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Giulia

4.0
55 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

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About

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Giulia features New American and Italian cuisine prepared in a provincial Italian style. Chef Sascha Lyon uses fresh seasonal ingredients and features daily specials. 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. Comfortable seating is available in our main dining room with warm lighting, and soft Italian leather. Upstairs, our open-air patio will dazzle you as you watch the city move from a birds eye view. Our main bar, built from rich, dark walnut, will provide service 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
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Phone number
(213) 279-5025 ext. 701
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Sascha Lyon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th and Hope
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Parking details
Valet parking available daily starting at 6:00 PM
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Public transit
Located directly above the 7th Street / Metro Center stairway exit of the LA Metro Red Line
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on November 10, 2017

I had gone for lunch on a Wednesday, at noon. I went again for dinner on Friday about 8pm, the menu was the same! I asked the waiter if that was correct, he said yes. The website reads differently. My guest was not intrigued by that menu and I was looking forward to what I had read online, so we only stood for drinks.

I love their cocktails and cocktail menu. Their food is so yummy, especially the shrimp scampi. Pizza & sausage is flavourful. Octopus is delish! The atmosphere is great!

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant: the food was delicious and the service impeccable!

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3.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Nice place, great look, tasty food.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

The staff was very attentive. The pizzas were delicious

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1.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Rude, inattentive staff and bad food. Will not return and will advise local friends to avoid as well.

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2.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Since it is a fairly new spot and literally steps away from where I live, I am hoping they will continue to improve before they have to go out of business. All of the employees were friendly and professional, however, the food came at least 10-15 mins before the drinks we ordered. We had to ask them to check on the drinks before we are forced to cancel. There was no bread provided and for a restaurant of this caliber, that is not acceptable. We asked for bread because we were starving, so they brought 2 pieces of toasted ciabatta (slices) dry with no olive oil/vinegar or butter. The pasta was slightly undercooked. The walls were bare but with pictures it could be a beautiful spot. It doesn't seem like the owner has much restaurant experience. I hope to try it again in the future when they get it together.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

It is amazing place in DTLA. Food was good and all staffs were friendly.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was "Italian style". It was more medderteranian than Italian, but was clearly well though thru. Service was attentive and it matched the style of the new downtown LA restaurant scene, and as such, was very comfortable.

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3.0Dined on September 22, 2017

The website and Yelp imagery or descriptions do not match the delivery. The Pomodro was fair with their heavy butter, lite marinara sauce. This is an easy dish to get right and it was not on par. The Caprese was lifeless, the tomato was mush and the flavorless. The Cauliflower was ok, interesting with nuts and dates. The Salmon was done nicely and the mushroom with grilled brocholini was a good compliment side.

The mixology drinks were not good. One was way too tart the other lacking freshness. My girls like their drinks crisp with fresh ingredients and they were clearly not pleased.

Our service was good. Roman? was a good sport and knew the menu well.

As far as pricing, this price to meal quality does not match. And the most obvious problem is that the website and yelp menus do promote something not delivered.

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2017

Fantastic food and service for our party of 6.

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3.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Great service. Menu had recently changed so didn't match what was online. Food was good but nothing amazing. Private event upstairs was quite loud and made conversation extremely difficult.

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4.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Giulia was a neat place to dine in. The team was professional and the food was good. Not sure if the waitress was BS'ing but she stated the leather seats are the same as the seats in a Ferrari.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Great find....if you are staying at the Hilton Checkers Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, it is a perfect casual walk to the restaurant and back. Fantastic menu that all palates would enjoy.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Third time to this relatively new DTLA spot. Food was excellent, cocktails substantial, service top-notch. The ahi crudo appetizer is phenomenal. We split the 20 oz. ribeye and shared some other small plates. The shrimp and Brussels sprouts were pretty impressive as well. Likely headed back soon, as this has made it onto my list of top 3 restaurants downtown.

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3.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Service was attentive, perhaps almost overbearing (replaced forks after every appetizer/salad). Meatballs were just okay. Duck pizza was a little disappointing: basically cheesy kids menu pizza with slices of duck breast. They sat us in the very back even though there were plenty of empty tables in the front. We were practically the only ones downstairs when we got there. I'm not really sure what we did wrong.

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3.0Dined on August 18, 2017

The ambiance gives the impression that it's a more upscale restaurant than it is. Went for lunch and it was great but dinner was average. Pizzas and small plates are the best choices on the menu.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

The menu is amazing. It is simple but perfect for me. I have tried 3 things OK n the menu so far and the all have been delicious. They have an upstairs outdoor patio. The bar has a nice variety of alcohol. The management made me feel welcome. I will be back.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2017

The food was very good. Shared a Flora & Fauna salad and Pomodoro pasta and enjoyed both. Would definitely return the Flora & Fauna salad.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2017

everything was great

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Amazing food great service

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2017

The restaurant is new and needs to iron out some kinks. I will refrain from critique. Dine la was great value. Salad was first rate But noise and music has to be addressed and wait staff

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Went for DineLA. Bar area was busy and music was loud. We asked to sit in the back and it was still pretty loud. DineLA menu was good. Disappointed they ran out of the dessert we wanted and the cheesecake was more of a mousse. Service was great and made up for it!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

I took my boyfriend out for his birthday dinner for a reservation at 8:30, we were early, but they seated us right away, there weren't many people there. Our waiter, Austin, was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the menu! Our food was excellent as well as our service. We had a 3 course meal, part of LA Dine. While enjoying our appetizers, they brought out our main course, and tried to take away our appetizers, so we had to shove the rest of it in our mouths before they tools our plates... next time they should wait until their customers are finished with each course to move on. That was the only thing that wasn't enjoyable.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2017

The staff was nice, and the atmosphere was pleasant. The issues were with the food: the Manicotti was too dry and the waiter was polite took the dish and offered another option. So we tried the Flora & Fauna. It looked great but the chicken was raw, at that point I was to hungry and I picked the chicken and ate the salad.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Just a very well-rounded experience. Everything was amazing. I honestly can't wait to go again. Thank you to Dine LA for allowing me to try multiple items on the menu. The Flora & Fauna salad was great, although the caesar salad looked even better. Thrilled with the meal.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Let me start with the food which was excellent and good value. As to the ambiance it was very lacking. Walls very stark and it didn't present like a special Saturday restaurant. That being said I would go back, but not for a "special" Saturday night out.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Been wanting to try this place since it opened. I was able to enjoy a 3 course meal at a very reasonable rate thanks to Dinela restaurant week. The service was amazing and the food and drinks matched. Great open air split level concept.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Visited for DineLA - three courses for $29, a great value! We had the octopus appetizer, I had the pizza entree and my husband the manicotti - and ended with Giulia's Purse for the dessert. Loved the appetizer; the octopus and tender and well paired with the small greens! The pizza entree was well seasoned (though the crust could be a bit crispier); the Giulia's Purse was pretty but a little puzzling - the crispy pastry is cool but was paired with a thick creamy mousse which may be good separately? Our server was very energetic and friendly; we felt like we were old friends coming to visit! Hot location and hip vibes - not bad!

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Love Giulia! Was happy to see they finally got on Opentable.
Food is AMAZING at a value. Ambiance is very nice blend.

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Guila is a new restaurant that is between the Financial District and South Park. It looks like no expense was spared in creating the space, the bar, etc. We were looking forward and decided to go to brunch. We were the only patrons in the restaurant. There was more help than ever could be needed in a dining room of the size and yet after taking our orders, no one ever checked on us. The Frittata was good but not extraordinary. Grilled cheese with shortribs was nice but not as flavorful as I would have expected. This would be a lovely neighborhood place -- it is a pity that it will not survive.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Came to try a new restaurant--reviews were mixed from yelpers. I think they are still working the kinks out, seemed like they were under staffed, but it was a holiday weekend, so probably the reason. Food, I think of all of us, the short rib pasta the best!!! Lamb was good, and portions are good, so not stuffed. Unfortunately, didn't try many of their menu options, but was ok!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2017

Amazing food from start to finish. Fantastic service and great wine.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was good, the ambiance was nice, but unfortunately the service we received at Giulia was quite poor. Our waiter was awkward, hard to talk to and not accommodating at all. There was a waitress in our section that was much better but unfortunately we didn't have her as our server. Also, I used Open Table to leave a note that we were celebrating a birthday hoping they can do something like decorate a desert, but the staff did not do anything special for the birthday girl. The kicker was I saw another waiter deliver a candle lit desert to another table and wish that person a happy birthday. We did not receive such service. This was our first visit and suffice it to say, we will not be coming back.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2017

New Italian restaurant that a very enclosed dining area so it is very LOUD.
Pizza arrived and was charred on one side. When I pointed it out to the server, he was gracious enough to take it off our bill.
Service was slow and I wanted to order dessert for my friend's birthday but it took so long to find our server, we were unable to order any. Plus, they didn't even have tiramisu. What kind of Italian restaurant does not serve tiramisu?!

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2017

Food was good. We had three different dishes (Flora Salad, Short Rib Grill Cheese, and a Burger), and everyone finished their meal. The Grill Cheese was a bit greasy, but very tasty. They also have a chocolate won-ton dessert with Bourbon Gelato, and it was different, but very tasty.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2017

Living in Downtown Los Angeles for over 10 years now, it is always wonderful when a new restaurant opens. Of course, one can never be sure it is a winner. Giulia is a winner!! On the occasion of taking a business lunch with a good friend, we were amazed at some of the wonderful food coming out of this kitchen. There were only a few hiccups along the way (not serving more toast with the bruratta with roasted tomatoes and running out of a main course item. At lunch?) the meal was delightful. We can't wait to attend a happy hour or an early supper. By the way, being right across the street from the on going remodel of "The Block" it is perfect for hotel quests.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Too pretentious and bad service. Food was good but not worth putting up with bad service.

Would not recommend this place.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Love what they did with the space but that's really the only good thing I can say about this restaurant. My husband ordered a Negroni and they made it with Aperol and tried to pass it off without him noticing. I ordered a pizza and it looked/tasted like a frozen pizza from Trader Joes. I don't think we will be heading back anytime soon and definitely would not recommend it to friends.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Great for any occasion. Creative entrees.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Really nice pizzas and apps. Nice wine and beer selection. Cool vibe. Some growing pains on service, almost comical.

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