It can feel a little cramped here (try not to be seated at the tables in back near the kitchen), but it's a great neighborhood spot for Italian cuisine. The gnocchi is my favorite dish here.
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (310) 442-7191
Fax Number: (310) 442-7191
Fax: (310) 442-7191
- Payment method:
- all major credit cards, amex, diners club, discover, master card, visa
- Brentwood, West Los Angeles
- Italian Restaurants, Pizza, Gourmet Shops, Mediterranean Restaurants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
06/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
A casual, fun place that attracts Brentwood locals and Angelenos alike, this little place with the big servings is always busy so don't go without a reservation. Your friends not too into pizza? Don't worry. Have them try the gnocchi, which is some of the best in town.
08/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I get lunch take-out from here 2-3 times a week. The food is incredible - I am Italian and this food is authentic - not the Buca di Bepo/Maria's stuff. The service staff is always polite and attentive. I'm not sure who everyone is referring to as the ""rude owner"" but the Italian woman I deal with is always pleasant and I have been here approx 90 times in the past 9 months!
05/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
In short: I will not eat here again. All flair no taste, might be good for non-Italians.
I went to Pizzicotto with the hope that finally I would find a decent Italian restauarant. I enter and my hopes where raised as the place looked genuine and the waiter & owner spoke Italian
I was not treated rudely at all but I can believe other reviewers as the restaurateur has certain behavioral characteristics that it is not hard to believe.
The food was going to play my judgment.
I ordered Spaghetti with Calamari (with tomato sauce). Great disappointment and insult. The sauce they used was the Italian-American ""marinara"" sauce with too much garlic in it, killing the taste of the calamari. The calamari was not succulent and soft as I am used to back in Italy. As soon as I tasted the pasta I removed in my mind the label ""Italian"" restaurant.
I had a suspicion that the pasta, a bit al dente, was pre-cooked and then re-heated with the sauce. But thats a suspicion.
The worst I had. The base was terrible and they used the tomato base sauce similar to the marinara.
I asked the waiter if they had ""salsiccia"" (real Italian sausage) to add as an extra on the pizza and he said yes. I stressed it being ""salsiccia"" and not the sweet Italian sausage variety you only find in the U.S. He assured me the former. Lo and behold it was the American variety.
Although better than your average Italian-American restaurant i will not return here. I can do a better plate at home.
Bill for 2 people (2 pastas, 2 glasses of pinot griggio, 1 pizza) = $60
04/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
my family and i went out for an early casual dinner on a sunday evening and made the mistake of trying pizzacotti. i can't actually rate the food because the proprietor took one look at me and decided that she did not want me or my family to patronize her establishment. she was incredibly rude and claimed she could not accommodate us though her establishment was only one third full. i was deeply insulted. i can only assess that she might be, dare i say, biggoted? i say this only because literally no words were exchanged prior to the initiation of this attitude on her part. i have honestly never experienced this type of behavior in my 38 years. i am only sorry my one year old son now has.
to the proprietor: shame on you. you will be the demise of your business.
04/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I'm local to Brentwood & have been here several times. The food is decent, albeit pricey. Their bread is usually stale, though. The service is slow and the waiters are a bit snobby. Also, the seating is cramped. There are many excellent Italian restaurants in Brentwood, so this place is nothing to really write home about. However, what really makes this place stand out from the crowd is its owner. If you want to be treated like **** & talked down to as if you're a small child, then I would highly recommend this place (kidding of course!) I tried going there last Tuesday at around 9pm. They're supposed to be open til 10. However, when I asked to be seated, I was told that the kitchen was already closed. What the ...? This is not the first time this has happened. The last time, I was assured the kitchen doesn't close until 9:30. So the next day, I called to speak with the owner. She said that when they're not busy, they close early. (Not busy?!! It looked as if almost every table was full that night!) I asked her how I'm supposed to know when they close early. In a very condescending tone, she said that I should call in advance to see if they're open. Huh? I should call an hour before a restaurant is supposed to close to see if they're open?!! After several more condescending statements about how a restaurant operates, she finished with ""If you don't like the way we operate, you shouldn't come here anymore."" Okay, I won't go there anymore. And I suggest you don't either.