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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
Amazing!

We did have to wait around 20-30minutes for a table but that was expected for a Saturday night. The area where you walk in is a little bit tight but once you reach the booth there is SO much room. And how they set up the seats and mirrors it feels very large in there and the whole atmosphere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah J
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Indiana
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Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did have to wait around 20-30minutes for a table but that was expected for a Saturday night. The area where you walk in is a little bit tight but once you reach the booth there is SO much room. And how they set up the seats and mirrors it feels very large in there and the whole atmosphere feels... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sarah J
Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us on Saturday, Sarah! Great to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and the service as much as the meal itself. You said you'd come back, so hopefully we'll get to see you next time you're in the Gardena area -- let us know if we get the chance! Safe travels, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

Gardena, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a very small restaraunt,but is well worth the wait! They have a good range of italian foods and specials here. If you get the spahetti,make sure to get the meat sauce.It is so rich and flavorful.People ask for just that meat sauce to take home zometimes,but I think its limited to 2 little takeout containers.. Make sure to... More 

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

Great recommendations! We're excited to have a local's stamp of approval here on TripAdvisor -- thanks for spreading the word about the place! Looking forward to the next time we get to welcome you back. All the best, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

Placentia, California
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I'm a big fan of Lomeli's and the prices are good too. We usually order the Lomeli's special for 2 which is a small cheese pizza, ravioli and spaghetti. Tons of delicious food and we always have enough for 2 meals. Our go to meals are eggplant parmigiana and pizza. The atmosphere is a little depressing because the restaurant does... More 

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Thank vegout2
Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to hear the space itself isn't quite your style, but it's great to know we make up for it with the food (and the prices!). Thanks for letting me know what your favorites are so I can share your compliments with the kitchen. Looking forward to next time! Until then, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

Rancho Dominguez
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We eat at Lomeli's at least one a month and have never been disappointed. Staff is friendly and always helpfull and the food is great! If you like Italian give it a try!

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

We love getting to see you on a regular basis, James! Thanks for the compliments to the team -- both in the kitchen and out. See you soon! Until then, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

Torrance, California
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love this local place. The food is excellent, the staff friendly and attentive and the place is quaint and busy always busy. If you are in the neighborhood looking for good spaghetti and meatballs this is your place.

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Thank Becky197043
Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us be one of your go-to spots in the neighborhood, Becky! Great to hear from you, and we'll be looking forward to next time. In the meantime, I'll be sure to share your compliments with the team! All the best, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

Gardena, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The food is not only delicious, but very reasonable in cost! I highly recommend the pizza, the chicken parmesan, or the Torpedo sandwich. This is both the perfect place for date night or a small celebration. The lights are dim and the place is small, not overcrowded and the perfect touch of intimate. The servers are very friendly, as is... More 

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

Hey, Jessie! Awesome to hear from a local here on TripAdvisor! Thanks for giving folks a great idea of what to expect. I loved reading about your favorites and the fact that you've always had friendly service! Looking forward to the next time we get to take care of you. Until then, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Ive been coming here since the late 80s and have to say that the food just keeps gettin better. I love the combo 2 because it gives you a variety of food - and you get alot! Pretty much anything you get is delish!

Helpful?
Thank who y
Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Can't tell you how happy I am to hear that you've been coming in for decades and have enjoyed the place more and more over the years! We'll see ya next time you're craving the Combo #2. Until then, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This restaurant is in a very small space in a strip mall so was very crowded. On a Sunday night, our party waited about 60 minutes to get a table. For a place with such a wait, I expected it to be great - it was okay. We ordered a pizza, and my husband equated it with Papa John's. Which... More 

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Thank Mandi S
Carlo L, Carlo Lomeli - Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We put a lot of care into our pizza, so I'm sorry to hear you thought it was just okay, Mandi. I'll make a point of sharing your feedback about the food and service with the team -- always looking to improve. Thanks for reaching out and stay in touch. Take care, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

California
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend had taken me here for dinner one night and I was blown by the hospitality and the assertiveness of our waitress. She made sure we had our complimentary wine and had our food ready for us in no time. My boyfriend made sure that I was treated with all the best service in our back corner. We both... More 

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Thank LindyLOo816
Carlo L, Owner at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Lindy, few things make my day like hearing that you were truly impressed by the service you received. Thank you so much for letting us do it all over again many times since! Looking forward to the next already. All the best, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More 

richmond
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank dippyduckRichmond
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 

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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