About Broginos Italian Restaurant
Since 1977 Broginos has been a local destination for the South Bay and beyond. We proudly make all the sauces from scratch and our bread and pizza are made fresh daily. We offer many excellent wines from Italy and California and our full bar is famous for the best martinis in town. Broginos is family owned and we will keep it this way.
Italian, Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 4pm-9pm. Friday-Saturday 4pm-10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
We offer all our gourmet entrees for catering with special modest prices. 1/2 trays for 10 and full trays for 20 attendees are made. Delivery, setup and chafing dishes are available. Pastas, veal, and chicken are the most popular for catering.
Our paking is on the side of restaurant on Phelan Lane.
Metro buses on Artesia Blvd.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
Broginos Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We have been to Broginos several times o ...
We have been to Broginos several times over the past year. Its a neighborhood restaurant that has been there since the early 70s and its well worth the visit. This time to music was louder than usual and detracted a little from the experience. Their Fettuccini Alfredo is one of the best anywhere. And the bread is wonderful. Always a lovely experience to dine here even with the noise level this time.
Service is the secret. They are awesome. ...
Service is the secret. They are awesome. Food is consistently prepared and flavorful. Chicken Cacciatore and Eggplant Florentine are truly outstanding.
Wide menu range.
Could use a grilled or sautéed fish entree Italian style.
Place could really use a refresh decor wise including restrooms.
Fun and comfortable.
This was a surprising find. Really liked the decor and welcome feeling of the place. Found that the music was too loud. It's a small place and we had to raise our voices to hear each other, as other people seemed to be doing as well. Evidenced by being able to hear other conversations competing with the music. Otherwise, nice presentation of food. Fairly tasty.
So, I am a local and used to often dine at Brogino's. A neighborhood walk weeks before my reservation, I peaked in to show to a friend and he immediately fell in love. I surprised him with thinking we were going to another local and he was immediately surprised.
1. He loves the Alfredo
2. He loves the memorabilia
3. He loves the service and community
4. He wants this to become a weekly local
even if it means salads all week!
Authentic Italian in North Redondo
Known for their martinis and Italian cuisine, Broginos is a welcome departure from the busy-ness of Artesia Blvd. The décor puts you in the mood for pasta, chianti, or whatever makes you feel like getting into a gondola and floating away. I came back to try what was one of my favorite places years ago, and found that the quality had not diminished a bit. I tried a Combination (of everything) Parmigiana and was not only pleased, but filled. My wife had the Chicken Marsala and kept eating after claiming she'd had enough. The prices are reasonable and the plates are full. Enjoy.
Brogino's is a true neighborhood gem.
Friendly and knowledgeable Service is optimum here. small, intimate, excellent extensive high quality bar and great food. Facility is showing its edge but very clean and sticking to its roots for good fine and drinks at great valued pricing.
Menu is extensive - and consistent quality and value - especially with soup and salads.
Pastas, marsala, scallopini,and eggplant are our favorites.
We are consistent return customers and recommend it to anyone in the area for lunch or dinner.
They did a great job as we were on a tim ...
They did a great job as we were on a time table. My only issue is I was sooo looking forward to the Halibut Steak mentioned on the online menu through Open Table and they said they have not had that for a while. Otherwise, the food I did choose was good.
Decent food and place
Bread came to the table warm. Oil and vinegar were on a plate without asking. No ground pepper, but we didn't ask. Bread was good.
Soup was simple, not too hot, and tasty.
The salad had a bit too much dressing (for me). Ask for it on the side. Also it was pretty simple, with common greens, and some beans and such, definitely something you would just make at home.
Caprese using store bought tomatoes, very cold and crisp. I prefer softer and closer to an heirloom, if available.
We got the portabello mushroom ravioli. Tasty, but like the salad, too much sauce. The sauce was very heavy and the ravioli was drowning in it. Again, this is a taste preference and I wasn't so keen on it.
Food is definitely nothing to write home about, but it wasn't too bad.
Waitress was awesome. Attentive and polite. The bus-person was more short/gruff, but definitely attentive and they cleared the plates quickly. Never felt rushed, though, don't get that idea. All for timing went very well.
Ambience is nice with planty of tschotckies on the wall and a cool bar. Small place overall.
Definitely worth checking out on a night just wanting to try something new and casual.
Good Neighborhood Italian Joint
I liked this restaurant more than my husband did. I thought the marinara sauce was delicious as was the chick parm & calamari. My husband liked the food but felt the decor was too outdated. Fake hanging plants just don't cut it for decorations.
I wanted to try the Broginos after seeing it for years. It is very fair to say the least. The service was ok once we were seated but our reservation Open Table or not didn't do much for us as we stood for over 10 minutes without ANYONE coming to acknowledge us. The waitress was nice once we got seated but really?
Have been looking forwarding to trying the neighborhood restaurant. Heard good things about it. Tried it and very disappointed.
Good crowd and typical "old school" ambiance. Service was reasonable. However the food was disappointing. Good fresh ingredients but just plain, no spicing to speak of. My wife had a linguine with marinara that was bland and little in the way of the tang of tomato or spice of oregano or much else. I had a sausage and pepper that had good flavorful sausage but the sauce was basically tomate sauce! Very little to distinguish it.
I have the other reviews and maybe I am looking for food that is above the lowest common denominator of taste. A Bland Disappointment.
If you live in North Redondo Beach you are very lucky as Brogino's restaurant is close by. We have a bit of a drive, but we still go there. The evening we dined there we had delicious seafood and pasta -- scallops and shrimp on a bed of fettucine. Very good! Michael is an excellent host and always remembers us. The service was great!
I have been to this restaurant many times. The service had always been prompt and efficient. We didn't know this waitress but exoected the usual service. We waited 15 minues for our table, 10 minutes more before we got water that we had to ask for, and 10 miniutes more to pkace our irder. We even had to ask for bread. We were there for almost an hour before we got our meals.I told the waitress that it was our son's birthday and the waitress offered nothing; not the usual response at a restaurant.
Bad Food Quality and Safety Issues
The italian food was not made as described. The previous reviews do not reflect on how poor the food quality, how it was made, or presented. Bread was burnt, pasta over cooked, and seafood was breaded and fried. One elderly customer fell hard on to the floor from a bad booth table and staff didn't help while management was laughing at the bar. It took myself and an RN to make certain she was somewhat ok. Should have called for help. Also ambience is still in the late 1980's - 1990's. Staff, food, and care of customers is a reflection upon this establishment. Customer/Guests beware.
Ossu Bucco average
After my second visit to the "neighborhood gem" Brogino's, I continue to keep this local fare near the top of my list, but maybe my time this Thursday eveningg helped me to be a bit more realistic about the place. While the greeting was again warm and engaging and the concern of the staff for helping us "settle in" was still admirable, but the attention to our needs as the meal came to a close seemed to fade. The dishes ordered by our party seemed a bit short of expectation also; my Ossu Bucco arrived in a bowl of sauce that at times overwhelmed shank (which in itself seemed somewhat under-sized), and the Veal Piccata dish ordered was reportedly so heavily spiced that the veal itself was undetectable.
Neighborhood Family Fare...and more
Brogino's is a wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant with that "old style" family flavor, yet with a nice bar and a friendly staff and atmosphere. The food is wonderul, and no wonder, the place has been "doing what they do" for 30 years!!
But don't think that after 30 years in the same spot the interior is worn down as some "neighborhood joints" can be; Brogino's is filled with ample, comfortable booths that still support whatever posterior you may have (and after a meal here, you will be thankful they do!) The staff is very friendly and thoughtful, and the service is very good. I heartily recommend Brogino's to all!!
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