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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Mark was an excellent server . Food was delicious but portions were kind of small . Good place for a date or large group . Carpaccio was yummy

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food.

n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was not great. Manager was not knowledgeable about wines. Appetizers were not good. Server did not recommend anything or offer any information. Main dishes were good

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat at the bar for dinner and the service was relaxed but attentive. The beer selection is limited but the mixed drinks were good. The prices are high and there is a limited selection of steaks.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was okay. It could improve.

NW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Server Cecily and bartender Kyle are so great -- helpful, personable, knowledgeable, friendly, attentive! Food and drink are great too.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Pre Birthday

BT
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The waiter was had was not very knowledgeable of the menu . My girlfriend was give a wrong order and then the correct came a bit of mess. The food itself was good and the Gm, omg the restaurant invited us back on him for the mess ups. I will give them another try the ambiance was Brice reminded me of a upscale Tuscan farm house. My hope we get a better waitress.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow and not very attentive by the waiter

OT
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

My wife and I love this restaurant and have been many times. This was a special occasion. We were disappointed. A Wednesday night. The place was empty. Maybe four other parties in the whole (large) restaurant. We had the farinata (a chickpea crepe), which is our favorite dish here and not on the menu. Still fantastic! We also had their delicious olives, a wonderful caesar salad with grilled little gem lettuce that was wonderful, a spinach pasta handmade with very wide noodles and mushrooms. The pasta was amazing and the sauce with mushrooms was good but a bit salty. We had an aged rib eye that was cooked just right, but extremely fatty. The meat was delicious, but since they charge for this steak by the ounce, getting a piece that had so much fat was not good! The donuts with salted caramel sauce were perfect. The service, unfortunately, was less than perfect. We had a nice young woman who hovered too much - at one point she took tried to take the olives while there were still 4 or five on the plate, then removed the plate under them. She also discouraged us from ordering things at times, based on her own idea about how they might go with other things we'd ordered. Anyway, she was quite pleasant just inexperienced and undertrained, I suspect.

EK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spectacular.
We've been here a couple of times previously, and always thought it was good/pretty good, but this evening... I don't know what changed (I asked if the owner/chef was different: no), but it was FLAW.LESS.
The service (Paris I believe? I even looked at the receipt to make sure I mentioned her name here, but they all operated like a good team), the food, the timing of the food... the stuffed zucchini flowers, the lamb chops, the other dishes (sorry, can't remember, but two other dishes were ordered, so by now, I'm pretty sure it's all pretty damn delicious). AH! The Caesar salad! My goodness. Best I've ever had. Trust me. It's different. In the best way.
Desserts. Wow. Even my latte was sumptuous​.
Really. It was so good, I had to sit down and write this as soon as I got home.
As a party of four, we appreciated the quiet, but sorry for them they weren't busier; I hope that's not a regular thing as we will definitely return.
Only ONLY criticism: the bathrooms were uh, not well tended to... but maybe I had bad timing.

OT
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this spot. Staff from reception to bar tender to server to manager were all exceptional. The food was fantastic. Pork shank that fell off the bone and was so flavorful. Just go and enjoy yourself.

DD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We ordered just regular water then they charged $9 steel water. and too fast take away plates still eating. Thats’s only thing not satisfied.

CH
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was fantastic, the food was great, and the service was excellent. The drinks were excellent and every plate we ordered knocked it out of the park. So nice to know we have a restaurant like this in LA.

HR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience - food was excellent, our server was great, and overall ambience was perfect. Got there a little early for our 8:00 pm reservation and hung out at the bar. It was Saturday night and the place was full but it didn't feel crowded. Bartender was helpful and attentive. Easily transferred check to the table. Apparently they share all tips, so you don't need to close it out before being seated. We sat in one of the back rooms off the main room so it was a little more quiet that the main floor which was great for us but you still felt that you were right in the mix. Service was excellent Food was great from the appetizers to the entrees to the dessert. Highly recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
178 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great...food, service, ambiance...and omg, the best bread in the world!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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
Overall2food5service1ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish and chickpeas yum. Octopus was ok

WF
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on holiday and wanted some where with great food

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service1ambience4

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
Overall3food4service1ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Thank you.

b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service2ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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!