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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 #429 of 8,566 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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21 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We've been going to Neil's since before it became Neil's about 15 years ago. The previous owner and chef was not very good, but we had friends who liked the place. Since Neil took over the food is excellent. He's a master of cooking seafood. I rarely order anything but his pasta with seafood. Sometimes the chippino. His sauces are... More

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food was so delicious. The soup was outstanding. I had fish. It was prepared well and tasted so good. The service was great as well. The restaurant was clean. Very quaint and comfortable.

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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
67 helpful votes 67 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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