One of our fav restaurants..One of our fav restaurants.. cllose to LAX, we usually dine there before taking off or landing in LA. I love its Fettuccine al Radicchio and the Insalata di Carciofi. They often have the Burrata as a special, which is to die for.
I love this place6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHave lived here in the SouthHave lived here in the South Bay for 8 years, didn't know of this place! 3 unconnected people mentioned it in the last couple of weeks, so we went to find it! Excellent food, great service - lots of servers and bus boys. Even the valet parking were in restaurant uniform. Living in downtown manhattan beach, it is easy to just walk to a good restaurant. However this one is worth getting on the bike or driving out to!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFish done rightDelicious execution of a "simple" dish speaks volumes about the quality of the ingredients and the talent of the chef. Three of us met for a business lunch and all got the grilled fish special -- one salmon, two sea bass. The fish was cooked to perfection with a delicious, crisp outside, and a juicy, just-done interior. The vegetables and roasted potatoes were amazing as well. Not cheap, but worth the expense.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt never disappoints!The food and service always make Caffe Pinguini a pleasure - it's a find!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food. Service needs adjustmentI have been to Caffe Pinguini many times. It is one of few great restaurants in PDR. My only issue is with the staff. The waiters have at attitude that is annoying: rushes, snobby, and Strong accents that may be fitting for Italy but I could not understand a word he said and did not find it charming.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy boyfriend and I dined hereMy boyfriend and I dined here for the first time and truly enjoyed the ambiance on the patio outside. The service and food were excellent as well.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. It's a hiddenLove this place. It's a hidden gem tucked away in Playa Del Rey. The owners (real Paisanos fromRoma) will personally great you at the door and the staff is excellent..... the food is consistently delicious .. I have my favorite dishes.. But you'll have to explore.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant!We ALWAYS love Pinquini. The food is fabulous, the waiters are great.. Anyone looking for some great Italian food, go to Pinguini's.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly Italian!Wonderful service, REAL Italians running an Italian restaurant! Food is delicious. Great neighborhood place to have dinner. Love their warm seafood salad!! This restaurant is A Favorite!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMnever been to Caffe Pinguininever been to Caffe Pinguini before although i live closeby. i think it's because they don't have a bar, only wine. i thought the food was wonderful. pastas were cooked perfectly al dente with lots of flavor. love the bread - kind of like pizza dough. salads were perfectly dressed. seafood (clams, mussels, shrimp) were fresh and very sweet. we loved everything. service was attentive but not intrusive. i would definitely go back but maybe for lunch since there isn't a bar.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AM