Vincenti Ristorante

4.7
302 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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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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Delivery or takeout
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 207-0127
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nicola Mastronardi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Montana
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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.

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SJ
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

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

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c
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

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!!)

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O
2.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

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.

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BK
Los Angeles
3.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

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.

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OT
Palm Springs
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Fabulous! Food was delicious, knowledgeable staff, beautiful setting

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M
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Amazing in every way.

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PE
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

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%!

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A
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Awesome as usual !

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BC
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

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.

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m
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

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.

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DR
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

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

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P
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on May 29, 2018

Wonderful food & presentation - so glad they are open for lunch now!

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J
Orange County
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

This was our first time at Vicenti, and we were impressed. We had the duck special, as well as the branzino and porchetta from the menu. All excellent. We also had an off-menu apple dessert; can't recall the details, but it was superb. The owner provided an extra touch by stopping by to tell us that a big birthday party was going to arrive shortly and might be loud when they all shouted "happy birthday." Only momentary noise, and though their private room was right next to us, we heard nothing at all thereafter.

We'll be back when we drive to LA from San Clemente to dine with friends. Thank you!

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DZ
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Aside from the knives being dull, everything was great.

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OT
Central Coast
5.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

Everything was lovely, the food was delicious and I would definitely dine here again for a special occasion.
Ellen
LA

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LA
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

This is my 3rd time at Vicenti and I really like it. The food is incredible. The pasta is well done and the types of entrees they offer are elegant and delicious. The bar is a nice spot and I would eat here again.

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s
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on May 11, 2018

When I get off the plane from the east coast, I look forward to making my reservation at Vicente and seeing Maureen.
The staff knows how to treat you and the chef knows how to feed you.
It's pitch perfect every time.
Susan (NYC and Washington, DC)

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LJ
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing food & great service ... my favorite Italian restaurant in all of LA! The octopus salad and lasagne are heavenly!

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SJ
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Best Italian restaurant in LA!!!
Octopus, Lasagna & Bisteca are a MUST.
Servers are friendly and there is something for everyone on their menu.

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RS
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on April 27, 2018

The food was amazing. Our favorite restaurant. The Lobster with large noodles and the Branzino entree were delicious. The molten cake and ice cream to die for. Service was excellent and most of all Maureen, thank you for making our evening special.

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DR
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on April 26, 2018

Always excellent. Great food,service and ambience. Not cheap but worth every dollar

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LA
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on April 25, 2018

Awesome ambiance,service, and good food. Too rich for our tastes but done perfectly. I heartily recommend this restaurant for a date, business deal, and showing off your hood if you live in Brentwood.

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BS
5.0
Dined on April 24, 2018

Vincenti is the best restaurant in Brentwood. The food is superb and I love the place because it is QUIET. The salads are great, the pastas are wonderful and the entrees like sole or duck are memorable.

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OT
5.0
Dined on April 20, 2018

Maureen is beyond wonderful and accommodating. The food is to die for. Hands down, our favorite spot in LA.

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SG
Los Angeles
3.0
Dined on April 19, 2018

The design of this restaurant is lovely. Whoever developed the layout, decor and furnishings did an excellent job. Our server was attentive and helpful, making appropriate recommendations to everyone at the table.

The food, however, was just okay and the prices are - even by Brentwood standards, which begin at laughably high - borderline silly. Really… $13 for a restaurant-standard Peroni bottled beer? $28 for an Hamachi appetizer with four tiny slices? $40 corkage fee?

I don’t mind paying for a wonderfully prepared meal in a eye-catching environment but Vincenti misses on the food. The Branzino was cooked in a wood-burning oven, which you’d think would add a lot of flavor but we found it bland. The fusilli pasta didn’t impress anyone either.

If you want to impress someone with an elegant restaurant and won’t notice the good-but-not-great quality of the food (or the bill), this place will do well. If, however, you’re like me and like to eat well when you go out and not have to melt your Platinum Amex card in the process, look elsewhere.

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LJ
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on April 14, 2018

One of the very best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles! Amazing lasagne and Octopus salad. Truly a special place ... my husband and I go as often as possible!

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j
5.0
Dined on April 12, 2018

the fish is always fresh and wonderful. The owner is always there and delightful! One of our go to favorites

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m
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on April 8, 2018

Relaxed friendly staff, beautiful restaurant - feels like a special experience, but most important of all - incredible food - a new favorite!

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MB
Montreal
5.0
Dined on April 6, 2018

As seasoned foodies, we love to make a meal of four appetizers, plus wine.

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NS
Los Angeles
1.0
Dined on April 4, 2018

Service was slow; we sat for over 15 minutes before someone asked us for our drink order. It than took another 15 minutes to get the drink. Food was slow, even though the restaurant not busy. Check was for wrong table, and took 10 minutes to resolve. This used to be a good restaurant but this was very disappointing, following several other disappointing meals. It seems as if they are on downward trend and not able to stabilize. I would not go back.

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PO
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

Loved it. Authentic Italian feel. Great wait staff. Love Maureen. The best food.

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L
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on March 25, 2018

Amazing Italian, great selection, not too loud or quiet perfect level for conversation

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L
Orange County
5.0
Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent food. We went early (6pm) and at that time the restaurant is quiet, although it becomes noisier as it fills up. The polipo antipasto was delicious, as were the squid ink risotto and branzino.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on March 20, 2018

Great place for a birthday dinner!

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WD
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on March 18, 2018

Vincenti is NEVER a let-down. the Finest Service, Food and all at a price that is worth it!

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OT
Austin
5.0
Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic food, fantastic service, knowledgeable staff - could not have been better!

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r
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on March 14, 2018

have been to Vincenti several times and it is consistently very good. Loved the Cesar salad made with baby lettuce and polenta croutons. The batter on the calamari is light which is a nice change from a deep fry served in so many Italian restaurants. Bronzino also beautifully grilled. Service was also excellent...always anticipating our every need.

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D
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on March 9, 2018

It's a sure bet, the food is always delicious!
Very authentic Italian food with attentive service and comfortable ambient

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