Alza Osteria

4.8
310 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in Brea, California, Alza Osteria is a family-owned Italian restaurant specializing in classic Italian pasta dishes and everything from handcrafted pizzas to fresh, rustic paninis, sandwiches and salads - all prepared to order.

Also features an extensive wine list ranging from a California Cabernet to Italian Amarone and everything in between. For the craft beer drinkers, this spot is paradise. With a constantly rotating taplist, massive bottle list and reserve cellar, there is always something for everyone.

To complete the whole experience, the atmosphere and service is what stands out to guests. You can expect a warm welcome with friendly, attentive, and genuine table service at an unassuming, but upscale establishment.

Join us today for a great dining experience at Alza Osteria!
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Juju
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have never been disappointed in our visit to Alza Osteria. This year, the had some new appetizers which were outstanding. One of our favorite places.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went for Mother’s Day lunch. The staff is very nice and the food was pretty good. Fresh bread was great. Entrees. Choices were great. Prices online were 25% cheaper then menu we got, not sure why maybe COVID menu prices in Room dining. I was disappointed that we were on time( 5 min early) for our reservation and we were told another reservation was going to be at our table in 1 hr 15 minutes later. We felt that was rushed and we had a baby also with us that would make that tough. We opted to sit outside to avoid being rushed and we were there longer then the 1h15m.

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MichaelC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I plan on returning for apps and drinks. The flatbread was very tasty.

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julief
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was amazing, small family owned, or if not it has that feel. great food, we will be back soon

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PhilipI
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is an outstanding owner/chef run restaurant. It is nice to be able to talk to her. The food and service are as good as any. Eat here

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PriscillaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were super yummy!! I would recommend their calamari!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was nice and the food was delicious. We tried the fettuccine Alfredo and the creamy arrabiata - both were very tasty. The bee's knees cocktail was great, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, reasonable prices, and a casual friendly atmosphere make for an awesome dining experience any night of the week. Lauren puts her heart and soul into every dish and her team does a great job conveying her passion through their friendly service.

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vipTaraB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Really slow service but great food.

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vipDandC
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what a nice surprise this neighborhood restaurant is! Friends recommended it to us, it was great! They have a good menu, and you can substitute EGGPLANT NOODLES for most of the noodle dishes, which is a GREAT way to have a big Italian dinner without all the calories! First time with veggie noodles for me, what a pleasant surprise! And the “Lettuce Soup” was a treat, too, also a first time, but when the waiter described it as having a tomato soup consistency, but it’s green because it’s lettuce, and with Taragon spice, I had to try it! Boy, was it good! And their Cesar salad dressing is really delicious, too! So, we will DEFINITELY being going back soon! Thank you!

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vipMyrawan
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great little neighborhood gem. I love the Tuscan flatbread and the pizza. The service Is stellar with a great wine list. My husband loves the huge beer selection and finds new and interesting craft beers to try. They now serve cocktails so theres something for everyone! A great find that we will visit often.

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AlexK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love this place. I would like to recommend this wonderful restaurant to everybody. Literally food is awesome and service is great.

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vipBosslady71
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food done right! We enjoyed fresh baked bread and herb butter to start, with meatballs & crostini. We shared a small pepperoni pizza and linguini w/clams. Absolutely delicious and excellent service! Can’t wait to go back to this gem

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SharonB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic family business, always feel warm and welcoming!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I can see why this restaurant is always crowded. I highly suggest a reservation as many people waited an hour to get in. The value for your buck is amazing. I had the Lasagna which includes a salad for a bargain and the food was awesome. Don’t wait to eat here. Sooooo good

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vipgriz
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice, little neighborhood italian restaurant. moderately priced, great service and great atmosphere

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zitherlozzia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the staff was helpful and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Went for pizza and wings after finding this place on Valentine’s Day. Definitely worth the trip.

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LinhB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and was well priced for the amount we got. I had the fettuccine Alfredo and minestrone soup, both of which were fantastic. Our server Kyle was friendly and provided wonderful service.

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GlennO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent beer selection, great food & great service, what more can you ask for?

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here now 7 times in the last few months. The food is consistently good. The service is personal, and the place is friendly. Highly recommend it to anyone.

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DianeW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. This is a neighborhood gem.

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vipDaleC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleased with the excellent food, wine, and service.

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CarmenP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing !! So happy to have found this little gem. Looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible the best pasta ever ! I totally loved the heart shape pizza we got for valentines it was amazing . The service was great our server was extremely nice ! Definitely would come here again

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Tbone11555
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ordered the lobster ravioli with scallops and shrimp, EXCELLENT!!! Had great service, wait staff was very attentive and helpful with food selection.

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vipSpeedy
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Valentine’s Day, it was okay, waiter was nice , food was just okay. It’s a casual place, the name made me think it was more fancy.

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Jude
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always unbelievable and the wait staff is on point. Never tire of going there.

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ShannonP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This place was SO GOOD. We were the only people in the restaurant so that was a little sad but it was Super Bowl Sunday so maybe that was why. Service was good. Food was AWESOME. Time to get the food tho was much longer than ideal so I would recommend this more for leisure dining than to someone who is in a hurry. I would definitely go again though.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken piccata ever!

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vipJasmeer
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time but really good food and service. This place was highly recommended by one of my friends and I am glad we tried it. Good wine selection and quality food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super friendly and service was great

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great Food! Will be back.

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vipgriz
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

nice little neighborhood eatery. far from high priced, top end food, but very edible and affordable. we go there every month

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JosieF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience was perfect as always. Thank you for staying open 🙏🏼🥰‼️❤️

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Hols
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so very grateful to live near this Italian restaurant. They have a great selection of entrees and wines. I love their pesto capellini, Tuscan flatbread, and bruschetta. The pasta tastes fresh too - having a pasta maker myself, I love fresh pasta.

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vipDaleC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food in Brea. And craft beer too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, plenty of menu choices, and a with a nice atmosphere. What else do you need??

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to eat indoors. Great food. Great wine.

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vipPETERM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A good find. Excellent food. You won't be disappointed!

FAQs

Alza Osteria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 990-1044.

Alza Osteria is rated 4.8 stars by 310 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.

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