There’s another DTLA restaurant that you must add to your Sunday Brunch list. It’s Giulia on 7th Street across from The Bloc. Giulia serves up Italian Fusion cuisine for lunch and dinner, but they also serve up an absolutely decadent Sunday Brunch. We were invited to taste many of the items on the brunch menu this past Sunday, and get this, we are still full. Giulia’s brunch is delicious.
You can’t have Sunday Brunch without drinks, right? I started with a cocktail called 7th & Hope ($14). It was Bombay Sapphire Gin mixed with cucumber, lime, celery, mint and a splash of Absinthe. It was crisp, clean and delicious. My husband ordered something called Abandon Ship ($14). It was Bacardi Gold and Pyrat’s Rum with a cinnamon-infused syrup and lime juice. Of course I tasted his drink. It was good, but mine was better!
Okay, let’s talk about the food! My favorite was the Fried Chicken and Waffles ($16). It’s Jidori chicken breast on top of buttermilk waffles covered in bacon expresso gravy. It was savory, but a little sweet. It was perfect. I didn’t know what Jidori chicken was, so I googled it. I now know that it’s free-range chicken, fed an all-vegetarian diet, including clover, tomatoes, and apples. Note to self: Jidori chicken is your favorite. It’s even better on waffles covered with Giulia’s bacon gravy.
I also really enjoyed the Nutella French Toast ($15). It’s brioche French toast topped with caramelized bananas, mixed berry compote, fresh fruit and hazelnuts, on a bed of Nutella. But wait… it’s gets better. It’s also served with two toasted marshmallows. YES! This French Toast tasted even better than it looked.
My husband could not get enough of the Mediterranean Frittata ($14). It was a very generous size frittatta made of egg, artichoke hearts, kale, Kalamata olives, red onions, baby heirloom tomatoes, goat cheese and fresh herbs, topped with wild arugula. It’s paired with a side of fresh berries. Seriously, my husband was loving this dish so much. He was scraping his plate!
We also got to sample Giulia’s version of Steak and Eggs, the Prosciutto Eggs Benedict, and the Pomodoro Pizza. It was all delicious, but no matter what, you must order the Chicken and Waffles. You won’t be disappointed! Giulia’s Sunday Brunch was the perfect way to enjoy a Sunday. Now I just need to go back to explore Giulia for lunch, social hour, dinner and late night.
GIULIA 701 W. 7th Street (between Flower and Hope Streets) 213.279.5025 giuliadtla.com