Saturday, August 23, 2008

Briganti Restaurant

Doesn't this courtyard look inviting? I have no excuse for not yet trying out the charming Briganti Restaurant on Mission just west of Fair Oaks. I walked past this cozy patio the other day when the staff was preparing to open for dinner. I'm not sure if it was the setting or the tempting wafts of garlic but I had to stop and snap a picture. I think it's a nice use of the space between two buildings. I really love cafes like this: warm and intimate and tucked into little corners.

12 comments:

Sally said...

Yes, you must try it! And report back.

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Sharon said...

I agree with Sally. Give it a try and let us know. I also love little spaces like this. I often pick a restaurant by a pleasant atmosphere or a feeling of warmth.

ben wideman said...

Fantastic glimpse into this restaurant. A friend of mine says you can always tell if it's a good restaurant by how fascinating the ceiling is. I think this place would be great.

Miss Havisham said...

This is one of my favorite places to mangian. Nice caprese salad and good selection of red wine (in a nice glass for a change!)

Trish said...

slightly ironic...I think that used to be the location of the christian science reading room. ;-)

looks beautiful, write us a review! Anyplace that has good caprese is worthy of a visit!

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Petrea said...

I am so there.

Isadora said...

It is a great spot protected from the weather but still outdoors. By all means try it - the wafts of garlic is always a good sign. :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

My travelling days are over so I love to visit new places via the internet. Your home-town sounds gorgeous. I visited L.A. some years ago. We were driving from San Francisco to San Diego (both places we loved) but we didn't want to stay in LA so we drove up into the hills behind the city where it was much more restful!

Cafe Observer said...

Yes, L, you guys need to go. Or, I need to go, Or, we need to go.

So, go already & report back!

Jutilda said...

Terrific perspective. I can almost smell it from here. This is great. (you guys have the best food in S. Pasadena - my hips are telling the story wide and clear).

Meead S. said...

That's inviting indeed!

Laurie said...

Hello all,

Ben, I just love your friend's criteria for a good restaurant! They must really serve it up good at the Sistine Chapel... :-)

Miss Havisham, good stemware can immediately improve any wine for me. In fact, I can put a TV dinner on a nice plate and somehow feel like I've dined. I'm weird that way.

Trish -- I am so glad you are here to fill us in on history. I really am seeing this place with new eyes and it's great to have people like you and Mister Earl for the lowdown from locals...

Judy, you needed to stay here more days to get to all the great restaurants, huh?

I really must check it out and report back. I mean, it's all in the name of good blogging, right?

Rinkly Rimes: welcome! The lovely thing about Los Angeles is that if you don't like one part of it -- just move a mile or two in any direction and you'll find something totally different! I'm glad to have you here. Please come back for any virtual vacation.

Thanks for keeping things lively, gang!