Brunello Trattoria

4.6
444 reviews
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$30 and under
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 280-3856
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cinzia
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Private party facilities
Join us for your business meetings, birthdays, family reunions, and other special occasions in our private room. We can set up a pre-fixed menu or your party can order a la carte.
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Private party contact
Bruno: (310) 280-3856
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Catering
Brunello catering can now bring our fine foods of Southern Italy to your home, office, park or any other special occasion.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hargis Street
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Special events & promotions
May deal!
Come in Wednesday nights and receive 30% off any bottle of wine from our full wine list.

Come in Tuesday and Thursday nights and enjoy a 3 course menu for only $25 per person!

Call the restaurant for details or find the menu on our Facebook!
Facebook.com/brunellorestaurant
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 444 People Are Saying
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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It is nice and quiet. Waiter was very nice and we needed to be done early so it worked for us

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No complaints, I’d highly recommend if you’re in the mood for Italian.

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MD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very attentive staff. Really good food - had beef carpaccio, spinach salad, asparagus soup, a seafood linguini, veal with lemon and capers and molten choc cake. Soup a little bland, heavy on potato component. Would happily eat there again.

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MT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For the most part it was a good experience. I found the al dente pasta a little too al dente for my liking although I understand that is how it is supposed to be (this restaurant's pasta is just a little less cooked than most). I had lobster pasta. It was good but not to die for. The bread was really yummy as everyone notes when they review this restaurant. The tiramisu wasn't that great to me. It is passable but I make a much better tiramisu; it isn't difficult to do (mine is also non-alcoholic).
Overall a good experience but not spectacular or fabulous. 🙂

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C
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food and attentive service. Great pasta dishes. Generous delicious salads.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Authentic Italian cuisine. Great wine selection. Great dessert.

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VM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The fresh warm bread was delicious!!!! Salad was meh. My pasta was soooo AMAZING and my pineapple sorbet was to die for! Presentation on the dessert as awesome.

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LE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunellos is a delicious and affordable neighborhood restaurant. The staff is accommodating and the restaurant is family friendly.

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JP
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come here it is never ever a disappointment! From the food to the service!

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l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Walked into the restaurant at 2 pm for lunch there were 4 or 5 tables that were occupied 1 table in the back had 2 girls at it 1 was sitting the other standing the looked over at me but continued their conversation i stood there a couple minutes then approached them being one wearing an apron and asked if i could be seated the girl sitting there said sure sit anywhere you like .Very shortly after that a server came over he was polite and professional a busser filled my water and brought out some delishious bread i ordered the arugula salad which would have been great except for the canned beets, then had the fettuchine with shiitake mushrooms and grilled chicken it was served piping hot and it was tasty but not a single shiitake mushroom in there commented to the server afterwards and he asked the cook why was there no shiitake and only white mushrooms she responded she thought thats how its made. Overall i walked out full and somewhat satisfied.

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JP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience and plan to return soon. All four in our party were happy with their meal and the service was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just nothing special.

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F
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The chicken dish and vegetables we had were lovely, but the pastas were very disappointing!

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OT
Los Angeles
224 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You can't go wrong. The pizza bread is great, salads are sharable, main courses presented well, beer and wine choices are very good, etc. Food L.A. is a good time to go.

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S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Brunellos serves great food together with impeccable and friendly service. This is our family’s favorite restaurant and we keep coming back, again and again!
The Adriano/Stowell Family

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r
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit and it was just as delicious as the first time. A great find for authentic Italian food.

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MG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dined on Father’s Day. Service was very attentive & helpful with entree & wine suggestions. Food was delicious! We tried a few new menu items this visit and they didn’t disappoint . (Pizza & bucatini pasta special). Will be back ☺️

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r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never eaten here before and I found them on OpenTable and to our surprise this turned out to be a delicious place for dinner. We will be back !!

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t
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner,great service, nice atmosphere !
We always have a great meal and experience at Brunello’s!

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E
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here often. The food is delicious. There's always enough for take home. The wine is very good. Staff friendly. Just a great place for delicious Italian food.

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EL
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The parking situation has scared me away from future visits. I will not drive into the remote section of Culver City only to spend fifteen minutes circling the block, hoping that someone will vacate a parking spot. And we dined at 1:30 on a Thursday! I can only imagine what the parking situation would be at dinnertime

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T
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Brunello Trattoria proved to be a pleasant surprise -- in a residential area of Washington Blvd. in Culver City, with studio types and others turning up for lunch. Good service and great food -- the whole-tomato-based spaghetti with a lobster tail was enjoyed even more with pieces of the very good just-baked bread. A pizza with four different sections and toppings on each was admired by a friend who last saw one like that in Italy. And, of course, tiramisu hit the spot before going out into the afternoon sun. Good experience!

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m
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

A typical neighborhood Italian restaurant. The decor feels a little Office Max, but the food is tasty and well portioned. If you live in the area and start craving Italian, Brunello can satisfy your pasta cravings.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother's Day

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c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 14 of us and every appetizer, salad and entree were amazing. Spectacular menu and delicious food. Service was excellent. Go! Enjoy!

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t
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Yummy! A great neighborhood restaurant with good service and great food. Easy parking too which is not the case in most of Culver City anymore! A go to restaurant for us!

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F
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was fine but nothing to write home about. Staff was friendly, food mediocre, as a local place fine .

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JP
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All Was amazing as it always is!!

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LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunello is absolutely delicious, authentic Italian. The food and wine are insanely good and all completely affordable. It's a wonderful place.

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very cute restaurant with super friendly service. The food needs to improve a bit.

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t
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Yum- good service in a simple but pretty restaurant. Ample street parking which is a real plus in Culver City anymore and makes this delicious restaurant an easy access for going back. Pasta was really good!

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a
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy this restaurant. My favorite is the grilled lamb chops special. I asked them to make it for my dinner, even though it was not on the menu this week. They did and it was delicious.

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IG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everyone kind and efficient. Food excellent. Decor rather limited, but the place was clean. The prices were quite reasonable, and I imagine if the decor were a lot better the prices would be higher. So all in all, this place is a good bet.

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G
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A business foursome for lunch tried this restaurant for the first time because of its central location for all of us. None of us had been here before, but we'll come back. The food was very good and creatively prepared, the service was very attentive. Doesn't look like much from the outside and is pretty small on the inside, but we were all very pleased by the time we left.

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CB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time there and it was wonderful! Food was delicious and very generous portions. Loved the atmosphere and general feel of the place. Will definitely go back many times!

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C
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect lunch menu for a group of guys. Good service and happy our table was ready upon arrival. Will return again.

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a
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb chop special was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their entree. The service was attentive and the noise level was low. We will return.

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FW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around looking forward to another meal/ friend gathering

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunello's is always amazing!!! Delicious, quality, authentic Italian food made with care. The owners and staff are incredible. So friendly, kind and knowledgable. A twenty out of ten every time!

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S
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's a great neighborhood eatery. Attentive service, the menu is varied and delicious - many good options for different tastes, and it's a great environment to relax and catch up with friends and family.

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