We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Caffe Pinguini

6935 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7674
+1 310-306-0117
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fettuccine” (4 reviews)
“sea bass” (5 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6935 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90293-7674
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (78)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes everything goes right and that's what happened when we visited this restaurant. It was a beautiful evening, the place is very nice and the food and service were both wonderful. We were a party of four and even though we had never been there,...More

Thank Banerman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cute Italian restaurant sits in a small area called playa del Rey.. we walked from our airBnB. Tasty fish, pastas and risotto dishes. Fruiti de Mari app dish was fresh and tasty. Good wine selections, great service.

Thank Tennislefty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Going to this restaurant for years ! Always excellent food & service ! My family loves this restaurant

Thank mrcMarinaDelRey
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Caffe Pinguini opened a restaurant in Irvine. I went for lunch today as our neighborhood received a 2 for 1 coupon. I will definitely go back. Lunches we got were $12 and $16. The 2 plates in my party were very good. You will pay...More

Thank glass_half_full_10
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My family took me here while I was visiting. It's a very quaint place with a lovely patio. The menu is very authentic Italian and they have wonderful wines. I had the Fettuccini Bolognese which was absolutely delicious. If you are looking for authentic Italian...More

Thank Shelly M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The service was great. Be aware that parking is very limited, so plan on valet parking or drive a couple blocks and park at the beach. Then after dinner you can enjoy a walk along the beach at sunset. We had half a plate of...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We had some time before our flights from LAX and found this excellent Italian restaurant in Playa del Mar. We sat outside on a lovely afternoon and the service was attentive and prompt. My salmon was very well done and my friend's Sea Bass practically...More

Thank morandanny
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The staff were pleasant and the setting nice but the food was a let down. The bread was soft and fresh but the rest was rather mediocre. The linguine Mare was very buttery and not at all white wine sauce with a few prawns and...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 21 May 2017

My wife and I were visiting my son who is in LA for service program for the year. He invited 5 of his friends and we had a great time. Food was excellent and service was great. I highly recommend this establishment. Overall Impression: 4.7...More

Thank John C
Nearby Restaurants
Whiskey Red's
92 reviews
1.58 km away
Playa Provisions
115 reviews
.06 km away
Cantalini's Salerno Beach Restaurant
109 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Burton W. Chace Park
86 reviews
2.12 km away
Fisherman's Village
242 reviews
1.74 km away
California Sailing Academy
9 reviews
2.47 km away
UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
5 reviews
1.48 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Caffe Pinguini staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing