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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

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (46)
Special Occasion (38)
Worth the Drive (36)
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Good for a Date (35)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Business Meals (27)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Notable Wine List (26)
Good for Groups (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Authentic (19)
Fun (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Romantic (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Casual (11)
People Watching (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

The occasion was an anniversary.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 12, 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 11, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food and ambiance!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 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 31, 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 31, 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 27, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Chef Auriana ‘s food never disappoints!! His pastas are exceptional, along with superb risotto which is second to none!! However, I was a bit disappointed in the timing of our food coming out of the kitchen: there were 8 of us celebrating a birthday and the food came out at a breakneck pace!! The staff really seemed to be hurrying us along. I’ve been here 4 other times and this is the first time it happened.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Heard a lot of great things about this place and it did not disappoint. We will be returning again but hope the NEXT time, we don't get a table in the back corner of the restaurant. It's really disappointing when you make reservations through Open Table and you get possibly the worse table in the house.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Loved the food. Great service.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was amazing, the ambiance is wonderful and the service was superb. I can not recommend highly enough.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

a bit noisy for christmas time, but understandable - conversation not affected. food terrific and service very good, thank you.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Traveled to the Arts District for an annual Christmas lunch with a longtime friend today. It was my turn to choose the restaurant, and based on my affection for the area, as well as being on Jonathan Gold's 101 Best restaurants (#48), I thought it would make a great choice.

For a restaurant as visually impressive as Officine, I would think the food would be amazing. Unfortunately, I found it just adequate, nothing to write home about, overpriced plates of food you can find anywhere else in town. I sincerely don't understand the hoopla on the 4 & 5 star reviews here. Perhaps I just ordered the wrong things.

1. VERDE ALLA GRIGLIA grilled romaine hearts, roasted cherry tomatoes, pistachios, raspadura. Meh.
2. SALMONE AI FERRI king salmon fillet, fennel citrus salad, butter lemon capers. Cooked perfectly, but visually boring on the plate along side a salad I can make at home that's actually better.
3. An almond ricotta tart that was the best part of the lunch.

Service was excellent, attentive and on point.

I don't get it ... the entire experience just felt stale.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

We were referred by a good friend from here in Newport Beach where we live to the restaurant. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and also VIP guests at 29 Rooms, right around the corner. So it worked out great. Francine, the Somm and part owner with Matteo, was so gracious and engaging. Our server was wonderful as well. Great all the way around.

Highly recommend!

Doug & Marilee Schneider

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Phenomenal food and excellent service!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

First time visiting, had a wonderful experience!! The food was Excellent and great selection of wines. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable, answered all our questions. Will definitely go back!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Pros-
1. Nice staffs.
2. Cozy decors.
3. Great service and servers come and check on you very often. They change your plates and utensils very often as well as clean your table.
4. We went on a Friday, not crowded at all. RSVP was easy.

Cons-
1-No free parking, valet is $8 +tips and they do not validate. Street parking are free but hard to find parking space.
2- Its very smoky and hot inside because the kitchen is in a open area and some of their food are burn in woods.
3- foods and drinks are a bit expensive.

We ordered-
1-Cured pork back fat with arugula- very good
2- Grill Octopus with watercress-very good
3- Funghi & Granchio - don’t really see the soft shell crab and lobster, maybe it was blended with the rice. Rice tasted kind of hard, very little mushroom. - We didn’t like it. Food not worth the price.
4- Carne Bonvina- prime rib-eye with potatoes and vegetables. - It was a bit hard to bit. It was OK though but then I think with that price I can better steaks somewhere else.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This is one of my favorite places. I haven't been here in awhile. I live in Diamond Bar and this place does not disappointment. I am happy to make the drive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

It was a great overall experience!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Food was excellent as usual, however having to wait over an hour with a reservation was totally unacceptable.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a 7:45pm reservation. Not seated until 8:35pm. Only after repeatedly asking hostess for 35 mins about our table did they offer any snacks. Food was great, service/hostess needs a lot of work.

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waited over 45 min for our reservation , second time there, loved the food the 1st time, not so much this time... Seems like a pattern with those fashionable restaurants, they can't keep up with the quality with so many patrons.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The setting is fantastic if you are into repurposed buildings. Meat, seafood and pasta was all good. Service is excellent. Not quiet, but fun, lively atmosphere.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The steak was fantastic

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We joke about never needing to go East of the 405 but boy were we wrong. We were thrilled with our 11th Anniversary meal at Officine Brera. It's a great space that felt warm and inviting with the essence of the grill and the bubbling noise of happy patrons. The service was fun and friendly, providing great recommendations and never making us feel rushed. The menu was overwhelming, in that everything sounded good. The meat and fish was cooked to perfection and left us looking forward to a return visit soon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Several visits spot on. Great building. Octopus exceptional for app. Corkage $20, Cocktails good

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

third time we have gone...always excellent! i am certain we will go there again

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Such a pleasurable experience. The food, atmosphere, and service were perfect. This was our second time here and our experience was just as perfect as the first. This is definitely in our top 5 favorite restaurants.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great night

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

a serious yet fun & accessible Italian cuisine mecca in a warm converted Arts District industrial space, lighting is perfect, wine list excellent, but the food ... absolutely superb! Wood fired meats, delicate pastas, incredible risottos.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great night out w gf. Nice and quiet.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Farinata (off menu chickpea pancake), gnocchi, stracciatella (mozzarella in salad), and two of the best risottos I've had in my life

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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