La Bruschetta - Westwood

4.6
434 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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e
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very good food. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 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
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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
50 reviews
Dined on January 10, 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 6, 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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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious!

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S
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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 26, 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 25, 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
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food

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a
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 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 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite go to neighborhood restaurant never dissapoints

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B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love having such good food so close by!
Authentic Italian food and well trained and lovely staff...owner oversees with a fine Italian eye and flair!

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DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time. Food and service was excellent!

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LA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic Italian cuisine superbly prepared and presented.

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MI
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place and Robert and his dad make you feel special. Ask for the sauted calamari!!

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S
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
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
33 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
Los Angeles
2 reviews
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
88 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
11 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
6 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
143 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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