Vincenti Ristorante

4.7
389 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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MP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both impeccable. Beautiful restaurant with attentive staff. The food is perfection.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was superb and prices are fair. Definitely recommend getting the Octopus Appetizer.

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M
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gracious service and fabulous food!

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for an important anniversary (aren't they all?). Excellent bar service, terrific food, friendly service, congenial atmosphere. A neighborhood institution -- and deservedly so.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was great. Attentive. Food was tasty. Would come back again.

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a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

incredibly noisy, unreasonably expensive, tiny wine portions; will not return

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C
Los Angeles
241 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm never disappointed at Vincenti and Saturday's dinner was no exception. Hadn't tried the sliced Neww York steak with black truffles in a long time but it totally satisfied my craving for red meat and roasted potatoes on the side were perfect. Service, as always, made me feel at home.

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d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The three course special for two persons at $50 per person was wonderful and a good value.

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GC
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J’ai adoré
Grazie mile per tutti
La Mamma est adorable et les plats délicieux

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CT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience could not be better. The food, service, Maureen, ambiance...was wonderful! I'd recommend Vincente to anybody looking for a wonderful dining experience!

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F
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant! Love the food and the people there. Maureen is the best, as is the chef Nicola, and all the staff. I can’t recommend this wonderful Italian food highly enough!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite!!!

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P
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VIncenti is a jewel of a restaurant. The food is consistently excellent. The service is always smart and good-spirited. The ambiance is lovely: great decor, and you can actually have a conversation.

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NB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner was so warm and welcoming. The food delicious and inspired. Our server was great and recited the specials from memory.
We really enjoyed it. Next time, we will bring the entire family.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous!

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DB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant ever! Fantastic food, beautiful restaurant, staff is exceptional. Love this place!

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DZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Management should make sure that diners know that the service charge is included. Its not emphasized.

This is the best restaurant in greater Los Angeles in my view!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best of the best in every area

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DR
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service a little slow but that’s not usual. I think a server was misding

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t
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Stayed long. Not hurried. Fish could have been better.

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TM
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always at the top of their game. Try the gnocchi with butter, sage, and black truffle

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LP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vincenti Ristorante makes the best pasta outside of Italy - hands down. The service is gracious, the wine list is excellent and the food is amazing. I take my favorite people there because I know they will love it.

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OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

At prices as high as these one expects perfection. The risotto nero, Dover sole and rack of lamb met the test, but the roast halibut was mushy. I told the server, who responded :the chef always does it that way", which is absurd. So I sent it back and ordered the lamb instead but the experience marred an otherwise enjoyable meal and I doubt I will go back.

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E
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully prepared food in lovely ambiance with attentive service

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s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I have to been in the restaurant for year food and service was great but
I wouldn’t go back I was surprised how un cozy the furnitures are it has some how not a romantic feel
If you pay that amount of money I expect a nicer setting so you really want to spend some quality time but it feels like in cafeteria ... they should go back to white table cloth old style and confutable chairs

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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IM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Me and my girlfriend enjoyed planning to comeback again.

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MC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated wife's birthday. Had an old Groupon that no longer had the bonus offer. Honored for value paid. We live on Maui Hawaii and visit L.A. to see our kids. Finally matched a time to use the coupon. Veal Chop probably one of the best I have had any where. Wife rated her Halibut in the top three she has ever been served. Staff very efficient and worked well with each other. Noise level was higher than we would have preferred. That is somewhat typical of L.A. The Octopus starter was shared and the very rich chocolate with fudge was shared. They added a scoop of ice cream and candle to the dessert. Nice touch.
Tip automatically added at 18%. Total food and one glass of wine $199.00

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h
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great, as was the ambiance. It was noisier than I'd like, but I am pretty sensitive to noise and it was quieter than many restaurants.

Two reasons why I probably won't go back.

1. The printed menu was short but there were many specials that the waiter told us about. But of course, prices are not mentioned with specials. And I found it hard to hear much of what the waiter said. There is no excuse for not having printed (or iPad) menus that are complete, especially if there are many specials.

2. The check came with service charge (18% before tax; so a bit low) added. But the credit card receipt had a place to add a tip, with no note that the service was already included. Clearly, they were hoping we wouldn't notice that service was included so pay it again. I was happy to add a bit more (to bring it up to 20% after tax) but was annoyed at the attempt to deceive.

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We were there for Valentine’s Day. It was a fixed menu with lots of choices. Wcerything was good accept they could not get the lamb rack the right temperature. Ordered medium rare. First came well done gray throughout then came back rare blue and final time still rare. I ate it. The server was cooperative and understanding. I hate to send stuff back but it was inedible

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A
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Me and my friend came here for dinner on a Friday night. The food was delicious, however it was unreasonably overpriced. All of the dishes contained meat, so we requested a vegetarian spinach pasta with Cheese and tomato sauce. My friend ordered it with mushrooms. They messed up the order and got both of them with mushrooms, I didn’t want to wait, so I ate it anyways. The pasta was 30$, which is expensive for what we’ve got. At the end when we got the check, it included 18% gratuity. Well, that was a bummer, knowing that we had to ask for bread 3 times, before they finally brought it after food. Nobody even poured us water. The pasta was messed up too. So I really didn’t feel like paying 20$ in tips was fair. It tasty, but probably won’t come back

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D
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious duck, and other dishes. A bit too loud for my taste but all LA restaurants are too loud.

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d
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Best!

There is not a better dining experience on the westside of los angeles. You won't be disappointed in any way - food, ambiance, service. A contemporary restaurant with the elegance and quality of great ones.

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MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent !! The chef is amazing!!! It's the only restaurant in LA where you can talk ,the noise is just a little.

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e
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional and diverse menu, my favorite Italian restaurant in the City!

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JI
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pasta was salty and overdone. Overpriced and added service!

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CA
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
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 on January 16, 2019
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
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 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 11, 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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