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BRERA Ristorante

4.7
1848 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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

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MINDFULL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was outstanding, and the cocktails were perfect. Ramit Sehti claims a patron knows what kind of establishment they're walking into within the first five seconds, and after this single experience, I tend to agree.

The host greeted us kindly, looking to her manager who looked to us and said, "it'll be a bit," to which she quickly suggested the bar.

We were sat within five minutes, but, true to Ramit's theory, it would be 'a bit' until we could order our food, though, the waiter was great once he made his way over.

All in all, a very pleasant experience and the aesthetic was... a vibe. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!! Food and service were excellent!!!

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MarisaH
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Or was my first time there but definitely not the last one, our waitress Amanda was amazing always checking in to make sure everything was good but also gave us time to enjoy our dinner, we never felt rushed or neglected. We had the octopus and the meatballs for appetizers and they were delicious, my husband had the pappardelle and it was amazing , my daughter had the pizza which she finished the whole thing (in her defense her dad had 1 slice 🤣), I had the mis amazing fluffy, flavorful and delicious gnocchi. I definitely recommend this place. Great service and friendly atmosphere not at all stuffy.

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SommerH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my best restaurant experience! The service, food and ambiance were absolutely amazing. Definitely recommend the Gnochi with lamb and the lemon dessert, which is somehow creamy and fresh tasting at the same time. It was our anniversary and they brought us our desserts with a little candle… such a thoughtful touch.
Can’t wait to go back!

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Chambolle
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brera is one of the best and one of my favorite restaurants in LA. Angelo Auriana has assembled a different and exquisite menu that is perfectly executed by his chef de cuisine. The ambience is terrific, whether you are eating inside or outside. The service is attentive and courteous. Put it this way: Several years ago I chose to have a "Major Birthday Dinner" at Brera. Simply don't hesitate and go!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Everything! Good! Service! Francine and Mateo are always a pleasure!

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JimmyE
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal in lovely setting

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Maluie8
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and great service by Olman

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Family from Japan

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RileyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Great service. delicious food, wine and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good experience but valet parking $9 for dinner. Choose your favorite food . Some food was not expected tasted but pizza was very great

MI
MIAW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was very slow. My daughter ordered pasta (torchietti)…she said it wasn’t that great….she said it tasted like “chef boyardee”. I ordered braised pork shank….it was ok, meat was very tender. For what we had, an appetizer of “hamachi”, 2 main entrees & 2 desserts our bill totaled to $130 before tip….I find it expensive and the food wasn’t worth it :(

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Brera and it was just as amazing as the first. Ambiance, food, drinks and service was *chef’s kiss*.

MI
MIzevie
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and professional service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very attentive and professional! Food and drinks delicious!

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vipFrank
Los Angeles
247 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had the green salad, white truffle pasta, and the lamb chops and meatballs as our entrees. The food was stellar. My wife had the 12 year Whistlepig Manhattan. Dessert was a vanilla panda cotta with pomegranate

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MatthewG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Presentation was terrific. Great space. High recommend

SP
SP16
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is great, service attentive but not overwhelming, and the food was exquisite. We loved our appetizer so much we ordered another. Highly recommend. The restaurant follows strict Covid rules, which I appreciate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The holiday cocktails were really good and everything we ordered in the menu was delicious. I will be coming back again.

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Razmataz
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have been coming here and the sister restaurant Factory Kitchen for years. They are consistently excellent in every respect. But this one time the sea bass fish they served us was atrocious. Foul smell, taste and rubbery. Totally unexpected. We sent it back. Quite frankly this was quite shocking. A restaurant of this caliber should never serve a fish that is old and off.

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vipChopla
New England
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved EVERYTHING, but suggest the server mention the sardines with bread literally means ONE sardine.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The food was okay, not that great, however service was bad. Cashier, the owner of the restaurant was very mean person and un professional. We complained about his profession of services, but he seemed like didn't really care. He used Covid as a excuse. I know Covid hits every restaurant and the stress from the Covid should be a lot. However, it was not okay at all. I believe Covid can't be a excuse for the bad service. I don't recommend the restaurant.

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KevinL
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was good. We were the last table and felt little pushed out at the end. But. Its Christmas Eve. I understand.

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AlexanderB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is delicious! I tried many things on the menu and nothing left me wanting more.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Highly recommend the Octopus and semolina bread. Both were delicious! The owners wine recommendation was spot on. Lovely date night spot :)

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jtlos
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, and the food was terrific. We had a great night here.

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vipKimOye
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. Every dish was amazing. Highly recommend.

CG
CGL123456
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to see this restaurant still open after all those we lost in DTLA. Matteo always a welcoming host. Food and service is top notch as always. So glad we still have one place to go for lunch in Arts district. Craig

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vipKellyM
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Everything is made fresh and is very tasty. Portions are slightly small but definitely worth the price. Amazing service!

DT
vipDanT
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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TheresaR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner! We could actually hear everyone at the table even though we had seven people. Love the ambiance. Also our waiter was perfect. He explained everything well and made the whole evening smooth and wonderful. Last but not least the food was excellent. We shared everything but my favorite was the Brussels sprout salad and the tagliatelle. The sauce on the tagliatelle was so good I started just eating that. Since it was a double birthday we also had the chocolate dessert and the almond cake. I loved the chocolate slice. It was like eating a really good chocolate truffle. The almond cake is the only thing I didn't really like. I expected cake and it was layered pastry shells. Overall it was a delightful evening. The best place in DTLA for a cozy delicious meal and or a happy celebration dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall food was good. Decent wine selection as well. Staff, especially the manager who speaks with a thick accent needs to work in his communication skills as he came off a bit rude to me and my team

TJ
TerryJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in DTLA

LB
LB12345
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambience, delicious food, fabulous wait staff

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Shogun
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner eating at the bar. My wife and I shared the brussel sprout salad, grilled octopus appetizer and the swordfish. All the food was excellent and the bar staff is very friendly. We will be going back.

PA
PhilipA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food, service & ambiance are what everyone is looking for Brera is a real DTLA gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Holiday Dinner

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VeniceMom09
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything. The space, the food the service. I can't wait to return.

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

Accommodated a large party for a birthday. Everything was delicious and the service was perfect!

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Elisha
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was amazing and the service was outstanding.

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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 4.7 stars by 1848 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.