Great Pizza and Italian food now in Brentwood!
So, i was driving up Brentwood Place a few weeks ago and saw that Piccolo Ritrovo, that great new restaurant on Sunset in the Palisades has expanded into the old San Gennaro space next to the Brentwood School...not a minute too soon..San Gennaro was tired in the 90s...the pizza oven just went on today with the help of Peppe Miele, VPN America president and his staff, Mario Vollera and Jose Barrios...theyve trained the pizzaioli and tonite i had a perfect pie...Pizza Burrata...simple perfection...Caputo flour, San Marzano tomatoes DiStefano burrata... reminded me very much of the legendary Antica in MDR...naturally, since they trained the pizzaiolo who made my pie...and theres more great news to come from Miele and the staff from VPN...halleleujah! Hey Westsidegal...have you been yet?
Good news. The only redeeming feature of San Gennaro was that they were pet friendly. Wonder if this is still the case.
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Tried this place tonight. It was absolutely fantastic. We had the papardelle w/ shrimp and clams and the burrata pizza (I had forgottten that that's what lapizzamaven had ordered).
The papardelle is home made and was wonderful (nicely al dente). No real sauce to speak of, but the juices from the clam and shrimp provided a small amount of broth (which was delicious). Clams were nicely done; shrimp was a bit overcooked but well-seasoned.
The burrata was SO good. Tomato sauce wasn't overpowering, and the burrata was rich and almost sweet.
Pinot grigio (carletto?) was really tasty. W/ the coupon (free entree w/ the order of one entree + 2 drinks), it was actually on the cheap side ($48 for 2 entrees, soda, 2 glasses of wine). Will definitely be back, even w/o the coupon.
Not much business at all tonight at 8PM. =( Hope business picks up b/c the food is great.