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Polina's Salerno

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220 Beach St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2105
+1 949-497-2600
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Laguna Beach
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108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a forever restaurant in Laguna Beach. It's a small, family owned italian restaurant...the food is sos, like a basic italian restaurant, not gourmet....

Thank Khoshid
San Diego, California
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128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

It's always a pleasure to find a great run family restaurant, I heard they sold the restaurant to a new couple but are keeping the staff. The food was outstanding, and the service was quick and caring. The décor was right out of the '70s; nic-nac's, old travel photo's, best of all, plastic grapes coming out of ferns! I wouldn't... More 

Thank john g
Ridgewood, NJ
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584 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

After a brilliant sunset at Laguna Beach, a dinner at Sorrento adds a nice family touch to the end of the day. We ordered a fried calamari starter and it arrived quickly and was freshly cooked calamari. It arrived hot and crisp and not oily but the calamari was a bit rubbery. The marinara sauce was bold and full flavored... More 

Thank NJTravellingfool
Carlsbad, ca
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We visited this Resturant for the first time and it was great! Small place with great food. Their veal dishes were outstanding. Bring the family.

Thank lubigolf
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Small yet pleasant atmosphere, family style. Good size portions and reasonably priced. Service was friendly and prompt

1 Thank Haim B
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ate here expecting another half inspired gluten free pasta - you know, the norm for most Italian restaurants. It was great. The space is small, intimate and welcoming; a nice small family restaurant. Sautéed mushrooms were a great warmup. Cappuccino and vanilla ice cream was a perfect finale.

Thank Erikjoot
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We ordered out and had an assortment of incredible dishes .Fettuccine Alfredo with delicious chicken, spaghetti with mea sauce And with meatballs, Alfredo with veggies , And my favorite was rigatoni with a meat sauce and ricotta!!Rigatoni Giovani! I'm am craving this as I write. The bread was soft and fresh and was perfect ! We will be returning to... More 

Thank RnsTravels
Southern California
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

We stopped in last night for an early dinner. This is one of our favorites in Orange County and is usually a go-to stop when we're in Laguna Beach. Here's why: food is always great; service personnel always pleasant and helpful (more attention, less attention, whatever you want); straight-forward menu and food which is great considering what so many other... More 

Thank NYMV
Espoo, Finland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with my son. We ate Lasagne and spaghetti with tomatoes and garlic. I also had an Italian beer La Rossa. It was good. The food was not that good. It has no taste. Also the service was not good. After spending a week in California we have got really good service every where. In Salermo we didn't get.

Thank Maami02
Laguna Beach, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

This is an old italian restaurant run by a lady who used to be a waitress here before the old owner passed away. She kept the same menu, but it's really not very good, and for the quality, the prices are are about 20% over what they should be. The house salad is tiny. Not small. Tiny. The sauces are... More 

Thank FoodieMonster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Beach St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-497-2600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?