Broginos Italian Restaurant

4.4
156 reviews
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Since 1977 Broginos has been a local destination for the South Bay and beyond. We proudly make all the sauces from scratch and our bread and pizza are made fresh daily. We offer many excellent wines from Italy and California and our full bar is famous for the best martinis in town. Broginos is family owned and we will keep it this way.
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OT
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was tasty and a lot ... Drinks well made!

Service was slow at best ... don't expect to be greeted or acknowledged at the door.
They seem to be understaffed.

Their water glasses had dishwasher residue... not a good presentation for a restaurant.

Although the food was good, it's not a 2-hour type of meal.

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J
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My second visit but this time the food wasn’t as good as it was the first time. We arrived early and ordered soon after. The food lacked flavor, asparagus under cooked ( woody part still in take), and we were overall disappointed. I’m willing to try again only because our first visit it was fabulous

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AB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the gems in the South Bay. Our food service technician, Omar, is absolutely one of the best. Attentive, but doesn’t hover. Great personality. Everyone there seems to love their job. It makes it a much better dining experience. If your Italian grandmother was still making dinner for you, this is what it would taste like.
Decor is stuck in the, well, unexplainable era. But, it is exactly what you would expect. Just try it.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG!!! Love! Love! This place!!! Is like walking in Nona’s kitchen.. food delicious 😋 service outstanding!! You have to visit this place .. it’s unbelievable....

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TR
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Went for the first time for a midweek casual meal based on word of mouth and social media ratings. Enjoyed the food and service. It's got a very old school dive bar meets mom and pop Italian pasta place. It had a quirky appeal. Food was solid. I was surprised, but not in a bad way, that the soup and salad courses were served family style and you plate yourself. Service was a little confusing with two or three guys serving our table. There was a couple duplicate servings. Overall, a nice new place for a casual meal.

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RB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant with a surprisingly wide variety and well-prepared menu selections. If you have been there before, Michael and his friendly wait staff greet you by name and always make you feel comfortable.

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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice little resturant but Food lacked flavor. We tried the Shrimp Scampi, and Fettuccini Alfredo.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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GB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

BROGINO'S NEVER FAILS TO MEET ALL EXPECTATIONS!!
As always, my experience at Brogino's this past Friday evening was outstanding!
The staff was its usual: friendly, attentive, helpful, knowledgeable, and just wonderful in every way! And the food, supercalifragilisticexpealidotious!!

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VH
Los Angeles
158 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and great energy in the room. It is bustling but fun! All dishes are huge. You might want to share them.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and Michael always makes us feel so welcome. He does make a “Killer Martini”!

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VH
Los Angeles
158 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Make a reservation on a Saturday night. The line was out the door at 7pm on Saturday. Thankfully, I had made a reservation. We were taken to a table that was "cozy" near the rear of the restaurant. The servers/service is good when you can get them. It seems to me that they need one more bus person. We didn't receive water or the terrific garlic bread for about 10 minutes into the visit.

The Chicken Piccata was excellent and the side of spaghetti was more than one can eat. Though the soup that night was a little salty, it made it very tasty. Others in my party had the parmigania (sp?) scallops that were very good. The waiter, Omar, was happy to help and suggested a scallop scampi. If you order that, as for extra sauce.

The cherry dessert was just for everyone to grab a spoon or two.

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B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Quite a varied menu with food well prepared. Difficult to get a table unless you have a reservation since it is a very popular place-

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S
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only negative is tables are pretty small for 4. Food and service is great.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect romantic date dinner. Easy reservations. Great food and good service. Great ambiance, especially at night. I would recommend this restaurant for a date night.

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BH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun atmosphere for this old school restaurant. The food and drinks were very good.

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NC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks Omar for your personalized service! Love Brogino’s

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PB
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pasta and martinis

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DT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Asked for a table and waitress sat a party of 6 that just walked in at the last table instead of saving for our reservation so we walked out it was my moms birthday very upsetting

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SP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food needed to be hotter! It was served cool

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OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great restaurant. Definitely try it!

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TM
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We’ve been there before often and it’s usually good. Last night the food and service were subpar.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Our waitress acted as if we were inconveniencing her throughout our meal, probably our fault - we were utterly thoughtless and asked for refills when our drinks were empty. The food was fine, decent - not good, not bad. My piccata was bathed in oil and tasted more of salt than anything else. The mozzarella appetizer was $13 dollars for three averaged sized sticks. We’ve walked past this restaurant dozens of times and we truly thought it would just be a cute homey neighborhood place where we could eat some good Italian food. We’ll unfortunately not be back.

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OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love these guys. Not enough adjectives to describe how terrific this restaurant is. Just go, you won't be sorry you did.

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m
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't pass up the martini's - or the lasagna. Bring a big appetite if you are ordering the "full meal"!

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Started coming here in 1999, still the same awesome food and Chianti !!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The reservation didn’t matter. We arrived for our 7:15 reservation and were not seated until 7:50.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was good but it took over an hour to get our entrees.

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FD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious! Got to try the the lasagna, spaghetti with meat sauce and the chicken scallopini, excellent choice, a lot of food. Will totally come back

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Such a cozy family dining experience .

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and a lovely waiter.

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PP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites! I eat here at least two to three times a month! Drinks are great too. If you like tequila, try the hot tini!

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DH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food and service. Took my father there and had a great meal.

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c
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tony, Michael and crew continue to maintain good value neighborhood presence with consistency and good service.
Excellent cocktails- extensive menu with personal touches.
Eggplant, cacciatore, full dinner with soup and salad.
Some things to improve
- atmosphere and facility- uodate from the ‘50s - old plastic graphs - bathrooms in need of refurb.
Just like an old comfortable eatery in need of a refresh.
Keep the family scene - clean it up

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m
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been visiting Brogino's for years and always enjoy it. Dropped 1 star for service this time, but in all fairness it was really busy and everyone was working hard. Still the best martinis in town!

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SC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy our dinner at Brogino’s. I wonderful place to get have a pleasant meal, nice service without the chaos of a chain. Enjoyed their dinner menu, which includes their house salad (greens with kidney beans and garbanzos), minestrone soup and entree’s. Entrees ordered were peppers and sausage, served with voice of pasta and manicotti. Both were superb!

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AW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really like the service from the moment we walked in the door. Everyone there was very attentive to our needs as well as the other customers who were seated around us. Wish I would have found this place earlier. Great portions on the food and it was excellent.

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent, ambiance excellent, Service excellent —we were in So California for a wedding and enjoyed our dinner at Brogino’s

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding food & service!! We love Brogino's and their staff!

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SC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brogino’s did an exterior upgrade a few months ago and the mural looks great. Improvements have carried into the restaurant and the food preparation. The menu is the same, and seems prepared with far more attention and love. We always order full meal, which is served with minestrone soup and house salad. The soup was filled with more of everything. The salad has wonderful red beans and chick peas, set off by their distinctive (and delicious) house dressing. Entrees of manicotti and sausages & peppers were deliciously satisfying, fully drenched in meat sauce. Love the attention to everything. Enjoy.

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