11604 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 820-6445
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Family Style, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Good For Groups: Yes
09/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
There is no other way to say it: This place is SO good. I lived in Italy, so I know good Italian food when I taste it. The owner is always there, and always happy to see you. He is on top of his wait staff-- very professional. Not that they really need it, I have never had a bad experience with any of the servers. The busboys deserve just as much props as anyone; very attentive and great energy.
The pastas are perfectly cooked, and the sauces are out of this world. Al dente is a given here-- sanno cucinare la pasta!! However, the filet with red wine sauce and green onion mashed potatoes is one of the best dishes I have ever had in my 8 years in LA. The flavors compliment each other marvelously, I couldn't ask for more.
We usually begin with an appetizer or two (because these, too, are delicious). My favorites are the zucchini flowers, lightly fried and filled with a pocket of a mild ricotta cheese heaven. If not in the mood for something fried, we go for the burrata con peperoni (roasted bell peppers). So simple, but so crisp and appetizing.
After such a substantial meal, we usually all split a millefoglie. It is a light strawberry mousse layered with crisp, sugary almond tiles, and surrounded by fresh strawberries.
I've truly never had a bad meal here!
05/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend brought me to Pecorino and it was exquisite! I LOVE the ambience, red bricks with warm candles…it’s definitely the most romantic restaurant I have been in Los Angeles. The menu switches from classic food like Lasagna, Carbonara and Bolognese, to unique dishes like the crusted filet of sole, stuffed artichokes, and amazing salads! Since it was my first time, the manager gently offered us desserts and dessert wine. It the best Italian restaurant for sure
04/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
A friend of mine invited me to this restaurant...wow....I was totally impressed! The ingredients are fresh and well balanced. I had a burrata with avocado, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes that was melting in my mouth. Deep friend zucchini flowers were of the hook! I ordered home made fettucini with main lobster, asparagus and cherry tomatoes, no cream, no butter, light and extremely tasty! The zucchini-and-potatoes filet of sole was unique, never had it that way. I got to say that I’ve been to many Italian restaurants in Brentwood and Beverly Hills, but Pecorino has just become my favored. Prices are inexpensive, and the service is like in Italy! Real Italian waiters caring you like you are in the family. Must try, and you would love it.
09/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
It was only my first time at Pecorino, so I can't write a generalized review - so here is a specific one: We went on a Thursday and ordered the special of the evening - an amazing raack of Lamb for 2, with garlic spinach and roasted potatoes. I've had alot of meat dishes, but never anything like this. Out of this world.
In addition to getting a great meal, the wait staff is professional and courteous, but also warm and very conversational. I felt right at home here in Brentwood. And the apps are great too. 5 stars.
08/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Their meats, caseroles, pastas were all outstanding. Deserts were also different, refreshing and delicious!The hospitality is second to none. The owners are extremely wonderful to their guests and I have nothing but Great things to say about my experiences at Pecorino. I'll go there as often as I can. This place will be around forever...It's LA's newest staple.
06/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I went because the review was good. But they must be a proxy, because it was not very good experience. How can you enjoy a meal when the next table is sitting on top of you. The only table with room is for a table of 6 or 5 in a corner. All the other tables , have their chairs backed up against each other, and if you move your chair the other guest turns around and glares at you, cuz theyare just as uncomfortable. I made reservations with out ever going there , and once I got there I wanted to run to another restaurant. It's so cramped! The open kitchen is spouting heat and oil...it's not the great eats when you are sweating in your dolce gabbana, and your toes even start to sweat but you're wearing open toe heels! I'm surprise the fire marshall did not show up. Oh the food. It is nothing to scream about. Really. This is a horrible date place. The girl will not be impressed! It's not romantic.
10/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Pecorino?Well what can you say about perfection.
Dining in a very quaint & romantic setting. The building and the motif of character and history. Now to the best part the food! This is one restaurant that knows what they are doing and has there act together. True authentic Italian food as if you were eating in a elegant restaurant in Northern Italy. Now for a person as myself where I have been and dines in Italy, you definitely know Pecorino did there homework and brought home a piece of Northern Italy to Southern California. The lamb is excellent, the risotto is delicious. And the desserts? Well lets no go there other than saying there is nothing they can?t do less than with care and excellence. Truly a very enjoyable experience. I recommend PECORINO with rave reviews at any time of the day, for lunch or dinner.
07/01/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to Pecorino twice now and LOVED it both times. The first was for lunch and the second for dinner. Lunch was wondeful. The owner, Mario was warm, welcoming and very accomodating (we were a party of 13). If you want to go somewhere quiet for lunch without all the noise and attitude, this is the place. As for dinner.... we had 8:30 reservations but weren't seated til 9:15. I would have normally been really annoyed with this, but the hostess was so kind and understanding. She brought us champagne on the house as well as some zucchini flower appetizers that were delicious. I've tried the so many of the dishes here in my two visits (I like to share :) ). If you're looking for homemade tasting lasagna, this is the place to come. The salads are also very delicious and quite filling. The Orata and Branzino is also very delicate and lovely. I'm telling you..... there isn't a bad item on this menu!! If you're looking to relive your italian vacation dining experience without flying all the way to Italy, go to Pecorino..... It's worth every penny!
05/21/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I just had dinner at Pecorino last night and it was so delicious. I have lived in the neighborhood for some time and can't believe I haven't tried it yet. Compared to some of the equally expensive Italian alternatives in Brentwood, Pecorino stands out and gives you a meal satisfying enough to warrant the price. The burrata appetizer (a special) was devine, and the L'ammatriciana pasta was cooked perfectly, with just the right amount of sauce. A great spot for a romantic occasion.
08/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Brentwood is filled with pretentious expensive Italian restaurants- most with predictable and average menus. Pecorino stands out from the pack with an interesting menu, and warm friendly service that is a welcome change in this upscale locale. The dining room is simple, and makes a pleasant place to spend several hours. You can actually hear the other diners at your table. Salads were more than just mixed greens with balsamico... try the bean salad with bottarga. Pasta's were exquisite, the pasta with pecorino cheese and black pepper sounded as if it could be boring but turned out to be one of the most delicious pasta dishes I've ever tasted. Main courses were somewhat more simple and predictable. Everything was well prepared though I was not as wowed as at many other restaurants in this price range. Still, Pecorino is a great addition to the neighborhood and I look forward to going back.