Officine BRERA

4.6
979 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Officine BRERA is a TRATTORIA inspired by the -Cucina Povera- typical of the Country Side along the River Po Valley in Northern Italy and the second concept
from restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi, Chef Angelo Auriana and Sommelier/Beverage Director Francine Diamond-Ferdinandi.
For private dining & catering please contact Adan Valdez at email: adan@officinebrera.com phone: (213) 553-8006.

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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and service. Management was very friendly.

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CA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very quiet went on a Sunday afternoon. Food was great and super filling. Definitely recomend the pappardelle with goose.

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LS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. Brought some out of town friends for dinner. Everything was perfect. The food was outstanding, the best gnocchi in town, the risotto with bone marrow was awesome! The service was great. It was one of those nights where the stars are aligned.

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RP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The restaurant has a nice ambiance when you enter. The bar area to wait for your table is narrow and may be uncomfortable if you are a large group waiting for a table. The service may be more attentive.

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RR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant and fantastic wine. But the pork shank was terrible. Under salted and somehow dry, with a flavorless gravy that did almost nothing to help. The meat tasted of hard water.

The grilled octopus was chewy and seasonless.

The best salad was redeeming and had a delicious soft cheese that we couldn’t get enough of.

Service was great, but I would not eat here again.

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AD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very delicious food in a beautiful space. Opt for the main dining room as the 'private room' or maybe back room lost a little of the energy of the main room. Great mixed drinks as well.

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday and had great food and service. Appetizers are quick and delicious. We all got something different for main course including the nightly special and all were superb. Can't wait to go back

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LT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Caesar salads I’ve been had. Caesar is always a safe salad - hard to make super bad or super good. This one was very different and extremely delicious.

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SM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was definitely amazing and I will be coming back here. LOVED IT

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H
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and the staff is awesome! We come here at least once a month for the risotto and vino. The Milanese is our favorite and the best dish on the menu. Their sommelier has great taste.

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G
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Too expensive for what it is ! $320 in two with the least expenxive wine - one bottle! - and no meat. How can a pan fried turbot cost 90 bucks? Definitely not a good deal, especially for an Italian...

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TB
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was top notch. Food overall was very good. Pulling into the place was a bit scary, but once inside you will love this place. Great Job BRERA!

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PO
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Went there with my family for an early New Years Eve dinner. We were seated at the first table inside - closest to the entrance. We were blasted with cold air every time the door opened (every 5-10 minutes). When we told our server that it was too cold he responded saying that people at this table always complain but it means that he gets done early. We ate with our coats on but did opt out of dessert so we could get out as soon as possible.

The place is very beautiful and the food was good though. Main issue was with table and the fact that our server was not very knowledgeable or helpful. I wouldn’t go back.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful waiter.

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Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Creative and vibrant environment with wonderful food.

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LF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Service

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SB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always delicious! The food, wine and cocktails are outstanding!

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Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent!! I recommend the pork loin. Delicious!!

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DL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have dined here many times. I was very disappointed in the waitress. The rest of the staff (bus boys, servers, water, etc) were very attentive, but the waitress seemed distracted and unfocused.

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M
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good. We had lots of dishes and shared them for a table of 4.
The pork with the dumplings were our favorite. The Rombo (Turbot) fish was good and large
enough for 4, $96. Staff was friendly. Holiday decor was nice.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to everyone who worked on Christmas Eve 2018 — from the front of the house to the bar service to the wait staff and the excellent chefs — for delivering perfection and making our evening so memorable.

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o
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Still one of the best restaurants in la! Our server wasn’t into it this visit but usually, service is exceptional. Every dish was exceptional too! Don’t miss the gnocchi or white truffles if they are available!

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CF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clifford was amazing. He recommended delicious dishes. We will be back.

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ED
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A diamond in the rough that is the outskirts of Downtown LA. Upon arrival, I was apprehensive as the area wasn't exactly the greatest. And then we walked in the restaurant. Excellent ambiance, food, service. I recco it to all.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it great food

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We waited 45 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. Once seated, a waiter did not appear for 15 minutes. When he finally did and we went to order, some of the dishes were no longer available. They were not at all ready for the holiday lunch rush. Bad experience all around.

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KH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Delicious food. A little pricey for such small quantity.

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LM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good dining experience, great service and excellent food!

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CE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Officine Brera is always delicious. The steak and pork shank were cooked to perfection!

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JD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent recommendations from staff.
Nice, friendly, authentic italian food. Service was a little slow but they got our food correctly.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Chef forgot to add seasoning to the octopus. Whoever that brought the bottle of champagne did not pour all the way full and we had to refill ourselves most of the time.

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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always perfection!

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Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit proved to be fruitful, delicious food and wonderful service. We enjoyed our evening out at Officine very much.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and environment

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was well preserved but not distinct enough to stand out.

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EK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We had a group of five and were seated toward the back corner - and though the restaurant was barely half full, it was SO LOUD already, we gave up on half of our conversations throughout the meal. If there are only two of you, sit next to each other so you can hear the other.
Food is excellent (except fritters were all dough and not much flavor), service was pretty good (some things not explained or asked early on - how the lamb chops are cooked/how we would like them cooked), had to ask three times for the fritters...
The ambience is 'cool' - just don't expect to have any deep, ongoing conversations.

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MM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service in a trendy Arts District location. Onsite valet parking.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rosotta was nust as well the ravioli..

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time in this restaurant and it is a very special place. One of my favorites.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A fantastic restaurant in an otherwise ugly but rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, Officine BRERA is worth the price at least once or twice a year. I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and she was incredibly happy. (As was I!)

Pro-tip: got a special bottle of wine you've been saving? Bring it!

From their (huge, very expensive) drink menu:

"corkage fee - you are welcome to bring in labels that are NOT present on our wine list. We will charge $20.00 each for
the first two 750ml bottles and $35.00 each for 750ml bottles thereafter. No exceptions will be made, thank you for your
kind understanding."

We both had risotto -- she got the Verde, I got the Basa Padana -- both were perfect.

Dessert was a dark chocolate mousse... OUT OF THIS WORLD. Get it. No regrets.

The service could have been a few minutes faster after we were seated. (Waited for what felt like 5-10 minutes before getting a server). But we were tucked away against the wall in the back room and it was really busy in the whole place, so I was patient.

Worth the wait, just make sure you make a reservation!

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