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Lomeli's Italian Restaurant

2223 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3626
310-323-7993
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Ranked #4 of 269 restaurants in Gardena
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Come taste the difference at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant! Our menu is full of delicious classics, right out of Naples.
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Come taste the difference at Lomeli's Italian Restaurant! Our menu is full of delicious classics, right out of Naples.
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English first
Guaiba, RS
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a restaurant and found this one kind of hidden, which seemed closed. We found it was open and what a surprise! We enjoyed it so much. Excelent food, amazing service.

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

So glad you found us. Thanks for reaching out with such great feedback following your visit! Be safe heading home -- hopefully we'll see you again if you ever find yourself nearby! All the best, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love this place and the people are OUTSTANDING. I have been coming here for years and always leave happy. Carlo is the best.

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

You're the best, Jeff! We've loved having you over the years, and we look forward to many more. See you soon, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More

Gardena, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you have been to Italy, this is not the place for you, but if you want ample portions of very familiar choices in an atmosphere that looks like an "Italian" restaurant, then try it. It's usually quite busy.

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

While it's wonderful you're a fan of our dishes, it sounds like you were a bit disappointed about our authenticity. My family brought these recipes from Italy, so I can promise you they are Italian through and through! What would you add to or change about your meal? We're very open to feedback and would be more than happy to... More

Gardena
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

very good and tastiey Italian food, service was excellent, dinner menu comes complete with wine, restaurant is small and cozy with very friendly owners on hand, Lomeli's even has catering or large party service

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

Thank you for this wonderful feedback, Leonard! We might be small, but what we lack in flash, we make up for in Italian comfort food! Next time you're in the area, please stop by and see us! Cheers, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More

Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Went here a couple nights ago and it was still awesome. There was a little wait for the table, but Friday night at dinner time what do you expect. This place is not huge. The flavor is huge. I tried to not order the manicotti but I just couldn't I had to try it and make sure it was still... More

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

Thanks for this fabulous review! You're making us hungry just reading it. I appreciate you being such a big advocate of our little Italian restaurant. From our authentic dishes to our service with a smile - you captured the essence of our business perfectly! Next time you and your wife need a night out, our door's always open. All the... More

LOs Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is one of my favorite place to get a Pizza pie !!!!!!!! I enjoy all of the food on the menu to be exactly..... This is a good family style restaurant with a wonderful owner named Carlos. Carlos is a true gentleman -and I apperciate him !!!!!!!!!

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm honored to hear we're one of your favorites when it comes to pizza. Hope to see you again very soon! Be well, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More

Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

When I am in Gardena, which is not often enough, this is a great place to go. I don't drink, but the wine list looks pretty impressive. The food, I have never ordered anything here I didn't like but my fave is the manicotti. I make manicotti myself and some places like to try to flavor it up with non-traditional... More

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

You're absolutely right — you're just not in Gardena enough! I'm so happy to hear that we're always your go-to spot when you are, though. Excellent choice on the Manicotti. It's one of our personal favorites, too! Thank you for the great review and we'll look forward to seeing you the next time you're in our neck of the woods!... More

Hollywood, Florida
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I searched tripadvisor for a non chain Italian restaurant. I chose Lomeli's after reading the reviews. I arrived one work week evening and found the place bustling! I was afraid service was going to be slow seeing how busy they were. However, I was seated at at one available table and was promptly waited on! I asked the waitress if... More

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

Thank you for this thoughtful review! We're so glad you are a fan of our down-home, Italian cooking. We can get pretty busy, but we'd never neglect our customers— you came here for a delicious meal, and that's exactly what we're going to give you! It's wonderful you were able to try our combo plate... it'll definitely leave you stuffed.... More

Alameda, CA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

A small, family run restaurant that is comfortable and welcoming for families with children. Good value for the price. Food is average - diner Italian, but substantial and large portions. Children's meals generous. Service is a little scattered - wholesome and enthusiastic, but not always efficient. It is relaxed and everyone wants to please. I would return.

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

Thank you for this honest feedback. From our authentic Italian dishes to our wholesome service, you really captured the essence of our restaurant perfectly! I'm so glad you are such a fan of our down-home, family-style cooking. I will definitely take note of your comment about our 'scattered' service. We work hard to be as attentive as possible, but we... More

Coronado, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I used to go to their original location on PCH in the late 80's. We decided to look it up on the way to the airport and found the new location. Still good food, great staff, ample portions. Don't worry ever about going here.

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

Thanks for this fabulous review! I appreciate you being such a big advocate of our little Italian restaurant. From our authentic dishes to our service with a smile— you captured the essence of our business perfectly! Next time you need your pasta fix, you know where to find us. Cheers, Carlo Lomeli - Owner More

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