Briganti Briganti
1423 Mission St. (Fremont Ave.)
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Cuisine: Italian
A sleek but casual dining room with candlelit tables and spirited Italian specialties.
Openings: Dinner nightly


Briganti Restaurant Review:

This suburban charmer is a good option among the highly respectable restaurants on the once-sleepy South Pas dining scene. The casual spot has candlelit linen-topped tables that occupy a narrow dining room decorated with sheaves of wheat and modern art. The menu reads rather predictably, but the kitchen applies a refined touch to high quality ingredients. We recommend the velvety burrata and arugula salad, light-as-air gnocchi in a spirited four-cheese sauce, and al dente but creamy wild mushroom risotto. Look for clean, simple renditions of salmon, steak and pastas, plus a solid tiramisu to finish. A short but thoughtful all-Italian wine list is a plus.

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