Dining Details
What 329 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely service and wonderful food. The staff were clearly on top of many details. It was fun to observe their synchronization.

Report
Helpful
BM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem of a place! From the warm reception to the excellent food and service, beautiful rooms and a blissful ability to hear each other's conversation...we were so delighted with the evening. Thank you!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food in LA. Paired with wonderfully caring service and a elegant atmosphere, you just have to bring some friends to make it the perfect dinner.

Report
Helpful
MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been eating at Vincenti for the past 15 years on a regular basis and it has always been amazing.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vincenti’s is one if our favorite dining places in the city.
Maureen, the owner, makes every effort to take very good care of her patrons, & the food is consistently excellent. I highly recommend the food, service, staff
& overall ambience. In a city where restaurants come & go, Vincenti’s has a steady stream of loyal patrons because we appreciate it.

Report
Helpful
JH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I recently dined at Vincenti after wanting to try it for years! The owner graciously welcomed me as I walked in which I always love to see, an involved owner that is present and available and proud of their restaurant! My guest & I were shown to our table through the well lit, dim, but not too dim, dining room which was open yet cozy and our waitress was extremely friendly & knowledgeable which is a lost art in this town of out of work actors and actresses! The food arrived in a timely fashion and was extraordinary and I AM A FOODIE, the red & yellow beets with burrata was exceptional BUT the gnocchi with black truffles was out of this world! I decided on the panna cotta for dessert and I'm so pleased I did! Vincenti has absolutely won me over a regular, FRESH pasta, a REAL Italian restaurant in Brentwood, I can't wait to bring my wife who is Italian from Rhode Island, she is going to LOVE it here as I did, I'll be a regular!

Report
Helpful
TL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food is good but nothing special outside of what you can get at Angelini or Madeo or Bestia.
Service needs major improvement..I don’t need water every five minutes...it’s over priced for what you get compare to other places with the same standards.

Report
Helpful
BD
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Somewhat pricey, and a little too noisy - not quiet.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from beginning to end! The minute you walk in the door- the happy greeting from the host to the impeccable service and the lovely and gracious owner- Maureen the evening was perfect from beginning to end!

I brought my son who is a chef- so I knew he wasn’t going to be easy to impress! He loved the food and the entire experience! We will be back again and again!

Report
Helpful
JS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant, very good food. Used a travelzoo voucher, and I thought the portions were a little small for the main meals. Overall, good service and really good food.

Report
Helpful
KG
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely people. Lovely food. Lovely place. I am going to visit again and again!

Report
Helpful
m
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was delicious, the wine was excellent, and our waitress was friendly, attentive, and made some great suggestions. Surprised it took me so long to finally try this place out...I plan to come back again soon.

Report
Helpful
HD
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is no finer Northern Italian restaurant than Vencenti. The lobster salad appetizer is large, with generous portion of fresh lobster meat in a salad that is perfectly dressed. The pasta is very creative, and the fish is impeccably served. The wood-oven roasted fish is always cooked to perfection. The service is great, made special by the warm welcome from the owner Maureen.

Report
Helpful
J
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

great wine prices and policy - at least as compared to similarly situated LA restaurants. reliable kitchen.

Report
Helpful
KD
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time at Vincenti w their Travelzoo promotion
Outstanding food and service plus the ambience is relaxing
Would definitely go again

Report
Helpful
AM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best Italian restaurants in town. I almost hate to write a glowing review so fear the lunch crowd picks up and I can't get in! Maureen greets all guests like long time friends and the staff is friendly and attentive but understands when you need privacy. The food...I have yet to have eat something I would not order again (and again and again!) Whether I sit down for a quick bowl of soup at the bar or indulge in one of the daily pasta specials, I am guaranteed a satisfying meal and in a pleasant environment. Definitely one of Brentwood's gems!

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Server tried to run up the bill. Added service charge for 4 people without telling us.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were very good. I ordered their roasted branzino- the best I've had anywhere. It's a good thing I mentioned that we came back specifically for their branzino because the waiter said they'd changed their recipe but would make sure mine was
prepared the way they used to cook it - simple, crisp, without a sauce. And voila, it was divine. Perfect crisp skin, with just a hint of salt, a squeeze of lemon - mwah!! Perfection. My husband ordered the pork chop and he said it was delicious! They ARE expensive. My fish was $46. Desserts are $12. But everything was delicious. They seated us in their "back" room, which is quieter. Not as much of a scene, but we were there for the food and this way we could enjoy each other's company. Their main room is pretty loud. Yes, we will be back!!

Report
Helpful
WD
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been dining here, taking clients here, meeting friends and family here and it is never a let down and always the ultimate dining adventure. I travel almost an hour to come dine here and worth the drive and putting up with traffic. Love, Love, Love Vincenti Bravissimo

Report
Helpful
LJ
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful Italian food! The grilled octopus is my favorite and the lasagne is incredible. My husband and I are regulars and recommend it to friends often!

Report
Helpful
EB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Italian food. One of the best in L.A. Wonderful ambiance; friendly and easy. A very comfortable bar which is great for a last minute decision to have dinner! The wine list is extensive, and the advice is reliable! It is a great favorite for us and many others we know!

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent service!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian restaurant on the west side of Los Angeles.

Report
Helpful
SI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch is an amazing experience
I’m telling all my friends who come for dinner that Maureen is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday

Report
Helpful
J
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

As usual, the food was the high point of our visit. We did feel somewhat pressured to leave when the restaurant emptied out just before 10pm, and that was not very comfortable.

Report
Helpful
6
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very nice . They put us in the back room which I didn’t love because it was us and a table of two talking loud about their business plan . All other tables were empty. When they left we had our own large room. I would have preferred to be with the rest of the people in thE main Restuarant for a better experience .

The food is good but extremely expensive. It is a special occasion place .

Service was excellent .

Report
Helpful
SJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Italian Restaurant in Los Angeles!!!
Octopus, Meatballs & Lasagna are off the charts
Always great food & service.

Report
Helpful
c
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, food delicious at Vicenti. and lovely quiet evening with everyone out of town!! Everything is excellent, food, wine service....-- only complaint-- just as with many N. Italian restaurants on westside a bit overpriced (compared to eating this wonderful food in real Italy every summer!!)

Report
Helpful
O
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Our waitress was horrible. She misdescribed two specials (such as what sauces and sides they came with/what ingredients were used) and failed to inform us until after the plates were before us and we asked what we were being served. After we mentioned she had described them differently, she nonchalantly said “Yes, I made a mistake.” And walked off. Next, sides came out and after clarifying a dish had no dairy multiple times for a lactose intolerant diner, the dish came out covered in butter. Again, she did nothing to apologize or correct the mistake. This issue continued with drinks and other dishes as well throughout the meal. Unacceptable.

Report
Helpful
BK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not much to say. The food seems to have gone downhill a bit. Interesting menu, excellent server, very average and overpriced meal. That being said we have very good meals there in the past.
This was the second very average meal in two weeks.something may have changed. Branzino 40 bucks??? A bit much.

Report
Helpful
OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Food was delicious, knowledgeable staff, beautiful setting

Report
Helpful
M
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful interior, great service, and exquisite food. I almost hated to leave. The prices are high, but, like a fine wine, you get what you pay for. This was lunch between two old friends that get together once a quarter. I picked this restaurant because of location and its rating. I did not know that the restaurant has been open for 20 years, or that it was remodeled two years ago. I found all this out from our waitress, a very attentive woman, who was kind enough to answer all my questions. I am looking forward to going back, even though it is 70 miles from my home.

Report
Helpful
IS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every way.

Report
Helpful
PE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Vincenti has wonderful, creative Italian food. The chef is from Puglia, Italy which is indicative if the cuisine. (Vincenti is NOT all about pasta and meat sauce.!) .

One thing to note: A 18% gratuity was added to both our bar and dining room checks. We were not informed of this and I almost double tipped our servers. They were great, but still no reason to tip them 36%!

Report
Helpful
A
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian food, wonderful specials, great fish, delicious roast duck and lovely pasta dishes. Warmly hosted in a modern setting. Very friendly professional servers. Easily our favorite Brentwood Italian.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual !

Report
Helpful
BC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of those world-class restaurants that are host to some of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood, but make every dinner feel like they are royalty. Wonderful owner and chefs.

Report
Helpful
m
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Vincenti was excellent. Every time i eat there i ask myself, why don't i come here more often? I don't have an answer. But i need to remind myself to come more often. The food
is always great. Pasta is to die for. Everything we ate was fantastic; duck, branzino and did i mention the pasta? loved every bite.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Burratta and beet salad was and Bolognese are great.

Report
Helpful
DR
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service. It's a neighborhood gem and always worth a repeat

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
9