Brunello Trattoria

4.7
637 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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!
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LeeA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Definitely recommending it. Nice neighborhood place. Great staff

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FatemaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for the DineLA menu. Staff were amazing - attentive, friendly and welcoming. We loved the 3 course meal that was offered. It's in a quiet little corner of Culver City and felt like an authentic family owned Italian restaurant. We tried the bruscetta with mushrooms, rigattoni in saffron cream sauce with shrimp and asparagus and finished with a delicious tiramasu. Definitely planning on visiting them again in the future!

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vipJanana
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I went on a double date with our friends during Dine LA week recently and we had a wonderful time. The dinner menu for Dine LA was only $35 for a decent amount of food. It was a three course meal that started with an appetizer, then to an entree, and finally dessert. They also gave us complimentary bread which was freshly baked and so delicious. My friend and I had the mushroom risotto, which could have used a little more seasoning, but was a good sized portion. Our partners had the veal which was tender and flavorful. The wine menu was well priced per glass and I really enjoyed the Riesling. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and the service and staff were very attentive throughout the evening. I am very glad to have stumbled upon this restaurant and would come back in the future.

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vipjules
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I tried this restaurant last week and was not impressed. My fish was small portion and the mash potatoes were cold. Only part of meal I enjoyed was my spinach salad and some bread. The service was a bit slow and they could decorate the restaurant a little better too. Would say so-so.

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AmyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dineLA - menu options were awesome. Service was spectacular. Bruno was so attentive!!

We had a great time!

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JohnK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The owner / server that was helping us was funny and made the experience more than worth it!

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Jacki
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the staff is very friendly! The ambiance is very cozy, not too formal, and they have a delightful outdoor seating area as well as indoors. I especially recommend the mushroom appetizer that has roasted bell peppers and cheese. This place is great for a low-key date night.

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vipHelenofTroy
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food and the owners are always so welcoming!

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Nancy
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We really like it here and come quite often! Everything is yummy!

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AlexandraG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious !

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PeterS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is individually prepared, served hot and tasty. Wait staff is friendly and helpful.

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vipKeithK
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great 👍🏻 ordered the specials and they were delicious 😋 Love this restaurant 💕

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vipHelenofTroy
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Brunello Trattoria. Nice to receive a warm welcome and to enjoy dining at the restaurant with their delicious food!

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vipKeithK
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. We ordered the daily specials and they didn’t disappoint. This is a wonderful restaurant, you should try it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Bruno’s. Food is always top notch, as well as the service.

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StefanieJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service is great and the food is always delicious. The people working there are very friendly,helpful and nice. An overall great experience.

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vipAliceB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy taking my mom to Brunello. She feels comfortable (and safe now in Covid) dining here. Polite and service oriented staff and delicious food that reminds her of home. When we didn’t dine out during covid, we were sure to still order and support this family.

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KayD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The antipasta was great! The specials were very engaging, we tried two of them!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of friends celebrating a friend’s job success. Our dinner was excellent as was the service. The ambience was perfect to relax, talk and enjoy our evening. We truly had a great night! Thank you!

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vipBBfoodie
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love brunello’s! It’s the definition of a neighborhood gem. Pastas, salads, pizzas, bread, it’s all amazing!

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LAinWLA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a simple, family run restaurant with delicious food and terrific service!

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vipNickolas
Los Angeles
277 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The room needs freshening up; likely, Covid has caused a loss of revenue to be able to do that. But it continues as a neighborhood retreat for quiet and comfortable dining, attentive service, good food, and amazing prices.

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vipBBfoodie
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The definition of a neighborhood gem. Great food, lovely people, outstanding service. I love this place!

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vipShellyb
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. We can’t wait to go back and try some of the other dishes. And the bread was amazing!

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vipNickolas
Los Angeles
277 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This family-owned restaurant works very hard to please. Take out is very good, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno never disappoints! So happy to see him again and dine in for the first time in over a year. Their risotto is the absolute best.

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LaurenceW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunello Trattoria is a lovely, neighborhoody, classic Northern Italian restaurant with a good wine list, delicious housemade pastas, a lovely vibe and very attentive service. These folks helped get us through the Pandemic as they kept their take out going throughout. It was a pleasure to dine there again in person, indoors, and enjoy a fine meal. Pastas, salads, fish, meats all prepared beautifully. They keep the wonderful, warm round loaves of bread coming throughout. Wine list well balanced. A delightful experience, and though it's very much a local's favorite, it's well worth the trip for anyone seeking high quality, traditional Italian cuisine in a relaxed setting. For now at least, they continue to offer both outdoor and indoor dining. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always make us feel like family.

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vipohjk
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, delicious food, and a warm atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants in LA!

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StefanieJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great!!! We will come again

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with a family Italian vibe. So glad to keep coming back!

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vipGot2Eat
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with visiting family. We were sitting in the street. Very well cared for.

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vipNickolas
Los Angeles
277 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Family-owned and run; located away from the crowded, noisy, and parking problems of downtown Culver City. They do a very good job of exceeding the needs of their diners, whether in-house or with takeout. Menu offerings and pricing will leave you smiling.

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vipBillM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Brunello’s was an fabulous experience, start to finish!

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vipDeniseC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistently good. Small family owned and run restaurant. I like supporting local businesses. The menu has something for everyone whether you want vegetarian or meat.
Great place!

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vipDavid
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and delicious. Authentic Italian food without the bells and whistles. Like going to a true trattoria in Italy! Great staff.

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vipBMitch
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always gracious host, they make us feel like family and the food is top notch.

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LAinWLA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in Culver City. Delicious bread, excellent main dishes, whole wheat and gluten-free pasta, friendly and efficient service. Just a great place all around.

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DanaP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been eating out much during Covid meaning we’ve gotten takeout but we haven’t actually gone to very many restaurants. We had the best experience! We actually sat inside next to a window that opened 😊. The food was delicious, the service was stellar. Definitely recommend.

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damond
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST WESTSIDE ITALIAN - OLD SCHOOL reminds me of Jersey!

FAQs

Brunello Trattoria does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Brunello Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 280-3856.

Brunello Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 637 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.