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La Bruschetta - Westwood
La Bruschetta - Westwood

La Bruschetta - Westwood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lbwestwood.com
  • Phone: (310) 477-1052
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00PM - 2:00PM

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM

    Saturday & Sunday: 5:30PM - 9:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Simple to Lavish, La Bruschetta Catering and Special Events have over 29 years of experience. We can provide platters of food to go, set up a casual but stylish buffet or cook onsite and staff a sit down dinner for 100.
    Authentic Italian cuisine, 5 star service, tailored to meet your budget and exceed your expectations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Holman Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet and street parking available.
A word from La Bruschetta - Westwood
In business since 1984, La Bruschetta has won a loyal neighborhood following and has long been one of the more serious -- and relaxed -- places to dine close to Westwood Village. The simple yet handsome dining room works well for many occasions: it can be romantic, it suits the needs of business people and it is also an ideal restaurant to bring visiting relatives. The kitchen prepares a wide range of intriguing pasta dishes -- some hearty, some delicate, most of them noteworthy. Deftly prepared classic northern Italian entrées, most reasonably priced, range from veal scaloppine to osso buco.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "servicec was extremely personable and attentive, food delicious and not noisy; would recommend"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We had never been to this restaurant before, even though it is close to home -- chose it because we had an open table gift card and it was on the list and we knew they could make our picky eater 8 year old plain pasta. The owner was welcoming and charming, and the waiter was wonderful, friendly, funny, chatty (but in a good way, like an old friend) -- the service was attentive but in-your-face, very old-school professional. All dishes ordered were outstanding."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Excellent! This is my new favorite Westwood gem. I first went in after a medical appointment and was in a lot of pain. The staff and owner were all so compassionate, service and food were excellent. I've been back twice since then and each time was fabulous. I can't recall the last time I dined and everyone at the table completely cleaned their plate because all enjoyed the food rather than to small portions. I can't recommend one item over another. We've had the fish specials, farro salad, bratta, canneloni, lasagna... all great."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "reliably good food and decent wine, nice service.....very easy, pleasant place to dat"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Was visiting UCLA with daughter and rest of family and in the mood for Italian. This was my first time at the restaurant but easily at same level to best Italian I have eaten. Had elderly parents with us who are concerned about noisy places but ambience and noise level were perfect. Surprised and impressed with the reasonably priced wine list although you can bring your own with corkage fee. My only very minor gripe was plates were not as hot as I would like. Veal though was excellent as were all the starters we ordered. I will definitely go back next time I am at UCLA."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A wonderful restaurant with great food. Will definitely be back soon! Excellent service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Needed a group reservation and they were very accommodating. Everyone in the group really liked their food. Owner came over to greet us. Prices reasonable for LA and the quality. I would go again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • " Service : Excellent Food: Very Good Atmosphere : Excellent, Romantic, Quiet."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "After my son's graduation from UCLA we had a dinner with extended family to celebrate. Everything was great. They were extremely pleasant and helpful. They didn't rush us and they were flexible as the headcount changed a number of times during the weeks leading up to the event. The menu is pretty basic Italian - nothing too surprising. But everyone was pleased with the food and the wine, and I was very happy with the service, the location and the ambiance. It didn't seem as crowded as I would have expected, which was good because the noise level was very comfortable."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Loved this place. Food was absolutely excellent (salmon risotto and chicken raviolis), great service, can't say enough good things."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Love this place. Food is always great. service is great. No complaints at all."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "When you want an evening to catch up with good friends, or discuss something of substance, La Bruschetta is the place to go. Quiet, cozy, impeccable service, starched linens and delectable pasta. Everything was great. Lemon ricotta cheese cake - a real treat. Also tiramisu earns at + moist and just the right texture. All in all, bravo."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My wife and I consider Bruschetta a "find". Crowded or empty the service is stellar. Food presentation and taste superb. Great place to bring friends and business colleagues for excellent food and quiet conversation. If you are in Westwood, stop in. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Food was great, so was the service. Loved the eggplant."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "we have been dining here for years. Great menu. Great host. Great staff. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This family-owned restaurant makes you feel welcome and the most important person in the room. The food is wonderful Italian. The service is attentive without being obtrusive. Wonderful! Go there!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "La Bruschetta did not miss a trick. The fruite de mar salad was an absolute treat. The penne putanesca was al dente with a sauce that is unmatchable. The owner, Angelo, and his son, know how to make you feel instantly at home and will make virtually whatever you want, on or off the menu. Don't miss this one. It is the real deal. Joel Fishman"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Food was good, service attentive. Love the wine rack atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Nice menu, tables spaced far enough apart for privacy."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Very good Italian food and the wine was excellent. The service was also good."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "A very good place in Westwood with good food, very friendly service, moderate prices"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "La Bruschetta is a little pricey for lunch. It would be nice if they had a lunch menu. Spending over $ 30 per person is a bit steep."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food was good. The management was welcoming. The noise level was low -- good for eating and talking. Very nice evening."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food, as always, was delicious and beautifully served. The special mango/ shrimp salad was 2 salads for the 4 of us. We all cleaned our plates. The white fish special, ordered by 2 of us, was well received, as was the wild salmon. The veal was also delicious. It is a warm, comfortable, quiet neighborhood gem with attentive wait staff, easy access, a great wine collection and knowledgeable waiters to help with selection. We always enjoy this relaxed setting, knowing that the dinner will be wonderful and we will be taken care of while we are actually able to visit with our friends."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "If you want good Italian food in an adult, calm, civilized atmosphere, enjoy food, wine and conversation, this is one of the best on the Westside. The food is real, fair priced and straight forward, They are very accommodating on special orders, changing pastas, etc. No "chef attitude" to deal with."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I have never been treated so well. The service was outstanding. The owner came to our table and then made sure to say goodbye. The host was outstanding. The food blew my mind. My fiance ordered the chicken ravioli, OUTSTANDING! The sauce was perfect, the prosciutto flavorful and the ravioli were the ideal size. I ordered a chicken sausage dish and the portion was larger than I thought. The sausage was great, the sauce had a bit of spice, the noodles were light. Finally, dessert was tiramisu and chocolate lava cake. I've never had tiramisu like this, I couldn't taste the coffee. I had it with an espresso which evened it out nicely. It was smooth, creamy, with a touch of chocolate. This place was outstanding. I can't wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We were there for the first time to celebrate our daughter's birthday. The night turned into an unforgettable dining experience. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left we were treated fantastically. Attention to every detail was the note of the evening. They knew everything about every dish. Were able to describe them in wonderful detail. And every dish we tried was better than the next. Even my foodie daughters were impressed with each dish they tried - the flavors all working together. The homemade pasta is like nothing we have ever had and their tomatoe sauce unbelievably delicious. I can't say enough about this place. Try it now -- you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "bread was stale and cold. Pinot Noir house wine was excellent. Portions adequate. and tasty not noisy."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is a neighborhood gem. Wonderful food in a sophisticated, accessible setting. It's family-owned and it shows. The owners are there to recognize regulars and welcome new patrons as friends. No detail is overlooked. Make it your regular place!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Pleasant lunch but rather skimpy portions considering the price!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Although we have lived blocks away from La Bruschetta for 15 years, we had never dined there and I'm glad we finally did. We were warmly greeted when we walked in and immediately seated which was nice. We were given menus and a wine list and then bruschetta was brought to the table, which I thought was a nice way to start our meal. I couldn't decide on a bottle of wine so we explained what we liked and asked our host to choose something that ended up being perfect (I even took a picture of the bottle so I could remember what it was). We shared a delicious burrata, beet and arugula salad which was followed by my shrimp fra diavolo (my favorite pasta dish) and the fish of the day. Thumbs up for service and food, can't wait to return."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had an excellent experience at this neighborhood gem that I have lived near for years but never tried. I especially appreciated the attentiveness of the staff and the overall hospitality. The wine list was impressive, the restaurant beautiful and the food delicate and delicious. (I especially recommend the mushroom timbale appetizer. Amazing!) My friend and I were there for several hours and the time just flew by. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We came here to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. Our table for 8 was ready when we arrived. Our party included 3 children( 12,10 and 7). The staff was very friendly and made our children feel welcome. Everything we ordered was delicious: salads, pasta, fish, and dessert. 4 of us had wine that was marvelous. An overall memorable experience."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Lovely for a quiet conversation.You actually can hear the person across the table."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Fabulous food. Had incredible fish special with fresh, cooked perfectly veggies. Husband has pasta which was fresh, hand made. Everything was delicious. Wait staff was very accommodating."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Have gone here for years. Always feel welcome and special. Food is tasty and appeals to different needs."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We sat down and I didn't know what I wanted to eat. The waiter, this time it was the owner's son, suggested a dish which sounded just perfect -- and it was! We always have a good meal at La Bruschetta!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Nice atmosphere and real Italian owner. Loves his customers and does everything to accommodate them."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Why can't all restaurants be quiet like this one? Although the food wasn't all that great, I will go back bc it is a restaurant that you can actually have a conversation!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Went to La Bruschetta last night with my wife and had the best time while enjoying superb, fresh food. We can't express what a great find this was for us and will continue to come back. We have tried numerous things on their menu and have not yet been disappointed. Love the dedicated and attentive management, excellent service and fantastic food. This fine establishment could easily become a once a week place to eat! Would definitely recommend to all....."
    Dined on 11/17/2013