Gaetano's Restaurant

4.8
1373 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Back to back winner of the Daily Breeze's "Best Italian Restaurant in the South Bay", Gaetano's Restaurant is a family owned operation that emphasizes food quality and radiant guest service. We feel the most important part of Gaetano's is the experience. From the second you walk through our door, it is our duty to make your visit memorable.

All of our food is handmade from the Butternut Squash Ravioli to the Tagliatelle and Chianti Ribs. Our Authentic Italian dishes with a modern touch sends guests home happy and wanting more.

Support Gaetano's Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1373 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JudyB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The service was a bit slow and they were out of the main dish we went for. But what ordered was good.

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vipPank
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel was great and training a nice guy. Sorry I didn’t catch his name. But he was doing great. Thank for the yummy food!

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SG12
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall good experience , great food and service noise level was a little loud
the new remodeling was great -in the restaurant and bathrooms :)

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vipRamblingBusinessPodcast
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very kind service and good food. We will recommend it to others.

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Kimi
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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MargieG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Made reservations for 11:30 when our party arrived we were seated immediately. Our server was quick to offer us water and take our cocktail order and return with them cheerfully. We hadn't lunched for months so had a lot of catching up to do. Our server came for our order saw we were visiting told us he'd be back soon for our order. Very responsive to our gathering. Cocktails were excellent! Food was tasty as usual. Service was the BEST. Julian I believe was our server's name. He sometimes bartends he had told us when we commented on how wonderful the drinks were. We will be returning soon, always a great meal there. Keep up the great service and food!

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BobS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dianne, our server was great. She was friendly and very helpful.

RB
vipRolandB
Los Angeles
98 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kayla as usual is very gracious server.

JG
JanaG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food. Would recommend!

RB
vipRolandB
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked my server for Mayonnaise and 5 minutes later she came out and said they had no mayonnaise.
One of the best restaurants in the area does not have mayonnaise.
Maybe they are dictating the food offerings to the customer.

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EveI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The service was outstanding.

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GregL
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They still have dining outside, but appear to have reduced the number of tables outside. When we asked about a table outside, we were not given an option to wait (on a Wed night)? Very courteous staff, excellent food. Had the halibut and spaghetti with meatballs. Good bread and olive oil! inside was around 80% full, 7pm. Suggest reservation.

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DaveR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Loved the no corkage Wednesday option!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, attentive & friendly service. On my “keep” list!

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vipKarin
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant sitting outside eating a delicious salad.
Good service too.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time out

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The entire staff are very friendly and personable! The tiny tables for 2 people have to go. I understand trying to take advantage of every space but when it takes away from an enjoyable experience they need to be eliminated. Specifically when it’s an Italian restaurant with big portions/dishes.

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wholesome food and courteous staff! Love my local place!

TC
vipTedC
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly, quick, tasty. Very nice.

SR
StanleyR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good dining experience. Will definitely return.

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viphungrybear
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Gaetano's! Always great food, excellent service, love the cozy patio. Great neighborhood restaurant for all occasions.

KY
vipKathleenY
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best service from Mike. It is so nice to have the option to sit outdoors as well. Food was very yummy!

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Tasty
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service. Prices are a little high but not a deal breaker. Service was awesome, food was delicious. It was a little noisy but it was nothing more than family and friends having a good time. Will visit again

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EdwardS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, and we enjoyed our leisurely lunch. The remodeled interior of the restaurant, which I had not seen as we usually eat outside, was beautiful!

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vipMarya01
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for wonderful food and relaxation!

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vipManhattanbeach18th
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. food and server were amazing

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RobertB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My entree wasn't up to normal standards. I had the pesto halibut and found it dry. This is the second time I've ordered it and had a similar experience. I'll not order it there any more. Otherwise the service was great, drinks and appetizers were good, and may table companions enjoyed their meals (Chicken Marsala). i will continue to patronize Gaetano's but am not going to recommend their fish dishes.

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vipPank
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoy a late lunch early dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel aka Princess is the best server ever!

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ToddH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaetanos is consistently exceptional. Grateful to have a local place like this.

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vipDlmott
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very good as was the service

RB
vipRolandB
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Kayla was so gracious.

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vipDianeS
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular start to finish, as always! Debbie is an awesome server and we love her. Good and drinks were absolutely perfectly delicious!!!

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Rick
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I haven't been here, since before Covid struck. We had a terrific meal, with very attentive (bartenders) and servers. Will definitely return soon.

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BetsyO
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and a fantastic staff! The waitress Kayla, was super attentive and took fabulous care of us! The food was delicious, as usual, with the desert being our fav (chocolate Nutella pudding). The lunch combo that they have is the best deal around...would highly recommend! The managers and owner stopped by to say hi making us feel as if we are a part of the 'familigia'!

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EdwardS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We appreciated the excellent service, and the accommodation by the server to not rush us out.

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Elisabethw
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Yummy. Wonderful.

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinning at Gaetano's is always a very enjoyable experience! I would recommend it to my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been in many years, but it will definitely be on our list of places to go more often. The food was really good and our server was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Great small restaurant. Can’t wait to be back!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gaetano's Restaurant using the Order Online button. Gaetano's Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 326-3354.

Gaetano's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1373 OpenTable diners.

Gaetano's Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/gaetanos-restaurant-2731-pacific-coast-hwy/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.