BRERA Ristorante

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$30 and under
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Italian
BRERA Ristorante 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 Bryan Marn at email: bryan@factoryplacehospitality.com phone: (213) 553-8006.
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Sun 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 10:45PM

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The restaurant looked great, but overall it wasn’t amazing, pretty standard food, the salad had sand like pieces in it, and it wasn’t the bread crumbs like pieces of grit, like it hadn’t been cleaned properly - we left it, the pasta was ok, but not amazing, the risotto was good but that’s about it. Overall not amazing Italian at all, much more delicious Italian places to eat in the city, which high standards make this place look Pretty underwhelming unfortunately - if this was in a small town it might be good, but in LA, nope!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

The quantity of the dishes is ridiculous. We spent 250$ and ended hungry that we had to prepare a sandwich when we got home. The food was delicious thats true but the portions where tooo small. Really ridiculous price for the quantity. We would never comeback.

JN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful dining experience! It had great ambiance, interesting cocktails and great starters. The entrees were all fantastic and the wine list was first class. The key was the service, everyone was very nice and completely knowledgeable about the offerings, they made perfect suggestions. We had a great time and will definitely go there again.

TM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sixth time eating at Brera (lunch and dinner). Food is always good. Salads are hearty. Drinks are delicious - although a bit high in price.
Service is on spot! Love Brera.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambiance is great. Host and bartender were welcoming but the waiter was cold. The gnocchi was delicious, the polpo was well cooked, but the tagliagette and milanese weren’t flavorful or worth the price. I would come back for the gnocchi though, the texture and savory cheese is great.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience at this restaurant last night some of the best food I’ve had in a while would recommend to anyone just make sure to make a reservation in advance

RH
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish and chickpeas yum. Octopus was ok

WF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious, wine selection extensive and service was attentive.

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

リゾットをオーダーしたのですが、本当に美味しかったです。この味をもう一度食べたい!と思わせる味です。
バーも充実の品揃えです。
ウェイトレスさんの対応も明るくてとても良い感じでした。
また、行きたいお店の一つです。

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my boyfriend’s birthday and the food was tasty but they did not acknowledge his birthday!

MB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mixologist delivered inventive drinks to me and my pregnant wife (non alcoholic). The starters, entree pasta and desserts were perfectly prepared to our preferences for savory main course and not overly sweet desserts such that each flavor could be relished and thoroughly enjoyed

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on holiday and wanted some where with great food

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok, sorta pricey. Place was dead though. Service and ambiance were both good though

T
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

We very much enjoyed our meal. Service from our wait person was very poor in a number of respects and we brought it to the manager's attention; he handled it very professionally and appropriately. All in all, left with a good feeling about the evening.

LA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

There were many available tables and we were seated next to a very loud offensive group of 4.
The wait staff was overly attentive, to the point of rushing from start to finish. Even after we asked them to slow down and let us enjoy our meal they rushed our meal like a race. There were plenty of open tables, that wasn't the issue. Seconds after receiving menus they were back for orders. We had barely started with our first course and they were there to collect the full plates. The rushed through the whole dinner. We first asked one server to slow down. When it continued we asked for the manager who listened and blank stared at us and walked away. We never complain at restaurants. There were several tables of parties who arrived before us who were not rushed.

BRERA Ristorante
Responded on September 22, 2019

Hi LAK1, thank you for your review and dining with us. We sincerely apologize for our service staff making you feel rushed; we have taken the feedback to address this among our service team and manager who was on the floor that night. We hope to have you dine with us again!

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Thank you.

b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

we had the best time! we were early to our res and our friends were late - so spent a great deal of time at the bar. bartender was fabulous and helpful. i have interest in spirits and he took the time to educate me on various unusual items. the servers were so good, as well. very attentive to our needs. it was a great experience.

T
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a wonderful wine list to match. Just wish it wasn’t downtown. Nice room and cocktail list, with a very attractive bar.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful about food and cocktails. I started with the watermelon salad which was delicious. We had steak and gnocchi, yummy. We enjoyed the olive appetizer as well. Our drinks were excellent. Large room with high ceilings, view of the kitchen behind glass! Casual but upscale.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

We had a reservation and were seated last in the worst seats... it felt like we were stuck in a corner. Even the persons next to us told us to sit at the bar. Not likely to go back soon.

YO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, nice decor, and great ambience. Would like to come again very soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Felt like they wanted to push us to order even thought we told the ww we’re reconnecting with out of town friends

Also brought 3 pieces of bread for 4 people ??? Who does that? I had to say something for an extra piece of bread.

f
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Felt like a place on its way out. Food was not exciting and the preparations felt uninspired.

EG
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A very relaxing dining experience for a party of 10. Food was excellent.. ordered the gnocchi, lamb, pork leg .. all were cooked very well. Waitress was excellent! She provided very attentive service and was very good at offering drink suggestions. Would definitely come back!

MJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meat was amazing. Don't miss the lasagna fritters or the watermelon salad.

V
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The portions were very small. Please consider increasing the amount. I’m not talking about Olive Garden portions but a bit more would have been better.

F
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The dining experience at Brera was enjoyable. My date and I had a hard time hearing each other speak, however due to the high level of noise. The food was good and the drinks were outstanding. I like Factory Kitchen more than Brera, but am willing to visit again soon.

AG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment with fabulous food and service. This is the 4th time we traveled from the West-side.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good dining experience. They have half priced wines on Wednesday now which made the night even better.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the experience. The Service it was amazing have no complaints of whatsoever

JL
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience! A good dinner with friends。the site is a little far

BR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

I enjoyed everything. I'm a person of flavor and the octopus, which was one of the dishes of choice really didnt have any to me. My husband gave the same reaction. Dont get me wrong it was good, but it was an expectation that was not me for us. I had the rack of lamb which was Excellent!! He had the Risotto which he said was ok, same thing his expectation was with flavor. But over all it was nice and enjoyable the portions were perfect and we left happy we tried this place.

LR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and service

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The owner came to say hi to us and was so sweet! Highly recommend!

HP
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a perfect steak as well as pappardelle that was delicious
The service was top notch and the somm poured every glass of wine.bravo!!!

D
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. The food was terrific. The Lardo was surprisingly sweet. Chicken livers in pate a choux was nice too. I had the risotto with soft shell crab which I liked very much. But my husband's dish was outstanding -- the double chop pork. Everyone at the table loved that. Beautiful room, especially for a summer evening.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place to date, parking was easy and not too crazy$$($8 for dinner)

BT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great service and delicious meal!
The staff allowed us to sit down even though we arrived s few minutes early.

LG
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cool restaurant in Arts District. Fantastic menu and very superior service.

EC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall pleasant experience. Good service, nice room. dineLA menu underwhelming. Pork chop over cooked. Have had better meals at BRERA ordering from regular menu.

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