Owner Maureen Vincenti and Chef Nicola Mastronardi have kept their Brentwood restaurant going strong since 1997, even among the explosion of Italian spots on San Vicente Boulevard. How? The quality of the Italian cuisine on Vincenti's seasonal menu is unmatched, and the sophisticated, inviting interior with white-clothed tables keeps things timelessly classy. In summer, you'll find fresh dishes like soft-shell crab with roasted vegetables, and house-made tagliolini with Manila clams and zucchini. The colder weather brings richer, meatier plates like porchetta. And any season calls for a glass from the extensive wine list.