Alza Osteria

4.8
306 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in Brea, California, Alza Osteria is a family-owned Italian restaurant specializing in classic Italian pasta dishes and everything from handcrafted pizzas to fresh, rustic paninis, sandwiches and salads - all prepared to order.

Also features an extensive wine list ranging from a California Cabernet to Italian Amarone and everything in between. For the craft beer drinkers, this spot is paradise. With a constantly rotating taplist, massive bottle list and reserve cellar, there is always something for everyone.

To complete the whole experience, the atmosphere and service is what stands out to guests. You can expect a warm welcome with friendly, attentive, and genuine table service at an unassuming, but upscale establishment.

Join us today for a great dining experience at Alza Osteria!
What 306 People Are Saying
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PhilipI
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is an outstanding owner/chef run restaurant. It is nice to be able to talk to her. The food and service are as good as any. Eat here

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PriscillaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were super yummy!! I would recommend their calamari!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was nice and the food was delicious. We tried the fettuccine Alfredo and the creamy arrabiata - both were very tasty. The bee's knees cocktail was great, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, reasonable prices, and a casual friendly atmosphere make for an awesome dining experience any night of the week. Lauren puts her heart and soul into every dish and her team does a great job conveying her passion through their friendly service.

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vipTaraB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Really slow service but great food.

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vipDandC
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what a nice surprise this neighborhood restaurant is! Friends recommended it to us, it was great! They have a good menu, and you can substitute EGGPLANT NOODLES for most of the noodle dishes, which is a GREAT way to have a big Italian dinner without all the calories! First time with veggie noodles for me, what a pleasant surprise! And the “Lettuce Soup” was a treat, too, also a first time, but when the waiter described it as having a tomato soup consistency, but it’s green because it’s lettuce, and with Taragon spice, I had to try it! Boy, was it good! And their Cesar salad dressing is really delicious, too! So, we will DEFINITELY being going back soon! Thank you!

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vipMyrawan
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great little neighborhood gem. I love the Tuscan flatbread and the pizza. The service Is stellar with a great wine list. My husband loves the huge beer selection and finds new and interesting craft beers to try. They now serve cocktails so theres something for everyone! A great find that we will visit often.

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AlexK
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love this place. I would like to recommend this wonderful restaurant to everybody. Literally food is awesome and service is great.

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vipBosslady71
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food done right! We enjoyed fresh baked bread and herb butter to start, with meatballs & crostini. We shared a small pepperoni pizza and linguini w/clams. Absolutely delicious and excellent service! Can’t wait to go back to this gem

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SharonB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic family business, always feel warm and welcoming!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I can see why this restaurant is always crowded. I highly suggest a reservation as many people waited an hour to get in. The value for your buck is amazing. I had the Lasagna which includes a salad for a bargain and the food was awesome. Don’t wait to eat here. Sooooo good

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vipgriz
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice, little neighborhood italian restaurant. moderately priced, great service and great atmosphere

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zitherlozzia
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the staff was helpful and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Went for pizza and wings after finding this place on Valentine’s Day. Definitely worth the trip.

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LinhB
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and was well priced for the amount we got. I had the fettuccine Alfredo and minestrone soup, both of which were fantastic. Our server Kyle was friendly and provided wonderful service.

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GlennO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent beer selection, great food & great service, what more can you ask for?

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here now 7 times in the last few months. The food is consistently good. The service is personal, and the place is friendly. Highly recommend it to anyone.

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DianeW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. This is a neighborhood gem.

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vipDaleC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleased with the excellent food, wine, and service.

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CarmenP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing !! So happy to have found this little gem. Looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible the best pasta ever ! I totally loved the heart shape pizza we got for valentines it was amazing . The service was great our server was extremely nice ! Definitely would come here again

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Tbone11555
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ordered the lobster ravioli with scallops and shrimp, EXCELLENT!!! Had great service, wait staff was very attentive and helpful with food selection.

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vipSpeedy
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Valentine’s Day, it was okay, waiter was nice , food was just okay. It’s a casual place, the name made me think it was more fancy.

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Jude
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always unbelievable and the wait staff is on point. Never tire of going there.

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ShannonP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This place was SO GOOD. We were the only people in the restaurant so that was a little sad but it was Super Bowl Sunday so maybe that was why. Service was good. Food was AWESOME. Time to get the food tho was much longer than ideal so I would recommend this more for leisure dining than to someone who is in a hurry. I would definitely go again though.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken piccata ever!

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vipJasmeer
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time but really good food and service. This place was highly recommended by one of my friends and I am glad we tried it. Good wine selection and quality food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super friendly and service was great

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great Food! Will be back.

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vipgriz
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

nice little neighborhood eatery. far from high priced, top end food, but very edible and affordable. we go there every month

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JosieF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience was perfect as always. Thank you for staying open 🙏🏼🥰‼️❤️

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Hols
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so very grateful to live near this Italian restaurant. They have a great selection of entrees and wines. I love their pesto capellini, Tuscan flatbread, and bruschetta. The pasta tastes fresh too - having a pasta maker myself, I love fresh pasta.

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vipDaleC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food in Brea. And craft beer too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, plenty of menu choices, and a with a nice atmosphere. What else do you need??

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to eat indoors. Great food. Great wine.

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vipPETERM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A good find. Excellent food. You won't be disappointed!

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jccc85
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alza Osteria is our go to place. We use them for all banquet needs. The food has never disappointed us and the service is always good. If you need anything the are quit to respond. They recently catered our Granddaughters wedding and everyone raved about the food.

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mikielikesit
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server was in a hurry and slipped wine while pouring, did not attempt to clean up the table. We used our napkins and did the job. Other than that, everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is always excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alza Osteria is a little hidden gem!! I was looking for a place to go out to eat for my birthday that was following through with COVID 19 safety guides. Once i ran into Alza Osteria on google i decided to book a table with high expectations of this place. I was not disappointed at all!! As soon as we got there they led us to our table (no wait time) and started off with some garlic twists which were really good. I went with the fettuccini shrimp Alfredo while my date went with a calzone and they were both delicious. Jackson was our server for the night and he made our first experience there very welcoming. The environment overall was very nice with tables being kept at a distance and servers keeping their masks on. We will definitely be going back for more than one occasion.

FAQs

Alza Osteria offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 990-1044.

Alza Osteria is rated 4.8 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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