La Bruschetta - Westwood

4.7
417 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Note: For parties over 8 guests please call the restaurant at 310.477.1052. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday -Friday: 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 9:30PM

Saturday & Sunday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Closed Mondays
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Phone number
(310) 477-1052
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Simple to Lavish, La Bruschetta Catering and Special Events have over 29 years of experience. We can provide platters of food to go, set up a casual but stylish buffet or cook onsite and staff a sit down dinner for 100.
Authentic Italian cuisine, 5 star service, tailored to meet your budget and exceed your expectations.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Holman Ave
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Parking details
Valet and street parking available.
Additional
Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 417 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

WE have been coming here for 20 plus years

Always great food and service

Fresh fish
Meats veal chicken steak all nice

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W
London
31 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An outstanding meal and a real find. From the house specialty soup and Caesar salad to dessert, La Bruschetta never faltered and delivered a memorable pre-theater dinner experience. After a nice amuse bouche of bruschetta (what else?), I tried the favorably-reviewed puréed vegetable soup. Excellent, with just a whisper of pesto. Caesar salad was perfect. The bucatini alla Carbonara was delicious, using guanciale as the meat accent in place of prosciutto. Risotto with chicken sausage and sun dried tomatoes was scrumptious, with the Arborio rice done just right. Large glasses of a reasonably-priced Montepulciano complemented the entrees.
A fresh grind of Italian roast coffee, a wonderful tiramisu and a very satisfying créme brûlée topped off a flawless dinner. Service was attentive, but never intrusive. I am reasonably demanding as a patron, but this is a special restaurant.

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JW
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is wonderful and so is the service. Best Branzino in town.

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AL
Los Angeles
131 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a very simple dinner after a movie, just one course each and we both enjoyed our food (pasta). My Lasagna was very delicious. We had been recently with friends and enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere, even when the restaurant was full. We will return!!

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l
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious food and warm, friendly, attentive service made for a wonderful dining experience.

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SP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and delicious food. Food was out fast but not rushed. Nice wine to choose from. The fish specials were fresh.

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BR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best Italian food I've had in Los Angeles. Authentic, delicious, and the service is second-to-none.

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W
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I very much enjoyed the Sicilian calamari. The burrata was creamy truffle goodness and the barrimundi crispy skinned and perfectly cooked. Really a treat. I will go back

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal . We love it there . The staff is wonderful and the food is excellent.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The menu looks intriguing, but the food is only ok. For such exorbitant prices, I had expected more.

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LS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Angelo is a wonderful host and the food was very delicious...only complaint is that the bread basket needs serious improvement!!!

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MK
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful find! The service is excellent and the food is authentic Italian. I recommend it highly!

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, nice people and great service.
I had a fantastic Risotto and the wine was awesome.

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VW
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, fine food, warm atmosphere....what else could one ask for?

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S
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a few decades it is always consistently good

Fresh Bronzino

Excellent pasta

Wines at fair prices

You will be very happy

Angelo and his son are professionals

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GH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well informed wait staff are able to really do justice to the variety of dishes, ingredients and wines on offer

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g
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! Try the caneloni
The owner snd his son are always there. The food abd service are both excellent.

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BR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, very personable and friendly. Every dish we selected was delicious. One of our party arrived late and her dinner hit the table about three seconds after she sat down. Perfect timing! We couldn't have been happier. Will definitely repeat.

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KG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner, service, table - everything! We will be back. Although we were first time diners, were were treated like we were very special guests. Tremendous!

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TA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - great service! It is nice to be able to go to a restaurant and to be able to speak to the people at your table. Very very unusual -- and very disappointing for those of us who want to enjoy other peoples company.

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s
Los Angeles
142 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is a small but comfortable restaurant with only
a few tables.
But don't be mislead. The food here is wonderful.
Just like being in Italy. My risotto was as good as
it was in Sorrento.
The servers are attentive and fast.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who
likes Italian food. Do make reservations.

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RC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angelo is a wonderful host, food is delicious and authentic, service is great.

One cannot do better for authentic, delicious Italian cuisine on the Westside.

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OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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OT
Los Angeles
229 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent the second time, too. Classy without the pretentiousness. Well-worth the experience.

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LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was well-prepared, with delicious flavor mixes - I had a shrimp salad with mangos, basil and asparagas and ravioli filled with artichokes and served with fresh cherry tomatoes and a white wine sauce. The classic - lasagna and eggplant - are perfectly prepared and delicious, but low-keyed. Service is polite, friendly but unobtrusive. The setting is elegant, but simple and modern. We have been coming to this restaurant for at least 10 years and it never disappoints.

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KS
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great dining experience. It was cozy and familiar. The waitstaff was attentive and engaging. The food was delicious. Would definitely return and will recommend to friends.

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DP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An all-around great dining experience...food, service, selection and ambiance!

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BS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It's always a pleasure to dine here. This time, though, the service was slower than usual. My food was great, but one of the diners was unenthusiastic about the linguine with squid ink. We enjoyed the wine as always, plus the specials.

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A
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We met friends after a movie at the Landmark. The waiter, very well informed, suggested a different wine from the wine on the menu, and it was very good. Our food was delicious: we ordered many dishes from the seasonal menu which had several choices. What was great, even though the restaurant was full, we could still talk to our friends about the movie, our families and our travel plans. I recommend this restaurant.

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CM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 9 had an excellent dinner and the service was fantastic. I would definitely return on my next trip to LA.

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b
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, as always! I ordered something not on the menu and they made it for me!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a very pleasant dinner prior to attending a concert nearby. The service, the food, the ambience, and the server's wine recommendation were all excellent. It has been several years since our last visit, but I am sure we will return soon. The prices were reasonable.

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NA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely worth going there!!!!!!! Food was great, everbody was so nice! Loved it! If we ever come back to L.A. this is gonna be our first choice!

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PT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience at La Bruschetta...thanks to Angelo and company.

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JB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was excellent!

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PT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are Italian and it has been always very difficult for us to find a good place where to eat authentic Italian food. The dishes at "La Bruschetta" were amazing: the best original Italian taste. The owner Angelo and his son Roberto are very welcoming and passionate. The restaurant is very elegant and cozy. A little corner of the "Bella Italia"!

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CB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere with linen napkins and tablecloths and good service. The owner let us hang out long after everyone had left, and the food was very good. It’s hard to find a place that’s not totally noisy, so it was great to actually hear my dining companion. I would come here again for any occasion.

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OT
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful Italian restaurant with fresh ingredients, wonderful specials and friendly staff.

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c
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner was charming and welcoming and the waiter, Jesus, was outstanding!

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JC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Would definitely come back.

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