La Bruschetta - Westwood

4.8
687 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 687 people are saying
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Cameron
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the service was great, I would definitely recommend

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Frank
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and authentic Italian food. Pasta served al dente. Sauces had depth. The owner and waiter were friendly and hospitable. The ambience was upscale. Tables were socially distanced and they created a nice looking outdoor section. Will definitely return.

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vipMiceli
Central Coast
59 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS a great dining experience. Fabulous food presented beautifully by a truly attentive wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian by authentic Italians, there’s nothing better

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JodyF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cozy and delicious dining experience. Thank You!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Goed restaurant en heerlijk gegeten. Is dit een must eat in LA? Voor mij niet maar als ik weer Italiaans wi eten en wil zeker goed eten is dit restaurant meer dan een betrouwbare optie. Sfeer is niet speciaal maar dat is prima.

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Fielding
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reliably wonderful food served by an experienced crew of waiters. The owner/host maintains a wonderful joie de vivre and the restaurant is always a delight to visit. The outdoor section is warm even in these colder months. La Bruschetta is truly an institution in West LA.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. Loved being here the staff was very welcoming and the food was absolutely delicious have to put this on your list of places to go. We are constantly dining out and this was by far one of our best experience in a long time. Thank you to everyone at the restaurant you all are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Pasta and Cesar Salad I have ever had outside home kitchen. We are glad we have found this place and will go back. Owner of 40 years is on premises and makes sure the food (and you) is to your liking. His nephew works there too and know the menus well. If you are in LA and looking for real Pasta, this is your Only place. I have been to high end restaurants in LA, I am very picky when it comes to Pasta, I have worked in kitchen and I can tell when the sauce is made in house or it comes from Can. Tiramisu was made with in house. Very light and fresh. If you want Cannoli, give a week advance notice. That’s what I will do next time. All in all, from Australia to Asia, Europe (except Italy) and best places in Canada and US, I would say this was was the best.

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judith
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience4

My guest and I ordered the pounded chicken over spinach.The chicken was very dry, had no taste and was extremely thin. It was the first time I was hungry after eating out. I have had pounded chicken breasts before but never so thin and dried out.

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vipMaximeF
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I ordered the linguini with shrimp.

The linguini was cooked far too long. The shrimp were hard because they also had been cooked too long.

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JoJo
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Walked in with our own bottle of wine. Right out of the gate Angelo treated us as if I were committing
the biggest crime. He immediately told us that corkage is $40 and that we were out of line to have brought the wine to begin with. It created a very negative atmosphere. If we had not been with friends we would have left immediately. This is a restaurant in our neighborhood and we have eaten there many times. We will not be going back.

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vipCarol
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Consistently good!!

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vipMiceli
Central Coast
60 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience!❤

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vipSFfoodie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan our waiter (grandson of the owner) was very friendly and informative. The food was very good. Very nice family owned Italian restaurant. We will be back!

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CasperMom
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious white fish and pasta with shrimp. Loved the salad with roasted pear and burrata. Terrific restaurant.

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vipKSB3
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food. Great neighborhood gem!

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vipMiceli
Central Coast
60 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience

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AngelicaV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Meeting long time friend

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you feel like eating in the neighborhood Italian restaurant this is your place! Good food, amazing staff great wine and out of this world dessert! Just a very cozy and inviting outdoor sitting which reminded me of narrow alleys of Italy ! Highly recommend it

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MichelleH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, ambiance, and service! I am visiting from Minnesota but if/when I return to LA, I will absolutely visit La Bruschetta again! Incredible experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality and flavor was amazing! The service was excellent. I highly recommend La Bruschetta.

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vipMiceli
Central Coast
60 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to place treated like family and food is high quality.

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MarciK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was great. Nice, low key, real Italian restaurant - attentive staff. Piping hot food, prepared with care. Definitely coming back!

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vipMiceli
Central Coast
60 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to place. Treated like family and the food is upscale authentic Italian

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff and every dish is well executed

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Jenn
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Bruschetta offered incredible service, delicious food and a wonderful choice of wines. We enjoyed everything we ordered and even ordered extra to take home! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing neighborhood gem!

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LeenahE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all! Loved the environment and the food, felt so catered to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Would have given this a 4/5, but when the bill arrived, they charged $40 for a corking fee. The bottles ran $40, so therefore I paid $40 corking fee + the bottle. I questioned the amount of the corking fee and they said it was on the menu. I looked online and it was not on the menu. Most waiters would let you know to just get the bottle.
Unfortunately I give this a 2/5. Will not return on principle.

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vipcloth
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time back since the pandemic and there have been some changes in the decor with the wine racks being moved and perhaps the floor was redone. There was adequate space between the tables.
Food and service was as I remember with a limited wine menu in place now.
I will definitely go back.

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StephenB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Bruschetta is remarkably consistent. Angelo welcomes us into a comfortable dining room, mostly filled with "regulars" and we are served by familar wait staff. Food is always good, with generous portions, and sometimes some surprising specials. Good both for casual dinners and special occasions.

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chandlerd
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!
Caring, attentive and professional staff.
Had a lovely evening!
(Deserts are incredible)

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vipJimP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding - authentic Italian cuisine with a wide variety of offerings. The wait staff were wonderful and the owner greeted us by name, checked in on us throughout our meal, and bid us farewell after taking group pictures for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers was very friendly and attentive.

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sheilah
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dinner. Service was amazing.
Ambience was really nice.

Would recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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Beachcomer
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is a neighborhood restaurant for us- we eat here often, we come back because it's a Feel-Good type of Family owned/run place- we had the Fish, the Bolognese and the Sea Food Pasta's - lets not forget we splurged- had deserts, both of the Ice Cream under a Chocolate Dome w/hot Carmel pour over and the Lemon Tortufo - Yep- big smiles for an enjoyable evening- there is Light at the end of the tunnel -

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BrandonM
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood spot. Fantastic food nice people. Molten Cake was crazy good. They had several fish specials and a braised beef and mashed potatoes special, which I had. Killer. Will return.

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vipLZ2020
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is consistently excellent, service is wonderful and thoughtful. A total gem.

FAQs

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

La Bruschetta - Westwood is rated 4.8 stars by 687 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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