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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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4:00 pm - 10:30 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Good value

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Gerald S
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Rolling Hills Estates, California, USA
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rolling Hills Estates, California, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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228 reviews 228 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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430 reviews 430 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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297 reviews 297 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
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?