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Brunello Trattoria
Brunello Trattoria

Brunello Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brunello-trattoria.com/
  • Phone: (310) 280-3856
  • Hours of Operation: Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Tue 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Wed 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thu 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Cinzia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Brunello catering can now bring our fine foods of Southern Italy to your home, office, park or any other special occasion.
  • Private Party Facilities: Join us for your business meetings, birthdays, family reunions, and other special occasions in our private room. We can set up a pre-fixed menu or your party can order a la carte.
  • Private Party Contact: Bruno (310) 280-3856
  • Special Events & Promotions: May deal!
    Come in Wednesday nights and receive 30% off any bottle of wine from our full wine list.

    Come in Tuesday and Thursday nights and enjoy a 3 course menu for only $25 per person!

    Call the restaurant for details or find the menu on our Facebook!
    Facebook.com/brunellorestaurant

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hargis Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Brunello Trattoria
The married team of Cinzia and Bruno Morra came to the United States in 1985 with the intention to share their culture with Los Angeles. Today,the family opened up Brunello Trattoria and expands their empire to the eastern edge of Culver City to turn out solid southern Italian food. Cinzia, the chef, manages the kitchen and prepares fresh pasta sauces that are made to order and Bruno and son, Daniele run the dining room. Pictures of Naples give the restaurant a traditional feel, while the central bar offers a social dining option. Come in and join us for lunch or dinner to meet the family and experience real homemade Italian food!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent neighborhood restaurant. Moderately priced with very good food especially the pasta dishes. Service was attentive and friendly. Great find!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were seated at a cozy booth and served a freshly baked loaf of bread, still hot from the oven. My friend wanted something light so she ordered a dinner salad. It had a nice variety of very fresh ingredients and a tasty oil and vinegar dressing. I had a caesar salad with anchovies. The romaine lettuce was very fresh and crisp and it had ample dressing. I had pollo limone for my entree. It consisted of several slices of chicken breast in a lemon sauce, with capers, spinach, and roasted potatoes. It was thoroughly enjoyable. A glass of chianti complemented the meal very well. We shared an espresso gelato covered in chocolate. It was all outstanding, and the check was very reasonable. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I was pleased with the menu & specials of the day! After eating the complementary bread I wished I had ordered a pizza. I guess that will be on our next visit!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I THOUGHT THE CHICKEN PARMAGIAN WAS DELICIOUS, THE VEGGIES TOO. THE CHOPPED SALAD NOT GREAT AS IT HAD LOTS OF LETTUCE AND NOT ENOUGH SALAMI, AND OTHER GOODIES. i WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THAT ONE. THE lASAGNA WAS GOOD. THE WINE OKAY. TOO BAD NO HARD LIQUOR WHICH MY FRIENDS WANTED ... ASLO NO LIMES>>>>>. UNUSUAL... THANKS.. MARIAN KNOX"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I have been eating here, sometimes several times a week, The has been consistently good with just as consistantly good service."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • " My husband and I go to Brunello's quite often with or without other couples. Food is very good and not expensive. Sorry, I'm not a reviewer that's it in a nutshell. Should be enough if you are looking for a nice neighborhood spot. We live in West Hollywood and find the drive down there very easy."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is a nice neighborhood restaurant with very attentive staff and pretty good food - not over the top delicious but also not over the top expensive. If you order salad be sure to split it or have it as an entree - they're huge. I had the one with pears and it was delicious but way too big before my really nice pasta with prawns. We'll be back - it was nice, convenient and parking was a breeze [but we were there on a Sunday night]."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "First dining experience at Brunello and we were very satisfied...food, service & ambiance were great! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Perfect for a business lunch. Second visit was as good as the first."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "There is a TV above the the bar that is in the center of the restaurant and it is on but music is playing and the waiters are attentive, the food presentation is formal as are the cloth napkins and clean white paper on top of the white tablecloth. The remodel done a couple years ago still looks nice. My wife and I like the Italian food here. It is upscale and pricier than our typical hole-in-the-wall favorite Italian place but it is worth it once in awhile."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "A nice low-key family owned restaurant with excellent food choices with good food and service. Overall and enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food excellent. Service really good but not overly so. Not hovering over your table. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "A great neighborhood gem, with quality italian food and great service. You can't beat that!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great find. Moderately priced, comfortable, friendly. Good traditional Italian food, well-priced wine list. Excellent service. It wasn't too busy the night we were there, and we sat for a longer time than we would have if they had needed to turn the table. Never felt rushed or ignored. I would definitely go back. Only quibble is the parking - which is neighborhood or metered. No lot or valet. Still, not a big deal overall."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food overall was bland. The salads tasted fresh but needed more flavor. My pasta alla norma was a bit gummy, and really had very little flavor. I think they need to use more salt and/or get more creative/aggressive with herbs."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Coworker and I enjoyed a lunch here, during dineLA week. The food and service were good, but not fantastic. I would go back for a lunch again, as there was a nice selection of items on the menu."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "EVERYTHING WAS GREAT AS USUAL!!! SERVICE WAS GREAT TOO!!!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Always a great pleasure to dine at this wonderful restaurant. Never a false note…..."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My daughter and I ate at Brunello Trattoria this last Friday evening. Despite a 7:45 reservation via OpenTable, we stood in the entrance until 8:15. We were then seated at a table for 2 with another adjacent, too close for comfort, in a hallway with a cold draft coming through. The wait staff was competent but food took a long time to come. We waited 30 minutes for entrees. The food was tasty. However, our pasta was short on ingredients other than noodles. My risotto, for example, had maybe 6 slices of sausage 1/8 in thick in the entire bowl, and my daughter's fettucine with salmon, arugula and asparagus had maybe 1 sprig of asparagus sliced, maybe 3 oz. of salmon flakes and a few flecks of arugula in it. The rest was noodles."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Note, however that it's a limited Monday night menu, though the range of Pizza and Calzone is there, and great salads, a few main courses too. Mama Cinzia has the night off but Bruno is there with his staff."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "This is my second visit to Brunello's and again a delicious meal. From the moment one walks in service is very good. The folks there are very accommodating and make the meal and the dining experience terrific. I am struck by the wide range of diners in the place , which I find exciting. It has appeal for everyone and the food is lovely. I will be going back again and again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is a girls night out that was nearly ruined by very, very slow service. Our reservation was for 6:30 and we nearly missed out theater tickets at 9pm, just down the street. We placed our order in tact at 7:10 and received our salads at 7:35. We had to continually ask for bread as we were literally starving. Our meal finally arrived at 8:15. The food was absolutely wonderful, but the very slow and overall poor service made this evening filled with stress. The location is great, minus the obvious parking issue. We planned everything early so we would not have to rush, yet that is exactly what happened. And when we realized that we were missing a salad that was ordered, the server argued with us."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was not good (though not bad), the service was adequate (though unenthusiastic) and the atmosphere was depressingly quiet. I will not come again and I don't recommend it."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food was "ok", but not outstanding. We ordered the Vegetable Pizza for an appetizer - it was soggy in the middle. I ordered the Fettuccine Bolognese, which was made with homemade pasta. The texture of the pasta was good, but the sauce was just average. It had the appearance of a quick-cooked sauce, while I prefer a slow-cooked sauce. Hubby got the Risotto...he asked ahead of time if it was salty, and was assured that it wasn't, but in fact it was (very common for restaurant food in general.) The night we were there, they seemed to have a problem with the service - both courses took very long to arrive, and I don't know if that was an anomaly or not. I see this as a nice neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I had lunch at Brunello Trattoria with a business colleague -- it was half way between their location and mine, and not in the "in scene" in Culver City. We had great food with outstanding service in a lovely atmosphere that was quiet enough to conduct business without shouting or worrying about others hearing us. The dining room is spacious and the tables are not too jammed in, so you had a sense of privacy even with other diners seated at adjacent tables. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the menu offered great variety for a lunch spot -- something for everyone. Parking was easy on the street."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We were not impressed. The food was nothing special and wasn't as flavorful as Italian should be. This is not a place we will go back to."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Very enjoyable. Great food and service. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Nice Italian restaurant in a neighborhood with few good options. Service was great, wine list with adequate options, food was OK. My vegetarian lasagna was a bit bland but not bad"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Neither old time dark wood, leather seats, checkered table cloth and Chianti bottles with candles Southern Italian NOR super trendy and flashy. Just good up-to-date very good food with friendly knowledgeable staff...mostly the same family that has been serving us for years. So glad to see they're busy. They don't take it for granted. We're never ever disappointed and happy to take both foodie and "meat and potato" friends. Also, unlike some of the "upscale in" places, they are VERY accommodating. You want Wednesday's special on Friday, they don't argue, they do it. Add a different sauce, change the pasta, they do it without complaint."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were impressed even as we walked up-tablecloths on the tables and a nice ambiance to the room...busy but with our reservations were seated immediately. The appetizer was elaborately sold by the name but was a simple prosciutto & mozzarella plate...that was far from simple. Great flavors - could have eaten that all night. The pizza (which is what we went for) was ok - thin crust as we like, but inside & out was really all the same texture instead of a bubbly crust like you might find from a wood-burning oven. Good selection & product used - but they cut our pizzas even after we requested not to (a huge no-no for us - we like the authentic experience & don't like our pizzas getting cold due to being cut). Will return for other menu items."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Brunello Trattoria is away from the center scene in Culver City, and we arrived with moderate to low expectations but found the food very good with careful attention to ingredients. Every plate on our table of 10 was eaten clean. The sole was perfectly cooked and an excellent piece of fish."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Unique, flavorful and very authentic pasta dishes. Not your typical neighborhood Italian restaurant menu. Flavor sparkled in the insalata di spinaci. Top notch tiramisu. The staff was attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I decided to explore new places during Dine LA that were close to home. Well Trattoria Brunello was was the choice. I feel lucky I was a very lucky diner to eat here. Food was delicious, ambience lovely and the service very good. Great options on the Dine LA menu and the entire menu page had many great offerings at a very reasonable cost. The place was filed with a variety of diner, which I really like. Every demographic was represented on this Saturday evening. Very accommodating personnel who did everything to make the dining experience was terrific one. I will definitely be back to enjoy another meal there in the very near future."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This is our go to place for delicious Italian food. The owner and staff are always friendly and very helpful."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Brunello Trattoria in Culver City offers excellent, authentic Italian cuisine complimented by attentive but not intrusive service in a chic, fun environment that welcomes both casual diners and those looking for a more special evening without feeling like they have to get "fancied up" for the occasion. The menu is varied, the portions are plentiful without being overwhelming, wines are sold by the glass as well as by the bottle and the gelati is a great way to complete a meal. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Celebrated a birthday there. Good selection of food choices. Allows you to bring in your own wine for a small corkage fee. Nice ambience."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I have eaten there several times and every time, I have had a great meal and dining experience."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Very average food, we got the calimari and only ate one bit each. Not worth more. The beef carpacio was good but out two pasta dishes would not be reordered - the lagsagna tasted like supermarket frozen. The dessert was purchased from outside mostly. Good but not great. The wine list, while limited, was good and a very fair price."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "This Italian restaurant is the real deal. The owner is from Naples and all the food is made fresh in house, including the bread and pasta's. The buffalo mozzerella is the best I've have anywhere other than Italy. If you're looking for a fine authentic Italian meal, this is the place!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Been patronizing Brunello's for years. Always a treat."
    Dined on 11/2/2013