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Lomeli's Italian Restaurant

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2223 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3626
310-323-7993
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Come taste the difference at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant! Our menu is full...
Come taste the difference at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant! Our menu is full of delicious classics, right out of Naples.
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food with a genuinely friendly staff.

Lomeli's is a small Italian eatery in a small strip mall in Gardena - It's a hidden gem and as close to an institution that you can get in Gardena. The locals know about the good food & the place is almost always packed. The entire staff is very friendly & genuine. Nice size portions at a fair... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Louie G
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Gardena, California
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Gardena, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lomeli's is a small Italian eatery in a small strip mall in Gardena - It's a hidden gem and as close to an institution that you can get in Gardena. The locals know about the good food & the place is almost always packed. The entire staff is very friendly & genuine. Nice size portions at a fair price.

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Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Louie, thanks for helping to make this gem a little less hidden, and thank you even more for the compliments. Being called an institution is some of the highest praise you can give a restaurant owner -- I'm flattered and humbled! Appreciate you getting in touch and making our day over here. I'll share this with the team the next... More 

Gardena, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food isn't very authentic or especially good, but wait staff make it a good experience. Lamella's is very generous to our community. Any time there is a function they are always there to donate. His wife is a great hula hooper too.

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Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey, Pat! I'll be sure to let my wife know you dig her hula hoop skills -- you might just be the very first person to ever mention that in a review. I love hearing that you feel taken care of by my team, but I definitely want you to enjoy the food just as much. Let me know if... More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015

this restaurant has been around for quite some time. all employees are nice and friendly. everytime I visit. they are packed and people waiting outside. I ended up taking out my food.

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Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Yajirobei! We actually opened in 1978, and it's been a blast to cook for you guys ever since. Thanks for letting me know that my team is always friendly! I'll look forward to sharing your review with them, too. Hope to see you soon! Until then, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The deluxe pizza was absolutely amazing and my GF's spaghetti bolognese was really good also! We enjoyed the house wine that was at a very good price! The staff were really friendly. It felt like home! We will come back during our next stay in L.A.! From Dan and Fannie (Montreal)

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Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I love hearing that the place felt like home and that the food was amazing! Thank you so much for joining us and reaching out to tell us about it. See you next time, Dan and Fannie -- feel free to ask for me when you're here. Until then, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

Calgary, Alberta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We spent the night in the area and the hotel recommended lomeli's. The food was amazing. We shared a meal and they separated it on 2 plates for us. I would HIGHLY recommend it if you're in the area. Service was fast, friendly, efficient and attentive.

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Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad we got to see you while you were in town for the night! Thanks for letting us know that the food was amazing and the service fast and attentive. Safe travels back home to Canada! All the best, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

Gardena, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lomelli's has been around for as long as I can remember in Gardena. Amazing pizza. Excellent shrimp scampi. Haven't had a bad dish of pasta since I've been coming here. My only gripe is the place is a bit small and it's not unusual to have to wait for a table. That's why I usually call in for a take... More 

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Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

The best in Gardena? That's no small compliment! You just made our day over here. We know our place is pretty cozy, but we're glad you're willing to wait. Next time you're craving some authentic pizza or pasta, we're here for you. Until then, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

El Centro, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Every time we are in this area we try to make it to Lomeli's. Everything is outstanding. We love the pizza. Last night we had half fresh basil and half pep. The pink sauce for pasta is so 'perfect'. You will want to order the entire menu. The atmosphere is classic. Everyone makes you feel welcome. I love how they... More 

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Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Love knowing that you join us every time you make it up from El Centro! Know that I want you to feel totally free to order the entire menu next time, Elizabeth. Kidding -- see you next time for some pink sauce! Stay hungry, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

Torrance, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Lomeli's in Gardena has been a neighborhood fixture for over four decades. The family style food has always been consistently very good at reasonable prices. Whenever we want pasta dishes in red sauce or an excellent pizza, Lomeli's is our go to place.

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Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

It hasn't quite been 4 decades yet, but we're getting very close! Thanks for being one of our most loyal fans, Ed. It's a pleasure to have been your go-to place for Italian over the years! We'll see ya soon. All the best, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

El Segundo, California
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You will not be blown away by the location or the the appearance of the of the dinning area, but the food is wonderful. This is a very small restaurant, wine and beer only, very few booths. The menu is extensive with many varieties of Italian dishes. All the meals are very simply presented and the portions are plentiful. The... More 

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Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

And we love having you back over and over! We're definitely a no-frills kind of place -- we're all about making you feel comfortable, welcome and well fed. It's excellent to hear that you've enjoyed big, tasty dishes time and time again. Thanks for letting us know you're a fan! All the best, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

Porterville, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Delicious food!! Fast and friendly service and even though it was a small restaurant, I loved it!! plus they have good deals too!!

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Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us get you fed while you were in town and passing on the good word! We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service as well as your meal. Looking forward to having you back sometime in the future! All the best, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2223 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3626
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: 310-323-7993

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Come taste the difference at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant! Our menu is full of delicious classics, right out of Naples.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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