BRERA Ristorante

4.5
1059 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
BRERA Ristorante 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 Bryan Marn at email: bryan@factoryplacehospitality.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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D
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot

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L
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brera was excellent. The food was amazingly well prepared. Fresh quality ingredients, prepared for natural flavor rather than spice or sauces, were refreshing. Service was excellent. We ordered small plates, pastas, seafood, steaks and beef, and desserts, and a couple of bottles of red. The term often expressed was exceptional. And the pricing was not excessive, comparable to quality DTLA Restaurants, but a cut above in food, service, and experience.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere but the food came out luke warm and needing more seasoning. It was good to try somewhere new but for the price and quality of food I wouldn't recommend it.

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C
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was awesome. Service was too slow. We sat for a good 20 minutes before a manager came over to ask if we want to order drinks.

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KR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Sadly, the food here is just not as good as it used to be.

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EH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Still a good place to entertain and always good food.
Seems like the portion of the food are smaller and the menu selection was smaller as well.

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p
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch for 4 at Brera. We've been at Brera for lunch and dinner several times before. This was a very nice lunch, when it is quieter. Among the four of us, we had 2 roasted chicken entrees, one caesar salad, one market salad, and two great pastas. We'll be back.

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KC
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific use of both indoor and outdoor space. Stylish decor. Friendly and professional service. Food was amazing as were the hand-crafted cocktails.

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brera is AMAZING.
Its atmosphere is classy without being pretentious
Its food is refined but still hearty good sized portions.
Its service is attentive and polite without being annoying.

Class act from the top to bottom.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BRERA is HANDS DOWN my favorite restaurant in LA!Beautiful setting, relaxed atmosphere, great for groups or special date nights, food is AMAZING!! Service is engaged and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go back!

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VH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My second visit since January. Such a fabulous place!

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and selections. Nice space and also you want me to do 50 characters so I wrote more

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Brera has always been our ‘go to’ restaurant for special occasions. We have always had a good experience when we visit! Love their chickpea pancake; which is not on the menu but we always get it. Also their polpo, gnocchi, risotto are always good. Their meat and fish dishes are also good but does change with the seasons. Do remember to leave space for dessert as they are 😋

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C
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow amazing food and superb service. I really felt catered to by the staff. Our server Paris was great, she explained the menu and suggested great plates. Our water was kept full and after each plate our table was cleared and wiped before a new set of plates and silverware was brought out to us. The food was omg delicious, definitely can't wait to come out here again. We had the squash blossoms, cocoa pasta and duck risotto. Dessert was the nugget fudge one. Yum.

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PS
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to restaurant in the Arts district. Food consistently fabulous. Menu changes daily.

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g
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Nice interior, food was good but a little pricey. Expected better trained staff and execution of meal service. We didn't share but food came out at different time. Little awkward for a business lunch for 5 people.

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OT
Los Angeles
160 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was really good and definitely meet my expectations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent dining experience. Only disappointment: requested table in the main area for birthday celebration and were not accomodated.

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DD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elevated Italian. Rich, delicious dishes make not huge pasta portions unnecessary. Everything is so decadent and layered. Inventive negroni options, nice wine list, great setting and ambiance and killer desserts. Top notch.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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LV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place - inside or out of the cozy patio! A DTLA fav destination

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BF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time dining at BRERA and it did not disappoint. I made a reservation to celebrate my sister and moms birthday and they both loved it.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Went there for a first date and loved it. Be careful parking on the street after 8pm. I got a $93 ticket :/

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A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

The food was not good at all. They are trying to be like Bestia but the quality of food & the taste is bad.

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LS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic & creative. Can't get a bad dish at Brera. So good.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent video be. Big open space with a view into the kitchen. Best Risotto EVER. The meat is perfection.

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m
Singapore
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food is great, some of the best in the city. But great Italian isn't too hard to find in LA, and there are other options with as-good food and far better service. I'd recommend one of those.

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JW
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food.
Server worked with us nicely to get to the theatre on time.
We’ll be back!

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L
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Owners are always around making you feel special

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PW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

We usually go to factory kitchen but chose Berra this time as we had guests from out of town and wanted a quieter venue. We had been there before and had a good experience The noise level and atmosphere were perfect. While most of the food was good my risotto was desperate for salt. And no one complained but no one raved about the food either. The service was the main irritant if the evening. Bar service was extremely slow we didn’t get our cocktails until just before the first course arrived. Our server was quite brusque and somewhat rude. It felt like an imposition to ask questions. My coffee at the end arrived after the check after an extremely long wait. We had actually given up on it I had ordered decaf and still awake a 3:00 am wondered if it was caffeinated. All in all not a great experience. I dont’t think we’ll be back

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BC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, good cocktails, friendly service. Great for date night before hitting the club.

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CS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

They changed their menu and portions. Really disappointed. I hope they didnt do the same thing to their sister operation Factory Kitchen.

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JD
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We have been there before and liked it, but this time were disappointed by the food.

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BO
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best, if not the best, Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. The combination of ambience, service, and culinary skills creates a superb dining experience.

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T
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The staff was very nice and helpful.

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JN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We felt the service from the waiter was un-engaged... like what we might have experienced in a coffee shop. The sommelier was attentive, but we thought the wine list was very obscure and designed to direct one to expensive wines.

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MM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Innovative, delicious food combined with attentive service in a pleasant environment. Onsite valet parking.

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JP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went on Saturday night. Seating was done well. Dishes were tasty especially pasta except for the eggplant dish which was undercooked, small portion,

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SN
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. Our server was helpful and nothing stayed empty.
My only complaint was that I was looking for an amazing dinner and I didn't feel like I got that. I had a seafood tagliatelle that sounded amazing on paper but failed to deliver. The pasta was dry and lacked flavor. The fish was tasty but paired with the dry pasta it wasn't too enjoyable either. I went with several family members. Half the table had great plates and the other half were way below par.
The dessert menu was great. We ordered several small plates that were very good.
We did enjoy our time. But for a bill of over $550, I would hope to anticipate an all around wonderful meal.

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