giulia, downtown los angeles
The Facts
NAME: Giulia
IT'S: An Italian spot for brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks

08-04-2017

OPENED: April 08th, 2017
DID YOU KNOW: The upstairs bar and lounge can be booked for private events.
LOCATION: Downtown
ADDRESS: 701 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
CLOSEST TUBE: 7th Street/Metro Center
OPENING TIMES: Daily 11:30am-2am
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: (213)-279-5025
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

Giulia

OPENED 1187 DAYS AGO

Giulia is an upscale Italian restaurant and bar recently opened in downtown LA.

The Giulia team describes the restaurant’s fare as “Italian fusion,” with New American influences.

The Spot:

Downtown L.A.’s top restaurants and bars may find some competition in Giulia, an elegant spot for brunch through dinner and drinks. Its sleek, curved bar and low lighting, behind a matte-black exterior, give it an edgy appeal. The sprawling two-story space includes an open-air patio upstairs.

The Food:

Giulia‘s dinner menu is split into sections containing salads, pizza, pasta and proteins. The appetizers & small plates feature the most diverse options. You can start your meal with a simple dish of bread with olive oil and herbs, or go for the grilled shrimp, grilled octopus, grilled eggplant, or balsamic wings. Salads include the typical Caesar, as well as innovative options like the Flora & Fauna, which contains edible flowers and grilled chicken breast.

For a heartier meal, look to the pizza or the proteins. The Mediterranean pizza – with pesto cream, roasted artichoke hearts, kale and olives – is an excellent vegetarian option. Proteins include lamb, pork chops, chicken, and steak dishes, but tucked away at the end of the menu is the DTLA burger, which is topped with roasted garlic aioli, tomatoes, cheddar, arugula and red onion marmalade.

The Drinks:

Giulia‘s bar menu is extensive, with wines available by the glass or the bottle and just about every variety of hard liquor you could ask for. Specialty cocktails feature intriguing ingredients, but are not layered with so many flavors that they all blur together.

The Midnight Oil, for example, is made with bourbon, vanilla bean, Angostura bitters and orange peel. The 7th & Hope contains London dry gin, cucumber, lime, celery, mint and absinthe. And the Cobbled Street is a mixture of gin, cinnamon-infused aperaol, sweet vermouth and cocoa bitters. You can’t really go wrong with these choices; the tricky part will be deciding which one to try first.

The Damage:

Small plates start at $6 (for bread) and go up to $18 (for scallops or octopus). Most pasta, pizza, and salads are $15-$20, while meat-based entrées range from $20-40 – unless you decide to spring for the 16-oz ribeye, at $62. Cocktails go for $11-14.

In a Nutshell:

Giulia brings a touch of European class and style to downtown LA. Its simple menu of Italian staples is accompanied by a thorough drinks list, sure to please even the most discerning palate. More than anything, its comfortable interior and chic aesthetic will draw in the customers and keep them around.

For more of the best new places to eat and drink in downtown LA, try Kai Japanese Roots and Strada Eateria & Coffee next.

Words by Brittany B.

The Facts
NAME: Giulia
IT'S: An Italian spot for brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks

08-04-2017

OPENED: April 08th, 2017
DID YOU KNOW: The upstairs bar and lounge can be booked for private events.
LOCATION: Downtown
ADDRESS: 701 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
CLOSEST TUBE: 7th Street/Metro Center
OPENING TIMES: Daily 11:30am-2am
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: (213)-279-5025
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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