Bar Toscana

4.6
111 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Bar Toscana is open for takeout and delivery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are closed for indoor and outdoor dining.

A number of Bar Toscana favorites are available TO GO, as is everything on the menu for our sister restaurant, Toscana.

Located in the heart of Brentwood, Bar Toscana is an intimate cocktail bar situated next door to storied TOSCANA, a longtime home for Hollywood’s elite and our favorite locals.

Bar Toscana’s simple yet elegant menu is composed of small plates, or stuzzichini, an array of hand-crafted cocktails, and an Italian-focused wine list.

At once relaxed and stylish, this neighborhood lounge is ideally fashioned for unique cocktails and sparkling conversation.

We look forward to opening again once COVID restrictions are lifted.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 111 people are saying
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4.6based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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vipRoxanneD
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bar Toscana is part of the Toscana restaurant in that they share the same space and kitchen. The Toscana kitchen, however, is being renovated for several months so the menu is extremely limited. They should really let people know that you cannot get dinner at Bar Toscana until the kitchen renovation is complete. We ended up leaving and going elsewhere.

Bar Toscana
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi Roxanne. Yes, Toscana Restaurant is still closed for construction but you can, in fact, get dinner at Bar Toscana. There is a full menu that includes salads, sandwiches, lasagna, sliders etc and there is always a nightly dinner special as well. We hope to see you back again!

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vipJamieB
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was amazing. Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Sitting arrangement was problematic. Food was mediocre

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LisaP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Just a heads up - we had no idea that the restaurant part is closed next door for remodeling- they share a kitchen so the menu is very lunch like with Sahara and sandwiches - not many protein options.

Bar Toscana
Responded on January 28, 2020

Hi Lisa! Yes, next door Toscana Restaurant is closed for a kitchen renovation through late February. We have added additional items to the Bar Toscana menu so hope you will be back, if nothing else than for a fabulous cocktail!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Thank you very much

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vipfood4life
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian bistro in a hip space with great service and a menu for all tastes.

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David
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised by the food here (and the wine and cocktails too, for that matter). They have a good reputation already, but the "lasagnetta", the branzino and the panna cotta were all the best I've ever eaten in those categories. We will be back! The restaurant was closed for renovations, so this was the bar itself. Not sure if the kitchen is the same, but I assume it is?

The place is small, and they project TV onto the back wall. Not my preference, but it's a bar after all.

Bar Toscana
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you! You are correct your food was from the Bar Toscana kitchen & we're happy to hear you enjoyed it. Toscana Restaurant will be back open late February. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipDindi
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointing stale cannolo for dessert

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KarenR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service is excellent. Was there on a busy night and both the host and server made my party feel important as we waited and welcomed as we were seated.

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AlexaH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing! But it is very very noisy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and my go to when I want a delicious meal.

MM
MeridithM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the unique AND classic cocktails to the exquisite food, this small, narrow venue is perfect for dinner or just drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful setting! However the waitress and the store manager more interested in talking to their friends than attending the people dining. Mind you this was later on at night. Ordered their black truffle pizza, ended up being cold. Good place to grab wine/beer with a friend.

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lovefood
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service food and ambiance were excellent

M
vipMoon
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was attentive and friendly.

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vipJacqueline
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cocktails and food! Favorite place in LA.

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vipmarks
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the familiarity of the place. So much lighter than Toscana and a nice change from a busy dining room

HD
vipHayleyDk
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was amazing and the food was perfectly delicious, albeit on the pricey side. There is a lot of energy in this bar and the music was on the loud side for us. But the manager overheard us talking about it and immediately offered to turn it down. That was an unexpected surprise and will keep us coming back for dinners there.

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DanielleG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Always delicious food. Really the best tomato sauce in LA

SK
vipStephK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Go to for casual food in a people watching atmosphere.

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vipBruno
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben is the best

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

you used to be able to order off of the toscana menu but for some reason they put a stop to that. Bar toscana menu is rather limited now. The food was good, the service was very good. Not sure I’ll return though.

Bar Toscana
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hello! We actually do have a great section on the Bar menu called "Toscana Classics" where you can get all of the Toscana Restaurant favorites. We hope to see you back at Bar Toscana!

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Joffre
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here all the time. The food is fantastic and the staff is always really helpful!

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vipRichT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

They have a bar menu or you can order food from their main restaurant next door, Toscana, which we did. We had a very good carciofi (artichoke) salad, a limp, tasteless margherita pizza, and an ok but nothing special steak Fiorentina, which is disappointing considering its $86 price tag. Service was adequate. Drinks are expensive (minimum $20 for a decent glass of Italian red). My main problem is the noise level, which was like standing next to a jet plane. We ended screaming at each other to be heard and my head was ringing by the time I left.

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avideater
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The bar part of the restaurant is much more intimate and quiet than the restaurant proper. The food is always very good, and the they have an excellent wine list.

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vipSuzyF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I love Bar Toscana. I go there quite often. However, on Sunday night, we waited almost 1 1/2 hours to get our food. The server kept apologizing, but it was really frustrating. My family said they never want to go back. I'm sad about it because I usually chose the bar side over the restaurant side.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food and service are good. But the space is very loud which made it hard to converse.

SB
vipSoniaB
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is consistently delicious. Well-prepared and served quickly. Drinks are also very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Great food/service as always. Music was so loud that we couldn’t hear each other.

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ALLAB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice service. Great neighborhood restaurant.

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vipStephenb
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had to wait 30 minutes for my reserved table

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Love bar toscana but they changed their menu recently and got rid of some of my favorites. Hoping they will bring back the Caesar salad.

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NancyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Made us wait 45 min for our reserved table. Service was bad. Food was cold. They didn’t even have some things on their menu. Expected to be discounted for all of this, but they simply ignored every issue

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bajorito
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice date spot with great wine. A little loud for sure but a nice, trendy vibe

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Valentine’s Day. As it might be expected on Valentine’s Day, it was quite busy so I cannot completely fault the service itself. Food is good, but slight overpriced. Cocktails are VERY good.

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vipMikeZ
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

the waitress forgot to bring one of our appetizers, and when we reminded her she told us it would be just a couple minutes (it was a cold appetizer). 20 minutes later we received it. there was a small apology, and from then on there was little to no service. we had to call waiters over to get drinks.

we frequent this establishment often and it’s service or ability to get an order correct seems to always fall short.

the older, established partner to this restaurant, just next door seems to have its service under much better efficiency.

i have been a customer since it’s opening 30 years ago.

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vipbrianb
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the "downscale" version of the legendary Toscana, across the walkway from Bar Toscana. That doesn't mean less - just a little less Hollywood and insider feeling. Ir's a really fine neighborhood restaurant, casually elegant, with wonderful food and excellent service. Valet parking available, and needed, because this is a busy part of Brentwood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wine selection by the glass.

AS
vipArpanS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Went with a friend and after we paid one of the waiters was super rude to us and told us that they needed the table for another reservation...

FAQs

Bar Toscana does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bar Toscana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 820-2448.

Bar Toscana is rated 4.6 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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