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Hank's Italian Restaurant

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3760 West 242nd Street, Torrance, CA 90505
+1 310-378-8448
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My favorite Italian Restaurant serving the best Vegetarian Pizza with fresh sauce and medium crust. Delicious Vegetarian Angel Hair Pasta with fresh vegetables and light sauce. Quaint outdoor covered patio with beautiful new fountain. Soft classic "Italian" music to go with the fresh, delicious dishes. Very friendly owners and great service.

Thank Yie-Ming
GetAbbott, Owner at Hank's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kinds review. Not many know we serve vegetation dishes. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Long Beach, California
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233 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

I see some slow service comments which I cannot attest to. I was starving at 5pm and saw the place from the UHaul place across the street. It is Friday and I am the only patron in the restaurant. Service was great. The vegetable capallini is really wonderful...nice flavors. I will come back. I sat in the patio and the... More 

Thank Sailing_Sweetie
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Visiting friends who live in Torrance, they had been here before and had a good experience. Staff seemed nice, just incompetent. Our friends were embarrassed they recommended this restaurant because everything went wrong. They couldn't get our drinks right to start, had to ask for water 3 times, then glasses were dirty, brought entree before salad, forgot our bread, and... More 

Thank heathermcandrew
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Nice fountain outside . Only fast food in the area so a a good French I was looking for some good italien food. The salad bar is very conventional. I had some very Nice pasta "Mussolini " . A good mixture of cheese tomato pepper and sausages . The service is good .

Thank 623s_bastienm
Torrance, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2015

The lentil soup (appetizer) is very good, and the garlic bread is ok. The pizzas are good, and made fresh. The service varies; sometimes quick, other times we wait a while. The house wine is a good value. They have an indoor seating area and a patio; the patio can be breezy/chilly.

Thank palmercottage
Los Angeles
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205 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015

Eaten here several times because it is close by my house, and every time I wonder why I did so. I'm not a fan of their pizza, and the pasta is meh. Sausage sandwich was overcooked. The only dish I've had that I could recommend is the meatball sandwich.

1 Thank misterjohnny
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2015

It has been many years since we have visited this restaurant. Last time I saw no reason to go back but this time we were convinced to try it so we did. Well, the service was wonderful, the ambience was nice, and the food was outstanding. We were a party of four. The chicken parmesan was one of the best... More 

Thank mimimeme
Torrance, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Food is good, service is quick. Ambiance is good also. It's by a main avenue so it does get noise. Plenty of parking.

Thank ABesada
Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2015

So many Italian restaurants have gone total high-brow and pretentious. I love Hank's because it's kitschy Italian, like when I was growing up. And the staff is very friendly, and it's cozy inside -- although the patio's preferable, when weather permits. We always get the large veggie pizza, which has everything but the kitchen sink on it, and a pitcher... More 

Thank juliethefirehorse
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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170 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is the second time we went to Hanks in 25 years. Now we know why it took us so long. We ate on the patio and the same light fixtures were broken (along with a few more), the fountain was oddly out of sync, the tables were wobbly, the pretty little lights strung across the patio were all dark... More 

Thank RebeccaForster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3760 West 242nd Street, Torrance, CA 90505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-378-8448
Hank's Italian Restaurant has been in Torrance, CA for over 35 years. Established in 1968, Hank's has been serving Torrance, Redondo Beach, and Palos Verdes with some of the best pizza and pasta. Come visit and see why Hank's has been a South Bay favorite for nearly 4 decades.

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