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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Strong and Classic Menu, Good Service, Nice Atmosphere

This review comes from someone born outside of Philadelphia who had incredible Italian food within five miles in any given direction; now I live in the land of pseudo Italian Food and it must be judged on those terms. That being said, Gaetano's was a good, solid experience. Dinner started off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Redondo Beach, California
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Redondo Beach, California
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This review comes from someone born outside of Philadelphia who had incredible Italian food within five miles in any given direction; now I live in the land of pseudo Italian Food and it must be judged on those terms. That being said, Gaetano's was a good, solid experience. Dinner started off kind of weird - I had "checked-in" on a... More 

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Long Beach, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I have not been in the actual restaurant but it looks nice from the outside. I have had two meals there during my spa days. The spa orders lunch from them and brings it to their guest to enjoy in the spa. My eggplant parmigiana with a side of garlic cheese bread was very delicious. I enjoyed every bit. I... More 

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Torrance, California
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Have never had a bad meal. Great choices and great food. Not very big so I always recommend making reservations to ensure you can get in.

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Torrance, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Whenever we have out of town guests, we always take them to Gaetano's - and everyone loves the experience. When it is just my husband and I, we go to enjoy their generous happy hour! We always feel very welcome and so do our guests. Michael makes the best Manhattan in town!

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Cedar City, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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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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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
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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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Additional Information about Gaetano's Restaurant

Address: 2731 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505-7001
Phone Number: 310-326-3354
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
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
Average Prices: USD $21 to $30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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 to $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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