from restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi, Chef Angelo Auriana and Sommelier/Beverage Director Francine Diamond-Ferdinandi.
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I recommend everything! Professional service made our visit memorable- we had an issue with one of our items (a dish that was barely luke warm) and it was very appropriately dealt with- the restaurant came through above and beyond what we expected.
This was the perfect place for a first date. The food was amazing. The ambiance was perfect and service was on point. It is a little bit on the noisy side though. Overall I would definitely recommend and I’m definitely returning.
Went the day after Valentines Day and was provided the option of the set menu or the regular menu. I asked if the portions from the set menu were a decent size and the waiter said they were big but they ended up being extremely tiny and I left hungry. The noise level prevented it from being a relaxing dinner and they placed the tables in extremely close proximity to each other. To top it off, the legs of our table were broken and the table was unsteady but they refused to move us.
The food was delicious, the staff were very helpful with recommendations and the ambiance is great!
BRERA is an absolute marvel to dine at. The service is beyond five stars and the food was delicious. What else could you ask for?! I wish there was a bit more distance between tables on the bench area but it wasn't too bad. Just a preference.
Valentine’s Day was ruined , the food was atrocious and the menu was small and vague , staff was very friendly
Really good restaurant, I would definitely go back again
Great meal, Gnocchi was awesome along with Wagu and Lobster.
It was all great except that there was cold draft coming in each time the door opens. A restaurant this caliber should have double doors or a curtain to ensure this doesn’t happen.
Excellent staff. Our server knew his stuff and made excellent recommendations. Also he clearly and concisely gave quality descriptions of foods and wines when were trying to pick between a few options.
The bussers took great care of us too. It always felt timely when they came to the table. We even asked one of them a question about the food and he also knew the answer.
It matters to me when staff really knows the menu. It helped us have an incredible meal with my mom on Valentine’s Day.
The swordfish. Get the swordfish. I didn’t know I liked swordfish. And I really I don’t. I LOVE it. (So the chef was top notch too, obviously.)
The setting is well appointed and romantic too. But not overly so- I could do a work dinner and it would still be perfect.
Anyway, Brera made my very short list.
We will absolutely be back.
Place and food was amazing. The all around service is what you get at high end places. I was really surprised at how attentive the staff was , from setting your silverware to switching your napkin. Very good etiquette and mannerism. Thank You Brera. I will be coming back and referring friends.
Good food, great ambience, could be better on service, our waitress wasn’t that great but overall a good experience. Will go there again, maybe on different table area though.
A fantastic evening, all around. Great cocktails to start the evening , before moving on to the wine list. Knowledgable staff helped us pair with our mains (I dont know much about Italian wines). Our starters were so good we ended up ordering g more before our main courses came out. Desert was also a tremendous success. So good we already have reservations for a fixed menu whiskey pairing next week!
Beautiful, innovative restaurant in the Arts District. Service, food quality, atmosphere, valet and overall design all high. Strong recommend.
Exceeded my expectations. Everything from the service to the food was outstanding.
Nice ambiance, nice restaurant. Just nice overall, nothing amazing. Had reservations at 7:30, but didn't get seated until 7:50. Drinks were good, but very overpriced. Food flavor was very good, but portions were small. They also ran out of spaghetti so we had to order something else we didn't really want. Steak was cooked perfect. Waitress was attentive and nice.
Start with this: I needed lozenges the following morning. That's because it was impossible for the couple on one side of the table to hear us on the other side a mere two feet away, so shouting was essential. I hate that. Nothing ruins a meal more quickly than noise that makes a jet taking off sound subdued.
As for the food, it didn't come close to the hype. And, with such a limited menu, it would make sense to make certain that everything is truly exceptional. It wasn't. It was all single tastes -- the same when you swallowed as when you put it in your mouth. No shift at all in making its way from your lips, over your tongue, and after chewing. Purely one dimensional.
And I do better plating when I make things at home... for myself. I don't believe in photographing food and posting it online but, if I did, this would be an example of what not to do.
Our server was accommodating, but she tended to favor the far side of the table. So, because of the noise level, the people close to her had to lean over and tell me what she said. That's frustrating.
Then there's the pricing. No. It's not at all reflective of the experience of the food, the surroundings, or the service. Maybe if I still was in my 20s, I'd feel differently (because I'd have so few bases of comparison). But I've been in too many great restaurants to feel that this was worth the money.
Most of us loved our food, the service was outstanding as was the ambience. I would definitely recommend Brera to anyone looking for a good restaurant in DTLA.
Great spot with a sleek warehouse vibe.
Only downside is it’s off the beaten path and in a bit of Sketchy location.
Brera is one of our favorite LA restaurants. Definitely not the typical red sauce Italian! Several very interest and delicious preparations and do order the farinata (an off the menu surprise). I could make a meal of the bread alone, certainly among the best anywhere. Drinks and wine are also great. Service is always first-rate. Just a terrific spot!
Excellent dining experience. Food was delicious with original flavors and excellent presentation. Service was faultless - attentive, sociable and they catered to our special occasion. The restaurant is based in an old industrial building, sympathetically renovated to create a visually interesting space with a feeling of high quality yet maintains an intimate vibe.
We were seated 45 mins after our reservation time. Management was great and made it up for it by providing an appetizer on the house and champagne. Our waitress on the other hand was a bit condescending. Food was mediocre. One meal had to be sent back after they neglected our allergy request. Two of the meals came out after everyone at the table had already finished their meal. Not a single apology from our server. It’s a beautiful restaurant with great atmosphere. Maybe our experience would have been different with a different server.
Overall great experience! Food was SO GOOD - definitely will be coming back again.
Delicious food, great service, beautiful ambiance.
My guests loved everything from the food to the drinks. Always a great spot for a business dinner.
Brera and Factory Kitchen prove themselves over and over to be some of the best food and service in all of Los Angeles. Excellent value for your dollar.
Overall very good experience but we were a party of 6 and one of our group lamb came out 10 minutes after everyone was served only to be very undercooked. They comped us one dessert but truly should of comped the meal.
Made reservariam through ópera-balé for lunch which was confirmed biut when hit there was overcharles as lunch
A chego blow
As most reviews note, service here is outstanding. Very professional staff with the appropriate level of attention & thorough menu knowledge. For brevity not going to list our order but taste & presentation all in the very good to outstanding range.
Rude manger upfront
Great Experience, Awesome Service, Great Ownership and Staff
The restaurant atmosphere and noise level were very good as were some of the dishes. However, the food and service consistency were not great.
Simply fantastic on all levels. A true delight to eat here and be here.
Enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere
Great find. Food was fantastic as well as the ambiance. We had the grilled octopus, chicken liver mousse to start and two pasta dishes for the main course. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Overall, great experience.
Amazing all round
Great service and food
The first time I ate at BRERA, I really enjoyed it. It seems to have been going downhill since then. This past visit was a case in point. The cocktail I ordered (brutto negroni) was great and the bar service was friendly. Once we were seated at table, tho, things didn’t go so well. The crudo plate was dumped on the table without explanation. When we asked our server to let us know what was what, she couldn’t do so correctly. (Both apps we ordered were okay and the fritelle was the best dish of the night imo.) For entrées, one of our party ordered the seafood pasta and didn’t like mussels so asked for them on the side so others could enjoy. The pasta was overcooked and the mussels came cold. (I know they didn’t have to accommodate by sending them separately, but still... And it wasn’t particularly busy at the time so not sure why this would happen.) The rest of us had the ossu buco. The meat was okay but came in a lot of sauce that drowned the flavor of the meat itself and tasted a bit too much like bbq sauce to me. Desserts were okay but not wow. I keep wishing for the kind of great experience I had on my first visit and may yet return, even if just for cocktails and apps, but this wasn’t as good as it used to be.
Food is very good here and service is great. It's got to be hard to keep a restaurant running in Los Angeles. However I've always had great service here and the ingredients and food are great. Kudos to the management and staff.
Nothing good to say - Had a reservation, was using 10,000 points and was looking forward to discovering another downtown restaurant - Disappointed overall.