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Gaetano's Restaurant

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2731 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505-7001 (Crenshaw Blvd.)
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
That's Italian

Great place for good food Check it out and you won't be sorry. Good food, people and location. Outdoor seating and a good bar

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
george u
Orange County, California
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Cypress, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you are looking for great, authentic Italian Food, I highly suggest giving Gaetano's a try. Not only are the owners super family friendly and engaging, the food is out of this world. The bruschetta is my FAV. YUMMY!! Bravo Dori, Vince and Andreanna. Can't wait to come visit again soon!

Thank britofam4
Orange County, California
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for good food Check it out and you won't be sorry. Good food, people and location. Outdoor seating and a good bar

Thank george u
Globe, Arizona
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164 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with family this week and truly enjoyed our service, wine and food. We had called for reservations (too late) but they told us if we could come right over they would get us in which they thankfully did. We started with appetizers and wine, fried rice balls and garlic bread with olive oil for dipping, hit the spot... More 

Thank Cheryal
Lomita, California, United States
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My wife and I used to eat here very regularly, and I will always remember this restaurant for having received a phone call with a job offer. Having not been in a while we visited Friday night. Much has changed but not for the better. The prices have gone up dramatically with no difference in quality. They now put on... More 

Thank JJLMc
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I took my aging mother to this recommended restaurant. The night was warm and the outdoor seating looked inviting. Mom said no way there might be bugs. Walking in I felt that the kitchen smelled great and there were some happy customers at the bar watching the game. mom said, "I don't think I am going to like this place".... More 

Thank waterguy555
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Always excellent Italian-Seafood restsurant, Neighborhood ambience, Cheers type of bar. Wonderful personnel. Need to tone down Dean & Frank so we can hear each other. Recommend Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta.

Thank paximadi
Torrance, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Gaetano's has GREAT Italian Food!!! Get there early so you don't have to wait unless you don't mind waiting. Debra is a awesome waitress!! The price is GREAT!

Thank OneWay1030
Port of Los Angeles, CA
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This well-established place serves delicious, well-prepared Italian food in a an attractive casual environment (either inside or outside on the patio). The service is excellent. Great menu selection. A bit pricey, but a nice "treat" for special occasions.

Thank Jonaleen A
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Excellent customer service and it was busy. Started with a house salad that was good and a decent portion. Then went on to spaghetti and meatballs. Also very good. Balls were really soft so probably had a fair amount of cereal in them but ok. Others had scallops and a ravioli dish and both were excellent. Our first time there.... More 

Thank billkhoe
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Too few South Bay restaurants have outdoor seating which is not exposed to traffic, either auto or pedestrian or both. Gaetano has solved this problem. They surrounded a space with greenery and have not crowded it. Very nice during California days ...

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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Glendale, CA
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?