La Bruschetta - Westwood

4.7
461 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.
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Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of my all time favorite Italian restaurants. Wonderful service and was quiet enough to have a conversation without shouting and competing with background noise. All of the food was excellent with the exception of the barramundi fish we ordered. We were not familiar with the fish and didn't care for the it. All of the other entrees I've had in the past were much better. We will definitely be back.

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IB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For the last 35 years this restaurant has been serving superb meals in Los Angeles, and probably today the best Italian food in the city. It doesn't get any better.

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ME
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 16-year old son were in LA for art and theater and needed to find a place for an early dinner between a day at the Getty and a concert at UCLA that evening. I found Bruschetta online and (obviously) made my reservation online. We got there a little early and discovered that it's right next door to the awesome Westwood Music store, where we not only tried out some great guitars, but also got the owners personal recommendation about Bruschetta--local, family-run, awesome food. Dead on in very area.

Service at Bruschetta was quick and very warm, as we were greeted by the owner's son and seated immediately. We told them we had to make a concert and service was both impeccable and really, really fast. There was essentially no waiting between our appetizer course (mixed greens) and our mains--carbonara and a seafood/saffron risotto. Still, we did have time to watch as the owner and staff welcomed several other early diners, mostly locals it seemed, including a big table of an extended family. It wasn't crowded, but still, the balance of attentiveness and letting us eat was just right, and it was a really relaxed and comfortable place to have a very good meal. We will come back for sure next time we're in LA.

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RP
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real sleeper. an unpretentious top flight Italian restaurant, in business for 35 years, with waiters who have been there the entire time. The food and warmth of the restaurant cannot be beat.

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LB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and service. Very nice interior and ambience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food is ok, but not worth the price. You can find better price plus food place in Westwood. Service is average, the waiters kicked my chair multiple times when they walked behind me.

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RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Will be going more often.

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GI
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Bruschetta is a consistently very good neighborhood restaurant.

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EM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was so delicious. The Chianti house
Wine was perfect. The owner, Angelo, made us feel like guest in his lovely home.

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L
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's comparable to going to a great Uncle's house for a looked forward to meal. Always friendly and comfortable and great food you can depend on to be consistent and delicious!

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GM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Fantastic! Service and food was beyond expectations for our first of many visits.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is impeccable - truly authentic italian cuisine with a sophisticated wine list. The waiters are professional- the food is and the owners are wonderful. Resos are needed as this place is filled with sophisticated diners who are regulars.

What’s wonderful about La Bruschetta after 30 years of dining there is that is a low key Wrdtwood location. without the glare and noise of a Hollywood eatery.

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C
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My food was delicious! My husband and son also thought their food was great. There was a quiet ambience and we could talk to each other easily. The waiters were also very attentive and helpful.

I would definitely return for another relaxed, wonderful meal.

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JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience for dinner. The staff was amazing and the food was absolutely delicious. So good I went back the next night with more friends. I will definitely done there whenever I am in Westwood. Highly recommend this restaurant for authentic Italian food.

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WB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, we will be back. Great atmosphere and wonderful warm reception from owner. Also great food.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will be bringing many friends to this wonderful restaurant. It's very elegant and the food is truly Italian home cooking. Marilyn

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently awesome

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant!!!

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BA
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am not sure how to mark noise level. It was just right! We could hear each other and the nice music!

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RC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all across the board. One of the best dining experiences that I have had in memory. The food was amazing. All of the servers were incredibly attentive. Even though the restauraunt was full (as it should be!) somehow the layout created a very quiet and private vibe. The prices are very reasonable for the level of quality that one gets from eating here. I can't wait to go back! Thank you for making my Valentines day one to remember.

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I celebrated an early Valentines Day at La Bruschetta. We were welcomed by Angelo the owner. Our meal was delicious. The waiter was attentive and friendly. We look forward to coming back soon.

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HS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was fantastic, as always.

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CM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great diiner. Food excellent. Great atmosphere. Enjoyed the wine great rcommendation.

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w
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going every Friday for 10 years...only place in West Los Angeles where the food is dependably good, the atmosphere is pleasant, you can have a conversation, and the service is truly outstanding. Angelo and his son are wonderful hosts. Waiters are professionals.

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JJ
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love our dinners at La Bruschetta. Great neighborhood gem

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HR
Los Angeles
440 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our party of three enjoyed a total of two glasses of wine to start the evening off. Two puree of vegetable soup were excellent. The Cacio Pepe pasta was also very good. I had the lasagna which was mediocre as was the bruschetta that they serve to start the evening off. Their bread is good. Our friend seemed to enjoy her appetizer size of mussels. We had one crème brulee that was delicious. The owner is always most hospitable and his son, Robert, did a good job as our waiter. No complaints on the level of service. Cost for the three of us was $137.00 including tip.

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian restaurant I've ever been to. Amazing food, service, and atmosphere.

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Always good!!
Warm and feels and tastes like home cooked Italian!

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e
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very good food. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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V
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was if slightly better than average quality or a restaurant with such a long history. I expected better frankly.

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KG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going to La Bruschetta. The food, service and dining experience are all excellent. The owner and staff always make us feel so welcome.

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S
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant with excellent food, wonderful attentive and knowledgable waiters, very sociable, friendly owner - nice room, quiet - a place you will be very happy you found and you will want to return to again and again

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S
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food but wish they had cocktails. We had to go up the street before dinner since we were early.☹️☹️

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HS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious!

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S
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorites in LA.

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GS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff treats you like a close friend. My mother was born in Sicily and I grew up with traditional italian meals. The food at la Bruschetta reminds me of the home cooking of my mother and grandmother. It is fantastic.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love it there. Great food, wonderful service, very comfortable and we can hear ourselves talk.

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MB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food

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a
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful little restaurant with tasty Italian cuisine and great atmosphere!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite go to neighborhood restaurant never dissapoints

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