Amici Trattoria and Recess in Glendale, CA

I spent a few days in L.A. last month. Spent some time with the family, went to a couple of restaurants.

We had lunch at Recess in Glendale. It’s right down the street from my brother’s house and he goes there all the time so I wanted to try it.

Recess in Glendale

Recess in Glendale

I started with some nice hot green tea.

Green tea at Recess in Glendale

Green tea at Recess in Glendale

Then I had the Scott Road chicken panini that was really good. It came with a fancy pesto aioli (aka mayonnaise).

Scott Road chicken and pesto panini from Recess in Glendale

Scott Road chicken and pesto panini from Recess in Glendale

They have other fun stuff like a nutella and banana sandwich! Check out their menu, it’s has lots of yummy things.

My brother had some risotto, which was a special that day. See that blue door in the background? That’s what made me want to paint my kitchen blue. I love the vibe in this place!

Recess in Glendale, CA

Recess in Glendale, CA

Risotto at Recess in Glendale

Risotto at Recess in Glendale

My dad had another special, the lasagne.

Lasagne at Recess in Glendale

Lasagne at Recess in Glendale

Mom had soup and salad but for some reason I don’t have a picture of it.

Of course we had to have dessert.

Red velvet cupcake!

Red velvet cupcake

Red velvet cupcake

The next day we hit up the happy hour at Amici Trattoria at The Americana At Brand to celebrate my brother’s birthday.

They have really good food and fun drinks there and the happy hour prices are great.

Happy hour at Amici at The Americana At Brand

Happy hour at Amici at The Americana At Brand

We had wine, beer, and cocktails. This is a watermelon drink. It was yummy.

Watermelon cocktail at Amici Trattoria

Watermelon cocktail at Amici Trattoria

And some tasty appetizers: caprese salad, pizza margherita, and baby meatballs. It was all super delish!

Caprese salad at Amici in Glendale

Caprese salad at Amici in Glendale

Pizza margarita at Amici at The Americana At Brand

Pizza margherita at Amici at The Americana At Brand

Baby meatballs at Amici Trattoria

Baby meatballs at Amici Trattoria

Anyhow, be sure to check out Recess for breakfast or lunch and Amici Trattoria for Happy Hour!  Both are in Glendale, CA. Let me know what you think!