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Caffe Pinguini

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6935 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7674 (Culver Blvd)
+1 310-306-0117
10:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 10:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Our best meal treat. Small little authentic Italian restaurant near the beach. Wonderful pastas, salads, desserts.

Thank cynthiabH654FV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

This was our first visit to Caffe Pinguini, and we discovered a real gem. The restaurant has a very comfortable vibe and the sense of a long-established restaurant. The service was excellent. Wine list had an nice variety of both American and Italian wines. My wife and I were there with 5 other people, and everyone thought their entrees were... More 

Thank wiscbill2014
Spicewood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Three of us had dinner on January 26. Our pasta dishes were excellent. We all agreed that this was Italian at it's best. It was better than restaurants we recently visited in Vienna and Florance. Service was very friendly and helpful with excellent suggestions. I highly recommend this restaurant and we will return

Thank Jerry G
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Good food and ambiance. Ask to be in the main dining room or patio for best experience. Takes reservations and has valet service. Better than some of the other trendy places in Playa del Rey.

Thank grammy723
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

No need to cook when this little gem is down the street. Small children at home moved us to opt for takeout. Called ahead and the food was ready in 20 minutes. Delicious! We had Bolognaise, Pesto, Arrabiata, and A La Vodka sauces on various pastas. Get extra bread....they make it themselves and is so good.

Thank Peg H
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

caffe Pinguini came highly recommended by an Italian work colleague. Lived up to all our high expectations. The waiter recommended the bacon pasta and it was superb. Lovely cafe with indoors and outdoors and close to the airport at Palaya del Rey. Must go. definitely will go again.

Thank Alan G
Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Four of us went to dinner and we all truly enjoyed the meal and restaurant. Service was excellent, as were the dishes we ordered. Had the rack of lamb and pasta dishes.

Thank CindyJeff
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great Italian restaurant with great atmosphere. The lobster pasta special was great and you can also get a half order which is nice. We also had the burratta which was excellent. The Pinot Noir was also very good. I enjoyed my dinner and would definitely go back. They also had options for the kids which was good.

Thank flamingokld
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My wife and I love Italian from Italy to little Italies all over North America. Caffe Pinguini almost makes you feel as if you are in Italy. The pastas are all Al dente with delicious but not overstated sauces and the pizzas are A-1. Service is excellent Prices are fair

Thank Slabotsky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I recently enjoyed a meal outside in July and had a great time. The soup with Italian sausage and tortellini was amazing. I had a filet with Gorgonzola that was perfect and my wife had the special prawns diavolo. The waiter was attentive and helpful. The only complaint was the hostess ignoring us while we stood in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 pm - 6:00 pm
10:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6935 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7674
    (Culver Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-306-0117
Italian restaurant Los Angeles-Playa del Rey, near LAX and Manhattan Beach.Authentic Italian food and wine, outdoor patio, soft music, candle light and Italian hospitality.Caffe Pinguini has been the neighborhood Italian restaurant since 1997.Located just one block from the beach and only a few minutes away from LAX airport, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Marina del Rey, Venice and Playa Vista.Healthy Italian recipes, home-made bread, pasta, seafood, steaks, pizza and plenty of daily specials, romantic atmosphere and great service will assure you a great experience every time you dine at this little Italian "colony" in Southern California, you will feel like in Italy since the moment you walk through the door!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?