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Misto Caffe & Bakery

24558 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505-6807
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Ranked #56 of 467 restaurants in Torrance
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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11 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Since the recent remodel, the quality of the food seems to have stepped back a notch. The Angel Hair Pasta was more like spaghettini. I ordered the entrée with Prawns (more like medium-size shrimp with tails). Although it was stated that in light tomato sauce, it was drenched. I have had this entrée before and it was excellent. The service... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Misto is a perfect local restaurant. They always have a special. Their food is always delicious. There are many options. Service is always great. Always given the chance to win a free dessert by doing the word scramble. Love that we always figure out the word and enjoy the desert. All the food is good here from the quesadillas to... More

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Torrance, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The delicious food and gracious service were a wonderful surprise considering this restaurant is hidden in the back of a small strip mall off a busy hillside thoroughfare. We arrived early (before the posted "open" hour) but were still welcomed warmly by the staff. In addition to the good, hot coffee, we enjoyed the complimentary assortment of baked goods. Our... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Misto is a great restaurant. The only problem is that the location is in the back of a dying strip mall type plaza. Food items are good and it is a lunchtime favorite for business meetings. 2 small seating areas make for a quaint atmosphere.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Used to go here many years ago and tried it on a whim for lunch. Just ordered salads as we felt that they really didn't have fresh blue crab or BBQ beef that wasn't pre-made by a company. I ordered southwestern chicken salad but was told no jicama. There is a grocery store about 1/2 mile away that someone should... More

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Redondo Beach, CA
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Having lived in the South Bay area of Los Angeles for over 30 years, I thought I should review some restaurants we always go to. Our number one go-to restaurant is Misto, usually on a Friday evening. Casual, charming, great wait staff, and some truly stellar menu items that remain favorites since the restaurant opened what seems like 20 years... More

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Palos Verdes, CA
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This place is tucked away within some trendy shops in South Torrance as you go up the hill into Palos Verdes. The food is great, reasonable prices and very good service. There's always a special game to play while you wait for your order to be served. They give you a word scramble of about 8-10 letters. If you figure... More

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Misto is one of my favorite restaurants. I go there often, as I live nearby, and am never disappointed. The staff is competent and friendly, the restaurant is neat and clean. There is sometimes a wait on weekends, but usually it is manageable. And on top of all of this, the food is amazing! My favorites are the Asian Potsitckers... More

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

Everything from salads to sandwiches, pasta to steak, tacos to hamburgers. Lots of choices always fresh. Daily specials. Great bakery with yummy choices. Service is very good. You can eat out on the patio but inside is rustic and comfortable. It is not a wallet buster either for what you get!

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2010

this is one of our favorite local family spots. the bakery side of the resteraunt has dining tables adjacent to a lego table which is perfect for families with kids. parents can unwind with a glass of wine which they have a great selection of while kids play at the lego block table till dinner comes. they have daily specials,... More

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