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Amici Brentwood

$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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2538 San Vicente Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-2321 (26th St)
+1 310-260-4900
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Amici is a place where everyone is made to feel at home. Wonderfully unpretentious- particularly given its location in the heart of Brentwood. The food is consistent and very good. Good for friends, couples and families (and actually for solo dining at the small bar area).

Thank thesuz1218
Santa Monica, CA
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160 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Service has always been excellent....the entire staff seems concerned with your well-being. Last night there were three of us. They start you with a nice bread basket and hummus. We ordered two glasses (total) of wine (Sauvignon Blanc and Chianti)....each was $12 and good. The Carciofi (artichoke) salad is one of my favorites....great dressing. The eggplant parmesan was fair and... More 

Thank Love vacation time
Los Angeles, California
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We celebrated a birthday (six people) at Amici's and found the food, service, and atmosphere very good. The menu was varied (and reasonably priced) and the service was attentive without being overbearing. The wine list was extensive -- but very expensive -- but the wine-by-the-glass selections were limited. They do allow wine to be brought in for a $25 corkage... More 

Thank David E
Santa Monica, California
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Amici should be called Amushy. Let me explain. We ordered three different pasta dishes: pappardelle alla bolognese, linguine alle vongole and rigatoni alla norma. All three were over cooked, mushy and looked more like a mashed potato than a pasta. The first thing a true Italian restaurant should understand is the very basic concept of "al dente". And I say... More 

Thank Lucabentivo
coconut grove
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120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Food and service are outstanding and never disappoint. Specials are always great and all fish super fresh.

Thank 33map
Boulder, CO
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Had a larger dinner party there, good ambiance, smaller but not too small, a nice quant spot. Food was good, wine list was good, and maybe it was a mistake but they had a great Chateau Montelena cab at a liqiour store price! YES PLEASE! Family all had a good time, will return for sure.

Boca Raton, Florida
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507 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Amici Brentwood is an attractive restaurant in a very attractive LA neighborhood. If you are up in the Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades area and crave good Italian cooking in unpretentious surroundings, this is an excellent choice. The pasta dishes were very good indeed, as were several fish entrees. Noise levels are low and the tables nicely spaced. Service was... More 

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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

llovely resttaurant for ffood and sservice,, bbut tthe dover ssole wwas tthe sspecial and they did not quote tthe prrice,,tthey charged $$45 $$10 aabove the mostt expensive mmeenue.. WWE shoulld have asked.. WWell wworth ggoing,, but ask tthe pprrice before ordering. TThey brought cookies wwith chocolate sauce aas aa ggift,, but the desert I ordered waas nnot so good.. ssitck... More 

Thank Tio d
Orlando, Florida
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285 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

I selected a West LA restaurant where my family could spend time together on the TripAdvisor site. I made an excellent choice selecting Amici. There were five guests in our party. They gave us a lovely table in a corner next to the bar by the window. Marco was our wonderful server. He was pleasant, informative, and amusing. Yes, I... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

I was in LA for business purposes, and our group wanted to find a place to eat away from any of the hubbub of the Grammys. Alicia Brentwood was a wonderful find. Great food, well prepared, fresh, and delicious. Definitely on my list of "faves."

Thank Mark G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2538 San Vicente Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90402-2321
    (26th St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-260-4900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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