We love Brunello - something for everyone, and many great choices at that. We especially go for family meals with our adult children to converse, catch up and relax together with good food and attentive service.
Everything was great as usual. Thanks!
The place was small, but nice Italian place. I went there for the DineLA event and I ordered really nice pasta for only $15. They're also one of the only places here in southern California that I've seen with Ferrarelle water which is not common but speaks to the authenticity of this place.
Came here for dineLA but was quickly distracted by the real menu. We had the beef carpaccio appetizer, I had the lobster ravioli special (best ravioli I’ve ever had). He had the chicken Daniele. YUM. We shared everything, So satisfying! As a person that travels to Italy every year, I have the say this is the real deal here. Fresh pasta, perfected sauces...It’s hard to choose what you want to eat because it seems you can’t go wrong! Hospitality was a perfect 10 as well. I think I’ve found a new favorite spot ;)
The pasta and the beef carpaccio we're amazing especially with a glass of Chianti. Don't forget to finish off your meal with their special desserts and a cappuccino. The service was very attentive and helpful in making a selection for both food and wine. My date and I were both pleased.
As part of the DineLA experience, I decided to take the wife to a local establishment highly touted by food critics as one of Culver City’s up and coming eateries.
East of Main Street and the downtown restaurant row, in a residential area of historic Culver City where the Industry and film studios intertwine is Brunello Trattoria a quintessential Italian brasserie. Here, the host resembles an older renaissance man and the food servers are donned in the traditional black apron with white linen shirts.
The atmosphere is that of a quaint bistro in Italy.
We were greeted by our server who immediately informed us of the specials for the evening as well as the DineLA experience which showcased their signature dishes. The DineLA menu would be offering three courses for the evening and we opted for this choice.
My wife had the Insalata di Gamberi shrimp salad and I chose the Portobello Mushroom E Pepperoni with burrata cheese for starters; both were exquisite, fresh and tasty. They drizzle sweet balsamic vinegar on the burrata which woke up this normally mild mozzarella to a more cheesy flavor yet keeping a smooth, creamy finish.
I chose the Paccheri Aragosta for my next course which is thin ribbons of pasta in a cream sauce with pieces of lobster whereas the pieces are small, the overall taste is...amazing. The Mrs. had the Braciolette di Pollo alla Marsala which is a roulee (chicken breast roll) with a goat cheese and spinach stuffing in a marsala sauce which she said,…very, very tasty. Our desserts were picked from the dessert tray of the night and I had the white chocolate and strawberry gelato; the wife had the three layered cake…all exquisitely created perfectly to compliment the end of a wonderful culinary experience.
Kudos to DineLA and the chefs and staff of Brunellos Trattoria; we will definitely re-visit outside of the DineLA experience as we will chalk this restaurant as one more of our dining delight locales.
food, as always, was outstanding. The value for the Dine LA restaurant week menu, was excellent. However, service was distressingly slow, and that was unfortunate. I have eaten at Brunello before and I expect I will again, but I will avoid peak crowd times.
I was pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious. I was there for a quick business lunch and the atmosphere was perfect for my needs. The service was good and the food was really good. I'll recommend and return soon.
The food was good. It's nice to know of another reasonably priced restaurant in the neighborhood.
We visited Brunello Trattoria for the first time during DineLA. The restaurant has been in business for ten years, but for us it was a wonderful discovery! Everything, from our salads, to the piping hot bread, to dessert, was delicious. The entrees (a bowtie pasta with salmon and Paccheri all’Aragosta -- rigatoni with lobster meat) were exquisitely prepared. We look forward to returning often to this low-key, family-run restaurant.
This place was fantastic! Can’t wait to eat here again!
We love this restaurant but it's so loud! Can't figure out why.
Some nights are clunkers; atypically, this was one of them: one dinner was poor; another was mediocre. REMEMBER, I said atypically.
Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. A bit noisy for my taste and hearing ability in my 60s. Server was wonderful, attentive, unobtrusive, helpful. I had a pasta dish with salmon a special that night. It was delicious. My husband enjoyed the Oso buco. Our friends loved the pear spinach salad. I would definitely return. We had a lovely evening.
Really nice restaurant with delicious food and great for groups. The manager was very accommodating for a large party of 14 guests. Everyone loved their meals and the price point was moderate. Highly recommend!