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Neil's Pasta & Seafood Grill

383 W 5th St, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90731 (Harbor)
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Ranked #806 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Harbor
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Harbor
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19 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ate at Neil's over the busy July 4th weekend and it was a last minute decision so no reservations. We had a group of 6 and were treated very well. The food was good and we thought the service was excellent. It's one of the type of places we look for when we travel, not trendy or the latest... More

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Have eaten in Neil's in San Pedro a number of times now and, each time, I got some really great Italian food with great service. I have also recommended this place to friends, who have had the same experience as I did. I get the impression that this place is now (deservedly) a bit of a local institution and it's... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great service, fine food in a comfortable setting. Came in for dinner before attending a performance at The Warner Grand, very close by. Very much enjoyed our dinner, especially the fresh fish. Nice wine list, great deserts. I really highly recommend this restaurant. Our first visit, but you know when you're still talking about it days later --- we'll be... More

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Sunnyvale, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is an old-time restaurant that featues really good Italian food. Had dinner early March. I had the sanddabs, fresh, perfectly prepared. My wife had the chicken in a cream sauce with artichokes. Both dishes were very good. Service was outstanding. The waiter was great and the bus-person never let my water glass get lower than 75%. I highly recommend... More

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denver colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My husband and I "accidentally" came across this restaurant while staying at the Crowne Plaza the night before our cruise from the harbor at San Pedro. Wow, were we pleasantly surprised. Fortunately we got there early in the evening. There was no one there and we were thinking it might not have been a good choice. By the time we... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We tried this restaurant because of the good reviews so we were surprised with the quality of the food. The salad was weighed down with dressing, actually pooling at the bottom. The soup had a clump of undissolved flour. The pasta Sicilian and Sea Bass entrees were average. The green beans were overcooked to a limp and mushy consistency. The... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

If you love Italy and love Italian food, you will love Neil's. In fact, if you love eating and love good service, you will love Neil's! The ambience is pure Italy and the service is excellent. It seemed like everybody in the place was waiting on our table. They started us off with a basket of fresh Italian bread accompanied... More

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San Pedro
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The pasta sauce with the capers is so delicious. I recommend angel hair pasta with prawns and red sauce. When seated they bring fresh bread and this wonderful creamy cheese and sauce. The Limoncello dessert is amazing. Seriously. The place is usually pretty quiet, calling ahead is best as sometimes the whole place gets booked for an event. Definitely a... More

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Long Beach, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The first thing that hits you when you walk in are the wonderful aromas...garlic, pesto, marinara, lamb. Neil's is located in downtown San Pedro; walking distance from the port area of town. The wait staff is superb and friendly. Sand Dabs, a local catch off Catalina Island, are a treat (one of my Dad's favorites). The Fish Platter is enough... More

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Los Angeles
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Facts; 1. Yes, Neil is a real person and he is there most of the time. 2. This is one of those "Cliquey" places. When we walked in I felt like I must have had some big stain on my clothes or something. Even Neil didn't seem too keen on us invading his turf. However we stayed and ordered anyway,... More

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