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Gaetano's Restaurant

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2731 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505-7001 (Crenshaw Blvd.)
310-326-3354
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Great food, ambiance & service

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
kelly o
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Torrance, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Torrance, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
126 reviews 126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Los Angeles
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I eat at Gaetanos pretty frequently as it is pretty close to our home. We really enjoy the food here and love the feel of a traditional Italian restaurant -- reasonable prices as well. We usually order the Arancini as an appetizer and it is always a treat to find this on the menu. Last week,we tried... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Not a chain food place and not high end, just about right for a nice meal out that doesn't break the bank. All the food was fresh, the pasta was cooked to perfection. Nice décor and the tables weren't too close together. They weren't busy as we went mid-week apart from a big table of 10 birthday people who were... More 

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Torrance, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice neighborhood Italian restaurant. The squash filled ravioli is divine. Good place to spend a hour or so with friends and a Monday special menu was a good surprise

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Torrance, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Short and sweet - the food here is always great, service is wonderful Make reservations - it can get crowded. Parking is easy, might be slightly hard to find the first time, but it's not that hard :) Will definitely be back again. Their tasting menu looks great, although I had the vegetarian Ravioli this time. My date liked her... 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?