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Cantalini's Salerno Beach Restaurant

193 Culver Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7659 (Venice / Beach Areas)
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Ranked #313 of 8,570 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Venice / Beach Areas
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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
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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161 reviews 161 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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390 reviews 390 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great local spot - very near the beach. Service is very friendly. Food is excellent. I had the chicken parm, which was great - my colleagues had the chicken vesuvio which was also excellent. Ambiance is nice. Only downside - they don't have AC - normally not an issue in Playa Del Ray - but I was there during a... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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262 reviews 262 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
62 helpful votes 62 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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