Officine BRERA

4.6
841 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Officine BRERA is a TRATTORIA inspired by the -Cucina Povera- typical of the Country Side along the River Po Valley in Northern Italy and the second concept
from restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi, Chef Angelo Auriana and Sommelier/Beverage Director Francine Diamond-Ferdinandi.
For private dining & catering please contact Adan Valdez at email: adan@officinebrera.com phone: (213) 553-8006.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dining Room Hours:
Lunch: Monday - Friday lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Monday - Thursday 5:30 pm - 10 pm, Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm;
Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Phone number
(213) 553-8006
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Executive Chef: Angelo Auriana | Chef de Cuisine: Monica Angelats
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Alameda & Mateo
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Parking details
Valet Parking Available for $6.00 for Lunch and $8.00 for Dinner.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Officine BRERA Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs.

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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

Reviews from verified diners
841 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
70%
Very Good
20%
Good
6%
Fair
3%
Poor
1%
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

First time and we loved every aspect of our lunch. Every morsel of food was full of flavors including the Mezcal drink!

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OT
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing date night w hubby! We decided to go w LA fine vs regular menu as we always do. Amazing food and drinks
Service is 10/10

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OT
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Staff was great - service very good. Adan showed us around as we are also looking for a wedding space.
We will b back

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We went early before theater on a Sunday so it wasn't very crowded but I imagine it gets very energetic! It is definately for foodies, a very exotic menu which I like! Pricey but creative. I prefer a less trendy , more elegant setting at this price level but then I'm not in my thirties anymore! The food was excellent and the server knowledgeable and professional! Put er in a tux at a five star hotel and she'd do just fine!

Will go again!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

It so happened that we went on Dine LA night. We had the bruschetta with pork belly and braised beef cheeks were amazing. The limoncello semifreddo was so so; tasted like it came out of a package. The roasted romaine and lamb chops were also delicious. Sadly, the service did not match the quality of the food, but will return for the food another time because it was so good.

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DF
5.0Dined 7 days ago

We dined at Officine BRERA due to Dine LA week and read great reviews of the restaurant and wanted to check it out. Very impressed with their food and wine selection. Great service and ambience. Definitely will refer and come back.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Wonderful dining experience. Our server helped my mom feel very welcome by explaining the menu to her in Spanish!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Very delicious, unusual and very well done !

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OT
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

anniversary versar

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L
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

A cool industrial space. Gracious lovely staff Stuffed zucchini blossoms are heavenly. There is a sublime pappardelle with sausage. All dishes are amazing. This was my second visit and I was more impressed. Great cocktails.

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MR
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

My favorite Italian restaurant. Great food and an evolving menu. Fab martinis. Outstanding wine list. Atmosphere is wonderful. The service is the best in the city. Just an overall great experience. I have been here quite a few times and it's a lovely and unique experience. Everyone I bring here loves the place and they come back on their own. See you soon...

M

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L
3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

we have been here several times ... and it was an OFF NIGHT.... service was slow... after ten minutes had to wave a waiter down to get a glass of wine.. and that set the tone... and the restaurant was empty ... only 4 tables.. in addition ...there were way too many flies... really needed citronella candles or something.. very distracting. and my favorite the sage fritters were soggy and doughy ..

just not up to standards..

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A
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The food was amazing, we loved the freshly made pasta, and the fresh, seasonal ingredients. Great wine selection! Wonderful service!

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HM
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Very high end restaurant, food was amazing but the restaurant is inside a warehouse which has a high roof and everyone’s conservation was echoing. I didn’t feel comfortable and it bothered me which I had to leave early. I didn’t enjoy my date.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We went on the recommendation of a stranger. It was the best food and experience we had our whole time in LA!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I love a meal where every dish is so superior that you can't pick a favorite, and that certainly was the case at Officine BRERA. This was my first time to Officine BRERA, and I will absolutely be making a return visit. We had the zucchini blossoms, beet salad, bone marrow risotto and lamb ragu. Our server was especially helpful in helping us select a wine to accompany our meal. I also liked the fact that we could enjoy a glass of wine on the patio before the meal and our tab was moved over to our bill, making it easy to move from outside to our table. Overall, an outstanding experience.

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LD
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

This was our second time at Officine and it has yet to disappoint. The customer service is great and food is awesome. Bartenders are engaging and make awesome, unique cocktails.

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j
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Incredible as always!

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CH
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

I wanted to like this restaurant, but the food was salty and nothing special.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The best Italian food! Love the diverse flavor in the dishes. The drinks were awesome too

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DP
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Delicious and very reasonably priced. Great risotto. Great softshell crab appetizer.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Lunch service was not good - staff didn’t seem well trained, knowledgeable nor focused. Unsure who was supposed to be managing the Friday lunch shift but they did a disservice to the restaurant. Food is interesting and fish was cooked perfectly and pastas were quite good. Would return for the food and enjoyed the style of the restaurant and would just hope the service is better.

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m
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Absolutely love this restaurant - it never disappoints. The food, aesthetic, ambiance, service, drinks and everything are absolutely stellar every single time. One of my favorite places to eat in LA and totally worth the drive. Just try to make a reservation for at least 8 or 830 otherwise the traffic can be bad going that far east. Cannot stress enough how much I love this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

A beautiful space with excellent service. Some dishes were amazing and some were normal -- the price tag doesn't necessarily tell you which is which. The cocktails and wine we had were all delicious. For such a warehouse-type space the noise level was much better than others like it. The design and lighting are excellent.

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RW
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The evening was a special one. The food was very good. My strip steak looked nothing like strip steaks i have had before. And was delicious. Two friends had the branzino and raved. (However, I thought the olive appetizer and the tomatoes and anchovies on bread appetizer were not worth half the amount we paid for them!)
My one big complaint is they opened up the wings of a square table for four to create a round table for five. But seven would easily have fit around it,so it was not as intimate as we would have preferred. And we almost had to yell to be heard by the person immediately across.
The man sitting behind me insisted on having his chair 2 feet from the table (I believe they had finished eating and were now lounging). The staff asked him a few times to scoot in but he would do so for 10 seconds then slide out. So now all staff was required to go all the way around our table to get to the others on our side — another distraction!

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SD
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Took my husband for Father’s Day. We loved the food!! Our waiter was great at answering our questions. He enjoyed the ambiance. We will go back again soon.

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R
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Perfect. Everything honestly.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Service was fantastic, food was good, but it did get so noisy that one couldn’t hear a person across the table speaking.

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LC
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Braised pork shank was absolutely wonderful! Creative drinks from the bar! Enjoyed the meal and the ambiance.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Amazing experience. Outstanding service. delicious food.

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CC
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Food was great and the service was excellent!

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GE
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Everything was a treat! Zucchini blossoms, pasta course, roasted beet salad, cheeses were all highlights. Oh, dinner was delicious too — stinchetta. Service was great and atmosphere and aromas were utterly pleasant. Good job!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Awesome vibes...... Thank u💯

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BM
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Really enjoyed sampling and sharing several dishes. Everything was excellent!

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g
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great service. Staff were all attentive and friendly. We tried 5 dishes (the duck meatballs, beet salad, lobster pasta, a quail risotto, and a meat platter, the last two being specials). Nothing bad, but nothing spectacular. The duck meatballs were ok, but a bit dense and we didn’t really get a lot of duck flavor. Beet salad was fine. Lobster pasta was good, but the bitterness of the cocoa pasta was too pronounced - the pasta and the lobster were both cooked perfectly. The quail risotto was cooked well and had a creamy sauce, the quail itself being a standout. And the meat platter was good - sausage and pork chop were excellent, the other meats not great. Restaurant is quite noisy but is well decorated and a cool space. Felt like the cocktails and wine were overpriced.

With all the restaurant choices in LA, I would not return.

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OH
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Great place!

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DC
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Four of us had dinner here and were pleased with our entrees. My concern is that many of the entrees and starters are beyond our preferred eating selections. I am fairly food knowledgeable and had to ask about several of the items on the menu. I had difficulty finding something I wanted to order, though I got the pork which was tasty. The pork belly appetizer is basically fat. The bread, which we had to ask for, was average. Overall, not impressed enough to return.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great ambiance and food! Will be coming back !

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SM
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

VERY Good italian food, good service and great ambiance

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M
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Steak cooked perfectly. Wines by the glass were disappointing but food was great nonetheless.

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