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Ca' Brea

3.8
386 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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About

Come and see the new Ca' Brea and enjoy the aromas & flavors of Italy prepared by Antonio Tommasi, chef and founder of Locanda Veneta, Ca Del Sole, Il Moro, and Allegria. Open since 1990, Ca' Brea is renowned as one of L.A.'s finest dining destinations for superior service, creative cuisine, outstanding atmosphere and comfort. Ca' Brea is now the permanent home of Antonio Tommasi, who is "one of the best and most creative of our Italian chefs" (Gourmet Magazine), and has been a recipient of numerous award & nomination including Restaurateur of the year, master chef of the year, etc. The essence of Ca' Brea is straightforward and simple: authentic, yet innovative Italian food and Venetian cuisine. The kind of food you want to eat every day, at the prices that allow you to do so. Many of the Tommasi trademarks remain: a vast open kitchen and the kind of simple, yet sophisticated food that makes you fee like you have stepped out of urban Los Angeles, onto an ancient Venetian canal.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:30pm. Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:30pm.
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Phone number
(323) 938-2863
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Antonio Tommasi
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Private party facilities
Open since 1990, Ca' Brea is renowned as one of L.A.'s finest dining destinations for superior service, creative cuisine,… outstanding atmosphere and comfort.
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Private party contact
George Sarkis: (323) 938-2863
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Parking details
Valet parking and street parking available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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3.8  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

Amazing pumpkin ravioli and gnocchi!!! Even the bread and tapenade were to die for. Such a gem!!!

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vipWino (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

The restaurant was empty, so it was odd that the hostess/waitress seemed so unavailable. At one point, she had headphones on & couldn't hear us calling her.

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GiaRay (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Great location if you are attending an event at the Wiltern Theater since it's right across the street. The outside looks pretty shady (it's in the lobby of the Ramada). However, it's very nice inside and the host/waitress was very attentive.

We were asked for our drink order immediately and they brought bread and tapenade. I ordered the sole in parchment paper and it was tasty and a big portion. My husband ordered the chicken with mustard sauce and said it was okay. Both came with steamed brocolli and roasted potatoes (the brocolli was perfectly cooked).

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

Amazing food, amazing service, great location! Even though it's no longer on la brea the food is still fabulous!!

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vipMich (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 7, 2017

We thought this was the former famous CaBrea in a new location. Totally disappointing. Food was decent, but restaurant looks like a diner. It was completely empty. There was one woman who was hostess, bartender, waitress, buser. The whole thing was very odd. Might be a place for lunch if you work in Korea town, otherwise I can't image why anyone would go there.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

Great experience, we went before a performance at Wiltern. The exterior is a little misleading, but inside it is perfect. Great food, it tends to get a little busy before theater times, so go earlier and you will be fine.

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Ukeboy (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

Food and service very good.
Background music could use a remix.
Restroom issues, attached to adjacent hotel

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

Excellent food, drinks, service and ambiance.
Free parking is a plus

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Bubba (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

It's no longer 0pen :( i It was closed when we got there

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Same delicous food as the La Brea location.
Good service. Got our food quickly.
The beef carpaccio, the boneless brick chicken & the lamb chops are a MUST!!!
Too bad they had run out of most of the desserts by dinner time...it was Mother's Day afterall!

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MrLadwackader (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

My wife and I tried Ca' Brea for the first time last Saturday, prior to that night's Bill Joel concert at Dodger Stadium. All our favorite places in the Silverlake area were booked, so Ca' Brea turned out to be a nice alternative. Clean, modern look inside what is essentially a family run restaurant, which we like to support whenever we see one. In fact the family itself was having a private, pre-Mother's Day dinner in a private room, just off the main dining room. The evening was early, so there were only a few tables besides ourselves, and just two employees whom we saw evidence of, our waitress and the chef. The wines they offered were so-so, probably to keep them affordable, but the Italian food was excellent and plentiful. Nice place.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Owner and Mom (front of house) more interested in chatting with each other rather than greeting and serving customers. Ordered mushroom salad and osso buco. Food was generally under seasoned, except the broccoli which was nice. Like other posts, music was weird club music and not conducive for dining at 7:00 on Saturday. Restaurant attached to the Ramada, the restroom was a mess. Generally felt they don't care about the customer experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 26, 2017

Great family run business. Amazing home made Gnocchi's, Pesto sauce and olive paste for their yummy bread.
Two block walk from The Wilten

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gargantua (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

We got an eggplant parmegiano and a risotto. The risotto was fine, nothing to brag home about. On the other hand, the eggplant was so bad that we just decided it wasn't worth coming back or trying anything else on the menu. The cheese on top was the one you find on a pizza hut pizza, the tomato sauce was sweet instead of being savory, and the eggplants were not cooked right. How can you mess up 3 out of 3 ingredients in a dish is beyond me. The rest of the menu is probably fine, but missing the mark so badly on a simple dish like that is just not enticing me to come back. The service was great and friendly, though.

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vipChristopB (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

This restaurant makes me sad; it could be terrific but they make no effort to make it a great dining experience. On the plus side, the food is extraordinary, but that is the only plus to be noted. There is only one server...yes, only one in a fairly large space...who tries really hard and is very nice, but despite the small patronage that I have noted both times I have been there, it is impossible for her to keep up. She enlisted the help of a kitchen worker when serving the food, but he was in grubby pants and a wife-beater t-shirt which was far from appetizing! The space has NO ambiance; they don't even try. One of the table we had for our party of eight had graffiti scratched onto it's service. Tablecloths, candles and dimmed light would go a long way to helping improve the place. I have decided that take out is the way to make this place work.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 23, 2017

A bit of a diamond in the ruff . That might even be a little generous. It's a good spot but the ambiance is lacking quite a bit. Prices are also about 4/5 dollars high for it all.
One major plus is that they have happy hour (AT THE BAR ONLY) from 5-10pm

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vipMintyl (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

Food was excellent, so tasty. Restaurant is underneath the Ramada Hotel, a bit hard to find, but
so happy that we did. Can't wait to go back on our next trip to Los Angeles.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

The owner served us and she was amazing and very polite, she did forget some things we said but right away acknowledge it and apologized, understanding as her granddaughter was visiting. The food was so amazing. I had the chicken alfredo and it's the best flavor I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2017

We went to this restaurant before a concert at The Wiltern and their customer service was excellent. The food was delicious, everyone in my party was happy with their choices (I loved the rigatoni with eggplant and mozzarella!) and the prices were reasonable. It was quiet while we were there, and you could have conversations and hear yourself talk. The bread was warm and yummy! The staff frequently checked on us, as they knew we had somewhere to be and wanted us to have enough time. I would definitely recommend Ca' Brea!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Not great, food reasonable, service was bad staff were over stretched

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