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Finbars Italian Kitchen - CLOSED

620 Pacific Coast Hwy, Seal Beach, CA 90740-5906
562-430-4303
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Cuisines: Italian
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- Jul 13, 2013
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13 reviews from our community

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English first
Seal Beach, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Unfortunately, Finbars in Seal Beach closed earlier this year. There is another location in Costa Mesa, but that is a little too far to go. We are hopeful they might open another place in the Seal Beach/Long Beach area. My husband loved their Sunday gravy (meat sauce) - said it was very close to what his mother made growing up... More

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Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is an odd restaurant. I had never been to a Finbars and the experience was OK. The selection of wine was good but the food I had (spaghetti with a sauce I cannot even remember) was just so-so. Nice service though.

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Fin Bars is an old school italian kitchen and a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Most of the dishes are made with the freshest ingredients.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

Had dinner here for my husband's birthday and all of our meals were great. Had the calamari appetizer and it was light and tender. The pesto aioli that they served with it was soooooo good. My chicken diovolo was tender, the sautéed carrots and green beans were not over cooked...a miracle at most restaurants. Light and luscious cheese cake and... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

Looking for a place where the locals hang out this is it!!!! Go see Amy at the bar!!!!!!! Order there spaghetti, it's very authentic!!!! They also do call in orders !!

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La Palma, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Best lasagna I've had in a long time. Very good Shrimp Scampi. We went with my Italian American relatives on our second visit and they loved it.

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Huntington Beach, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Finding poached salmon in a restaurant is not always the easiest thing to do. On top of that if it's good you are pretty lucky. This one was cooked very well, it remained very moist but was just barely on the verge of being overdone. Fortunately it wasn't and I really enjoyed it along with the basil cream sauce it... More

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Redlands, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Food was nice. They were very understanding of all the children in our party. Great beef ravioli's, I could tell top beef was used for the ravioli's.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012 via mobile

I have eaten here at least a dozen times the food is excellent!!

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012 via mobile

Finbar's once was a real gem but it has transcended into deep mediocrity. The atmosphere is depressing. Large and cavernous and cold. The pasta dishes are satisfying but are often served lukewarm. I do love the spaghetti and meatballs (big, tasty meatballs) and the BBQ chicken pizza is very good. The Tuscan salad is excellent. Steaks should be avoided (chewy)... More

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