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“Excellent Italian Decent Cellar”
Review of Scardino's

Ranked #15 of 537 Restaurants in Torrance
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Anza Avenue
Description: In a recent review The DAILY BREEZE wrote .... "There are some wonderful small restaurants that dot the landscape of Italy. If you want to duplicate the experience of traveling to Europe without the expense, visit Scardino's Italian Restaurant in Torrance." We are a family owned and operated ristorante much like one would find in the neighborhoods of any southern Italian city. Our authentic recipes originate from all southern provinces of the country. Our pasta, pizza and seafood is carefully prepared each day with the highest quality ingredients available, most imported from Italy. We also have an excellent selection of moderately priced Italian wines and fantastically delicious Tiramisu. The Iorillo Family - Phillip & Pauline along with daughters Tracy & Kristi - and their friendly, professional staff will pamper you with world-class service and Italian hospitality. Our intimate, warm Italian atmosphere makes Scardino's the perfect choice for entertaining your family & friends.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Decent Cellar”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Menu is extensive, food great and the service wonderful.....The delivery (pizza) is second to none.
On warmer nights there is some outdoor seating.

Visited March 2013
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Santa Cruz, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Italian Dinner”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

In town for business with colleague and was looking for something Italian. Ran across Scardino's in a little strip mall. It was a nice night so we sat outside. We both ordered the veal parmesan and were not disappointed.

It was a busy night inside the small restaurant so we were glad we sat outside. Still the service was excellent and we didn't feel at all abandoned.

Definitely recommend it if you are in the area.

  • Visited March 2013
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Pasadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food, lovely service”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Trying to find restaurants that "work" for my elderly father can be a challenge, but Scardino's has saved the day for us. A small, cheerfully decorated restaurant in an unpretentious stripmall, Scardino's has offered us excellent, considerate service both times we've visited. We usually order pizza, and Scardino's is very, very good: the vegetarian pizza has lots of very fresh vegetables and a flavorful sauce; the anchovy/fresh tomato pizza is generously covered with anchovies, cheese and sauce, yet has a nice balance of flavors. The salads are fresh and ample. Everything is reasonably priced. At the end of the meal, you feel like you've truly been a welcome guest in someone's home. We're delighted.

  • Visited February 2013
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Torrance, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“OH MY goodness what a find!!!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is a restaurant that is in a strip mall. It does not look like much on the outside, but boy, it is absolutely FABULOUS!! We started with this seasonal salad they have which was outstanding and we ordered an appetizer of bruschetta, which was fresh and delicious and huge! The garlic bread is to die for!! The waitress was so knoweldgeable about the food and the wine and such a pleasure, I wish I could remember her name, she was outstanding. each one of us had a different item on the menu, I had ravioli with spinach cream sauce which was TRULY exceptional. Everyone else enjoyed their meal. All four of us had wine, , dinner and we were WAY too full for dessert, and the whole thing was under 90 dollars including tip. I would absolutely go back again!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Good Southern Italian Food”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

The eggplant parmigiania was excellent and the seafood was fresh and well prepared. Although the restaurant is small and the tables close together, the food is very good. The pizza was also very good. If you crave southern italian cuisine (and by southern Italian cuisine, I mean red sauce) this place is the go to place.

  • Visited October 2012
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