Vincenti Ristorante

4.8
353 reviews
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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.
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JI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pasta was salty and overdone. Overpriced and added service!

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CA
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 36th wedding anniversary and could not have had a better time. We drove from the San Fernando Valley in the pouring rain. From the warm greeting when we arrived to the valet when we left everything in between was superb. Great service, outstanding food and presentation. Not enough good things to be said. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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AB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Always reliable and great for a quiet business lunch. Maureen is a delightful host and the food is never a disappointment.

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j
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maureen the lady who owns and runs the restaurant is a true professional with a heart of gold. The service is perfect, the setting is beautiful and the food is out of this world. My husband and I had the sole which was cooked to perfection and of course the wine was delicious too. This restaurant is a treasure and is as good as any restaurant in New York or Italy!! Thank you.

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N
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I love the food and the simple & clean decor. The dishes are authentic Italian with slight touch of Chinese food which made it unique place to go.

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MG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza night. Wonderful service. True quality

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Great neighborhood spot. Make sure you request the main dining room. The alcove off the side is removed and feels more like a casual experience- no linen table clothes and poor ambiance, so make the request upfront. Otherwise, great food service and neighborhood spot.

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Fantastic Restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience all around. Can’t wait to go back.

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j
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always

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LB
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great specials.
Delicious food.
Excellent service

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IB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE coming here! Any occasion- casual or special dinner I’m greeted with joy by Maureen the owner who is really kind, lovely and helpful. I love bringing my mom in law here, we can talk, drink, eat and be happy.
Just a neighborhood gem. ❤️

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A
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious Italian food with friendly professional service.
Warm ambiance in a modern setting, Upscale neighborhood dining.

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SD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful on every count - pastas outstanding - my seafood risotto was off the charts. Deserts too

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C
Los Angeles
233 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Service was perfect even with two parties going on and pork chop was fantastic

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T
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Thanksgiving dinner!!
It was great to have a choice of a 4 course traditional thanksgiving dinner or the regular menu plus the option to mix and match!

I had the special hamachi appetizer which was melt in your mouth delicious. My friends had the roasted chestnut soup. Also delicious. We all had the turkey dinner which was a great gourmet arrangement of turkey stuffing potatoes 2 veggies plated like a work of art. We had 2 desserts from the regular menu: the salted creme with toffee chips... delicious! And the molten chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream.
Another winner.

All in all, a fantastic menu and dinner
Thanks

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OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite nice restaurants in Brentwood. Always delicious.

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MG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely people, sumptuous menu and great wine selection. What more do you want?

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DM
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a perfect place for lunch. If you have a business meeting, or just a lunch with some friends, the tables are not on top of each other - so you can have a private conversation. A rarity in LA, even at fine dining restaurants. The lobster salad appetizer is wonderful, the pastas are perfect, the presentations are great and the service is terrific.

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has always been my favorite Italian restaurant in the US. I used to eat here weekly when I was living in Brentwood. We visited during our evacuation stay in Westwood. Nothing has changed- it’s still about as good as Italian food gets.

Wine is still marked up aggressively, but there are some great choices. This will never be a place you choose for an affordable night out, but when there’s flexibility on the check, this is a great choice.

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DF
Los Angeles
205 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening there very much. Excellent service and food.

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MS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was picture perfect to celebrate our anniversary!!

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SI
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends from Tokyo love authentic/traditional Italian cuisine.
They enjoyed Vincenti Ristorante immensely. The dinner was
great as was the service. Vincenti Ristorante is definitely a
must go place for Italian cuisine.

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M
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
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.

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BM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
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!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
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.

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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.

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c
San Francisco
215 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

After a day on the west side, we had an early dinner at Vincenti. The room was practically empty when we arrived but filled up quickly. The Italian cuisine menu has many selections and the portions are enormous. We managed to stuff ourselves with salads (tricolor salad with candied pistachios; butter lettuce salad with polenta croutons), pasta (lasagna made with spinach noodles and Bolognese sauce), zucchini fritters stuffed with burrata, real short ribs with polenta, brussel sprouts and borolo gravey, and assorted gelato for dessert. From the wine list, we selected a 2012 Tenuta di Querceta Brunello; we had started with (properly chilled) glasses of prosecco. Service was friendly and gracious and we were told everything is made in house, including the breads and the gelatos. The restaurant decor is casual, the kitchen is open and it appears to be an upscale home for Brentwood locals, with prices to match. There is an 18% service charge automatically added to the check (which we did not notice until after we had left, having left another tip of a comparable amount.) For casual upscale dining, we would say it's a bit pricey.

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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.

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JH
Central Coast
3 reviews
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!

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TL
Los Angeles
6 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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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KG
Phoenix
9 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!

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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.

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DM
Los Angeles
79 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.

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J
Los Angeles
40 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.

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KD
Los Angeles
33 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

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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!

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