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Caffe Pinguini

6935 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7674
+1 310-306-0117
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“sea bass” (6 reviews)
“fettuccine” (4 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6935 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7674
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a fantastic patio to have your Italian dining experience on. Excellent menu choices, service and meals! We started with a small pizza with prosciutto which was very tasty. Main meal was risotto and shrimp, then the best part.... desert, tiramisu. I definitely recommend...More

Thank Pizazzle
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This place has been here forever and I hadn’t visited in a while. What struck me upon my return was how incredibly consistent they are. From the wait staff to the food quality,.... everything was as I remembered,......excellent! The setting is quaint and relaxed, the...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent, excellent food! Sea Bass was delicious and perfectly cooked. The pesto linguine with added shrimp was outstanding and more than I could finish. The food is very obviously homemade and the service was very attentive. Would definitely recommend.

Thank snuzs
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Incredibly fast and polite service, really good food, and a great experience of being able to eat outside.

Thank Natasha S
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

When visiting my family in Southern California I absolutely love the experience of dining at Penguini! We arrived from NY today and were delighted when we learned we had reservations at Penguini! Located right off the beach (which we couldn’t see as it was after...More

Thank DrKatieRN
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We ate twice at this restaurant last week: both times the food was good, and one or two dishes were really excellent. Also some very good red wine - Nero d'Avola, and a half bottle of Saintsbury's pinot noir carneros. The service was welcoming, friendly...More

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We stayed near the airport for an early morning flight to JFK and wanted a nearby restaurant. The review of one restaurant recommended 5his one, so we gave it a try. It’s a smallish restaurant near the beach with indoor and outdoor tables. We made...More

1  Thank kathy h
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Authentic italian cuisine in Playa del Rey. Would suggest a reservation (I did via Open Table), since the place seems to be always packed. Very tasty food and al dente pasta. Romantic place to be with very courteous staff. Vast wine options. Location is also...More

1  Thank Gratina
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed everything about this restaurant, the ambiance, the professional and knowledgable staff and the wonderful food. We had their famous pasta bolognese, a scrumptiously prepared Bronzino, filet mignon and veal scallopini. Everything was absolutely delicious. Everyone in our party loved their diners. The vegetables...More

1  Thank JB1145
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This charming restaurant is a hidden gem but you should go out of your way to find it in Playa del Rey. We have been coming here for years but for several reasons had not been for a while. We went back last night and...More

1  Thank Nancy B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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