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BRERA Ristorante

4.6
1747 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Tue - Thu 12:30PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM

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MichaelB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

In short, loved the food - the management is so bad, there's zero chance we'll be going back - or to any of their other properties.

Food was fantastic - atmosphere on a Saturday night on the patio was pretty and fun. But they have some serious staffing problems. Staff, in general, was very nice and friendly - but in all areas, clearly overworked.

1. Host - got an opentable text 15 minutes early to confirm "your table is ready" - after replying 1 to confirm and arriving 5 minutes before our reservation, waited in line at a host stand clearly needing 2 people working, but only staffed by 1. By the time we got to the front, we were told "oh sorry, your table isn't ready yet - could you wait outside?"

After waiting another 15 minutes (and the host running in and out, rushing to get on top of seating others probably waiting as well) - we saw them set up a makeshift seating all alone near the exit. And within minutes, were told that was our table. But they clearly had others available - since as soon as we said we didn't like that one for an anniversary dinner - they had two others in nicer locations available immediately.

2. Server - was very nice, but obviously working WAY too many tables. Took almost 2 hours - mostly waiting in between while we watched him rushing from table to table to table - to get through 2 courses, ordered all at the same time. And then another 15-20 minutes for the check.

He was clearly working hard - unfortunate that 2 people overseeing the dining on the patio were just spending time chatting with people they were familiar with rather than helping servers, allowing other customers to wait, and wait...and wait...and wait.

Really unfortunate for a first time visit for a long-time neighbor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here for my boyfriends birthday- everything was perfect- it would have been more helpful to have more service when it came to the explanation of dishes and more time for answering questions about the food from the server. The server seemed pretty busy. Overall though great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, service and food were all on point. Kudos to the entire staff for making our party of 9's evening great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Generally average food with some standout dishes (meatball appetizer, papardelle) with portions on the smaller side and not a good value. Service was good and overall the restaurant tries to step it up but you will have a better experience for your dollar at Bestia or Rossoblu which are in the same neighborhood.

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vipRonG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience2

We love this place and have been dozens of times. Tonight, the wait service was terrible. The waiter was too busy. We wanted to order three courses. The kitchen jammed courses 2 and 3 together, which overwhelmed our small table with plates and made the experience lousy. I also had a hair in one of my dishes - yuk. We may try again, but this was not cool.

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GloriaV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

During this difficult time post-pandemic, I realize it is challenging to find experiences restaurant staff. However, the service was poor during our visit and this was our first time at BRERA. Our appetizers were still on the table when our entrees arrived. My curly pasta with duck rahul was just ok (Factory Kitchen pasta is much better) and my husband’s bone-in ribeye was also just ok. The dish thy stood out was the grilled octopus appetizer. Our main entree plates were at our table for 20 minutes after we were finished and our server brought the dessert menu to us with the finished plates still in front of us. Needless to say, we didn’t stay for dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The pizza, gelato and chocolate tart were the highlights.

JB
JemeB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back

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vipbill
Los Angeles
238 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we had the white truffle tagliatelle made by Chef Angelo Auriana. I've had the white truffle pasta at Angelini Osteria, Providence, etc. I can attest that this is the best my wife and I've had. He uses two different truffles to capture the subtle flavors of the truffle. We had a pizza and Caesar salad afterwards. A GREAT MEAL. We were content. The service was very attentive.

MJ
vipMarkJ
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and unusual menu. We created and shared a 3-course meal; enjoyed every last bite!

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vipLuminous
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor patio is great setting for lunch of their yummy Italian food. Free self-parking at lunch in their parking lot. Take home a pizza to go at end of lunch for an easy dinner later. One of our favorite dining spots in LA.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was above and beyond and I think the best part about the place. The ambience is great. I got the Brussels sprouts and capansei (sp?). The food was pretty good, but it seemed like it was missing different texture to the dish. The sommelier came out and helped with a great wine choice. I would definitely go back.

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SharonH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails are amazing, the food is delicious, and the service is always top notch. Also, there's a huge parking lot and you never find that in DTLA. This is one of my favorite restaurants and it's my go-to if friends are coming downtown to meet me for dinner.

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Sheil
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Amazing restaurant, ambiance & food. Only problem was our server apparently overcharged an extra $10 on an already generous tip. Now my bf has to dispute charge.

LB
LaurelB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cocktails & delicious food with amazing ambiance

BP
vipBrianP
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lived my experience atbBrera. From the valet to the incredibly attentive wait staff, to my exceptionally strong and tasty cocktail and of course the delicious Caesar salad and both dinners exceeded expectations. I will be back and probably on a weekly basis.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and a great meal.

PB
PeterB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I love the look and feeling inside.

GG
GGKK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Hire more attentive servers

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vernicea
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for dine La. Food looks complicated but it tasted simple and delicious!

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AlejandroC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though it was a busy night. We were catered to very well! Food was great and we had a great time!

JH
JoanneH
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great decor, great ambiance, great food but please don't rush me!

We enjoyed our meal but we had to ask our waiter 3 times to come back later (after we ordered our appetizers) because he kept trying to hurry us to order our entrees. At one point he returned twice in 3 minutes! We had to resort to waving away the staff to stop them taking our plates so we could enjoy our meal and not feel hurried. I totally understand the COVID restrictions and the need to turn tables within a 2 hour time limit but at the pace our waiter was trying to go we would have finished our Friday evening dinner within an hour. The hurried pace definitely affected our enjoyment of what was otherwise a great meal in a cool location.

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vipbill
Los Angeles
239 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed the tagliatelle and each of us chose the soft-shell appetizer as our entree with the Cesar salad. the soft shell crab with the cauliflower was stellar.

JM
JenM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not sleep on this restaurant! It was fantastic. Great drinks and wonderful handmade pastas.

CG
CGAdmin
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for DineLA. Will definitely come back. Everything was delicious and the staff were excellent.

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TomR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Parents weekend

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice place! I was

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was extremely disappointing, soggy salty puzza, watery bland pasta.

J
vipJanethebrit
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The gnocchi is outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our experience in Brera.

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vipfoodaddict
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good for any occasion and patio seating on a warm evening a plus.

CB
CristoBoys
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Not the best.

DP
DraganaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was (as always) fantastic, service impeccable, and ambiance so lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, good service. I came during a quiet time, I loved everything and will come again

DC
DebbieC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing - surprised the pizza was so good too! Overall, great meal, high quality food, great service. Indoors was great atmosphere - outside looked super fun after dark, when we arrived it was still light out and the outdoor parking lot atmosphere didn't look very high end but when we were leaving, the outside looked pretty in the dark with some string lights and I would definitely eat outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bread made to order, fresh made pasta and amazing cocktails. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great overall. Some of the staff can be friendlier, but we definitely had a blast. Drinks and food were all very good, desserts too. We would know, each one got his own lol. We celebrated my birthday and I would go again.

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vipbconners
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so happy these guys made it through the covid storm. They are so friendly and yummy. It also happens to be my kids favorite restaurant. I could eat their pizza every day.

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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 1747 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.