Cucina Bene is overrated. Many customers are fooled into believing that this is a fine dining establishment based on the fancy decor and high prices. The biggest disappointment is the pizza. It is more like an italian version of a quesadilla and instead of a true pizza crust, they use lavash bread. This is not pizza! It is an interesting variation on pizza but to call it pizza is a misnomer. There is no head chef or anyone in charge to really take pride in the preparation of their food and it shows. This place is always busy, but hey, so is the cheescake factory. Do yourself a favor and try Simon's cafe located right next door. Food made from the highest quality ingredients by a real chef with heart and soul, not to mention some of the best tasting food in Los Angeles.