Giulia Italian Kitchen

9 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top tags:
  • Bar Seating
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Giulia features Italian Cuisine. Chef uses fresh seasonal ingredients Our wine program features diverse selections from around the world with particular strength in Californian, French, and Italian offerings. Enjoy beer selections on draft or by the bottle, and discover our exciting hand crafted cocktail selection. Comfy seating is available in our main dining room with warm lighting, and soft Italian Ferrari leather. Upstairs, our open-air patio will dazzle you as you watch the city move from a bird's-eye view. Our main bar, built from rich, dark walnut, is available to you and your friends on daily basis. The beautiful upstairs bar and lounge is available for booking private events and will impress your favorite clients and colleagues. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Service took an hour and the food wasn’t that good

San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Giulia was quiet with few diners, as such, one would expect better faster service.

Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Another DTLA restaurant that provides mediocre food at a semi-premium price. Unripe tomatoes on the caprese salad to start. An interesting sounding rigatoni that sounded good but didn't deliver. Watery and amateurish. Waitperson was not polished - came far too often to bug us for our order in the beginning. You need to read your customers. Also was unable to properly scan my credit card to pay. Had to use another card due to her locking up the other one. Would definitely not recommend to a friend.

1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good. It was not crowded at all plus the restaurant was understaffed for lunch and service was a bit slow. Nice interior but the choice of music was a bit off. It was as if it was trying to be a 10:30pm cocktail lounge and dance club rather than a place for a nice Italian Lunch

San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Very slow. In fact, 2 of 5 entrees came after the other 3 had been completed. Plus, none of it seemed fresh, tasty or authentic. Service was less than average. Overall, it was a poor choice.

1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Only 1 waitress for the entire restaurant plus she was expected to seat people too. Wine was decanted at the bar. When we insisted on seeing the bottle they brought an empty that we had not ordered and then proceeded to tell us that it was our fault. After ordering another bottle and insisting it be opened at the table, the waitress opened a high end Barolo and then promptly put the cork back in the bottle. Appetizers, salad and main course were all served simultaneously. Pasta dish was supposed to have Brussel sprouts but was served with asparagus instead. Restaurant was advertised as ‘high end Italian’ but ambiance was a sports bar with large screen TVs in the bar area, separated from dining area by a short wall.

Run, don’t walk away from Giulia Kitchen.

New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was oddly quiet but enjoyed the food and service!

Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Just so-so. Went because a friend of mine recommended it but the pasta was mediocre. The service was fine but there are plenty of other places in DTLA that have much better and more flavorful pasta for the same price or cheaper. Definitely did not impress. Also, the ladies bathroom was dirty and did not have toilet paper. I wouldn't go back.

1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Worst waiter we've ever had. First when we ordered a bottle of wine, he just brought it to the table and we had no chance to taste it first. We had to fill up our own glasses. After we finished our starter, the main dish came directly. And when we were still eating our main dish, he came to ask if we would like to have a dessert. When we said no he brought the bill (still eating). So when we finished eating (starter and main dish) in 30 minutes, we still had half a bottle of wine. The waiter came every 2 minutes to check if we were ready to pay or already paid. We decided to skip the tip for the first day after 10 days of holiday, cause the service was horrible. While we were walking to our hotel, he ran outside to ask why we only gave 2 dollar tip on a 108$ bill. We explained about the way he served us. We thought maybe he will apologie or understand why we were not happy, but instead of that he said we were never welcome again.