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Cantalini's Salerno Beach Restaurant

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193 Culver Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7659
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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Welcome to 1976! Time Warp Italian - the BEST!

Old world Italian dishes served by old world Italian waiters. The scene is that Italian restaurant you visited with your family in 1976, and it has not changed one bit! Fun and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Los Angeles
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old world Italian dishes served by old world Italian waiters. The scene is that Italian restaurant you visited with your family in 1976, and it has not changed one bit! Fun and friendly.

Thank Redhead1566
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

So my friend and I had just finished a stroll along the beach and wanted to grab a quick but not hurried lunch. We wanted some place that was charming and new to us both but one where we didn't have to drive through crazy traffic to get to. Not very far from the beach (Salerno? Sorry not quite sure... More 

Thank Ava I
McKinney, Texas
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153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We found Salerno's based on a local best Italian Food award in the local paper. It is a gem and one that you must try! The restaurant is not very large and I recommend you call ahead to reduce your wait time. Although not a fancy restaurant, it is circa 1980 Italian restaurant decor, the restaurant smells so delicious when... More 

1 Thank dcalianno
Bel Air, Maryland
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We walked here from a beach house in playa del Rey. It's right on the main road and doesn't look like much on the outside. Based on reviews we decided to go. It was small inside but was cozy. Staff were all friendly. Our service was a little slow but I think it's because one girl looked like she was... More 

1 Thank Dawn R
La Quinta, California
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168 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is going downhill. I see they are paying someone to drop off flyers to residents' doors in Culver City, and took the bait. Note, the odd thing is the promo flyer did not offer any discount, or special, but after a long, typical Palm Springs to LA commute, grueling medical testing, nerve conduction studies, VMGs, etc. needed good food,... More 

1 Thank SoCalSiren
Los Angeles, California
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207 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Our party of three enjoyed a delicious lunch at Cantalini's. The ample homemade pastas and salads were satisfying. Although we also enjoy hip, current cuisine, we appreciate this restaurant's respect for more traditional dishes. The ambiance is a bit funky which only served to enhance the experience. An added plus is that Catalini's is situated in the Los Angeles beach... More 

Thank Debra-Lynne T
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It a great throw back to the old NY Italian restaurants. Checked table clothes, great music from the 50's and 60's sung by Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, etc. Good and generous portions.

Thank Bill G
Redlands, California
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We ate here the night before flying out of LAX last week. It's a quaint little family run place. The pastas were all homemade, a good selection of wine, and the bread was fresh and delicious. Our table unanimously agreed the spicy mix of marinara and cream sauce was the best. Parking is challenging, but they do offer a valet... More 

Thank yogalisa
Round Rock, Texas
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113 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My mom's favorite place to eat in Playa del Rey. This place is filled with locals and visitors alike. Good menu of meat and fish with an Italian flair. Service is good - very friendly. Has valet parking to ease entry. Place can get busy on weekends. Heard the brunch is good. Love the veal and chicken marsala. Many fish... More 

Thank Deborah B
Los Angeles, California, United States
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Been here twice now. First time was a weeknight and only one other table was occupied. Second time was a sunday early evening that was so packed with guests we had to wait about 30-40 minutes. The service and food are wonderful! We have tried an assortment of the house-made ravioli as well as the veal marsala, saltimbocca, and picatta.... More 

Thank Gerard R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 193 Culver Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7659
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: 310-821-0018

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?