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Cecconis: Decadence and Deals

August 10, 2010

Update 2014:  Happy Hour at Cecconi’s is now Tue – Sat, 4-7pm & features a great menu of $4-$7 bites + $4-$7 drinks.

This is a story of a delicious meal & some great deals at a West Hollywood hot spot.

First, the delicious meal: went to Cecconi’s last week, it was super duper good, and I spent a pretty penny.

Now I want to brag and show some photos of my delicious food:

I tried Braised Octopus. And I loved It.

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Tuna Tartare Made Tableside – So Cool!

Tuna Tartare with peppers, mint, chives, arugula, and capers

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Now that you feel like shit because you don’t think you can afford a similar delicious meal, let me shock and amaze you with this info:

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Every Sunday Cecconi’s holds a Sunday Supper deal (4 – 7:30pm): Dinner for 4, just $50.

Wanna add a bottle of vino to that? Just $25.

Dinner includes pizza, pasta & salad, all served family style. If these big ‘ol bowls of pasta are anything like the gnocchi I had the other night (ate it too quickly to photograph it), then it’s going to be DELICIOUS. Got a bigger posse than four? Each additional homey is just $12.50 (how many other late 80s terms for ‘group’ can I come up with…?)

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Even more awesome: Cecconi’s has a happy hour, DAILY 5pm – 7pm* (see update above on new hours and deals) 

The booze isn’t discounted but they lure you in with free appertivos at the bar – yummy fancy Italian bites of goodness like small Italian sammiches, olives, & cheese. The bar at Cecconi’s is a pretty happening spot,  so while you enjoy your pricey cocktails+free food, there is a strong possibility you might makes some new friends, see a celeb, or find the sugar daddy/cougar of your dreams. Show up before 6pm and Valet is FREE.

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And for the record – the regular menu isn’t THAT expensive. For a swank LA hot spot – it could be considered somewhat affordable if you order the right menu options. So, while the truffle pizza breaks the bank at $40 (we hear it’s worth it) – the awesome proscuitto pizza I enjoyed was just $22 and it was HUGE (… still pissed I left my doggie-box at the resto…). The eggplant parm  was a also generous size, not too heavy, and just $21.

Swanky people watching spot…with wine of course

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Overall we were really impressed with the food. Prior to going to Cecconi’s I had wrongly assumed that this spot was just a scene,  to see & be seen (and potentially catch a glimpse of some handsome fellow like Matthew Morrison from Glee). But the food and wait staff pleasantly surprised me with how wonderful & tasty everything was. Definitely worth a trip for Sunday Supper, Happy Hour, or a decadent date night on the patio.

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