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Briganti

1423 Mission St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
626-441-4663

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  • Sun, Sat 5pm-10:30pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Some people with whom I am acquainted consider the Hollywood trattoria La Buca to be one of the great Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, a place to find perfect gnocchi, crisp-crusted pizza and pasta made with the care that only an Italian grandmother could bring to the job. Briganti, a rather sleeker restaurant from the same owner, is more or less a replica of La Buca on South Pasadena’s growing restaurant row, only with better furniture, easier parking and a patio perfect for sipping cool Orvieto on hot summer nights, but with the gnocchi recipe intact. Even if you are a La Buca regular, you may ask yourself where you have tasted pappardelle alla amatriciana, spaghetti with clams and pizza Margherita like Briganti’s, until the answer occurs to you: pretty much everywhere, especially if you have spent much time in the neo-Tuscan ghetto in Brentwood.

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    9 years ago by Jonathan Gold

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