About Ca' Brea

3900 WILSHIRE BLVD
Los Angeles, CA 90010
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Come and see the new Ca' Brea and enjoy the aromas & flavors of Italy prepared by Antonio Tommasi, chef and founder of Locanda Veneta, Ca Del Sole, Il Moro, and Allegria. Open since 1990, Ca' Brea is renowned as one of L.A.'s finest dining destinations for superior service, creative cuisine, outstanding atmosphere and comfort. Ca' Brea is now the permanent home of Antonio Tommasi, who is "one of the best and most creative of our Italian chefs" (Gourmet Magazine), and has been a recipient of numerous award & nomination including Restaurateur of the year, master chef of the year, etc. The essence of Ca' Brea is straightforward and simple: authentic, yet innovative Italian food and Venetian cuisine. The kind of food you want to eat every day, at the prices that allow you to do so. Many of the Tommasi trademarks remain: a vast open kitchen and the kind of simple, yet sophisticated food that makes you fee like you have stepped out of urban Los Angeles, onto an ancient Venetian canal.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:30pm. Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:30pm.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 938-2863

Website:
http://www.cabrearestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking and street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Antonio Tommasi

Private Party Facilities:
Open since 1990, Ca' Brea is renowned as one of L.A.'s finest dining destinations for superior service, creative cuisine,… outstanding atmosphere and comfort.

Private Party Contact:
George Sarkis: 3239382863

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine

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Ca' Brea Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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3.6

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3.5

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Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

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Great venue near Wiltern Theater

Dined on March 19, 2016

Excellent value, Italian food, near Wiltern Theater, at ground level in the Ramada. Free parking, and left car there while we went to Wiltern with no issues. Staff was very attentive, fine for casual or even dressy. We will be back and recommend to friends.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great place

vip
Dined on February 15, 2016

In a new location so I realize people were going to old spot. I think it's a great addition to the neighborhood and the food was very good. I would definitely come back for dinner and to try their happy hour.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

amazing service!

Dined on February 5, 2016

My girlfriends and I originally made reservations for dinner, but we noticed their happy hour extended to 10pm so we decided to stay at the bar. The wine selection was good, especially for happy hour. And the food list had plenty of pasta choices that we had our eyes on from the regular dinner menu. Extra pluses to our bartender who recommended these delicious pasta dishes: Gnocchi - amazing bolognese Penne arrabiata - just the perfect amount of spice Butternut squash Ravioli - it's just so plain good!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

DineLA Dinner at Ca' Brea

Dined on February 1, 2016

A group of 5 of us came to Ca' Brea to try out their DineLA menu for dinner and we loved it! The place wasn't that crowded and we were seated at one of the booth areas. The couches were really good for lounging and the booth itself made it felt like we were in a private room. The waiters and servers were super attentive, always making sure our water and bread basket was full. One guy consistently checked in on us and asked about our food, and I really appreciated that. The food: We had the shrimp cakes and the carpaccio for appetizers. Both were really good, and it was well balanced. We tried the lamb, duck, and spaghetti, and they were all amazing. Portion size was good and everything was well made. The pasta portion was huge and there was plenty of seafood. After the main course we had hit a good level of being full. The dessert was just the icing on top! We tried the homemade cheesecake and the tiramisu. I personally liked the cheesecake more, it was light and delicious! Would definitely come back again to try out their other stuff on the menu.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience2
service1
value1

Only if you want Italian in K-Town

Dined on January 30, 2016

My friend and I came here for dineLA and were pretty disappointed. The place was empty, which I did not have any problems with, but with little to no customers, the service should have been much quicker. Our waitress stopped by our table twice, to take our orders and to take our plates away. In the meantime, we waited maybe twenty minutes for our food. Unfortunately, adding to the disenchantment, the kitchen was out of the main course I had wanted to order. To make matters worse, when our food came out, our server gave it to the wrong party (a couple who had arrived and been seated much after us) so we had to wait even longer for our plates. The food was alright. The tiramisu dessert was the tastiest part of the meal; the calamari, pumpkin ravioli, and eggplant dish were okay but I would not give a glowing recommendation to anyone. Overall, I've had better. If you're in Korea Town and you want Italian, you could head here but you probably won't get the greatest meal for your dollar.

food5
ambience4
service3
value5

Great Happy Hour deals. Nice place, goo ...

Dined on January 24, 2016

Great Happy Hour deals. Nice place, good food too!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food1
ambience2
service2

Despite the good reviews, the food was n ...

Dined on January 23, 2016

Despite the good reviews, the food was not very good. The shrimp and calamari ravioli and filet of sole was super salty.

food2
ambience1
service1
value2

Anonymous

Dined on January 10, 2016

Went before a show at the Wiltern and it was a bad experience. They were overwhelmed by the pre-show crowd (even though we had a reservation): we had to ask for a server to take our order and ask for water three times. Service was terrible, food was mediocre. We won't return and I wouldn't recommend it to others.

food2
ambience2
service2
value3

Not the same Ca'Brea

Dined on January 9, 2016

We were disappointed in the new Ca'Brea - the food was just not quite up to the old standard. The atmosphere was far more casual than we expected. Service was lacking - they seemed understaffed. The cocktails were very good but the rest of the experience left us underwhelmed. Probably not going back.

food5
ambience3
service2
value2

great food, noisy, drinks and food not in time!

Dined on January 1, 2016

If you have great dishes for $ 30 usd and more, you don´t expect to be charged for your bread and oil!. The wine list extense but to expensive. The drinks didn't came together for the party of four and the dishes also the appetizers wrong and then waiting more than 40 minutes for the entrees. I was expecting much more from this place.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

Great food. Feels real italian.

Dined on January 1, 2016

First time I ate at ca brea. Was expecting a more elegant room, a bit more up scale . Food is great but the room without table cloths feel like a fast food place more than a relaxed great dining spot.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

New location!

vip
Dined on January 1, 2016

A group of us celebrated New Years eve here and everyone really enjoyed themselves. We received excellent service and the food was really good. They could dim the lights a little to create a better ambiance but other than that everything was great. The new location is in Koreatown which is a perfect meeting place between Silverlake and Hollywood to have dinner.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food2
ambience1
service1
value1

Ruined evening

Dined on December 26, 2015

Service was terrible. From where we were sitting, we could see that every meal that left the kitchen went to a table and then back again, either because the chef made the wrong thing or the waiter couldn't figure out the right table to bring it too. The menu is much smaller than their La Brea location, and the food preparation was only mediocre. The table next to us didn't get their bread even after 45 minutes of waiting. Ambience is of a strip mall Korean restaurant. We really wanted them to succeed in this new location, but they're going to have to up their game. Maybe this is all explainable because we ate on Christmas day? But if they can't provide good service on a particular day, they really shouldn't open.

food5
ambience5
service5

Fabulous Find

Dined on November 14, 2015

Googled restaurants near the Wiltern and this gem was suggested, among other that were not walking distance to the theater, ggrrr. Ca' Brea was just one short block away. I was hesitant as I first approached Ca'Brea as it was not packed for a Friday evening. Later discovered it had recently moved to his new location one week ago. We elected to sit at the bar and ordered appetizers because everything on the menu promised to taste great. So, we ordered five appetizers, (many were a small sample from the menu) and were not disappointed. The Master Chef Antonio Tommasi spent some time chatting with customers and really made us feel at home. Not only am I looking forward to our next concert at the Wiltern, but dinner at Ca'Brea Restaurant, as well.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food2
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Adequate and not much more

vip
Dined on October 10, 2015

I remember the food being better here, but I admit it's been at least 10 years since I've been here. The fact is that in a city like L.A., a mid-price Italian restaurant has to step up its game to remain attractive, and the food here is just ok, with one of the dishes our party had just not being good. (His chicken tasted like fish, which makes me think it may have been cooked too close to my other friend's halibut.) The setting is very nice and cozy, but I don't plan on returning.

food4
ambience3
service4

I've been coming to Ca Brea for the past ...

vip
Dined on August 26, 2015

I've been coming to Ca Brea for the past 15 years. Family run - great food. bread with its tappenade is great.

Tags: great for lunch
food3
ambience3
service4

An Okay Restaurant

Dined on July 25, 2015

My friend and I had dined at this restaurant several years but did not have time to properly enjoy ourselves, so we decided to make a return visit. Generally speaking, the food was good, the service was excellent, but the place had a "past its prime" feel. While the food was good, it felt like it was a recipe that had been used for many years and was made from memory. Also, for the prices that are being charged, the quality of food seems to be lacking.

food5
ambience5
service5

Our server Ernesto was very savvy about ...

Dined on July 19, 2015

Our server Ernesto was very savvy about the menu and his recommendations were very good, we enjoyed the Burrata first time trying it. We will be coming for dinner again soon. Thanks

Tags: good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
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Accommodating and delicious

Dined on June 19, 2015

Eating at restaurants is challenging for me because I have a soy allergy and it hides in a lot of foods. At ca brae, the waitress had the head chef come out to my table and help me with ingredients. He ended up making a custom dish off the menu based on my allergies and preferences. It was delicious!

food2
ambience3
service2

Not what it once was. . .

vip
Dined on June 18, 2015

Once Ca'Brea was a hot spot where you could hardly find a table. Now, it's a forgotten has-been reflecting the old place in name only. To say that Ca'Brea has lost its panache is an understatement. While there certainly appears to have been an attempt to create an up scale Italian bistro atmosphere, all that remains now is a tired, somewhat shabby relic of its former self. From the rather mundane bread offering (not warm) to the tasteless pesto, the slightly wilted salad and the sole in parchment that was swimming in more oil than flavor -- its time to move on. LA is full of great places to dine, this is not one of them.

food3
ambience3
service3

food was great and we would go there aga ...

Dined on June 5, 2015

food was great and we would go there again. it was an enjoyable experience

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service2

As good as I remember...

vip
Dined on May 27, 2015

I haven't been here in a long time, but the food was once again, outstanding. Worth visiting...

Tags: great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5

Dinner for Four

vip
Dined on March 29, 2015

Dinner was great for both meat eaters and vegetarians. The wait staff was excellent and patient with old friends having a conversation. Valet parking for $5 is worth doing.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience2
service1

Go Elsewhere

vip
Dined on February 17, 2015

Ca Brea was once a distinguished restaurant, but no longer. Our server was indifferent and hard to find, though the restaurant was mostly empty. We had some special requests of the kitchen, which they did not fulfill. The food was fine, but nothing to write home about. There are many better in the vibrant La Brea Avenue restaurant scene. Try them as an alternative to Ca Brea.

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ambience1
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terrible service

Dined on February 15, 2015

went for Valentine's Day. the restaurant was packed and it looked like there was two cooks. many frantic servers. it looked like the restaurant owners had their friends and family come in and help run the place for the night. no one seemed to know what they were doing. it took well over an hour to get food or anything for that matter. absolutely awful service. can't believe a place like that would exist in an area with so much good food and excellent service industry.

food3
ambience4
service1

Disappointing Evening

Dined on February 15, 2015

We went on Valentine's Day. We had an early reservation, both to beat the late night dining crowd and because we had theater tickets. I had arranged for flowers to be waiting at the table for my girlfriend; however, the restaurant did not place them on the table and the staff at first did not even know where they were (even though they had been delivered on time). The waitress appeared to be very frazzled. Our food was not delivered in a timely manner, which forced us to box most of it to go so that we could make it to the theater on time. They claimed that the delay was due to the crowd in the restaurant. However, we arrived and our order was placed before the restaurant became very busy. Also, they should have anticipated how busy the restaurant would be and had more staff on shift.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4

To me, Ca'Brea is an LA must visit. Alwa ...

vip
Dined on February 1, 2015

To me, Ca'Brea is an LA must visit. Always good food and the ambiance feels like your somewhere far and away!

food2
ambience4
service4

OK

Dined on December 16, 2014

I really wanted to like this place more but the food was just not that good. The Linguine and Clams did not taste fresh. My friend's risotto was good but not great. The burrata plate was very good. I guess i was just expecting more. A bit disappointed.

food5
ambience5
service5

Always reliable

Dined on November 19, 2014

The food was excellent. I was a quiet night at the restaurant and the service was wonderful. I have been here many time and it always lives up to expectations.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Great experience!

vip
Dined on October 29, 2014

Wonderful food, great atmosphere and even though there was only one server, you'd never know because she was so efficient!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service3

Speed

Dined on September 19, 2014

I was not overwhelmed. I had seen this place for many years and finally had an opportunity to try it.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

A Gem

Dined on September 9, 2014

A really wonderful restaurant. The service was great and very personal. Food is fantastic!

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience4
service4

Long in-the-tooth (it feels old), fairly ...

vip
Dined on September 4, 2014

Long in-the-tooth (it feels old), fairly empty and pricey.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service2

Disappointed

Dined on August 30, 2014

Having eaten here often, I was disappointed; it was as if trolls had taken over for the night. Badly understaffed, the kitchen's outpit was at best mediocre. I had eaten thyere the night befor and it was a different restaurant; perhaps I fell down a rabbbit hole.

food4
ambience4
service4

Excellent food!!!

vip
Dined on August 24, 2014

We first came to CaBrea when it opened and did not return, we do not know why??? But what a wonderful surprise our Sunday brunch. We were the first ones there, so it was quiet (We like a place that is not over rule with a lot of people). We had forgotten what a wonderful place it was. We ordered off both the lunch and brunch menu. Everything was excellent. We will need to return for dinner as we can see what a romantic restaurant it can me at night.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service4

pleasant dining

Dined on August 18, 2014

This is a lovely comfortable setting. Good service. Food and ambiance not quite exciting, but a nice easy place to meet friends and a good quiet sound level. Salmon special was excellent as were salads.

Tags: good for groups, romantic
food1
ambience2
service1

This restaurant is awful, sadly

Dined on August 11, 2014

This iconic restaurant has died a slow death. I was the ONLY person dining there at lunch with my business colleague. The service was absurdly slow, uncaring and terrible. The food STUNK. If they want to do the right thing, I suggest they close the doors immediately. It's sad yet true in my opinion. I will NEVER go back.

food4
ambience4
service5

Consistently good

vip
Dined on July 12, 2014

I haven't been to CaBrea for several year and returned last week for a business dinner. Quality of food, service, and ambiance are consistently good and my out town guests were very impressed. Despite all the frequent opening and closings of the trendy LA dining scene, CaBrea remains a consistently good dining option.

Tags: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4

We haven't been to Ca' Brea in many year ...

Dined on June 22, 2014

We haven't been to Ca' Brea in many years. Food was excellent and we will definitely return

Tags: notable wine list
food1
ambience2
service1

One of the worst in LA

Dined on June 21, 2014

Typically I give great reviews &just don't give feedback at all if I dislike a place, but I felt so disrespected & swindled after this experience that I feel it's my duty to warn others.Service here is horrendous. Waited 10 minutes after resv arrival time to be sat and not one person greeted us or said it would be a minute. Then after we we were finally sat, it took 30 mins before someone came to take drink & food orders.Once the food came, it was so salty and inedible that we could only take 2 bites. We sent food back at which point they brought us a bill for over $100,no apology or mgr in sight. If I get bad service, at least let the food be good.Overpriced for awful service &disgusting food.This place'll be outta business in 6 mos. tops

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