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Cantalini's Salerno Beach Restaurant

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193 Culver Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7659
310-821-0018
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 37
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent family-run Italian food in Playa!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Gerard R
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Los Angeles, California, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 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 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This restaurant is a local Italian restaurant. We are from Europe and visit Italy two, three times a year. That said, this restaurant is American Italian. Most of the dishes will definitely not be seen in Italy or will be served in another way. The cucina is tailored to the American tastes, which means huge portions, a lot of ingredients,... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Cantalini's was recommended to us by some business associates we were visiting in Playa del Rey. The ambiance is typical of many Italian restaurants including a vast number of pictures of celebrity diners. Being in LA area, there are a lot of available celebrities! I usually try the Puttanesca sauce as a judgement of new Italian restaurant. But they also... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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25 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

** If this review was helpful to you - please vote it helpful at the end - tell me you like it so I will keep the faith and keep reviewing! ** I love this place! Funky little spot at the beach. Really good traditional Italian food. Everyone is always very friendly. They have music sometimes on Sunday. I love... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Catalini's is a true old fashioned Italian restaurant, which is a compliment. The food was quite good, there is often entertainment and children are most welcome. It is noisy, but that just goes with the ambience.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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46 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was an excellent surprise, don't let the exterior of the building fool you! I had dinner here with a colleague and both of us left full and happy. Parking is a challenge, but that's the case everywhere. Food was very good and authentic Italian. The décor was understated, almost casual. Service was excellent. Bathroom (shared with bar next door)... More 

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New York City, New York
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103 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

You pass by Cantalini's when you pass through Playa del Rey - it's impossible to miss. It's old school neighborhood Italian: red walls, photos of stars from the 70s (and before), a live quartet. Friendly service, a mix of local clientele and Loyola Marymount parents and students. A cute place -- you could be in Boston or NY. Decent enough... More 

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Florida City, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

I eat out a lot all over the world and this restaurant had the best gnocchi ever! Covered with a garlic cream sauce,peas and procoutto and I added grilled chicken to the dish. The gnocchi were dense and fresh. The chicken was cooked perfectly. My dish was worth every penny at $22, especially cause I didn't have to pay! The... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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224 reviews 224 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This restaurant has lots of pictures of famous people festooned around the walls. Some have actually eaten there and others were acquaintences of the prior owner. The tables all have flowers and cute placemats showing a map of Italy and some tourist information. I had the spaghetti and meat sauce with a side salad; both were good although I should... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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366 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We had passed Cantalini's a hundred times while biking through Playa del Rey, but we finally stopped for an early dinner. Elie was our waiter, he is Greek/Italian and we got along great as the night wore on. My wife and sister in law had salads and pizza, while I ordered pasta with Italian sausage. My salad, mixed greens, was... More 

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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
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?