La Bruschetta - Westwood

4.9
612 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Note: For parties over 8 guests please call the restaurant at 424.273.4892. In business since 1984, La Bruschetta has won a loyal neighborhood following and has long been one of the more serious -- and relaxed -- places to dine close to Westwood Village. The simple yet handsome dining room works well for many occasions: it can be romantic, it suits the needs of business people and it is also an ideal restaurant to bring visiting relatives. The kitchen prepares a wide range of intriguing pasta dishes -- some hearty, some delicate, most of them noteworthy. Deftly prepared classic northern Italian entrées, most reasonably priced, range from veal scaloppine to osso buco. Phone Number has been updated to 424.273.4892.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 612 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Reasonably priced. Family run and been around a long time.

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ErnestS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most amazing dining experiences I’ve ever had in my life! The owner Angelo and his wife give a personal touch that’s unmatched and takes you back to old world dining!!!

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vipBethG
Tokyo
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner and his grandson went above and beyond to make sure our experience was wonderful. They set us up a perfect table outside and accommodated our party with ease. The food was delicious. Thank you!

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LAFoodie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok. I had the Caesar salad. The dressing lacked the tanginess you normally get from the dressing. It tasted creamy and plain. For my main course I ordered the special, braised rib ravioli. The gravy was a bit watery and the mushrooms lacked flavor. The food was enjoyable, but it wasn’t top notch.

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Lorenzo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. Great food. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipGeraldA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great. Always meets expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

SJ
SusanJane007
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Socially distanced tables. Really friendly staff. Hospitable. For our first time in a restaurant in a year it was a pleasure.

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Erroll
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. I have been a patron for 35 years at this family owned restaurant and go there as often as I can.

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vipMiceli
Central Coast
47 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the greeting to the goodbyes you are treated like family. All your wants and needs are catered to with great food, wine and service. Outdoor setting reminds you of a setting in a small-town in Italy. Our favorite place to dine.

ML
vipMikeL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angelo and his staff are the best. Every time we come will you feel special and I feel like I’m getting a home cooked Italian meal. You get the best food that LA has to offer without the tourist trap names in Beverly Hills.

KD
vipKellyD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very personable and made perfect recommendations for dinner. The homemade pasta - gnocchi pesto and orecchiette pasta was the best we’ve had! Top it all off with a creme brûlée our daughter raved over and the molton chocolate cake.

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JackK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I have been going to La Bruschetta for over 25 years. I am never disappointed with the service or the food. They always have it right. You feel at home.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! The service by Jonathan was impeccable and we got to meet the owner, Angelo - who was so gracious and kind. Would absolutely go back! We had the best time.

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vipMiceli
Central Coast
47 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a year of not going out to dinner , dinner at la brushetta was like going home staff was glad to see us, tgey made us feel so welconed, food and wind spectacular and new outdoor eating area just beautiful like beingvin Italy.

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vip17foodfreak
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very clever use of outdoor space , comfortable and warm! It can be great in the summer, too!
The food was delicious, although the veggies could use a little variety instead of the same assortment on every plate. But dessert, a chocolate molten cake with ice cream on the side, was fabulous!
Friendly host and staff made the evening complete! Highly recommended by this longtime customer.

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KeithO
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food and great service. I love this family owned restaurant.

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vipFred41
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful family-run, neighborhood Italian restaurant. My personal favorites are the starters, risotto and pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was exceptional. Highly recommend.

MD
MonetD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the service and it was such a great ambiance!

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vipalexthewenger
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always. Michele was incredible, and the food was to die for as always.

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SarahW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very tasty! I loved the ambiance, the staff, and the food!

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vipYOLO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

My husband and I were on our first date night since LA began to reopen. Unfortunately, we did not feel like the set up was safe. The alley is narrow and due to a lot of foot traffic, we felt like we had to keep our masks on practically the whole time. There was a large party of 10+ people at the table next to us and altogether, the evening there was disappointing.

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AlessandroC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from Rome, I have high standards of authentic Italian cucina. La Bruschetta is top notch, just like good homemade Italian food in Italy. Angelo and Michele made us feel at home, like family. We are new to the neighborhood but can already tell that this will be our go to for incredible Italian dining. Can’t wait to go back!

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DKOS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, authentic Italian. A hidden gem in Westwood - highly recommended. Outdoor seating is in between the buildings away from the road and not on the sidewalk. Excellent setup.

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vipwoodrowilson
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. They’ve done a fantastic job considering having to serve outdoor...Quality of the food has never changed..

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AdamS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. Very safe environment. Will definitely go back soon for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants I’ve dined at in LA. Family owned and operated, everything on the menu is outstanding.

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SarkisyanA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, wonderful ambience. Food was great.

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vipalexthewenger
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, delicious food, and great family owned restaurant. #HIDDENGEM

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vipsd1eater
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner outside was lovely. We have been here many times and the food is always good. Service is friendly and professional. A real gem in Westwood and a good value.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant which is making the best of the current challenges. We want to support their effort and hope they can keep up until we can do indoor dining.
Please support them.

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vip17foodfreak
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service outdoors . Friendly and obliging owner. Delicious risotto with shrimp, lobster and linguini.

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vipDkk64
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the restaurant. A real family italian with wonderful food. I love the bolognese and the gnocchi pesto. Warm, inviting and friendly.

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Rafael
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give more than 5 stars I would. It is hands down the best, cutest, most romantic, Italian restaurant. My girlfriend and I found this place by accident and thank God for that because we go back to celebrate every chance we get. You gotta try it and get the SURPRESA dessert.

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vipMikeL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian on the west side. Angelo is the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening under the stars. Tables well spaced and people were friendly eager to chat with other diners. We appreciate having an opportunity to dine in such lovely atmosphere.

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vipNini
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was marginal, I had Chicken Piccata, which was a bit bland served with broccoli that was way overcooked. I have had better meals there but the service was great as always.

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viparchie
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They're doing their best in light of Covid. Outdoor seating adjacent to the restaurant is nicely done and pleasant. Service was great and food delicious. Tiramisu could have been a little better, but great overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. I have enjoyed every meal I have ever had at La Bruschetta over the last 30+ years. I first came here as a student at UCLA with my parents in the late 80s and now I’m lucky to be back in the area often with my daughter attending UCLA. Wonderful family run restaurant and I look forward to dining here and seeing Angelo and Jonathan again soon!

FAQs

La Bruschetta - Westwood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 273-4892.

La Bruschetta - Westwood is rated 4.9 stars by 612 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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