Giulia Italian Kitchen

3.3
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Giulia features Italian Cuisine. Chef uses fresh seasonal ingredients Our wine program features diverse selections from around the world with particular strength in Californian, French, and Italian offerings. Enjoy beer selections on draft or by the bottle, and discover our exciting hand crafted cocktail selection. Comfy seating is available in our main dining room with warm lighting, and soft Italian Ferrari leather. Upstairs, our open-air patio will dazzle you as you watch the city move from a bird's-eye view. Our main bar, built from rich, dark walnut, is available to you and your friends on daily basis. The beautiful upstairs bar and lounge is available for booking private events and will impress your favorite clients and colleagues. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Sun 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 7:00PM

What 16 People Are Saying
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MM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a former Chicago restauranteur, from the Host/Server, Madison to the GM/Owner Gary to
Chef, Evan — the staff on Sunday evening were most attentive, accommodating, friendly and gave me excellent service! My appetizer meatball to the chicken pesto pizza was made with LOVE! Ingredients were used of the highest quality and carefully prepared that brought out the natural well-balanced, flavors of each dish. Thank you for making my evening memorable in a beautifully designed, modern ambience. I will be back.👍👍👍👍👍

PF
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The pizza was a bit overdone, but the shrimp scallop Tagliatelle was sooo good, but the service killed it as the waiter was inexperienced and the food took over 20 minutes to come out in a restaurant that had only 5 people in it. The other couple just left in disgust.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

They were out of Coke for our rum and coke. They were out of pizza dough for pizza. We were out of many dishes. It was very weird. The pasta was okay but nothing too special.

TM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The kitchen was running out of everything. During happy hour no calamari or truffle fries no tagliatelle pasta for the shrimp and scallops. Poor draft list

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here in awhile and booked reservations tonight to celebrate my sisters birthday with family! It was beyond! The staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a flow of drinks, food, and laughter. The ambience is perfect for large parties or date nights. Food is superb and the staff are amazing. Parking was easy at the bloc. Thank you Giulia for an amazing evening. I’m sure we will be back soon.

Giulia Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you so much. We appreciate you returning to Giulia to celebrate your birthday and we are pleased that once again you have a wonderful experience. We look very much forward to your next visit and that we soon get to see each of your family and friends back. We really like making celebrations, parties and events something special. See you soon and once again, very Happy Birthday.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Did not end up mentioning the reservation because the place was empty. I had stopped by before with a friend and was pleasantly surprised. Again it was empty but the food was excellent and the both times the waiters were very friendly and attentive. I have to mention the interior art nouveau bar is BEAUTIFUL as are some of the inspired details like the accompanying barstools. Having said that there is some very VERY random and tacky styling going on with color changing LED lighting, fake flowers, water fountains— you name it. It’s a shame because it is an amazing space and takes away from the really unique elements that could set it apart. Will definitely come back for the food and service though!

Giulia Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thanks so much for your review and feedback. We look forward to your return and are very pleased you enjoyed the food and service. We thrive on having customers become regulars.

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VT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant was empty and their Caesar salad didn’t have anchovies although menu stated they had them; they ran out. But our bartender was great (we sat at the bar); best cocktails!

YK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Service took an hour and the food wasn’t that good

W
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Giulia was quiet with few diners, as such, one would expect better faster service.

MM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Another DTLA restaurant that provides mediocre food at a semi-premium price. Unripe tomatoes on the caprese salad to start. An interesting sounding rigatoni that sounded good but didn't deliver. Watery and amateurish. Waitperson was not polished - came far too often to bug us for our order in the beginning. You need to read your customers. Also was unable to properly scan my credit card to pay. Had to use another card due to her locking up the other one. Would definitely not recommend to a friend.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. It was not crowded at all plus the restaurant was understaffed for lunch and service was a bit slow. Nice interior but the choice of music was a bit off. It was as if it was trying to be a 10:30pm cocktail lounge and dance club rather than a place for a nice Italian Lunch

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very slow. In fact, 2 of 5 entrees came after the other 3 had been completed. Plus, none of it seemed fresh, tasty or authentic. Service was less than average. Overall, it was a poor choice.

MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Only 1 waitress for the entire restaurant plus she was expected to seat people too. Wine was decanted at the bar. When we insisted on seeing the bottle they brought an empty that we had not ordered and then proceeded to tell us that it was our fault. After ordering another bottle and insisting it be opened at the table, the waitress opened a high end Barolo and then promptly put the cork back in the bottle. Appetizers, salad and main course were all served simultaneously. Pasta dish was supposed to have Brussel sprouts but was served with asparagus instead. Restaurant was advertised as ‘high end Italian’ but ambiance was a sports bar with large screen TVs in the bar area, separated from dining area by a short wall.

Run, don’t walk away from Giulia Kitchen.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was oddly quiet but enjoyed the food and service!

SG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Just so-so. Went because a friend of mine recommended it but the pasta was mediocre. The service was fine but there are plenty of other places in DTLA that have much better and more flavorful pasta for the same price or cheaper. Definitely did not impress. Also, the ladies bathroom was dirty and did not have toilet paper. I wouldn't go back.

I
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Worst waiter we've ever had. First when we ordered a bottle of wine, he just brought it to the table and we had no chance to taste it first. We had to fill up our own glasses. After we finished our starter, the main dish came directly. And when we were still eating our main dish, he came to ask if we would like to have a dessert. When we said no he brought the bill (still eating). So when we finished eating (starter and main dish) in 30 minutes, we still had half a bottle of wine. The waiter came every 2 minutes to check if we were ready to pay or already paid. We decided to skip the tip for the first day after 10 days of holiday, cause the service was horrible. While we were walking to our hotel, he ran outside to ask why we only gave 2 dollar tip on a 108$ bill. We explained about the way he served us. We thought maybe he will apologie or understand why we were not happy, but instead of that he said we were never welcome again.