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Cantalini's Salerno Beach Restaurant

193 Culver Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7659 (Venice / Beach Areas)
310-821-0018
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Ranked #343 of 8,572 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Venice / Beach Areas
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English first
Manhattan Beach, California
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242 reviews 242 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went in for my favorite, Veal Parm… I wasn't disappointed. The service was OK. The food was as good as ever. I started with the minestrone. It was an excellent batch. The veal was awesome. Highly recommend if you are in the area. Cafe Pinguini across the street does not compare to this home-style cooking place.

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New York City, New York
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181 reviews 181 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Some friends that live nearby this restaurant invited us for a casual meal. My first time in Playa Del Rey. Both the area and this restaurant are charming. Parking a little difficult [make sure to read posted parking restrictions]. The restaurant was super busy, so the service was a little slow. The appetizers were great, scampi, soup, salads, etc. However,... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While on a girls getaway to LA, we stayed at the Inn at Playa del Rey which is a short walk from the restaurant. On our first night in town we walked over for dinner and were delighted with the food. One of my friends declared the Penne a la Vodka the best she ever had and I loved the... More

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Okemos, Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

In a recent trip to LA, I had the opportunity to dine at Cantalini's. It has the familiar feel of a small family Italian restaurant. You have the sense that many of the patron's are regulars, bantering back and forth with the staff. That said, the service for the new patrons (including our group) was lacking. It took a while... More

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Rivera Village
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is the 3rd time I have been to this restaurant in the last 3 years. Our waiter, whom we seem to have gotten all 3 times is not about customer service. He wants your order, you to eat quickly, so he can get new people to the table. We had a table for 10 and were told at the... More

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Marina del Rey, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cantalini's makes this New Yorker think of the fantastic italian food back east. The pastas and sauce are great, the garlic shrimp awesome, the homemade tiramisu yummy, and on and on. And owner Lisa and her staff are so friendly. Just a wonderful place to dine.

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Moose Lake, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Cantalini's is the quintessential "little Italian restaurant"! From the Italian mural decor to the fresh flowers on the table while Dean Martin sings "That's Amore!", this place is charming. The service was great and the homemade breads, pastas, and soups were all delicious. You get all this at a very affordable price (at least at lunch when we were there),... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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242 reviews 242 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Been in MB for 3+ years, never stepped foot inside until this weekend. It was great, home made pasta, great veal, excellent affordable prices. We'll be back and I recommend you all go to! Appatently it has been there for 60+ years.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

What an absolute GEM!! Please do not ever let this restaurant leave. Warm, dimly lit, cozy, old school Italian restaurant vibe... Just makes you want to sit back, drink a glass of wine or two and relax. Our waiter was superb!! Excellent service, which is somewhat rare these days. He helped my mom pick out a glass of wine and... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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114 reviews 114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Recommended by friends, so I felt completely at home in this restaurant. The food was amazing - from the bread to the dessert. The service was stellar and the atmosphere intimate. Perfect for family, dates, and even solo dining.

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