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“A touch of Italy in Playa del Rey”
Review of Caffe Pinguini

Caffe Pinguini
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Ranked #312 of 10,876 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Westside
Cross street: Culver Blvd
Description: 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!
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 were perfectly prepared and very tasty. The wine was extensive. The setting was beautiful Tuscan Italian. Very lovely. They also have vert attractive outside dining unfortunately no ocean view even though they right there.

1  Thank JB1145
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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 it did not fail to wow us once again. The inside of the restaurant truly reminds you of a small, local trattoria in a little Italian town. The outdoor patio is charming. The food is some of the best Italian food you will have outside of Italy. The staff are attentive and helpful. There are many choices and nice variety. Their wine offerings are terrific. We won't wait so long to return again. Ciao!!

1  Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

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, we were treated like like old friends. But best of all was the food. Everything was done to perfection. Our wives both had Chadian sea bass and said it was the best they ever had and my Osso buco was melt-in-your-mouth. We will definitely be back.

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1  Thank Banerman
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 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.

1  Thank Tennislefty
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank mrcMarinaDelRey
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