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Adoteca Has Served its Last Meal in Brentwood

A slow, silent end.

Adoteca, Brentwood
Adoteca, Brentwood
Elizabeth Daniels
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

It looks like the lights are off at Adoteca in Brentwood, and they aren’t coming back on after all. Toddrickallen reported yesterday that the upscale casual Italian spot is shuttered for now, with mail piling up inside the door, but a call to ownership confirms the location has been sold off entirely.

For now, a simple piece of paper is hung in the door with the dreaded phrase “closed for renovations,” which almost always just means “closed”. No one’s answering the phone over there either, and the website has already been pulled.

It’s a tough, quiet end for the Brentwood eatery, though the place had long been plagued with grumpy customers complaining about the prices online. It's worth noting that the Ado restaurant group (Paolo Cesaro and chef Antonio Mure), which operated Adoteca and still has other eateries on the Westside, otherwise seems to be no worse for the wear.

Ownership wouldn’t say who exactly they’d sold the property off to, so for now there’s only the darkened interior peering out over the boulevard. What’s next for the space is anyone’s guess.


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