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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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
Nothing Fancy but a Solid Family Place

Having grown up in the general area, I have probably have been eating at Lomeli's close to 30 years. I decided to stop by for dinner after a 3+ year absence and things have not changed. The wait staff is new, but still friendly. The food is the same, but prices are up just a bit. I recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Cheapasian
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Seal Beach, California
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richmond
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The ravioli is store bought. The said that the lasagna was made fresh but mine was served cold, so I'm assuming that it was prior days and they forgot the meat. Meatballs were lack luster as well.

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

Sorry to hear your lasagna didn't hit the table hot -- that's not okay with me, either. We make everything fresh and in-house, so your review actually surprised me. I'll follow up with the kitchen so we can talk about making sure it doesn't happen again. Safe travels, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

Seal Beach, California
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Having grown up in the general area, I have probably have been eating at Lomeli's close to 30 years. I decided to stop by for dinner after a 3+ year absence and things have not changed. The wait staff is new, but still friendly. The food is the same, but prices are up just a bit. I recommend the deluxe... More 

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

You were missed during your Lomeli's hiatus! Great to know that the food was as good as ever. Hopefully we won't have to make your next antipasto salad and deluxe -- Seal Beach isn't too far! Until next time, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

As I travel for sales I look for the best Eggplant Parm. I thought this would be another fried eggplant. OH NO!!!! This was BAKED Eggplant and delicious!!!! The dinner came with salad, bread, eggplant in a dish which was piping hot. I asked for steamed veggies instead of pasta with no problem. Just when I thought I was done... More 

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

If your meal's delicious AND there's too much to finish, we know we're doing something right! Can't wait to have you back on the next trip to LA. Thanks for letting us be a stop on the quest for the best Eggplant Parm. Stay in touch, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

Torrance, California
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The wait was long, food was very salty. Limited menu and overpriced for what you get. Cramped atmosphere. No ambiance.

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

It sounds like you didn't enjoy yourself in the least, and I couldn't be more disappointed to hear that. To be honest with you, I'm surprised to read your comments. We usually hear that the place is cozy and the food is delicious and a great value, so I think it's safe to say you caught us on an off... More 

Gardena, California
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3 reviews
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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
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12 reviews
8 restaurant 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 

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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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Additional Information about Lomeli's Italian Restaurant

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

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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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