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BRERA Ristorante

4.6
1566 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A multi-regional Italian Ristorante by Chef Angelo Auriana & Matteo Ferdinandi, BRERA is a hybrid of an informal trattoria with rather formal cooking in an elegant setting.

A concept influenced by the artsy-cool BRERA neighborhood in Milan Italy, it displays Chef Angelo’s personal culinary identity that emphasizes on the importance of the highest quality fresh ingredients and the use of cooking techniques that are meant to highlight their true flavors and presented in a minimalistic way.

The Cuisine represents the synthesis and the complexity of the cultural heritage of the Italian people through their traditional local recipes reimagined in Chef Angelo’s style that today defines his contribution to contemporary Italian Cuisine.

BRERA RISTORANTE is included in the prestigious 50 Top Italy as number 43° in the category “50 Best Italian Restaurant in the World” both in 2020 and in their recent 2021 award.
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Tue - Fri 12:30PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 1566 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cdlt
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service. love the design.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Lots of flies and gnats. The food was cold. One dish just wasn’t good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

One of my favorite restaurants with excellent pasta and appetizers. The gnocchi is to die for... soft, pillowy, delicious! The octopus was perfectly grilled and seasoned.
I docked today for ambiance because our table had an odd problem but they reseated us without hesitation !

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

As per request, we were seated at a table away from other diners on the patio. Happy that you made an effort to accommodate our request. Food was quite good and reasonably priced. The white asparagus was tasty....wished I could have ordered a larger portion. The octopus was good but a bit chewy. Very pleasant ambience on patio without the music blasting at our ears. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food

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vipLAguy
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has steadily improved since we first went here a few yrs ago. Service excellent, outdoor seating good (thought the table for two was a bit small), food exceptionally good (carpaccio outstanding, caprese equally so, brussel sprouts and Tuscan kale bitter and very good knowing that in advance. We split the braised beef cheeks truly outstanding and as fatty as would be expected, falling apart in the Nebbiolo wine sauce. Semolina toasty and crisp, though had to ask for more butter. In a restaurant of this caliber, we defer to the sommelier on which wine, only giving a price point (less than $100) and red vs white. And were rewarded with a 2010 Il Chiosso Ghemme Nebbiolo for $78 which was truly wonderful with the meal. Dinner, with wine, tax and tip, over $225

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vipKeithM
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Lovely space. Took a bit longer to be seated by host and greeted by server than expected. While server was pleasant, he was a bit difficult to understand, and a bit inattentive at times with wine and water service. Another server came by at one point, and asked if we wanted more wine, to which I replied yes, and asked to see the wine menu again. She never returned to take the order. We informed our primary server that a dish we ordered (heirloom tomato salad) was not good and we sent it back, yet it appeared on our bill. While paying our check I handed a man the cc and asked if he was the manager. He said he was the owner, to which I told him that the tomato dish should be removed from our check as it was not fresh or tasty. He “corrected” me and said, “While you may not have liked it, it was fresh.” How about simply, “Of course” without a defensive response? Oh, and adding $6 to the bill for COVID related issues seems petty (do i add a fee to my services which were also impacted by COVID?) and discourages patrons who go out for dinner every single week from returning to this restaurant and others in the group. I have spoken my mind.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants my family and I go to every week. Edwin especially at Brera is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, maybe due to the pandemic it felt like front of room was missing personal. Service was slow and needed to look for staff to get refills and clear dishes. Food in general was good, pizza was the standout. Steak was overbooked and sent back. We decided to order something else. The streak was to thin to cook properly was our opinion so decided to pass on refire.

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vippmerrity
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time trying. Food and service were terrific.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re into the chic industrial aesthetic, you’ll love this place inside and out. The service was warm and lovely and the food was exceptional. I got the wild boar pappardelle. You need to get it, just trust me.

I’ll be coming back here with more friends and family, 100%

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MichaelB
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, recommended by friends. What a great find. A hidden gem in the Arts District of downtown LA. Great menu. Lovely ambience and terrific service. Highly recommend the Wagyu tartare! Had an amazing Barolo. Looking forward to going back very soon.

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LaurelB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always warm and welcoming, love this restaurant for the delicious fresh food, the drinks - Staschisc is my favorite, the atmosphere it's located in a super cool warehouse downtown LA and the friendly staff. They have gone above and beyond to make everyone feel comfortable and safe whether dining indoors or out. I always recommend BRERA

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vipGeorge
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating birthday with friends. We were not rushed out so that was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and tasty food! Our reservation was for 8:45 and we were not seated until 9:20 but it was a great meal and a fun ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The ambiance was very relaxing and its a great place for a date or intimate dinner with friends. There is $7-$10 valet parking in a large lot. The service was a bit slow, but I think they were understaffed and quite booked up that night, and our server tried his best so it was alright. The wine selection is fabulous—I had a glass of the white pigato and it was probably the best wine I’ve had in a while. The star of the show was the spinach potato gnocchi. Imagine a cloud that melts in your mouth, packed with an intense flavor that lingers long after you have swallowed it. That is the experience. I felt like I was transported into someone’s Italian grandmother’s kitchen. I truly don’t think I will ever eat gnocchi of that caliber anywhere else (in America at least). I will come back here solely for the gnocchi, and honestly I think if you come here and get something else you are making a grave mistake. I’m sure the other pasta dishes are great, but this one is a must-try.

Overall, it was a sweet and classic Italian dining experience inside a beautiful, dimly lit repurposed warehouse with high ceilings and modern rustic features. The outdoor patio had plenty of heaters and pretty fairy lights, although if you can secure indoor seating I would highly recommend it. Reservation is a must.

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vipFarnoushN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The owner was very rude and disrespectful. We had reservations and he sat us by the bathroom in a corner and when we asked him to move us he was very rude and not accommodating. Food was very salty, steak wasn’t cooked right,... will never go back because of his attitude

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BrandonA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. The pork shank is spectacular and the drinks are really good. There isn't any music outside in back... not sure why.

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vipBethanyR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We loved the space and the care taken to achieve it. The wait staff was excellent and the food was good-to-great.
But it was very expensive!!

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ElizabethG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening

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BrendanM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing! The service and the ambience were great. But the portions are incredibly small and it’s hard to justify spending so much money on a meal only to leave still hungry.

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LaVieEnRose
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since before the March 2020 national shutdown, and how we missed the food, the welcoming staff and the lovely, intimate seating outside (yes, we loved sitting alfresco even before "times."). Seasonal delights of black and white truffles and zucchini blossoms were gorgeous. Cocktails as delicious as ever. Looking forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and food. Highly recommend.

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KBLA21
New England
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dining experience as always. Comfortably spaced tables and delicious and well presented meals and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I booked this restaurant for my 15 year wedding anniversary. The reviews online were very good, and I have never been there before When I arrived, my husband notified me that he was running a little late, so I asked if I could be seated to have a cocktail. The gentleman who greeted me at The entrance was shocked that I asked such a question. His eyes got really big, and he replied, “Madame, we have strict r regulations here.” He proceeded to tell me that it was against the LA County health rules to seat an incomplete party. I ended up by sitting outside alone for 15 minutes (on a cold bench). When we were finally seated, our table was inside, even though I had requested an outside table when I made the reservation online. The food was pretty good, and our food server was very friendly. Not sure the quality of the food made up for the bad first impression and very unfriendly greeting I got, though. Lastly, beware - they add a $3 Covid service charge per person to the bill.

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vipBrock
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was a little uneven. I would go back...the food is qute good but we were disappointed in the chocolate dessert.

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DiningDiva
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy coming to Brera and Sixth & Mill next door. The food is delicious - I've never had a bad meal here. The entire staff is always so helpful and accommodating.

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vipVolker
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When in the arts district you need to stop by here and even when not on the arts district you need to stop by here.
Relaxed atmosphere, and the food takes you back( in my case 45 years to my then best friend s from Italy’s shores mother’s place, I haven’t smelled tomato sauce like that since then), wow what a treat .
We will return soon as well as hit your sister restaurant
Grazie Mille
Chef Volker

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viporiginalin
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been dining here since the opened. Still excellent food! Space is also amazing. Not quite as lively with 50% Covid capacity but still had a really good meal. To get the full impact, request a table in the main dining room. And be sure to order some steak. Don’t order steak out much cause we’re really good at it, they’re better!

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TraciLea
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Terrific dining experience. Even had a vegan choice!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service.

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nathanielm
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom Costello took care of us and made my partner's birthday a memorable one. I never write reviews but was compelled by the outstanding service and the amazing food. Mucho kudos!

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SpiceCustomer
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was slow... we got our starter bread *after* our entrees. Dessert menu took ten minutes to arrive, by which time we were ready to leave. Food was okay... definitely overpriced. We had cacio e pepe, which was average. Margherita pizza was also average. Will not be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was My husband’s birthday and he was so satisfied with the food.

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katherine
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate a birthday, and wanted to try somewhere new. SO good! The outdoor patio was cute, well spaced out, and they had enough heaters to keep it warm once the sun went down. The service was outstanding, with everyone (servers, bussers, managers) working seamlessly. Food and drinks were excellent! Everyone wanted to go back again to try different items, so I will absolutely be returning. We had the Spring Sprung cocktail, Margherita Pizza, Tagliatelle, Ricotta Capunsei (I know I want to try something new, but I'll be ordering this for the table again. Too good not to!), and the Risotto Milanese.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration.

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Tanya
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brera is always fantastic.

As an Italian living in L.A, I love to feel at home there.
Great wine selection, service is impeccable. the ambience stylish but not loud and Angelo, the chef, is wonderful.

Thank you,
Tanya Mordacci

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid service and food. I will probably go again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Meesh
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. It's a cool spot, very open space, industrial vibes. The food is incredible, especially the pasta. All the pasta is made in house and is absolutely delicious. Service was good, definitely takes a little bit of time to get your main course, but all the food comes out super fresh so it is worth it. Definitely would come back!

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You can order delivery directly from BRERA Ristorante using the Order Online button. BRERA Ristorante also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. BRERA Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 553-8006.

BRERA Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 1566 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.