I don't know why everyone harps on this restaurant not being traditional brazilian. Who cares!!! it's deliscious! I gave it only 4 stars because it takes so long to deliver... but when it does it is always brought to you by a really HOT brazilian guy!
The food is NOT traditional brazilian food! False advertisement! The food is really greasy! Service is really slow! I tried several things on the menu and I was disappointed with all of them, especially the cheese bread ""pao de queijo"" it was all oil, disgusting! <br>Do not waste your money at this restaurant, it is not brazilian food for sure!
All of the food here is absolutely phenomenal. Whether it's the salads, the chicken dishes, the pizza, the sandwiches or the pasta, it's all great. If you have room for dessert (good luck!) then you should definitely partake of it. Even their brewed coffee is excellent, and the focaccia bread they serve when you sit down is addictive!
Bossa Nova is a Godsend to those of us who don't ALWAYS insist on having dinner at a set hour, or who'd like a late-night meal after the club or a long day in the studio that is DECIDEDLY on the gourmet and down-home end as opposed to the greasy and drive-thru. Everything on the menu is VERY tasty, but Bossa Nova's PIZZA is DELICIOUS! There are places we all know spread out across L.A. at vast distances and that observe regular hours, but Bossa Nova is open until 2:00am regularly, and 4:00am some days, and there are multiple convenient, centrally located locations! As a night owl who prefers gourmet to dennys and diners (which have their place too) Boss Nova is THE BOMB!!!
I have gone to this restaurant many times - over a dozen - for lunch and for dinner. You will NOT be dissapointed with the food as it is seasoned and prepared wonderfully.\r <br>\r <br>The steak and fish are delicious - and the desserts are fantastic. Try the milk Flan for dessert or the chicken Couchinha as an appetizer. The price is right and the food is awesome.\r <br>\r <br>I can't wait to got back -
When I first went to Bossa Nova I tried the Sunset location, which had great food alongside a 40 minute wait and a $6 Valet, and I wasn't too enthused about coming back frequently. However, when I discovered the Pico location, this place has become a staple for me and the rest of my college friends because of the indulgent food at a decent price and its HUGE portions (lots of leftovers). Plus, since it has a brazillian flare, it attracts a lot of my out of towner friends who want to try something ""ethnic"". The gnocchi is heavenly in any pasta dish, and the salmon pizza is a treat for those who love seafood. As for atmosphere, I've been on a few first dates here, which worked well because of it's casual scene but it's just as good for larger parties.
i was surprised at how good their steaks were. i asked for lots of bread before the meal b/c the bread was so good too. i think this place is under-rated cuz the food was surprisingly good- my friend's caesar salad was excellent and i don't even like caesar salad.
There are a few of these in LA but I have only been to this one. The one appetizer I now have to order every time I go there is their Chicken Crochette which is chicken wrapped in bacon fried and served in this absolutely amazing Gorgonzola cream sauce, which I wish I could bottle up and just have on hand at home all the time! Everything is made fresh and their salads are very large, and they even deliver if you don't want to eat in. Not the nicest of decor, but a completely affordable place to go out for some Brazilian food and their menu is so large that it could please anyone who went there.