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About Officine BRERA

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.

1331 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Between Alameda & Mateo

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 553-8006

Website:
http://www.officinebrera.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Available for $5.00 for Lunch and $7.00 for Dinner.

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef: Angelo Auriana | Chef de Cuisine: Monica Angelats

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

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

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.

Officine BRERA Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (45)
Special Occasion (43)
Worth the Drive (34)
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Good for a Date (33)
Business Meals (29)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Notable Wine List (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Authentic (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Fun (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Romantic (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Casual (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
People Watching (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Cozy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Our reservation was at 8:00pm but did not get salas until 9:35pm and main course until 10:00pm. Complained to a manager who sent over "free coffee" which was cold.

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·Dined 3 days ago

This place has a great atmosphere. I truly enjoyed the food and a good session of people watching :). Hassle free with great cistomer service. I will highly recommend to all my friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Having never been to Officine Brera, we went with some friends on the early side of a Saturday night. Because I'd heard the restaurant gets loud, I asked to be seated in a quieter area, which they did, and it was slightly loud, but we could still converse easily.
Food was delicious with a number of appetizers and entrees that were just outstanding.
The only slight drag on the evening, and this has nothing to do with the restaurant, is that you drive down Sixth street in the Arts District and see the homeless encampments that litter the sidewalks.
Really sad to see people less fortunate than you huddled on the sidewalk, as you head into an expensive restaurant for an expensive dinner.
And trust me, this place is expensive. With appetizers, wine, and dessert it came to $100. per person. Again, everything was delicious and for a splurge meal out, you couldn't ask for anything better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Really bad service. Nice food but the whole experience was a disappointment.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant has been a consistent local reliable food gem. Food is regional Italian with dishes you rarely see in other local Italian places in DTLA. I find the service very personable, especially the busboys who are more attentive than usual.

Service staff is always right there for you.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Always great food with exceptional service. A real goto option when we’re in LA

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Started with Kale Salad which wasn't good to start with then gf pulled hair out of her mouth that was in salad. Would have left but entrees were on the way and decided to give them a chance. They were just okay. Could have done better sitting at the bar at Terroni or Colori or etc. etc. they did comp the salad and two glasses of wine but would not go back or recommend to anyone to go back. Just not worth it. It was Valentine's but Bottega Louie and many other restaurants handle that size crowd nightly with no issues.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Sat us 30 minutes past our reservation, we didn’t order until an hour later. Wine selection was awful, appetizers were delicious (beef carpaccio and octopus), seafood pasta was amazing, veal was the worst, rubbery, no flavor on top of a bland polenta. Overall bad experience. Thankfully they took the veal off our bill.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is great. Venues is very nice. Food cam out a bit too fast. I feel rush.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We love this place! Certainly very different from the typical Italian restaurant. Many dishes are unique to the area in northern Italy (Po Valley) where the owner/chefs are from. Everything is delicious! Don’t be afraid to try something new.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great room, great bar and Matteo and Francine are such good hosts. The risotto was delicious and the NY steak perfectly seas9ed and perfectly cooked , medium rare with a nice char and beautiful fresh vegetables. Dessert disappointing but I still love this place. My lovely wife requested for her birthday.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent in all respects from the wine service, to the food choices and preparation to the hostess getting a taxi for us at the end of our meal. A++

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been to this restaurant numerous times, but this last weekend it was truly outstanding. We have had most of the pastas and risottos, but this time we also had the fish special (Dover sole). We liked the fact that it came in various sizes and you could order by the size. We had the 22 oz version and it was enough for 4 people considering all the other dishes we ordered. Delicious and reasonably priced for 4 people. Of course, the pastas (this time the green and white noodles with mushrooms) and the risottos (the bone marrow and the gorgonzola) were as good as always. Also the grilled octopus.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food. Bar drinks a bit pricey

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Ambiance, Food and Service Team are top notch. Matteo is always gracious and makes all feel welcome and comfortable.

You can't go wrong with any dish. I love it all. Thanks for bringing us such a special experience.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

First time at Officine BRERA, and we were delighted. Starters of octopus and sage fritters were a nice warm up for pasta. We each ordered a different pasta dish - all were beautifully prepared and delicious. Of note was the cocoa tagliatelle with mussels and langoustine, an unusual but complementary combination. The sommelier helped us pick a lovely Rosso di Montalcino to go with our meal. The bottle was a bit spendy, but about as close to a Brunello without the price tag. Service was excellent and not rushed, leaving us plenty of time to enjoy our meal and company. Overall, we had a wonderful experience that will entice us to return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Ambiance was great. Cocktails were bad. Had to send 4 back. Then just stuck to the wine list. The Branzino took 15 minutes to debone and was hardly warm by the time we got it. The polenta served with the fish was cold and hardened.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Thank you again for making our dining experience amazing!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We loved every dish we ordered. Portions were perfect (even generous for upscale LA standards). The ambiance was a wonderful mix of industrial re-use, and comfortable club room. It was trendy without being too scene-y. The focus is on the food, not getting past the hostess. A great meal!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary. The food and service was excellent. A little noisy but tolerable

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A very pleasant surprise and exceeded my expectations of a downtown restaurant. Plenty of space without the cold air draft, plenty of parking, excellent and efficient service, and a wonderful, precisely executed menu. Very good wine recommendations from knowledgeable staff all around and a welcoming hostess. What I really like is that there's none of the native waiter/immigrant server divide you see at other restaurant; to have competent wine and food pairing suggestions by staff regardless of the employee's ethnic origin is indicative that Officina Brera values their employees also and not just their customers.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food and dessert were excellent and service was top notch. The wine list is quite extensive as with specialty cocktails.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We had the dineLA lunch menu and found it the best of several that we tried this year. Added an order of octopus from the regular lunch menu, since I can't pass on octopus. The predominant dress of the other diners was business-casual to business. Valet parking was $6, reasonable for downtown. Lunch corkage is $20.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food there is very interesting (i.e. not the usual Italian food!) but delicious. We split the sea bass and it was incredible. The wine, while expensive, was very good.

My only complaint was that it was my birthday, we had reservations, but because two of the 5 in our party were late we weren't seated and when we finally got seated it was in a back room in a dark corner under a large TV set. Not the best ambiance, in my opinion. So that was a little blemish on an otherwise really nice evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

First time at Officine Brera. The food was great as expected.
Service was less desirable and the wait for the food was way too long.
We had a 7:45pm reservation, got there early. We were seated at 7:50pm.
We ordered and received the first courses quickly but we didn't get the main courses until 9:45pm. We ordered wine and basically had to refill our glasses ourselves, same with water. Service was very casual and nonchalent. Maybe Sunday Nights are more relax and slower.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The occasion was an anniversary.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Booked a table here but had to wait well over an hour for a makeshift arrangement. The menu is limited and the food was nothing special.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First visit. the Restaurant was full but the service was great and the food came quickly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was good, but not outstanding. We expected stronger flavor profiles, but for us, it was a flat. Great service. Friendly and attentive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

First Time and I’ll be back! Incredible wine and pasta! Loved the high ceilings!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food and ambiance!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to OB for New Year's Eve imagining that they'd be packed until the wee hours. As it was, most people filtered out by 11:30pm and only three tables were left. The staff was super friendly about it, and we all celebrated at midnight. Couldn't have been nicer! And of course, the food is always brilliant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service, food and ambiance were all perfect. We went for a late dinner on NYE and had a great time.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place for amazing Italian! We enjoyed our meal for New Year's Eve and liked the fact that there was no pre-fix special for the event. We had the sage fritters as well as your gnocchi and the ricotta dumplings which were divine! Thanks'. The service was excellent as well. See you soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great find. If you can ignore the surrounding neighborhood you will be very pleased. Magnificent server and the food was excellent. Give it a try.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very nice ambivalence, delicious dishes, great service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I could not have picked a more suitable spot to celebrate my birthday with my better half. Hailing from the same restaurant group as Factory Kitchen, this warehouse-esque atmosphere boasts spacious seating with high-ceiling and exposed brick walls which I'm always smitten with. The vibe is so much like Bestia, only this one is bigger, newer, and nicer.

Pins and Needles ($13) for my aperitif was not the strong start I had hoped for but it highly improved with the Pisco Sour ($14) I asked the bar to make for me next.

From here on out, the night only got better from one dish to another. The POLPO ($19) was excellent, charred beautifully until it rendered a tender chew and a subtle taste from the ocean. Followed next by the house-made MAFALDINE ($24), the menu says it's chestnut pasta but very reminiscent of a pappardelle with its wide cut long strands. Not only is this version better in texture, it's healthier, and paired so well with the braised goose leg.

It was indeed my day because it felt like I won the golden ticket when I saw FEGATO E FUNGHI ($34) on the menu (menu changes daily, mind you). The arborio rice and foraged mushrooms were excellent while the FOIE GRAS pieces knocked this dish out of the park. Wow. This was glorious in all sense of the word that I'll go as far as saying this may have been the best thing I ate in 2017. Could this night actually get better? Answer: PANNACOTTA DI COCO ($15). My husband had to be the gentleman and left the demolishing to me. I love a good pannacotta and this one was killer. My #1 out there, thus far.

Officine Brera has officially become my favorite Italian restaurant in LA.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing. A little loud on a Saturday night. Hopping. Seating a little packed, but not as packed as Factory Kitchen. Beautiful interior. Waitress was spot on. Just the right amount of friendly and EXTREMELY knowledgable and professional. Would go back again in a second. Worth the price.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

very good meal; drink service was slow -disappointing. but not enough to discourage me from coming back

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a family holiday gathering at Officine Brera. The staff was very solicitous of my 90 year old father who has Parkinson's. The food was unusual and scrumptious. Only complaint is that it's noisy, but the charming space is in an old factory, so what should I expect? Seriously wonderful food and efficient, friendly staff.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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