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Pre-Theater Dinner Near the Wadsworth Theater in Brentwood?

Looking for dinner before the show this Thursday night--nothing too casual or steakhouse like, and we're not interested in Mexican food. Was thinking maybe Katsuya but I don't know how long and drawn out of an experience that is--we'd want dinner to run just under two hours.
Ideas?

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  1. Toscana would be my first choice. Service is efficent and friendly. Food is excellent. You can be in and out of there in 90 minutes or less.

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    1. re: maudies5

      I second Toscana. Excellent food and service.

      1. there are a few italian joints on san vicente. sor tno, pecorino, la scala, palmieri

        1. Tanino in Westwood is fantastic and would be my #1 choice. Dinner would probably run closer to 60-90 minutes than 2 hours, but they wouldn't rush you if you wanted to stick around. Food and service are both great.
          http://www.tanino.com/

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          1. re: LisaStitch

            I agree with maudies5-Tuscana is very good. They have my favorite Veal Milanese in town actually! I LOVE Tanino but it isn't quite as convenient as the restaurants on San Vicente in Brentwood where you can walk over to the Wadsworth after dinner. Sor Tino is pretty good as well by the way. There are a number of good Italian Restaurants on San Vicente. Aslo, Pizzacoto is good and reasonable.

          2. Toscana, Pizzacatto (sp?), La Scala -- all on San Vicente near Barrington, so close to the Theater. All good food. I don't like Tanino food or service and, more important, I don't think it would be convenient: It's in Westwood and the Thurs night traffic from Westwood to Brentwood at that hour is BRUTAL and you'll spend all your fime cursing traffic. Rather be eating!