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Gaetano's Restaurant

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2731 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505-7001 (Crenshaw Blvd.)
310-326-3354
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food, Authentic, Very Nice Atmosphere

Although the location is in a busy shopping area, Geatano's has made the indoor and outdoor experience to be comfortable and classy. The food is always good and the featured items are highly recommended. They have a good wine list and a full bar. Try a dessert also. .

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Bill J
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Costa Mesa, California, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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English first
Cedar City, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This restaurant was a favorite of ours for years when we lived in California. The menu has changed over the years to reflect the times but the food, atmosphere and service are still the best. I highly recommend it.

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Torrance, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My favorite local restaurant is Gaetano's . My husband and I often have an early dinner there after we have been to the movies. Gaetano's is a family owned restaurant with great food and excellent service.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant leads you to believe it's good but is far from that!! Garlic bread was like biting into a rock, the portions were small and the overall taste was poor!! PLEASE AVOID!! If you want Italian food that is less expensive and far better just go to OLIVE GARDEN... You will leave here disappointed and wish you never walked... More 

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Although the location is in a busy shopping area, Geatano's has made the indoor and outdoor experience to be comfortable and classy. The food is always good and the featured items are highly recommended. They have a good wine list and a full bar. Try a dessert also. .

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Torrance, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Family owned and operated. Never had a bad meal or bad service. There is an obvious pride of ownership and focus on creating great dining experience. Many innovative tasty specials. Special holiday celebrations. Always happy to dine at Gaetano's. Hat's off to a fine local family business.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My Impression, small portions, a little pricy, Give me old style with a good portion like the mommas made us. This is more in the line of fancy over old school taste.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a smallish restaurant with good service, delicious food, and nice wine selection. Grilled asparagus was served warm, lightly dressed and tender from base to tips. Asparagus pasta was full of distinct flavors including mushrooms, moist chicken slices, garlic, and light non-tomato-based sauce. The wild mushroom ravioli was served with great care taken to highlight the woodsy mushroom flavors.... More 

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Gaetano's is a winner!From the piping hot rolls with olive oil to the garden salad to the popular chicken piccata (they let us deviate a little from the menu). We also tried the Rosotto al Mare (pasta with seafood) and the Pasta Sonoma (cavatappi with chicken, shallots, sun dried tomatoes and creamy marinara. A homerun!

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Torrance, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Small family restaurant with nice variety of dishes, including very good pizza for take-out or to be eaten there.

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Torrance, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a great meal at Gaetano's. Our meal got off to a great start with the hot bread with seasoned olive oil. We had the mushroom soup and caesar salad, and both were excellent. I went old school and had a great plate of Spaghetti with Meatballs. The meatballs were finely seasoned and very generous. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2731 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505-7001
    (Crenshaw Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: 310-326-3354

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?