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L.A. Italian - Vincenti or Pecorino

basilboy Oct 19, 2007 07:33 AM

What's the better of the two places in Brentwood? Or should we just stick to what we love and go to Angelini Osteria?

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    JenniFOODIE Oct 28, 2007 04:02 PM

    Osteria Latini
    Toscana all in Bwood

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      vinosnob Oct 19, 2007 02:39 PM

      I think of Pecorino as having a "maverick" menu in comparison to other Italian restaurants. They don't serve the usual fare and they prepare it extremely well.

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        New Trial Oct 19, 2007 02:03 PM

        I think Vincenti is one of the half-dozen best Italian restaurants in L.A. and offers a much higher level of cooking than Pecorino as well as a nicer atmosphere [my other picks are All' Angelo, Angelini, Drago, La Terza and Osteria Mozza (the noise/comfort level there can impinge on the enjoyment)]. Pecorino is a good neighborhood place but I do not find it worth a special trip. Individual meals at Valentino's have also been among the best in town but it has been inconsistent--though the wine list there always makes me glad I came!

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          Juji Oct 19, 2007 12:55 PM

          I've been to Pecorino and really enjoyed it, but that was over a year ago. Unfortunately, I have no recollection of what I ate.

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            jlrobe Oct 19, 2007 12:47 PM

            il carpaccio just opened in palisades. Woth a look. Also, there are wons of good places in Santa Monica that are worth the treck. I havent heard of those two places though.

            1. russkar Oct 19, 2007 12:28 PM

              We like PALMERI in Brentwood. Angelini's always great! All Angelo is very good. La Terza is better lately than before with their new Chef Lucca.

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                Emme Oct 28, 2007 04:43 PM

                love palmeri too. (only qualm was about a month back running by there saw leftover dessert plates in the front table in the ront window... just kind of soured my stomach a bit to see the chocolate goop hardening over...)

                of your two, vincenti.

                if you'd head down to main, via veneto.

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