11758 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 442-7191
Fax Number: (310) 442-7191
Fax: (310) 442-7191
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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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.
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.
01/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is my new favorite spot. PERFECT for lunch or dinner. The food was utterly fantastic (I had the tortellini Porcini mushroom pasta), and the service was excellent. We sat upstairs and had a lovely, easy going, and VERY tasty lunch that was anything but overpriced! This was by far the best spot I've been to in a long time!
01/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
we just came from Pizzicotto in Brentwood. We had the flank steak and porchini rizzotto, it was the worst, absolute worst italian food we've ever had. Not only are the absurdly snobby at this place and they cram you into these tiny tables where you get to know your neighbors intimately, but the food isn't worth the price. We couldn't even finish half of the meal it was so bad. Long story, short..... DONT GO!
12/22/2007Provided by Citysearch -
i have never been treated so rudley at a restaurant in my entire life. this was the worst experience i have ever encountered and will NEVER go there again. There was group of 12 of us, we had to be split into two tables of six, which was fine. they seated us upsairs. we asked if we could take one of the other tables of six because it was closer to our table. the waiter went to check with the lady downstairs to see if that was ok, well, so we thought, he said it was fine and moved the table for us. a few minutes later the lady came stomping up and screaming at my friend who had made the reservation and threatened to kick us out and that we could not just take a table and move it, she had reserved those tables for a party that was about to come in, my friend said excuse me we didnt just take that table, the waiter gave it to us he said we could. she began to yell at him right in front the whole restaraunt! my friend was about to ask if she would move the conversation elsewhere and that she was being inappropriate and rude, and ruing everyones meals. but my friend didnt get a chance to say that because she kept saying, no im talking right now! at that point we should have just walked out, but we didnt. after that whole fiasco our waiter dint even appologize or do anyting to comensate for that attack. finalyy 45 minutes later we got to order, he took half of our tables order and then went to another table to help them, we were like what about the rest of us? he finally came back and took the rest of our orders. we were finally done and got up to leave. my friend was mortified and wanted to speak with that b* who had no business yelling at her, took her in the back and began to yell at her some more screaming get out of my restaraunt, i never want to se you again! and shoved her out the back door. after reading some of these other reviews and hearing that she seems to do things like this alot, it amazes me that she is still in business!
11/30/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The food here is so good. I always get their veal dish, it is my favorite. My boyfriend loves there white fish, I think it is Halibut. There garlic oil is so yummy, it is warm and melts in your mouth. They have great wine choices. Everything is set in an inviting and cozy environment.
08/20/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've had nothing but excellent service at this restaurant. The food is prepared with fresh ingredients and portions are plentiful. Contrary to some other crabby reviewers, I've found the owners and servers to be very friendly. In fact, I like to go there because it feels good to go to a restaurant in Los Angeles where the owner is actually present. They keep quality control and a relationship with their customers. I've mostly been there for dinner but I've had a decent lunch experience there as well. The portobella salad is delicious and so are the gnocchi.
06/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've gone here several times over the past few years and loved it the first few, but after my last experience I'll never go back.
I brought in gift certficates that I'd received for a birthday two years ago and the woman that I gave them to ripped them up and said they were too old, but they had no expiration. I got my order to go, went home, and opened it only to discover that the portions were obscenely tiny. I called to complain and the same woman was rude to me over the phone.
I then walked back and returned the food. She called me a liar to my face and started yelling at me in front of all the other customers. I will never go back to Pizzicotto.
04/06/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to Pizzacotta a number of times for both lunch and dinner and it's always really good. The staff are nice, the portions are plentiful and the food is great. That is until I saw them combining left over bread into the bread baskets. That's right, your left overbread gets servered to the next person. I saw them do it twice so I stear clear of the bread baskets. Not only that: the owner of the place does a lot of the seating in the evenigs and she is a B*** to say the least. The first I came in with my boyfriend, one of the woman behind the counter was ready to seat us until the blonde owner came in and said ' I""m sorry. We doen't have any table right now..it's going to be an hour?"" I told her that the other girl was going to seat us and she said she was mistaken so we left. Stupidly, we came again wio reservations and got intercepted by her again. We told her we didn't have reservations and she just nodded her head like a an a** and said: we don't have any tables ... even though there weree three empty tables there. The last time we were there, I made reservationsf or two. My boyfriend was out parking the car and the blonde lil witch owner said she would seat me but if my boy friend didn't show w/in fifteen mintues she would have to ask me to leave?!! Excuse me? I just got up and left. I'm sick of her and her damn rudeness. She always arguring and embarrassing the customers and giving them a hard time. I felt bad but then I saw her do it to someone else.... a nice black couple no less. Plus they recycle the bread there...
02/18/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I'd been eating at Pizzocotto for years, though always for lunch, and thought it was a very solid restaurant with good food, reasonable prices, and fine service. All that changed the first time I had dinner there. Yes, there was nothing wrong with the food, but the service was not just bad or even terrible, but unforgivable. First, the food took forty minutes to start arriving, with the last person in our party of eight not getting served for more than an hour, his food was cold, and the waiter gave him a hard time about taking it back...After 20 minutes of waiting while his dinner was supposedly being reheated, our friend told the waiter to cancel it, at which point the waiter finally signaled to have the reheated dinner brought out. Even a 1 in 10 chance of that happening is unacceptable, and so I would recommend finding a place with a solid record on service. (In case you think this is an isolated occurrence, I know one other person who had a very bad experience with the service there at dinner.)
11/08/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I had lunch here and I liked it. It's definitely a fairly small restaurant, so I can understand that you may have to wait to be seated here. But once you do sit down the food is good. They have a nice selection of Italian Beer as well. I will definitely go back.